Posted on · The Houston Chronicle recently published its annual report on the best places to work in Houston. 150 companies made theÂ âHouston Chronicle Top WorkplacesâÂ list based on employee surveys, where workers were asked to rate areas including company leadership, opportunities for advancement and their work/life balance. If you were asked to rate your workplace, what […]
Posted on · The state of Texas believes the Environmental Protection Agency does not have legal authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from factories and power plants. Such disputes over carbon emissions have pitted environmental regulators against industry for years. Now, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments over this question – and the state of […]
Posted on · Retailers in Texas encourage Governor Perry to veto a Texas version of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Bad actors in the energy industry do environmental harm that might possibly have been avoided in a state with more stringent regulations. In general, business is booming in Texas â especially here in Houston â but does […]
Posted on · Greetings! And thanks for visiting Houston Matters’ website! What is Houston Matters, you ask? Well, first and foremost, it’s a radio program, which you can hear Fridays at noon on KUHF 88.7 FM in Houston. During each hour of Houston Matters, we investigate the issues and ideas, people and places that make Houston…well…Houston! We talk […]
Posted on · If you feel like there are more people around the Bayou City these days â well, trust those feelings. The U.S. Census Bureau says the Houston metro area has seen greater population growth than any other U.S. metro area in the last decadeâ¦and last year, Harris County added more residents than any other U.S. county. […]
Posted on · As summer approaches and Texas prepares for another possible drought season — one environmental group says the state could save billions of gallons of water.
Posted on · A national urban planning organization has named a portion of Houston's Buffalo Bayou as one of its "Ten Great Public Spaces" for 2012. The city was honored for its efforts to spruce up public areas along the historic waterway, but officials say more work still needs to be done to make the bayou totally accessible.
Posted on · Harris County Mosquito Control has been spraying after the recent onslaught of rain and high temperatures. And while mosquito control does a good job protecting residents, college interns at the Houston Zoo found an easy way to reduce the population.
Posted on · Environmentalists are asking the public to take a close look at the millions of pounds of toxic chemicals discharged into rivers, streams and bays. KUHF Health and Science Reporter Carrie Feibel found that Texas, unfortunately, ranks fourth in the nation for toxic releases.
Posted on · Last month, the Harris County Flood Control District presented a study which showed the addition of detention basins along Buffalo Bayou. The study, known as "Charting Buffalo," was quickly pulled after opposition from residents and local organizations.
Posted on · Electric car drivers along the Katy Freeway now have a new place to charge their vehicles, and city officials hope there are many more to come.
Posted on · Thousands of new trees are being planted on Saturday in Houston's Memorial Park, as the city tries to recover from the devastating drought. Employees of ExxonMobil are lending a hand for the re-forestation, including Anita Taylor.
Posted on · A destructive citrus plant disease that wiped out crops in Florida has been confirmed in Texas. State agriculture officials found the disease known as 'citrus greening' in a grove in the Rio Grande Valley.
Posted on · Lots of folks are headed to Reliant Park this weekend for the final days of the Houston Boat Show. Along with checking out new designs and high-tech features, visitors will also see boats that are much more environmentally friendly.
Posted on · The federal government says the natural gas industry will have to do more to prevent air pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency announced a new set of proposed rules to clamp down on the release of harmful gases, particularly around drill sites that use hydraulic fracturing.