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New Technology is Being Used to Study Houstonians’ Exposure to Air Pollution

Posted on · The Houston Advanced Research Center is beginning an air quality study using new air quality monitoring technologies to assess human exposure to air pollution. The Manchester, Milby Park and Galena Park neighborhoods will be the focus of the study. We learn more from Dr. Jay Olaguer, the Program Director for Air Quality Science at HARC.

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Could Houston Follow Austin’s Footsteps Towards Solar Energy?

Posted on · Last month, Austin’s City Council updated the city’s Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan, with an auspicious goal: to see that 55 percent of Austin’s energy comes from clean, renewable resources by 2025. One component of that effort is to expand the use of solar energy. How about Houston? What could we accomplish here […]

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Protecting the Texas Coast from Storms: It’s a Year-Round Job

Posted on · Hurricane season may be over, but preparing for the next big tropical storm is a year-long process. Among the groups engaged in that effort is the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District. The GCCPRD develops plans to help Galveston, Harris, and other area counties to alleviate damage from storms like 2008’s Hurricane Ike. The […]

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Rising Seas, Houston Weddings, and Thanksgivukkah: Houston Matters for Monday, November 25, 2013

Posted on · Last night, KUHF debuted a new public radio special entitled Rising Seas. It’s part of a series of energy programs called BURN, and the production takes an in-depth look at the potentially devastating impact of sea-level rise along the Gulf Coast, and for two major American cities – Miami and New York. Houston Matters will […]