{FD} Booming Houston built over land meant for flood projects

The explosive expansion of Houston subdivisions into prairies far to the west helped make the city affordable for the average 345 people who moved there each day, but it also paved over thousands of acres that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had intended for a reservoir and other flood-control projects to help against deluges like the ones from Harvey.

{FD} Company building Dakota Access pipeline asks court to end delays as protests erupt

The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline is urging a federal court to speed up approval of its plan to lay pipe under a Missouri River reservoir, arguing Tuesday that further delays could add millions of dollars each month to the cost.

{FD} Woman banned from national parks during 2-year probation for defacing rock formations

A San Diego woman who pleaded guilty to defacing several treasured national rock formations at national parks across the west and was sentenced to two years of probation was also banned from all national parks and federal lands during her probation.