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What Could Proposed Changes To The Endangered Species Act Mean For Critters — And Business — In Texas?

Posted on · The Trump administration has proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act. Houston Matters discusses what that could mean for creatures in need of protection in the Lone Star State as well as the oil and gas industry here.

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Full Show: School Walkouts, And Political Roundup (March 14, 2018)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Student walkouts are planned across the country to protest gun violence. Even though most of the region is on Spring Break, there are still activities planned in Greater Houston. Then, we discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas. Plus, an expert talks about antibiotic-resistant epidemics. And an expert on Houston wildlife answers your questions.

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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 […]