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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 […]

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Recycling and Race, Suicide Prevention, and the Flower Garden Banks: Houston Matters for Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Posted on · Texas Southern Professor Robert Bullard argues Houston has a long history of locating landfills and incinerators – and their pollution – in mostly African-American and Latino neighborhoods. Now, some worry history could repeat itself, as a result of the One Bin For All recycling program. On this edition of Houston Matters, we hear those concerns […]


NOAA Brings ‘Hurricane Hunter’ Airplane to Houston

Posted on · The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is flying the WP-3D Orion turboprop to five cities along the Gulf Coast in advance of the 2014 hurricane season. The aircraft is flies into active hurricanes and collects data. The airplane will be open for public view from 3 to 4:30 May 20 at Ellington Field.