Houston Matters

Bright Light or Bright Blight? Is Light Pollution a Necessary Part of Urban Life or Harmful?

Posted on · In this major metropolitan area of ours, there are a lot of lights on at all hours. Not just in our homes but on our streets, glowing from traffic lights, businesses, car headlights, and more. Recently, News 88.7’s Florian Martin was contacted by a Houstonian concerned LED bulbs being deployed for the city’s street lights are […]

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Journalist Roundtable and Light Pollution: Wednesday’s Show (November 18, 2015)

Posted on · It’s been a busy stretch for those who cover the news. You may feel some media outlets have done well, and others not so much, while reporting on everything from the terrorist attacks in Paris to recent unrest on college campuses to this month’s election here in Houston. From time to time on the program […]

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Wildlife Posing Accident Risks in Greater Houston

Posted on · It’s an inevitable byproduct of suburban sprawl: the farther we spread out geographically into previously undeveloped areas of an ever-expanding Greater Houston region the more we’re likely to come into contact with — and encroach on — the natural environment that’s already there. The opposite is also true: suburban and rural populations will see wildlife […]

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Wildlife Accidents, Health Insurance, and Driving to Panama: Houston Matters for Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Posted on · It’s an inevitable byproduct of suburban sprawl: the farther we spread out geographically into previously undeveloped areas of an ever-expanding Greater Houston region the more we’re likely to come into contact with — and encroach on — the natural environment that’s already there. The opposite is also true: suburban and rural populations will see wildlife […]

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A Class in Oil Coated Bird Washing

Posted on · A Houston nonprofit agency is hoping to get a very important call soon. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center wants to head to Louisiana to help clean animals coated with oil. In the meantime, they plan to hold a special class for volunteers who'd like to help. Bill Stamps has the story.

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Help Recover Abandoned Crab Traps

Posted on · Every year thousands of crab traps are lost or abandoned along the Texas Gulf Coast. Rod Rice reports that again this year Texas Parks and Wildlife will ask volunteers to help remove the traps from area waters.