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Why Researchers are Using NASA Satellites to Track Gulf Seaweed

Posted on · Seaweed is on the minds of researchers at Texas A&M University at Galveston, who are partnering with NASA to track seaweed using satellite imagery. The goal: to give beach managers a head start on removing seaweed quickly from the Texas coast. We learn more from Captain Robert Webster, a research assistant at Texas A&M-Galveston.

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Houston Matters for Wed., Oct. 16, 2013

Posted on · Houston is a city constantly in flux, redefining itself, rethinking itself. In a community and – let’s face it – a society constantly on the move, we can sometimes lose historical and cultural experiences along the way. From Astroworld’s carousel (left) to the downtown Houston Foley’s department store, from homes and offices to hotels, stores, and […]

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Federal Budget Cuts Could Affect Gulf Shrimpers

Posted on · Fans of the TV show Deadliest Catch know that crab fishing in Alaska is one of the most dangerous jobs in America.  But few Texans may realize that the warmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico can be just as treacherous.  As KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel found, a program to prevent drowning and accidents among Gulf shrimpers could itself fall victim to federal budget cuts.

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Saving the Gulf: Economy and Ecology

Posted on · Conservationists say more than just cleaning up the oil spill will have to be done to protect the Gulf of Mexico. A new report issued by the Nature Conservancy calls for restoring the gulf's fragile ecosystem in order to preserve the region's economy. Laurie Johnson reports.

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High Hopes for Shrimp Season

Posted on · It's never been easy being a shrimper, but the competition for gulf seafood is about to heat up. The Gulf of Mexico shrimp season for both state and federal waters opens 30 minutes after sunset today, and this year because of the oil spill, the stakes could be even higher. Pat Hernandez has more.