Energy & Environment

Galveston Bay researchers are fishing for data about chemical runoff — literally

Posted on · Industrial facilities along Houston’s Ship Channel are increasingly at risk of flooding as climate change accelerates rising sea levels and strengthens storms. Now, local researchers are examining how pollution runoff during these flood events is impacting the bay’s ecosystem -- and how to mitigate it.

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Navigating A Transition Of Power When One Candidate Won’t Concede (Nov. 11, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: New efforts to monitor pollution after natural disasters, navigating a transition of power when one candidate won’t concede the election, how bars are adapting to prevent the spread COVID-19, and a documentary about the iconic Houston nightclub Numbers.

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Wednesday’s Show: Houston’s Air Pollution Problem, And Protecting Yourself In The Gig Economy (Jan. 29, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: New data on our air pollution problem, our weekly political roundup, protecting your work in the gig economy, and tenor Larry Brownlee.

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Wednesday’s Show: How Texas Oil And Gas Contributes To Greenhouse Gas Increases, And The Best Places To Eat In West Houston (Jan. 8, 2020)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: The role Texas oil and gas companies play in rises in greenhouse gases, our weekly political roundup, food writers discuss their favorite places to eat in west Houston, and a new documentary details Harvey rescue efforts.

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Tuesday’s Show: How A State Takeover Of HISD Would Work, And Practicing Haitian Vodou (Dec. 3, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We examine the history of the Port Neches chemical plant where explosions and a fire occurred last week. An expert walks us through how the impending state takeover of the HISD board might work. A bug expert answers your questions. And we meet a local practitioner of the Haitian Vodou religion.