Environmental Headlines for the Houston Region: April 4, 2020

Godofredo A. Vásquez, Houston Chronicle photographer
  • 4/2/20
    • Stop blaming bats for coronavirus [Opinion] (Merlin Tuttle, Bat Conservation International – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com
    • Cleaner air a silver lining of pandemic [Front Page] (James Osborne – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com
  • 4/1/20
    • Crisis is not free pass to pollute our planet [Opinion] (Robin Schneider, Texas Campaign for the Environment – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com
    • Quarantined in a property that flooded? Coronavirus compounds risks from Harvey, Imelda [Opinion] (Ben Lacy Hirsch, West Street Recovery – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com
    • Disease expert: You can go outside, but still practice social distancing (Julie Garcia – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com
  • 3/31/20
    • Oysters in Galveston Bay are on the rebound. Will it stay that way? [Front Page] (Nick Powell – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com
    • Fill out the census today (The Editorial Board – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com
  • 3/30/20
    • Oil has a new best friend: government (Rob Gavin – Houston Chronicle)
      “If the government, federal or state, is going to take steps to help the oil industry, whether through crude purchases, low interest loans, subsidies or regulation — the industry needs to reciprocate…. Stop flaring. Reduce emissions. Invest more in protecting communities from exploding chemical plants.Take climate change seriously and spend more money — much more — to accelerate the energy transition needed to prevent, or at least mitigate, the looming environmental catastrophe.”
      houstonchronicle.com
  • 3/29/20
    • Metro delays projects’ next steps (Dug Begley – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com (published online 3/24/20)
    • Walking — the original social distancing activity (Julie Garcia – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com (Originally published online 3/19/20)
  • 3/28/20
    • White House to relax auto pollution rules (Coral Davenport – New York Times) nytimes.com (Republished in the Houston Chronicle 3/31/20)
    • Houston mayor threatens to fence off playgrounds, basketball courts for social distancing (Sergio Chapa – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com
    • Firefighters battle large grass fire on Galveston Island’s East Beach (Sergio Chapa – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com
  • 3/27/20
    • Modernizing the electrical grid and energy infrastructure can propel an economic recovery [Opinion] (David Foster – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com
  • 3/23/20
    • Westchase wants to put bayou bike trail connection, a first in Houston, on the map [Front Page] (Dug Begley – Houston Chronicle) houstonchronicle.com