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Houston residents urge leadership in global energy transition

Houston residents urge leadership in global energy transition

Nearly 90% of Houstonians believe the city should lead the global shift to alternative energy, a Rice University survey reveals.

Claire Hao reports for Houston Chronicle.

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Heavy rains spur mosquito surge in Houston with climate change worsening the issue

Heavy rains spur mosquito surge in Houston with climate change worsening the issue

After recent heavy rains in Texas, Houston residents face a severe mosquito infestation, with climate change expected to exacerbate future outbreaks.

Matt Keyser and Dino Grandoni report for The Washington Post.

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Spanish-speaking residents feel left out of permitting process at massive Exxon petrochemical plant in Houston-area

“It is important to ensure meaningful engagement efforts are inclusive and accessible to all diverse members of our communities.”

BAYTOWN, TX — As Exxon Mobil moves forward with federal re-permitting for its massive petrochemical complex in the Houston area, residents remain frustrated with the lack of accessibility and Spanish-language outreach from the state and company.

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Residentes hispanohablantes de Baytown se sienten excluidos del proceso de permisos de la masiva planta petroquímica de Exxon

“Es importante garantizar que los esfuerzos de participación sean significativamente inclusivos y accesibles para toda la comunidad.”

BAYTOWN, TX — Mientras ExxonMobil avanza en la reautorización del permiso de operación federal para su enorme complejo petroquímico en el área de Houston, los residentes siguen frustrados con la brecha de accesibilidad y divulgación en español por parte del estado y la compañía.

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Energy leaders stand by natural gas despite global shift

Energy leaders stand by natural gas despite global shift

In a recent gathering in Houston, energy executives defended oil and gas amidst a global push toward ending fossil fuel use, reflecting a clash between traditional energy sources and renewable energy goals.

Phil McKenna reports for Inside Climate News.

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Houston's climate disaster toll tops charts in economic, human loss

Houston's climate disaster toll tops charts in economic, human loss

Houston struggles with climate change's harsh realities, highlighting the city's vulnerability to natural disasters and its economic and human costs.

Amelia Winger reports forthe Houston Chronicle.

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Texas has more chemical emergencies than any other state and they’re disproportionately affecting Latino communities

Texas has more chemical emergencies than any other state and they’re disproportionately affecting Latino communities

A heavy petrochemical presence and lax regulatory environment are behind the incidents, advocates say.

HOUSTON - Texas has more chemical disasters than any other state, according to the chemical incident database from the Coalition to Prevent Chemical Disasters.

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