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Hurricane Harvey more than doubled the acidity of Texas' Galveston Bay, threatening oyster reefs

Climate change is making oceans more acidic globally. Now, scientists are finding that large storms can send pulses of acidic water into bays and estuaries, further stressing fish and shellfish.
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Coral reefs off Texas coast in Gulf of Mexico in danger due to climate change

As temperatures in parts of the Gulf of Mexico increase, coral reef ecosystems are in danger of coral bleaching.

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A $26-billion plan to save the Houston area from rising seas
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A $26-billion plan to save the Houston area from rising seas

Lawmakers are poised to decide the fate of a massive project to protect the coast around Houston from rising sea levels.
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Ice storm aftermath: More climate extremes ahead for Galveston

The science has long been clear that our changing climate will lead to more flooding and hotter temperatures. But might climate change not lead to other, less expected extreme weather, including sudden freezes in places like Texas, with increasing frequency? Increasingly, experts think the answer is yes.

Hurricane Laura strengthens and rekindles dread from past storms
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Hurricane Laura strengthens and rekindles dread from past storms

Hurricane Laura is expected to hit the coast of Texas and Louisiana near the anniversary of Harvey, one of the most disastrous storms the region has experienced.
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As seas rise, unchecked groundwater use sinks coastal cities
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As seas rise, unchecked groundwater use sinks coastal cities

Life on the coast is already hazardous. Groundwater mismanagement amplifies other risks.
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