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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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Houston's buyout program faced with renewed challenges amid flooding
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Houston's buyout program faced with renewed challenges amid flooding

As recent storms unleash severe flooding in southeast Texas, Harris County struggles to expand its home buyout program despite being a pioneer in managed retreat policies.

Jake Bittle reports for Grist.

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Texas firms plan to release treated wastewater into the Pecos River

Texas firms plan to release treated wastewater into the Pecos River

Texas companies are looking to discharge oilfield wastewater into the Pecos River watershed, raising environmental concerns.

Martha Pskowski and Dylan Baddour report for Inside Climate News.

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Texas prisons face lawsuit over dangerously high temperatures

Texas prisons face lawsuit over dangerously high temperatures

Advocates seek judicial intervention to manage life-threatening heat in Texas prisons this summer.

Pooja Salhotra and William Melhado report for The Texas Tribune.

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Southern Spirit project faces hurdles from local utilities and legislation

Southern Spirit project faces hurdles from local utilities and legislation

Amid legislative and utility pushback, the ambitious Southern Spirit energy project confronts obstacles in its quest to enhance grid connectivity and bolster renewable power in the Southeast.

Gautama Mehta reports for Grist.

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Texas chemical plant intensifies water scarcity issues with new hydrogen project
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Texas chemical plant intensifies water scarcity issues with new hydrogen project

In South Texas, a chemical company's plan to use river water for hydrogen production threatens local water supplies.

Dylan Baddour reports for Inside Climate News.

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