The Promised Land

Nov 1, 2019 by

Big coal gave a tiny Texas town free land. There’s a major catch.

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Climate Change Is Teaching Us ...

Aug 26, 2019 by

In most respects, climate change is a horror show. As the temperature rises, the conditions in which most of human civilization grew in fade away. The shorelines humans have almost always known are changing. Places we prefer to be wet are drying out, and some places we know to be dry are greening up a bit. Storms are getting more severe in some places, and they’re going away in others.

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Austin is proving that cities ...

May 29, 2019 by

This month, the capital of Texas voted to support the Green New Deal.

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Texans could get a year in pri...

May 22, 2019 by

The fight against a Texas pipeline just got a little more challenging. On Monday, the Texas Senate passed legislation that makes interfering with pipelines and other oil and gas infrastructure a crime punishable by up to a year in prison and $10,000 in fines.

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SWEPCO Seeking Proposals For 1...

Jan 11, 2019 by

The Southwestern Electric Power Company announced on Monday that it was seeking proposals for up to 1.2 gigawatts (GW) of wind energy to be brought into commercial operation by the end of 2021.

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Fracked shale oil wells drying...

Jan 11, 2019 by

“Other countries, namely China, are frantically investing in renewables. For us to crow about our oil wealth, and not focus on renewables, is for us to miss the opportunity to be leaders in the world as it’s going to be.”

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‘Future-proofing’ is how you s...

Dec 14, 2018 by

There’s a new term for all the work needed to prepare coasts and cities for the consequences of climate change, and it’s blissfully free of the words “climate change.”

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‘Black girl magic’...

Nov 8, 2018 by

Victories mark unprecedented level of success for black female judicial candidates in Harris county, which includes Houston

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Voter Registration Around Aust...

Oct 16, 2018 by

Travis County received a record 35,000 applications on the final day of voter registration

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Crystal Mason begins prison se...

Sep 28, 2018 by

Mason, in a case seen as emblematic of voter suppression…

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Scenes From an American Traged...

Sep 12, 2018 by

Award-winning illustrator Molly Crabapple travels to Texas…

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A Just Rebuilding After Climat...

Sep 30, 2017 by

[Translate] environment For Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico, two paths lie ahead. By Maritza Silva-Farrell / AlterNet Rebuilding...

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A flooded chemical plant near ...

Sep 6, 2017 by

[Translate] Briefly Stuff that matters Harvey REUTERS/Adrees Latif On Thursday, explosions and black plumes of smoke were seen coming...

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“Urban design caused the...

Sep 2, 2017 by

[Translate] Dezeen Magazine Ilan Kelman | Houston‘s poor urban planning, not climate change, is to blame for the catastrophic...

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Hurricane Harvey could be the ...

Aug 25, 2017 by

[Translate] Briefly Stuff that matters Harvey Danger  ...

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A Texas-size flood threatens t...

Aug 24, 2017 by

[Translate] NOAA/Colorado State University Houston, We Have A Problem By Eric Holthaus    grist.org Update: After a period of rapid...

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BILL MOYERS DISCUSSES CHARLOTT...

Aug 18, 2017 by

[Translate] Bill Moyers appeared on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell Thursday night to discuss two topics that have...

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‘Flash drought’ could devastat...

Aug 5, 2017 by

[Translate] Jonathan Moor | Bureau of Land Cereal Killer By Eric Holthaus   GRIST.ORG It’s peak hurricane season, but the nation’s...

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IS THE TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD ON ...

Jun 1, 2017 by

[Translate]  MAILCHI.ORG This is URGENT. Read and act within the next 24 hours. The Texas Medical Board (TMB) is no stranger to...

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BUILDING THE WALL? BY ED MAZRI...

May 10, 2017 by

[Translate] Apart from building a wall or physical barrier along the United States–Mexico border that was conceived with malevolent...

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‘BIGGEST OIL FIND’...

Feb 5, 2017 by

[Translate]   By Sharon Kelly, DeSmogBlog | Report The prospect of fracking where water is so scarce raises questions about what...

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Not Just North Dakota: Here Ar...

Dec 17, 2016 by

[Translate] Environment Brave citizens are fighting hard to stop a number of big projects. By Alexandra Rosenmann / AlterNet Photo...

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US EPA’S STUDY CONFIRMS ...

Dec 6, 2016 by

[Translate] By Melanie Houston  THE OEC.ORG Pictured to the right: A map of existing fracking wells in Ohio. Source: Frac Tracker...

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THE DECISION OVERTURNING TEXAS...

Jun 27, 2016 by

[Translate] Healthby Tara Culp-ResslerTHINK PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Evan Vucci Bethany Van Kampen, left, hugs Alejandra Pablus as...

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THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA’S C...

Jun 5, 2016 by

[Translate]   By The Daily Take Team, The Thom Hartmann Program | Op-Ed A storm front rolls into Portarlington, Australia, on...

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UTILITY DEREGULATION & GR...

Mar 14, 2016 by

[Translate] As of April 2014, 16 states and the District of Columbia had deregulated their electrical sectors, while another seven...

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THE ABORTION LAW BEFORE THE SU...

Mar 2, 2016 by

[Translate] by Tara Culp-Ressler THINK PROGRESS CREDIT: AP Photo/Eric Gay A procedure room at Whole Woman’s Health of San Antonio....

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INTERVIEW WITH CHRISTINE TEN E...

Dec 19, 2015 by

[Translate] THE DIRT by Jared Green Christine Ten Eyck, FASLA, is founder and principal of Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, Inc. Her...

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TINY, PREFAB, PLUG-AND-PLAY HO...

Oct 19, 2015 by

[Translate] David FriedlanderLIFE EDITED When we last caught up with Professor Jeff Wilson he was living in dumpster. The reason...

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The True Value of BP’s $18.7 B...

Aug 13, 2015 by

[Translate] What does the record settlement really mean to one of the world’s wealthiest companies — and the Gulf Coast it is...

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