Ike Dike Rendering

Energy & Environment

Initial Ike Dike funding could come through later this year

Posted on · The $34 billion project aims to protect the Houston area from hurricane storm surge. It's been approved by Congress, but still needs to get funded and key questions about how it would impact everything from ship navigation to the bay’s ecosystem will have to be answered before ground is broken.

Students in Efrem Jernigan's class learn how to install solar panels.

Energy & Environment

This program aims to train Sunnyside residents for jobs ahead of a massive solar farm project

Posted on · A project in south Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood will convert a former landfill into one of the largest urban solar farms in the country. With the project set to break ground this summer, one local program is training residents for the jobs it’s expected to bring.