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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.

Health & Science

As Climate Change Threatens Many Safety Net Clinics, Harvard Researchers Look To Houston

Posted on · As climate-related illnesses only intensify due to hotter temperatures and more frequent hurricanes, researchers look for ways safety net clinics can better protect the most vulnerable.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Forecasting Hurricane Season, And James Clapper (June 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn how NOAA forecasts each hurricane season. Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper talks about Russian interference in the 2016 election. And we get an update on Houston sports.

Hurricane

Texas Beware, 2018 Hurricane Season Expected To Be More Active Than Usual

Posted on · Forecasters said the 2018 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have slightly above average activity. The forecast calls for a 38 percent chance of at least one major hurricane making landfall along the Gulf Coast.

Houston Matters

Not Just Oil Rigs: Gulf of Mexico is Home to Pristine Coral Reefs

Posted on · About 100 miles off the coast of Galveston, in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, lies the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, a group of coral reefs that boasts manta rays, huge coral heads and hundreds of species of fish. The banks are managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and every […]

Houston Matters

What’s the Link Between Houston’s Ozone Problem and Climate Change?

Posted on · Last week, we spoke with News 88.7 energy and environment reporter Dave Fehling about why it is some areas of Houston seem to experience spikes in ozone levels when other areas don't. He noted there isn't scientific consensus on the reason. However, University of Houston researchers believe there's a connection between ozone levels in Houston […]

Houston Matters

Not Just Oil Rigs: Gulf of Mexico is Home to Pristine Coral Reefs

Posted on · About 100 miles off the coast of Galveston, in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, lies the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, a group of coral reefs that boasts manta rays, huge coral heads and hundreds of species of fish. The banks are managed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and every […]