Posted on · More than 100 people met with state environmental regulators Tuesday night, many of whom spoke out against the expansion of the Hawthorne Landfill.
Posted on · The decades-old landfill in a historically Black and Hispanic part of Houston wants to operate for another 46 years. Residents are trying to stop it from happening.
Posted on · Houston Matters producer Michael Hagerty tours the Houston Resource Renewal Center, which processes some 95 tons of recyclables a day.
Posted on · The engineer views a landfill as a living ecosystem, and the plastic that clogs it as a serious threat that crowds out life and never goes away. Can we eliminate the waste before it smothers us?
Posted on · A post-Harvey analysis found most of the flooded homes from Harvey were built on land raised using fill
Posted on · Crews are fanning out all over the city, picking up tons of debris piled high in front of hundreds of homes. Meanwhile, many Houstonians are having to decide what stays and what goes.
Posted on · Texas health care providers will have to cremate or bury the remains of aborted fetuses under a new rule taking effect December 19th.Those opposed to abortions see the rule change as a way to offer dignity and respect to the unborn, while abortion rights supporters see it as medically unnecessary, and designed to shame women […]
Posted on · On Friday (March 11, 2016), Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a new proposed contract with Waste Management, which — if approved by the City Council next week — would allow the city to continue to offer recycling services without disruption for the next two years. Mayor Turner had balked at Waste Management's initial contract offer […]
Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good, some of it bad, some of it downright ugly. We ask our non-expert panel (Houston Chronicle writer Lisa Falkenberg, MochaDad.com blogger Fred Goodall, and Vladimir Davidiuk, Chairman of the College Republicans and Junior Senator in the Student Government Association at the University of St […]
Posted on · We continue our week-long series exploring "The State of Houston" with a conversation about the environment in Greater Houston. We talk with News 88.7 Energy and Environment Reporter Dave Fehling. We discuss concerns about clean air and clean water, new efforts to monitor chemical releases, ongoing disputes over landfills and other encroachment of our urban […]
Posted on · Maybe today is "trash day" in your neighborhood — the day the garbage trucks make their rounds. But could what you throw away today end-up polluting our water years from now?
Posted on · It's one of Houston's most notoriously "trashed" roads: Holmes Road which lies less than a mile south of NRG Stadium. Some neighbors are angry about a proposal to build a new "transfer station" for construction debris.
Posted on · A verdict in a trial seeking to stop a new landfill in Waller County is not the end of the case. It's up to the judge to deliver a final ruling. The plan is for the dump to be filled mostly with trash from greater Houston.
Posted on · We share some feedback from your fellow listeners about recent programs, including some thoughts from Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting. The former longtime investigative reporter for KTRK ABC 13 has been consulting and investigating for opponents of the proposed landfill off Highway 6 near Hempstead in Waller County, northwest of Houston. He tells us […]
Posted on · Two years ago today, Houston native and freelance journalist Austin Tice disappeared while covering the conflict in Syria. Tice grew up dreaming of becoming an international correspondent for NPR. That dream became his parentsâ nightmareÂ when Tice vanished. While many believe he was kidnapped, there has been no indication of what happened toÂ him since […]