Environment

Keystone XL Pipeline Hits Legal Snag in Texas
A Lamar County farm family has stopped the Keystone XL Pipeline project dead in its tracks. The farmer has been granted a temporary restraining order that will stop the pipeline at her farm's property line while lawyers on both sides argue the issues the family has raised...
Japan Tsunami Debris Floats Toward North America
Here's another aftershock of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last March.  Millions of tons of debris from near total destruction were washed out to sea when the tsunami subsided and tides returned to normal.
Much of the debris sank to the ocean floor, but between one and two million tons of…
Doomsday Clock Ticks Closer to Midnight
Those who keep track of these things say the world is closer to apocalypse than most people know.
The Doomsday Clock, a figurative timepiece used as a barometer of humankind’s fate, was moved one minute closer to midnight on Tuesday, the first time it has been nudged forward since 2…
Drought Kills Half a Billion Texas Trees
The Texas Forest Service reports the unrelenting Texas drought has killed as many as 500 million mature trees -- 10 percent of the state's entire forest cover -- and the end is not in sight.
Keystone XL Pipeline Delayed — Competitor Offers an Alternative
Critics of a proposed Trans-Canada oil pipeline from Canada to Texas are feeling a sense of relief, over the U.S. State Department's decision to stop the project until after the 2012 election.
At the same time, another big Canadian pipeline company says it can bring crude oil to Texas much faste…
NASA Prepares for Lunar Tourists
Tourists on the moon?  Sacre bleu!  Don't laugh. It's going to happen someday, maybe not in our lifetimes, but someday.  And NASA is already putting policies in place to make sure space tourists don't mess with all that Earthly "stuff" the Apollo astro…
Pipeline Protest at White House
People here in east Texas will be interested to know that thousands of protesters gathered in Lafayette Square across from the White House Sunday, to oppose a plan for a transnational oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.

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