2018 Mid-Year Environmental Review

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took the photo above of Houston and the Gulf Coast as the International Space Station flew overhead.At the end of 2017, we asked you, our readers, to let us know what you see as issues or events of importance to the greater Houston region’s environmental community for 2018. This is what you told us:

  • Resiliency
  • Flood mitigation and management
  • Air quality
  • Toxic chemical storage and flooding
  • Improved public transport
  • Land conservation as preserves, esp. prairies
  • Stopping new fossil fuel infrastructure from being built
  • Putting a price on carbon pollution.
  • Regulations reducing the use and disposal of plastics
  • Earth Day
  • Emerson UU Renewable Congregations Campaign

As a community, are we making progress on these items? Have other environmental accomplishments, controversies, issues, news, or events emerged as significant for the greater Houston region? Let us know what you think.