Energy & Environment

Maintenance for flood control projects to face delays as Harris County agency deals with a smaller budget

Posted on · Regular maintenance is critical for flood mitigation projects to work as they’re supposed to. But the Harris County Flood Control District’s maintenance budget isn’t keeping pace with its growing portfolio of projects.

Energy & Environment

Researchers test private wells near Jones Road Superfund Site after EPA report finds groundwater contamination is still a concern

Posted on · The Superfund site is located in the Cypress Shopping Centre strip mall off Jones Road where a former dry cleaners failed to dispose of its chemicals properly, contaminating the groundwater and soil. Cleanup of the site has been in the works for more than a decade.

Energy & Environment

Gulfton is one of Houston’s warmest neighborhoods. A new nature-based plan aims to change that

Posted on · Areas like Gulfton that have a lot of concrete and little greenspace can get significantly hotter than other neighborhoods across Harris County. A new plan aims to help change that by bringing more greenspace to the neighborhood.