The state needs to invest more than $60 billion in water infrastructure over the next 50 years—instead, the Legislature spent federal money on cops, jailers and cybersecurity.
Amal Ahmed is an environment reporter at the Texas Observer. Originally from Dallas, she has a journalism degree from Northwestern University and previously worked at The Atlantic and was a fact checker at Texas Monthly. She also served as an editorial fellow for the Observer.
Articles by Amal Ahmed
Char Miller’s 'West Side Rising’ delves into the man-made side of the 1921 flood.
Sunrise activists said they would hold President Biden’s feet to the fire on climate policy. With their latest round of activism around the Civilian Climate Corps, they’re making good on that promise.
After nearly $4 billion in county and federal funding for infrastructure projects, the city’s most vulnerable neighborhoods still aren't protected.
Hurricanes, a winter storm, and spring floods have left low-income Gulf Coast residents exhausted and cash strapped before this year’s season, with no significant aid in sight.
Texas organizers have drawn thousands of people to pro-Palestine rallies, but convincing state officials to support the cause won’t be easy.
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston was one of the first major American art museums to reopen its doors to the public after a month long closure due to the pandemic. As the art world lavished praise on the institution for its bold plans, employees tell a very different story.
More than 40 years after the Texas Southern University professor researched the first environmental justice case, communities of color still face an uphill battle claiming their right to clean air and a healthy neighborhood. Federal environmental justice legislation could change that.
In the growing suburb, a years-old debate about zoning policy has led to increasingly polarized rhetoric in typically nonpartisan races.
Emergency planning often overlooks the needs of the most vulnerable during natural disasters.