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Climate Change

Gulf Coast sea level rising at ‘unprecedented’ rate, recent studies find

Posted on · Average sea levels along the United States' Gulf and Southeast coasts have been by about half an inch per year since 2010, about three times more than the global average, according to recent studies published in Nature Communications and Journal of Climate.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Political Roundup, And Flood Mitigation Projects (Dec. 13, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Our political experts break down the week’s big political stories. We learn about the West Houston Association's call for federal, state, and local funding for future flood mitigation projects. And Houston Grand Opera premieres a new holiday production, The House Without a Christmas Tree.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Greater Houston Flooding: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week's news, we turn to our rotating panel of "non-experts" to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, we discuss this week’s […]

Houston Matters

Is Texas Doing Enough to Prevent Floods?

Posted on · Eight dead in Houston, millions of dollars in damages — by now we all know how the Memorial Day rains affected the region, and while we can't stop the rain, some argue we could do more to mitigate the results. Kriston Capps is a staff writer for CityLab, a division of The Atlantic. In a […]

Full Show

Flood Response, Urbanization and Summer Reading: Tuesday’s Show (June 2, 2015)

Posted on · It's been a week since a dramatic and major storm over Houston dumped nearly a foot of rain in a matter of hours, leading to widespread flooding, several deaths, damage in the millions and at least temporary disruption in one form or another for most of Greater Houston. Now that we have a little bit […]

Houston Matters

Houston Flood Waters Contain Hidden Health Dangers

Posted on · The floodwaters have mostly receded from our roadways, but they still remain in some areas around Greater Houston. As cleanup continues, we talk with Dr. Scott Lea, Associate Professor and Infectious Diseases Clinic Director, in the Department of Internal Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases at UTMB, about what lurks in those muddy puddles left behind, […]

Full Show

Flooded Streets and Highways: Tuesday’s Show (May 26, 2015)

Posted on · Severe weather this weekend, combined with strong sustained thunderstorms overnight, led to widespread flooding across Greater Houston. Officials throughout the day asked Houstonians to stay home until the water recedes. Many schools are closed, and many roads remain impassible. On this edition of Houston Matters, we check in with News 88.7’s transportation reporter Gail Delaughter, […]

Full Show

Flooding, Organic Food, and Big Oil: Houston Matters for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Posted on · It seems like every time there's even moderately heavy rain here in Houston, we experience some measure of flooding. That's to be expected when you live in a very flat city that's only 43 feet above sea level. Still, while flooding may not be preventable, there may be steps to take to mitigate it. On […]