Posted on For almost a year now, we’ve been telling you about the state’s “Power to Choose” website and about complaints the site is deceptive. Those complaints are now piling up.
Posted on After the flooding last month in Houston, a local geologist noticed something that looked suspicious: some of the areas of Houston hit hardest were also areas where the land is sinking. The sinking is called “subsidence". But there’s a debate over whether it's actually making flooding worse.
Posted on Drilling for oil and gas may have slowed down in Texas, but there are still millions of barrels of contaminated wastewater that has to be disposed of. The tainted water is what comes back up out of the ground during drilling operations. Public interest groups say regulations are outdated and are putting the environment at risk.
Posted on Houston and 31 other cities are challenging a request by CenterPoint Energy to pass on millions of dollars in higher costs to consumers.
Posted on Twenty thousand acres of protected prairie in northwest Harris County could be threatened by a plan to build new “thoroughfares” according to conservation group. The county disagrees.
Posted on Big oil companies are looking for ways to offset the greenhouse gases produced by refining oil and burning it. And they’re looking for help to do that by turning to another big, Texas industry: cattle ranching.
Posted on Earlier this month, a refinery in southeast Houston caught fire. Officials warned people living nearby to shelter-in-place. But is that good advice? Forty years ago next month, Houston played a crucial role in helping experts determine if shelter-in-place actually saves lives.
Posted on With thousands of homes in Greater Houston damaged again by flooding, there’s a lot of talk about what could be done to reduce the risk. What can be learned from a neighborhood developed in 1911?
Posted on Data just released from the government show greenhouse gas emissions have ticked up a bit nationwide. In Texas, there’s concern about a growing source of one greenhouse gas in particular: methane.
Posted on This week’s flood was one for the history books. But maybe not for long. Here’s why there may be more heavy downpours in our future.
Posted on Record-breaking rainfall slammed Houston and flooding continues.
Posted on Knowing which creeks and bayous will flood and how quickly is hard to predict. But that could change dramatically by later this summer.
Posted on Monday’s flooding mimicked what happened last Memorial Day along White Oak Bayou near downtown.
Posted on Since the late 1990’s, jobs in factories have been drying up. Nationwide, over five million manufacturing jobs evaporated. Now, some are coming back. And one place that’s happening is just outside Houston. A global company is going to make pipe for the drilling industry (an industry that’s not drilling so much at the moment).
Posted on The website you probably use to pick your electricity provider may be rigged by some electric retailers according to the state agency that runs the site.