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Power outages stretched from Port Arthur to Lake Charles several days after Hurricane Laura made landfall. by

Why the South Is Organizing Its Own Green New Deal

Amid devastating hurricanes, oil spills and refinery fires, the Gulf South pushes for a Green New Deal that will meet its needs.

LAKE CHARLES, LA.—After Hur­ri­cane Lau­ra hit in late August, a local chem­i­cal plant erupt­ed in flames. The fire, one of 31 post-Lau­ra oil and ch...Read More

The Bayport Industrial District in Harris County releases a huge flare.. by

Texas Has Elected A Climate Change Denier to the Railroad Commission

Newly elected commissioner Jim Wright will be one of three people in charge of regulating the state’s oil and gas industry. He doesn’t believe that flaring contributes to climate change.

Ten years. That’s how long we have to make massive reductions in carbon emissions before some of the worst effects of climate change become irreversible, acco...Read More

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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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