Port Aransas, Texas, is not known for its natural beauty.
But the city’s natural beauty can be found in the surrounding area.
The city’s coastline and bayous, which are filled with mangroves, are also home to a population of endangered species like the endangered Alaskan brown bear.
The city is also home a wide range of wildlife, including bobcats, bald eagles, sea lions, and sea turtles.
And now, in 2018, it has the world’s most polluted bay.
Port Aransas has one of the highest levels of industrial emissions in the U.S. and is among the highest carbon polluters in the country.
As a result, the city has become the poster child for the environmental degradation plaguing the Gulf Coast.
For many years, the Port Aras Basin has been the focus of a wide-ranging effort to clean up the polluted area, which has become known as the “dirty dozen.”
In 2014, a group of scientists from the University of Texas and the Texas A&M University teamed up with the local Environmental Protection Agency and the Port of Aransas to create a pilot project to identify the pollutants in the Port.
The study focused on the “dirt” from the oil and gas industry.
The EPA and Texas A & M researchers tested samples from five oil and oil and chemical facilities in Port Aranas Basin.
To date, the EPA has released five samples of the contaminants that were detected in the Bay.
The remaining five samples were collected from two of the facilities that have been the subject of the Port’s cleanup efforts.
One of the results of the investigation was released in February 2018.
The results showed that four of the five oil facilities were emitting higher levels of benzene and xylene than the city was previously known.
In May 2018, the U of T announced that it had found that the five facilities that the EPA had tested were emitting even higher levels than previously thought.
As a result of the EPA’s results, the Clean Up Port Aransas Basin Cleanup team was able to determine that the “Dirty Ten” of the oil facilities was emitting even more than the Port had previously thought in a new study published this week in the Journal of Environmental Science and Technology.
“This new study confirms what the Cleanup Port Arascas Basin Team was already seeing,” said Port Aranac mayor Michael McWilliams in a statement.
“We now know that these oil and chemicals facilities are emitting high levels of pollutants that are harmful to our environment, our people and our economy.”
The study, titled, “The Dirty Ten: A Bayous-Dirt Study of Port Arastas Basin,” was led by Dr. Matthew D. Smith, a professor at the University’s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
He was joined by the University Department of Geosciences and Environment and the Department of Environment and Sustainable Resource Management.
The research was funded by the Department and the State of Texas Office of Environmental Health Sciences.
Dirty ten is the number of contaminants that a specific facility releases into the environment every year.
The team of scientists looked at the chemical and pollutant levels in the port and found that all but one facility tested positive for benzene, xylene, and xylenes.
But only one of these five facilities tested positive, the University said.
The other five facilities were the ones that had not previously been identified as emitting high amounts of chemicals.
The new study, which took place in January 2018, found that “Dirt Ten” was emitted from four of these facilities.
According to the EPA, the “pollution-related” levels detected in Port of A.A. include benzene (a byproduct of oil and petroleum production), xylene (an oily substance that occurs naturally in the atmosphere), xylene (also produced naturally in oil and is commonly used as a flame retardant), and xanthrene (a substance that is highly toxic and a known carcinogen).
The EPA says that these chemicals are found in more than 40 percent of the country’s oil and natural gas production.