After historic Texas flooding, officials will likely open more floodgates on Central Texas dam

Record rainfall in Llano and Burnet counties in the Texas Hill Country caused major flooding in Marble Falls on Oct. 16, 2016. Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune Across Central…

How Washington unleashed fossil-fuel exports and sold out on climate

The Trump White House has capitalized on fossil-fuel exports made possible by the Obama administration. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is shown here on Aug. 2, 2017 welcoming his predecessor, Ernest…

As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

Army Corps set to propose hurricane protection plan for Houston

A “coastal spine,” also called the Ike Dike, pictured here, is among several storm barrier concepts the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may recommend for the Houston area. Graphic by…

Anti-nuclear waste tour kicks off in Houston

Modular concrete canisters containing nuclear waste are shown at the bottom of a storage pit near Andrews, Texas. David Bowser Several Texas organizations gathered in Houston on Tuesday to kick…

As Hurricane Florence bears down on East Coast, Texas faces flooding from Gulf Coast disturbance

A wide swath of Texas could experience flooding from a Gulf Coast disturbance this weekend. National Weather Service Hurricane Florence is smashing the East Coast with near 100-mph sustained winds…

Report: Texas criteria for polluted site cleanup 'significantly weaker' than neighboring states

The San Jacinto River Waste Pits, an EPA Superfund site that is contaminated with dioxins, is located off Interstate 10 east of Houston. Michael Stravato The criteria Texas uses to…

Report from environmental group warns of bacteria risk at Texas beaches, rivers

A report by Environment Texas and the Frontier Group warns that more than half of Texas beaches tested for bacterial contamination were unsafe for swimming on at least one day…

Hurricane Harvey becomes focal point in Houston-area races for Congress

Jeremy Boutor removes personal items on an air mattress from his home in a neighborhood along Eldridge Parkway, flooded by waters released from Addicks Reservoir on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017,…

Harris County voters pass historic $2.5 billion for flood control

On Saturday, August 25, 2018, a year to the day after Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas, Harris County voters approved a $2.5 billion bond measure to finance hundreds of flood…

No place back home: A year after Harvey, Rockport can't house all its displaced residents

The Texas General Land Office awarded $1.5 million to help rebuild the ruined Oak Harbor apartments, one of the town’s few affordable housing options. Shelby Knowles for The Texas Tri…

Trump unveils major rollback of Obama's Clean Power Plan

The Big Brown power plant in Fairfield, Texas Robert W. Hart The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled a plan that will drastically curtail an Obama-era regulation that would’ve required states…

She's tasked with emergency planning at the Port of Corpus Christi. A year after Harvey, her community continues to rebuild.

Danielle Hale and her son, Conner, 8 help friends rebuild their home damaged by Hurricane Harvey, on August 11, 2018. Eddie Seal for The Texas Tribune CORPUS CHRISTI — Danielle…

"Mother Nature is very resilient": A year after Hurricane Harvey, coastal ecosystems are thriving

The Nueces River near Corpus Christi and the Gulf of Mexico. Courtesy Texas A&M-Corpus Christi CORPUS CHRISTI — When Larry McKinney steers his boat around the bays near Corpus Christi,…

Texas releases plan for how more than $209 million from Volkswagen settlement will be spent

A U.S. flag flutters in the wind above a Volkswagen dealership in Carlsbad, California, U.S. May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake Texas wants to use more than $209 million from a…

"The door to the future": How Eddie Bernice Johnson could make history if Democrats win back the House

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Dallas, in her Washington, D.C. office on July 18, 2018. Leigh Vogel for The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — Silhouetted against the window of U.S. Rep.…

Arkema officials charged with "recklessly" releasing chemicals amid Harvey flooding

Aerial view of the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas. Arkema Group Facebook page A Harris County jury on Friday handed a series of indictments to Arkema Inc., an international…

In Wimberley, a fight bubbles up over sewage and a beloved swimming hole

Visitors enjoy spring-fed Cypress Creek at Blue Hole Regional Park on July 19, 2018. Marjorie Kamys Cotera for The Texas Tribune * Correction appended. In November 2012, more than 100,000…

Environmental groups announce multi-million dollar settlement with Houston-area refinery

* Correction appended. Another major energy company operating in Texas has agreed to a multi-million dollar settlement in a lawsuit brought by environmental groups over excessive air pollution. Environment Texas…

Dozens of groups ask Trump administration for more time to comment on border wall

More than three dozen environmental, faith-based and immigrant rights groups are urging the federal government to extend the public-comment period for construction of the border wall, arguing that the U.S. Department…