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Katy Prairie and Sugar Land Restaurants: Wednesday’s Show (July 6, 2016)

Posted on · Following our recent Houston Matters road trip to the newest stretch of the Grand Parkway, in which we learned how some nearby residents and businesses are being affected by the new leg of 99, we received an e-mail from a listener bemoaning how such development adds to the dissipation of prairies on the edges of Greater […]

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Book Offers a Look at the State of Texas’ Environment

Posted on · A new book offers a comprehensive, statewide picture of environmental issues and conservation efforts across Texas. The Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People compiled data from several agencies and groups to offer a better look at the environmental state of Texas. The book is authored by David Todd, executive director for the Conservation History Association of […]

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Galveston Farm Raises a Unique Crop: Endangered Sea Turtles

Posted on · In Galveston, the NOAA Fisheries Service runs the only farm of its kind in the world: they raise sea turtles. The reptiles are cared for with one goal in mind: to protect the species amid commercial fishing. Sea turtles are older than the dinosaurs and currently endangered. Houston Matters Paige Phelps reports.

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What Makes the Buffalo Bayou Restoration Project So Controversial?

Posted on · We revisit a plan to restore a portion of Buffalo Bayou. The Memorial Park Demonstration Project is a controversial plan to eliminate vegetation and trees along the banks of a 1.5-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou, running from the southeast corner of Memorial Park to the eastern edge of River Oaks Country Club.  We examined this project back in […]

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How Should Erosion Be Stopped Along Buffalo Bayou?

Posted on · Houston residents have until June 30 to submit public comments on a controversial plan to eliminate vegetation and trees along the banks of a 1.5-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou running from the southeast corner of Memorial Park to the eastern edge of River Oaks Country Club. The plan, put forth by the Harris County Flood […]

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Peter Hillary Talks Exploring, Connecting With & Conserving Nature

Posted on · In 1953, New Zealand explorer and mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese Sherpa partner Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Nearly 40 years later – in 1990 – Hillary’s son Peter himself reached the summit, making Edmund and Peter Hillary the first father-son duo to conquer Mount […]