Science & Environment

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Texas oil spill worsens as it travels down coast

Strong winds have worsened matters, causing the oil to spread across a wider distance. This spill not only threatens birds and other large animals in the bay, but also seafood species like shrimp, blue crab and oysters.

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Texas towns run dry as private water trumps public need

Texas law allows landowners to pump as much water from their wells as they choose - with few restrictions - even if part of that water is siphoned from other landowners or neighboring towns.

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Monsanto protest reaches Central Texas

Thousands of demonstrations will call out Monsanto for its seed monopoly, genetic modification of organisms, and court-sanctioned silencing of dissent.

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Texas farmers face off against Keystone pipeline

But there is an outcry among Texans who do not want pipelines snaking along their property - and who fear the environmental risks of potential spills.