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Rice University Explores Coral Reef Restoration

Posted on · Scientists say there’s a concerning phenomenon taking place in key portions of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s called coral bleaching. When corals are stressed by dramatic changes in conditions, such as temperature or nutrients, they turn completely white. Coral can recover from such an event, but if the stress continues for too long, it eventually […]

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Not Just Oil Rigs: Gulf of Mexico is Home to Pristine Coral Reefs

Posted on · About 100 miles off the coast of Galveston, in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, lies the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, a group of coral reefs that boasts manta rays, huge coral heads and hundreds of species of fish. The banks are managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and every few weeks NOAA’s marine research […]

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Not Just Oil Rigs: Gulf of Mexico is Home to Pristine Coral Reefs

Posted on · About 100 miles off the coast of Galveston, in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, lies the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, a group of coral reefs that boasts manta rays, huge coral heads and hundreds of species of fish. The banks are managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and every few weeks NOAA’s marine research […]

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Recycling and Race, Suicide Prevention, and the Flower Garden Banks: Houston Matters for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Posted on · Texas Southern Professor Robert Bullard argues Houston has a long history of locating landfills and incinerators – and their pollution – in mostly African-American and Latino neighborhoods. Now, some worry history could repeat itself, as a result of the One Bin For All recycling program. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear those concerns from […]