Environment

EPA: San Antonio ozone levels too high under new standard

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday officially deemed Bexar County noncompliant with new, stricter ozone standards enacted under the Obama administration. The so-called "nonattainment designation" will come with stricter federal scrutiny that state and local officials say will adversely impact the local economy.

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As cities sprawl, more Texans are exposed to tornadoes

Texas' population has grown faster than any other large state's this decade, and when it comes to tornadoes, that growth poses an increased threat to residents. The Dallas-Fort Worth tornado outbreak on April 3, 2012, was just one example of how much damage can be done to expanding metropolitan areas.

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