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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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University Endowments and Petrochemical Boom: Wednesday’s Show (April 6, 2016)

Posted on · Amid rising tuition, some members of Congress want to know how private universities use their massive endowments. The lawmakers recently sent a letter to a number of schools, including Rice, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Christian University, asking for a response. On this edition of Houston Matters, we ask Houston Chronicle higher education reporter […]