The Thoughtful Earthling

Bigger and Better Ways to Fight Our Plastic Problem

Handy ways to curb plastic use, beyond ditching straws.

08/07/2018 By Cicely Rubottom

Cough Cough

Try Not to Breathe Too Much Today

It's another smoggy day in Houston. Who's doing something about it?

07/27/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Toxic Sludge Report

The EPA Has Found High Dioxin Levels at the San Jacinto Waste Pits

The cancer-causing chemical is still being found in large quantities around the site.

07/02/2018 By Dianna Wray

News

Meet the Four Texans Fighting for the Air We Breathe

If you smell something, say something.

12/29/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Ice House

Along the San Jacinto River, Cleaning Up a Decades-Old Disaster

After toxic dioxin was linked to an increase in local cancer rates, the EPA's proposed plan could finally mitigate this ongoing environmental disaster.

12/30/2016 By Paul DeBenedetto

Ice House Interview

What Would It Take for You to Care About Smog?

Our air quality problems may be less visible than in the past—but that doesn’t mean they’ve disappeared.

04/30/2014 By Catherine Matusow