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In Light Of Fourth Of July Flooding, Are We Better Off After Harvey?

Posted on · Heavy rains on the Fourth of July caused flooding and blocked roadways across the region. Nearly a year after Harvey, Houston Matters examines the progress that's been made in flood prevention since then.

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Full Show: Flooding After Harvey, And Stories From Texas (July 5, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: After flooding on the Fourth of July, we look at what's been done since Harvey to mitigate flooding in Houston. Then, we learn what researchers found on thousands of hours of tapes from NASA’s archives. Plus, a local astronomer answers your questions about stargazing in Greater Houston. And writer W.F. Strong talks about his book Stories From Texas: Some of Them are True.

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Why Researchers are Using NASA Satellites to Track Gulf Seaweed

Posted on · Seaweed is on the minds of researchers at Texas A&M University at Galveston, who are partnering with NASA to track seaweed using satellite imagery. The goal: to give beach managers a head start on removing seaweed quickly from the Texas coast. We learn more from Captain Robert Webster, a research assistant at Texas A&M-Galveston.