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Harvesting Water

Posted on · As the population of Texas continues to grow — the availability of water decreases. The Texas Commission on Environmental quality is urging Texans to practice water conservation now before the problem worsens. Laurie Johnson has more.

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Invasion of the Crazy Ants

Posted on · Houston is the epicenter for a growing danger to the entire state. A foreign intruder camps out here, lurking in your back yard or inside your walls. It's the Rasberry Crazy Ant — and it's considered one of the fastest-spreading natural threats this state has seen. Laurie Johnson has more.

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Be Careful When Mixing Household Products

Posted on · The first day of spring means a time for cleaning. Most people don't think of the chemical based household products they use as hazardous materials. The city of Houston encourages residents to be safe and environmentally responsible when disposing household products that are hazardous. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Profiting from Pollution?

Posted on · With Barack Obama now in office, Congress is preparing to pass laws aimed at reducing greenhouse gases which scientists say cause global warming. What's interesting about these laws is that they may allow some companies to profit from the pollution of others. Bill Stamps explains.

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First Biofuel-powered Flight by a U.S. Carrier

Posted on · Continental Airlines takes to the air in a jet using biofuel. The demonstration by the Houston-based carrier is the first flight to be conducted by a U.S. commercial airliner. The special fuel blend is made partly from algae. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Rising Sea Levels

Posted on · Over the past 50 years, the sea level around the world has risen by 4 inches. While many credit global warming, that doesn't fully explain the sources of all that water. Climate science and environmental experts from around the world gathered at Rice University to discuss the sea level rise and its implication for the Houston area. Pat Hernandez has the story.