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Texas Weather Forecast: Scalding, With a Chance of Desert Dust From Africa

Grime wafting across the ocean from the Sahara is predicted to reach Houston today.

AP Photo/David J. Phillip

Amid Historic Flooding, Houston Braces for Even More Rain

The earth is so saturated from record rainfall that flooding is only expected to get worse.


What U.S. Cities Are at Risk of Getting the Zika Virus?

A vast tract of land from New York to L.A. has summertime conditions ideal for virus-carrying mosquitoes.

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New Houston Mayor to Texas DOT: Wider Roads Mean More Traffic

“The traditional strategy of adding capacity … exacerbates urban congestion problems.”

Texas Central

Amid Great Progress, Texas High-Speed Rail Takes a Big Step Back

Federal officials rule the rail line won’t stop in Downtown Houston.

AP Photo/Michael Probst

A Texas County Just Sued VW for $100 Million Over Its Emissions Scandal

The “first” local government action against the carmaker surely won’t be the last.


America Is Going Crazy for Donald Trump (Piñatas)

From L.A. to New York to Mexico, people love beating the stuffing out of the GOP candidate.


Just in Time for Juneteenth: A Mapping Tool That Makes It Easier to Spot Environmental Justice

The EPA's new EJSCREEN layers demographic and environmental information into a single index.

UFO-Shaped Clouds Appear Over Texas

It's rare to find these types of formations in the South.

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Houston's Urban Interstate Debate: Transform, or Tear Down?

Some locals want their own High Line; others want a fresh start.

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Southwest Airlines Hasn't Decided Whether or Not to Oppose Texas High-Speed Rail

The carrier has fought against a bullet train in the state before.

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Debunking 5 Myths About Texas High-Speed Rail

The "Berlin Wall" is not being built on your farmland, for one.

Texas Central Railway

Meet the Opposition to Texas High-Speed Rail

Don't mess with their roads.

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Why You Should Reconsider Your Hatred of Transit Transfers, in 2 Infographics

A brief lesson on how bus and rail connections save time.


America's Holiday Lights Can Be Seen from Space

They're especially bright in the suburbs, says NASA.

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Can High-Speed Rail Help Dallas Build a Great Transit System?

It may struggle to keep up with passenger demand if it doesn't.

Neighborhood Centers

How to Tackle Growing Suburban Poverty

Houston's Neighborhood Centers has spent years addressing this hidden problem—which will spread throughout the U.S.

California High-Speed Rail

Moving Forward with America's High-Speed Rail Projects

A status report on proposed lines in California, Texas, and the Northeast.