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Houston, Let People Walk

When forced to choose between cars and people, the fourth-largest city in the United States has a long history of siding with the former.

This spring, in the early days of the COVID-19 lockdown, my family joined thousands of other Houstonians in taking advantage of the car-free streets to go for l...Read More

The abandoned ruins of a rust-colored complex where Alcoa formerly processed aluminum. by and

The Wasteland Underwater

On the central Texas coast, Lavaca Bay is already poisoned by mercury. Climate change will only make matters worse there—and at 944 other hazardous-waste sites across the country.

On the central Texas coast, Lavaca Bay is already poisoned by mercury. Climate change will only make matters worse there—and at 944 other hazardous-waste site...Read More

Hurricane Laura pushed power lines onto cars and uprooted trees in Orange. by

Running from the Storm

Hurricane Laura underscores the threat and disruption of storm seasons super-charged by climate change.

Last week, as Nathaniel Smith and his daughter boarded a school bus to drive out of the path of Hurricane Laura, he thought of the last time a storm forced them...Read More

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