The military can make a big difference right away but humanitarian deployments should generally be rare and brief.
The bills now pending in Congress won't do what it will take.
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Irma is admirable. Doing some homework might make your contributions go farther.
Mapping the soil with open source application is vital to understanding how to protect it.
Many people may have stayed put during Hurricane Harvey because no storm that big had struck Texas since 1961. But like New Orleans after Katrina, Texas is likely to be much better prepared next time.
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Harvey is admirable. With a little homework, your contributions will go further.
Racial barriers that existed in the free world were toppled as black and white convicts competed for the Top Hand Prize.
Instead of building a wall on the US-Mexico border, a landscape architect calls for restoring the Rio Grande and turning its course into an international park – an idea first proposed in the 1930s.
On Juneteenth, the day that commemorates the ending of slavery in the US, a historian dispels myths about the 'peculiar institution' of slavery.
More than 200 mayors have committed their cities to stick with the Paris climate deal no matter what the US does. Electric vehicles offer a promising route to making good on that pledge.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry wants to know if wind and solar are compromising the reliability of the grid and hurting coal power. The answer lies in his home state of Texas.
There are likely to be more Zika cases reported in Texas.
No federal database provides reliable info on deaths that occur in police custody. It’s the same situation in 48 states. But now California and Texas are offering new models of accountability.
TRAP laws – targeted regulation of abortion providers – have been a way for states to limit abortions. The Supreme Court Monday struck down a Texas TRAP law, saying it did not protect women.
It's not just energy-hungry pot farms: the ties between energy and drugs run deep. Can we develop a national drug policy drawing on the lessons of the domestic oil and gas boom?
The belief in demonic possession – often thought to be a relic of The Dark Ages and the Salem Witch Trials – remains surprisingly mainstream.
Homeschooling regulations vary from state to state. And loopholes in these regulations could excuse parents from actually reporting the results.
Textbook language can influence thinking. So, what do some textbooks say on issues of race?
A linguist explains how words get co-opted from one language to another.
The shooting in Oregon hit close to home in Texas, where the governor recently signed a law allowing guns in college classrooms.