Nushin Huq is a Houston-based freelance reporter specializing in covering the energy industry and environmental issues.

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As temperatures rise with climate change, how can Houston beat the heat?

A program that mapped Houston’s hot spots can help other communities create plans to mitigate the effects of extreme heat. Heat disproportionately affects low-income communities, where families often lack air conditioning, rely on public transportation, and are more likely to have jobs outside.

Texas storm left death, devastation in vulnerable communities

A winter storm had devastating consequences inside homes throughout Texas — especially in underserved communities, where millions struggled to survive freezing temperatures, without heat or water.