Posted on · Texas may someday soon have a big electrical problem. Not a shortage of electricity. Just the opposite: too much electricity at the wrong time. Could it be “stored” in underground caverns?
Posted on · Last week, insurance companies complained to state lawmakers that it’s too easy in Texas to sue them over storm damage claims. This week, one of those cases made it all the way to the Texas Supreme Court.
Posted on · With Hurricane Matthew unleashing heavy rains on Florida, we wanted to get an update on a new, flood forecasting system we told you about back in April.
Posted on · Insurance companies say there are too many lawsuits over claims, but one skeptical senator asks, don't insurance companies make money by denying claims?
Posted on · “There was supposed to have been pollution control equipment that was operating. It was not operated properly,” said Jim Blackburn, an environmental lawyer in Houston.
Posted on · In the past few days, air pollution levels in Houston have been spiking at levels considered unhealthy for the elderly and children and for people with health problems. Research points to a seasonal link to health effects.
Posted on · A big petroleum company in Houston is giving millions of dollars to save some of our area’s most valuable untouched land.
Posted on · Just a day after the U.S. Court of Appeals heard oral arguments over the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, Texas lawmakers held their own hearing. Republicans said new, federal environmental rules won’t be good for the state.
Posted on · Gunfire turned a normally quiet dawn into a terrifying morning for a neighborhood in Southwest Houston near West University Place.
Posted on · A new report by a state agency says Texans are paying a little less for electricity. But when we dug into the data, we found big differences depending on where you live.
Posted on · A consulting firm surveys oil executives and finds they think the downturn in Houston’s oil & gas industry could last for many more months.
Posted on · The controversy over “fracking” could be moving off-shore. But the drilling industry says the government’s own analysis found little harm.
Posted on · The croaking of the Houston toad is virtually never heard in its namesake: none of the toads live in the wild in Houston. And efforts to help them live in other areas have run up against drought, wild fires and bulldozers. But there’s a new effort to help the little toad survive.
Posted on · The groups are meeting with people concerned about oil drilling near the shores of Lake Houston.
Posted on · It’s one more impact the lower price of oil is having on the energy industry: the demand to drill in the Gulf of Mexico has dropped as well.