Energy & Environment

Gulfton is one of Houston’s warmest neighborhoods. A new nature-based plan aims to change that

Posted on · Areas like Gulfton that have a lot of concrete and little greenspace can get significantly hotter than other neighborhoods across Harris County. A new plan aims to help change that by bringing more greenspace to the neighborhood.


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Full Show: Prison Heat Conditions, And Trees Ordinances (July 20, 2017)

Posted on · Houston Matters examines a ruling on heat conditions in a prison near Houston, Gov. Abbott’s desire to repeal tree ordinances in cities, and how Houston plant life has changed over the years. Plus Houston Millennials talk about the state of their generation.

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Yale Street Homeowners, Businesses Unite For Yale Green Corridor Cause

Posted on · The Urban Forestry Committee of the Houston Heights Association wants to make sure the trees along Yale Street in the Heights will be here for many decades to come. They've teamed up with residents and businesses along Yale to petition the City of Houston to designate a two-mile stretch of the roadway, which bisects the […]

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Saving and Planting Trees in Houston

Posted on · A 2011 estimate from the Texas Forest Service put Houston’s number of trees at about 663 million. The drought that occurred in 2011 though, took about 66 million of those trees out, according to the Bayou Land Conservancy. Something that is particularly noticeable in Memorial Park and something that many Houstonians and officials are loath […]

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Need Help Tracing Your Family Roots?

Posted on · Living in the early 21st century has its perks – among them, access to information like never before. DNA testing can help you trace your roots. Social networking sites can help you reconnect with relatives. A lot of folks are taking advantage of these and other tools to develop a family tree. We welcome your […]