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Turning a landfill in Sunnyside into a solar farm, and what motivates Gov. Abbott (April 25, 2022)

Posted on · On Monday's show: A new project in Sunnyside plans to convert a landfill into the nation's largest urban solar farm. Plus, we take a closer look at what motivates Gov. Greg Abbott. And an expert outlines what we do and don't know about microplastics in our water -- and in our bodies.

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Rice University Leading National Center to Provide Clean Water for Communities, Energy Industry

Posted on · The lack of access to clean water is still a challenge for many homeowners and the energy industry. That's why Rice University is heading up a national research center here in Houston that will use nanotechnology to enable water-treatment systems. Project leaders behind Nanotechnology Enabled Water Treatment — or NEWT — say it'll provide safe […]

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Matricula Consular, Water Treatment, and Gelato: Friday’s Show (August 21, 2015)

Posted on · While we wrap up today’s Houston Matters with a discussion about gelato, we start this post with a mention of it, because…well, it just looks really good. Okay, moving on. Texas no longer accepts IDs called matricula consular — issued by Mexican consulates located throughout the state — to obtain a birth certificate. The tighter […]

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