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The National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of preserving America’s most diverse landscapes. Texas is home to 16 designated sites, including monuments, recreation areas and two national parks, that thousands of people visit every year.

Everything You Need To Know About Exxon Mobil Climate Change Probes

Dec 12, 2016
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Reports that Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. Secretary of State come as his Irving-based company is mixed up in legal intrigue at home. Exxon Mobil is hoping a Texas court will halt a high-profile probe of its record on climate change.

Feds Sue To Block Acquisition Of Dallas Radioactive Waste Company

Nov 19, 2016
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The U.S. Justice Department is suing to block a Salt Lake City-based company's acquisition of Waste Control Specialists, the Dallas-based company that wants to expand the nuclear waste dump it operates in West Texas.

How Population Growth Is Affecting The Texas Landscape

Sep 13, 2016
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Texas consistently ranks as one of fastest growing states in the U.S. On Think, Krys Boyd talked with conservationist David Todd about the ways that growth is affecting the natural landscape.

Texas Found 276 Cases of Groundwater Contamination Last Year

Sep 8, 2016
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State regulators last year documented 276 new cases of groundwater contamination across Texas, a slight increase compared to 2014 but far fewer than in years past.

Not everyone wandering around outside with their phones is searching for Pokémon. Some people are searching for real, rare wildlife.

STEPHANIE KUO

ExxonMobil shareholders in Dallas once again failed to pass several resolutions that would force the oil giant to address climate change. The Irving-based company has been under scrutiny for how it’s handled environmental issues.  And while environmentalists are disappointed, they're not surprised.

STEPHANIE KUO

Some North Texans ditched their cars this morning. It was Bike to Work Day, one of the largest cycling events across the country. While North Texas isn’t well-known for being particularly bike friendly, many cyclists wanted to prove otherwise. 

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There’s a been a lot of debate about what has caused the swarm of earthquakes in North Texas. A new study from the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University says humans are likely behind the quakes – not just in recent years, but for nearly a century.

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The Dallas County Commissioner’s Court approved a resolution Tuesday calling for higher state air quality standards for North Texas.

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