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.
Posted on It would be a new way to structure a utility company and could mean it wouldn’t have to pay federal income taxes. In this case, a quarter of a billion dollars’ worth of income taxes.
Posted on The future health of Galveston Bay may be threatened by a lack of fresh-water. It’s an issue at the center of “water use” rules under revision in Austin.
Posted on Texas electricity customers should get a share of millions of dollars in tax savings earned by big utility companies. That’s the tentative agreement in a big case before Texas regulators
Posted on Along the Texas coast, game wardens will now carry radiation detectors.
Posted on Texas has had its share of man-made disasters so you might want to know if you live near anything that could harm you. Under one law, the public has a “right to know”. But under another law that reflects concerns over terrorism, state data that might reveal hazards is kept secret.