Environmental groups sue EPA over lax Texas air pollution permits

Environmental groups are taking the EPA to court, alleging the federal agency isn’t properly policing Texas air pollution permits they argues are too lax and complicated. Source: Texas Tribune…

A controversial study of the electric grid, requested by Energy Secretary Rick Perry in April, is finally expected to be released this month. Source: Science News

A Pass to Poison: Texas regulators largely fail to crack down on top air polluters

Texas industrial polluters rarely face sanctions when they spew noxious chemicals into the air during malfunctions and other unplanned incidents, exceeding the emission limits of their state-issued air permits. …

Self-fueling boat sets off from Paris on 6-year world trip

PARIS (AP) — A boat that fuels itself is setting off around the world from Paris on a six-year journey that its designers hope will serves as a model for…

So what kind of energy does it take, and what on earth happens if that sack lands on someone? Source: Science News

No Free Pass for ExPetr

Recently, there have been discussions around the topic that if our product is installed, ExPetr malware won’t write the special malicious code which encrypts the MFT to MBR. Some have…

Natural Gas Line Hit By Contractor Closes Texas A&M’s Beutel Health Center

Texas A&M issued a Code Maroon alert Thursday afternoon shortly before 2 p.m. due to a natural gas leak that closed the Beutel Health Center. A spokesman at Atmos Energy…

Report: Shopping for electricity is getting cheaper in Texas

Between 2006 and 2015, the last year for which data is available, residential electric prices for Texans who live in a competitive market decreased by 17.4 percent, while prices increased…

Xcel Energy/4-H Power Camp provides youth with leadership skills

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Shawnte Clawson, 806-677-5600, sfclawson@ag.tamu.edu FLOYDADA – About 90 youth from the Panhandle and South Plains districts attended the annual Xcel Energy/4-H Power Camp June…

US stocks bounce higher after solid June jobs report

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are bouncing back Friday morning after the government said hiring grew at a stronger pace in June. Technology companies are making some of the…

Warren Buffett unveils deal to buy big piece of Texas electric grid

Warren Buffet is making a play for Texas’ largest electric transmission utility. Berkshire Hathaway, his multinational conglomerate, has unveiled a deal to buy Oncor.    Source: Texas Tribune Energy

Lawmaker urged Abbott to veto bill legalizing hot air balloon hog hunting

A Republican lawmaker asked Gov. Greg Abbott to veto a bill allowing people to hunt wild pigs and coyotes from hot air balloons, saying it could lead to “future catastrophes”…

Walk Across Texas helps Texans make strides toward better health

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Angie Gutierrez, 210-631-0400, aogutierrez@ag.tamu.edu Michael Lopez, 979-845-6631, mllopez@ag.tamu.edu SAN ANTONIO – While the Walk Across Texas program activities continue throughout the state, some groups…

The Texas solar industry is growing. Some fear an international trade case could end that.

Cheap, imported solar panels have fueled growth in the solar industry in Texas, and reinvigorated the careers of laid-off oilfield workers. Some industry leaders fear a trade case will increase prices and end that growth. …

Innovation of researchers yields better food, feed, fiber for consumers

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu Contact: Dr. Craig Nessler, 979-845-8486, cnessler@tamu.edu COLLEGE STATION — When the names of two researchers were called as top innovators at the recent Texas A&M…

Evacuation And Street Closure After Contractor Hits Natural Gas Line

Update: Atmos Energy reported at 7 p.m. temporary repairs were completed, allowing those who were evacuated to return to their residences and reopen three of four lanes of Southwest Parkway.…

Amid Texas nuclear waste site's financial woes, judge blocks merger

A federal judge has blocked the purchase of the company that runs Texas’ only nuclear waste dump — a setback in its proposal to accept spent nuclear fuel from across…

Nigerian phishing: Industrial companies under attack

In late 2016, the Kaspersky Lab Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (Kaspersky Lab ICS CERT) reported on phishing attacks that were primarily targeting industrial companies from the metallurgy,…

Asian shares fall after Fed rate hike, tracking Wall St lead

TOKYO (AP) — Shares fell in Asia on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised interest rates, as expected. Lower oil prices took a toll on energy-related shares across the…

24th Bryan Rotary 10 Business Performance Award Winners Are Announced

For the 24th year, the ten fastest growing small businesses in Brazos County over the last three years were honored Wednesday. At the top of the list of this year’s…