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Houston Ship Channel Shows a State Vulnerable to Climate Effects

The booming activity in the Houston Ship Channel may be the best evidence of Texas' economic success. But it also demonstrates the state's vulnerability to climate change. This story was produced in collaboration with The World.

A view of the Houston Ship Channel from the Sam Houston tour boat in February 2014.

The booming activity in the Houston Ship Channel may be the best evidence of Texas' economic success. But it also demonstrates the state's vulnerability to climate change, with the prospect of stronger storms and rising seas threatening severe damage to the stability of Texas, the United States and the world.

This story was produced in collaboration with The World, a program by Public Radio International.

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