Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country. It's home to the nation’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, where billions of gallons of oil and dangerous chemicals are stored. And it’s a sitting duck for the next big hurricane. Why isn’t Texas ready?
Houston, home to millions of people and one of the largest shipping lanes in the world, is unprepared for the hurricane that could bring ecological and economic disaster.
Despite concerns about flooding in and around the Addicks and Barker reservoirs, government officials prioritized development.
Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday gave his strongest endorsement to date for constructing a physical coastal barrier to protect the region from deadly storm surge.
Climate change will bring more frequent and fierce rainstorms to cities like Houston. But unchecked development remains a priority in the famously un-zoned city, creating short-term economic gains for some while increasing flood risks for everyone.
A team at USC has created a new virtual-reality experience based on our Houston storm vulnerability project.
The Texas Republican will introduce a companion to a Senate bill filed this week seeking to expedite a hurricane protection plan for Houston.
The Texas senator has proposed a bill to speed up the process of protecting Houston from a devastating hurricane.
ProPublica and Texas Tribune are co-hosting a community forum in La Porte, Texas, to discuss how to break through the state’s political and scientific gridlock in order to protect Houston before disaster strikes.
Houston is the fourth-largest city in the country. It's home to the nation's largest refining and petrochemical complex, where billions of gallons of oil and dangerous chemicals are stored. And it's a sitting duck for the next big hurricane. Why isn't Texas ready?
Houston is unprepared for the danger it faces as a city prone to hurricanes. Today we’re launching a new multimedia project about the region’s vulnerabilities and what’s at stake.