It’s past time to stop whining about gas prices. Though the more obvious violence of Hurricane Harvey may be passed, residents of Southeast Texas and Louisiana continue to face threats […]
‘Suspect screening’ confirms range of pharmaceuticals, including anticonvulsants, antihistamines, and muscle relaxants. A new way to test for a wide range of micropollutants in waterways has already turned up a nightmarish […]
Consistently, one of the most trafficked pages on Deceleration is a reprint of an article I wrote about the poisoning of the people of Gulfport, Miss., by Agent Orange chemicals […]
More than 300,000 residents to avoid all contact with city water. Corpus Christi officials have identified a chemical that is suspected to have leaked into the Texan city’s tap water […]
Consider this my spring cleaning, late as it is. The subject: the mangle of flares and flanges known as the Calumet (or NuStar, or AGE) refinery in South SA. While some […]
An eight-month investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, InsideClimate News and The Weather Channel reveals Texas has done next to nothing to protect people in the Eagle Ford’s booming […]
Billions of gallons of water are wasted each year to fracture shale formations around the country and free trapped oil and gas. After the water is shot down a well, […]
I haven’t had time to follow up with Elena Craft (right), health scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund’s Austin office, who served to keep a recent air-quality panel at San Antonio’s Rackspace on […]
“Dread,” read the headline about the East Texas coal belt and proposed federal climate regulations. Finally, I thought. Finally an appropriate response from the coal industry. Obama insists new climate […]
Last night a friend and fellow committed lover of the earth our home invited me to sit on a committee for a local environmental advocacy organization. Why not? I’m an […]
The Gulf of Mexico represents the vast majority of our offshore oil wealth. Here’s a visual reminder of what drilling means in a climate-cyclic sense: An image snapped above High Island, Texas, the day after Hurricane Ike roared ashore.
It seems an appropriate time and place to be recording my dream of roots, post Independence Day, writing on my father’s computer. The dream was one of those that takes […]
Meanwhile, complaints about tained water from Uranium Enrichment Corp’s exploration of uranium zones in a confined, drinking-water aquifer in Goliad County have gone nowhere. It hasn’t stopped the company from receiving the first of a needed covy of licenses to mine uranium there.
Here’s some good news for the minority majority. Middle-class white greenies don’t want to deport you anymore. You’ll recall the national Sierra Club had a near-fatal meltdown over the immigration […]
It’s so outrageous, I can only write in simple fragments. Gas tax holiday. In summer. Our high ozone season. You know, when hot air meets dirty air and makes dangerous […]