City Council adopts stricter development rules for Houston’s floodplains. Houston Chronicle

A fierce opponent of the Endangered Species Act is picked to oversee Interior’s wildlife policy. Washington Post

As more Texans ‘Give a Whoop,’ hope for saving iconic cranes – and coast. Christian Science Monitor

Brutal choice in Houston: Sell home at a loss or face new floods. New York Times

US judge dismisses Exxon lawsuit to stop climate change probes. Reuters

Middle schoolers aim to make Houston plastic bag free. Houston Chronicle

Texas sinkholes: oil and gas drilling increases threat, scientists warn. The Guardian

How Trump favored Texas over Puerto Rico. Politico