New data highlighting extreme vulnerability of the global built environment ranks Florida, California, and Texas top among U.S. states to suffer from climate change.
TAKE ACTION: Drive Valero Out of San Antonio’s Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival!
A new petition targeting San Antonio’s Monarch Butterfly and Pollinator Festival reminds us that fossil fuels poison communities, drive biodiversity collapse, and are a leading cause of climate chaos.
Voter Suppression in Texas Keeps Climate Action at Bay
Surveys show a majority of Texans want policies to combat industry-driven climate change, but broadscale voter suppression means elected leaders don’t need to follow voter concerns.
Hurricane Harvey: ‘Invisible’ Suffering Six Months Later
“It’s not rocket science to understand that disasters exacerbate inequality. Those communities that struggled before the storm are still struggling after.” Democracy Now! This week marks six months since Hurricane Harvey caused historic flooding in Houston, Texas, the most diverse city in the nation and one of its largest. Houston […]
Helping Harvey’s Frontline Communities as the Pipes Break
“People don’t know what’s seeping into their air and their homes.” Two explosions and “plumes of black smoke” were reported early Thursday morning at an Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, following warnings from Arkema CEO Richard Rowe Wednesday night that “high water and lack of power” caused by Hurricane […]
LONE STAR GREEN: Texas Lawmakers Sleep As Future Storms Gather Strength
Five years ago, Hurricane Ike – one of the costliest storms in U.S. history – plowed into Galveston Bay chewing through $29 billion in homes, businesses, roads, and bridges. It further punished the Texas economy to the tune of $142 billion in the year of recovery that followed, according to […]
San Antonio Trailing In National ‘Clean Tech Leadership’ Rankings
San Antonio (and Houston, and Dallas, and Austin) have made important strides in building increasingly sustainable cities rich in low-polluting clean-tech technologies and developing carbon-reduction strategies. San Antonio’s CPS Energy and Austin’s Austin Energy continue to lead nationally in green-power sales, for instance, and important weatherization efforts, electric-vehicle charging stations, […]