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For years, Jose Antonio Vargas has drawn attention to the plight of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Now, after being temporarily detained in Texas near the Mexican border, he faces an uncertain future, as he and supporters wait for the federal government to decide whether to deport him or let him stay. Read more»

The Dow chemical plant along the Brazos river in Freeport, Texas. The plant released 33 million toxicity-weighted pounds of water pollution in 2012, far more than the rest of the country combined.

Texas is the second-biggest water polluter in the country, in terms of pounds released. But when the toxicity of the pollution is factored in, Texas jumps to the top of the list — and it’s not even close. Read more»