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Green Infrastructure: How Roof Gardens And Planting Trees Could Reduce Flooding

Posted on · Green infrastructure describes features in buildings and landscaping that cleanse and capture rainwater onsite where it falls. Houston advocates for green infrastructure join Houston Matters to discuss how it can be used to reduce flooding.

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Saving and Planting Trees in Houston

Posted on · A 2011 estimate from the Texas Forest Service put Houston’s number of trees at about 663 million. The drought that occurred in 2011 though, took about 66 million of those trees out, according to the Bayou Land Conservancy. Something that is particularly noticeable in Memorial Park and something that many Houstonians and officials are loath […]

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Ship Channel Centennial, Trees, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, November 10, 2014

Posted on · 100 years ago today, the Houston Ship Channel officially opened. The Ship Channel is a part of the Port of Houston, one of America’s busiest seaports. In fact, last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Port of Houston led the nation in the total tonnage it imported. The Port of Houston Authority claims […]