Freeport Fish Kill Beach

Local

Beaches south of Houston inundated with dead fish, likely due to rise in water temperature

Posted on · Recent rainfall, cloudy skies and the warmer weather associated with summer likely contributed to a mass fish casualty near Freeport along the Texas Gulf Coast over the weekend.

FILE - A man fishes near an oil drilling platform on May 8, 2020, in Port Aransas, Texas. Offshore oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico are releasing far more climate-changing methane than official estimates show, according to a new study published Monday, April 3, 2023.

Energy & Environment

Gulf of Mexico oil worse for climate than thought, study

Posted on · Using data collected from aircraft in part, climate scientists found the additional methane coming from oil and gas platforms in the Gulf region raises their carbon intensity to twice as much as estimated by U.S. agencies like the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

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