Gulf of Mexico’s largest coral sanctuary faces an extreme threat that’s mystifying scientists.

Oil export terminal plan exposes energy rift in Texas. E&E News

Exxon’s long-shot embrace of carbon capture in the Houston area just got massive support from Congress. Inside Climate News

Nonprofits pay Texas farmers to not water crops during drought. Texas Tribune

Gulf Coast residents fear they live in ‘sacrifice zone’ for booming natural gas industry. Houston Chronicle

Dan Patrick demanded Texas divest from BlackRock. He kept his shares. Texas Monthly

Texas regulators turn away from proposed microplastics pollution ban. Courthouse News Service

Many prisons in Texas lack universal air conditioning. Advocates want that to change. Yale Climate Connections