Texas http://nhpr.org en West, Texas Could Happen Anywhere http://nhpr.org/post/west-texas-could-happen-anywhere <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: The recent explosion at a West, Texas fertilizer plant that killed many people really alarmed me. Places like this must exist near many communities around the country. How do I know if my own community might be at risk of a similar disaster?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>– Mary Cyr, Sarasota, FL</em></p><p> Sun, 05 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30251 at http://nhpr.org West, Texas Could Happen Anywhere The Historic Texas Drought, Visualized http://nhpr.org/post/historic-texas-drought-visualized <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/drought/" target="_blank">A devastating drought </a>consumed nearly all of Texas in 2011, killing livestock, destroying agriculture and sparking fires that burned thousands of homes. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 07:44:00 +0000 Elise Hu 2881 at http://nhpr.org The Historic Texas Drought, Visualized Trying To Make Immigrant Detention Less Like Prison http://nhpr.org/post/trying-make-immigrant-detention-less-prison Just off the side of the road in rural southern Texas is a large beige building that looks a lot like a prison. Fences and tall walls mark the outside. Inside, the doors slam and people sit in control booths at the end of long concrete hallways.<p>But just a little farther into the facility, the door opens to a courtyard in the center of the complex, and there, things begin to change. There's a soccer field, a pavilion and a gymnasium. There's also a walk-up pharmacy and commissary. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 14:01:00 +0000 Laura Sullivan 2497 at http://nhpr.org Trying To Make Immigrant Detention Less Like Prison