Climate

Winters get warmer with climate change. So what explains Texas’ cold snap in February?

A warming earth has brought milder winters, but emerging science suggests that extreme cold spells in Texas could also result from climate change messing with complex weather processes. Read more on texastribune.org.

As world leaders seek to rein in methane, Texas’ oil and gas industry pressured to cut emissions.

A proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule could require oil and gas producers to monitor and reduce emissions of methane in the field. Read more on texastribune.org.

Texas regulators want to prepare the state’s electricity grid for extreme weather. But that’s a moving target in a warming world.

The state plans to use past weather data to craft rules for power plant upgrades. Scientists warn that the accelerating effects of climate change make relying on old data alone insufficient. Read more on texastribune.org.

Climate change is making Texas hotter, threatening public health, water supply and the state’s infrastructure

A report from the state climatologist finds that Texas is experiencing hotter days with less relief from high temperatures at night. Read more on texastribune.org.