Posted on · An investigation by Houston Public Media found that bus shelters inconsistently provided protection against the heat during some of the hottest months of the summer.
Posted on · A pilot study from Houston Public Media found that bus shelter shade was on average half as effective at cooling riders as tree shade -- a potential solution for METRO and the City of Houston as climate change makes the heat worse for transit riders.
Posted on · On this episode Sara and Katie find out just how hot it gets inside METRO bus shelters.
Posted on · An original study by Houston Public Media set out to answer whether bus stops ever reached dangerously hot temperatures and how effective bus shelters are at cooling riders during the hottest times of the day.
Posted on · As climate change continues to bring hotter temperatures, outdoor workers are among those most vulnerable to the extreme heat.
Posted on · Residents have been fighting for years to get the site cleaned up and state health officials have confirmed significantly higher than normal cancer rates in the area for both adults and children.
Posted on · During Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters, many Houstonians turned to their neighbors for help. Now, some people are transforming their homes into emergency hubs for their neighborhood.
Posted on · Medical professionals advise residents to stay indoors during peak hours to avoid getting heat illness in triple digit temperatures. But that’s not always possible for the thousands of Houstonains who rely on public transportation.
Posted on · Residents, lawyers, and environmental groups point to aging facilities and reluctant state regulators as reasons for the continued string of industrial fires.
Posted on · To get their own data on what they’re breathing, community groups have been installing air monitors over the past several years, building out a vast network across the region.
Posted on · Two of the state’s largest sinkholes are located about an hour east of Houston.
Posted on · The $34 billion project aims to protect the Houston area from hurricane storm surge. It's been approved by Congress, but still needs to get funded and key questions about how it would impact everything from ship navigation to the bay’s ecosystem will have to be answered before ground is broken.
Posted on · The Fifth Ward Cancer Cluster Summit will explore the high cancer rates in the area and find possible solutions for residents impacted by the contaminated Union Pacific Rail Yard soil.
Posted on · A project in south Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood will convert a former landfill into one of the largest urban solar farms in the country. With the project set to break ground this summer, one local program is training residents for the jobs it’s expected to bring.
Posted on · Concrete batch plants are where materials like cement, water, sand and rocks are combined and mixed together to make concrete. They’re also a source of harmful air pollution.