Relatives of inmates have reported that more than 30 Texas prisons lacked adequate heating during the state's recent cold snap. A Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman said Wednesday that all prison units were “operating with adequate heating.”
Two Tribune reporters who covered Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath discuss the historic storm's financial impact, recovery efforts and what citizens and state officials have learned in the wake of the devastating storm.
Revisit our investigation of how thousands of "rogue releases" — when industrial polluters spew noxious chemicals into the air during malfunctions and other unplanned incidents, exceeding permit limits — occur in Texas each year.
Clear Lake City officials say they hope the project will serve as an example of how communities can take matters into their own hands as they await the completion of large-scale flood control projects.
Kathleen Hartnett White, the former head of the Texas Council on Environmental Quality and President Trump’s pick to serve as his top White House environmental official, faced tough questioning at her confirmation hearing Wednesday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday it had appointed Michael Honeycutt, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's chief toxicologist, as chairman of the federal agency's Science Advisory Board.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently unveiled a long-in-coming plan to muck out the infamous San Jacinto River Waste Pits — a strategy opposed by the companies responsible for the pollution.
The Texas Water Development Board is crafting the state's first-ever flood plan, which will take a comprehensive look at flooding vulnerabilities across the state and the projects that might mitigate them.
The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed that rains from Hurricane Harvey damaged a temporary protective cap on a pit of toxic sludge along the San Jacinto River east of Houston, exposing “underlying waste material.”