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Using Green Infrastructure to Mitigate Flooding in Greater Houston

Posted on · We try all sorts of things to mitigate flooding — from limits and controls on development to improving storm water drainage capacity to other ways of maintaining and improving existing drainage systems and flood control structures. But there’s another piece of the puzzle: what you might call natural defense, or “green infrastructure.” In essence, one way to […]

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What Should Be Done with the San Jacinto Waste Pits?

Posted on · The San Jacinto Waste Pits are an area on the eastern edge of Houston near the San Jacinto River where chemical waste was deposited decades ago. The Environmental Protection Agency has deemed the waste pits a Superfund site, a federally designated hazardous waste site. Some residents of neighboring communities believe chemicals from the site are […]