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Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Coast Guard could have done more to prevent Galveston Bay spill, safety board says

WITH AUDIO | The Coast Guard is trying to learn what might have prevented a collision that dumped more than 100,000 gallons of oil into Galveston Bay in March. At a recent hearing, the National Transportation Safety Board pointed a finger right back at the Coast Guard.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Volunteers playing pivotal role in Galveston Bay cleanup

AUDIO | Volunteers complained they were turned away from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup in 2010. Four years later, after another spill in Galveston Bay last month, volunteers have been helping officials determine where to send...

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Galveston Bay oil spill leaves hundreds of birds oiled

Wildlife officials have reported hundreds of dead and dying birds covered in oil as cleanup efforts continue in the aftermath of a fuel oil spill late last month in Galveston Bay.

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Galveston Bay spill will take economic, ecological toll (with video)

With no end in sight to containing a spill that may have dumped 150,000 gallons of fuel oil into Galveston Bay on Saturday, the hit to Texas’ economy and environment is already huge — and sure to...

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Researchers: Texas not ready for next hurricane

Five years after Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, causing more than $30 billion in damage and killing at least 37 Texans, cities across the region have trumpeted their rebuilding efforts.

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