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UTMB To Build New Hospital Building By 2015

Posted on · The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will build a new 13-story hospital on its main campus on the island. The storm-proof structure will have 246 beds. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel explains that in the post-Ike era, UTMB is actually growing.

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Kids With Skin Problems Are Safe From Scrutiny At Camp Dermadillo

Posted on · When it comes to summer camp, it seems there’s one for practically every type of kid. Camps for athletes, for glee clubbers, and even camps for the science nerds. But when it comes to children who are sick, the camp often chooses them. That's the case at Camp Dermadillo, where children with chronic skin diseases spend a week together, safe from the sun or the stares of strangers. The children gather at Camp For All, a retreat facility near Brenham. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel stopped by for a visit.

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Texas Agriculture Could See Record Losses

Posted on · The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its crop production report yesterday, and the numbers from the Lone Star state were grim. Because of the record drought and heat, Texas farmers and ranchers could face a record-breaking loss in agricultural damages. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel has more.

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Environmentalists Rally Against Coal-Fired Plant At City Hall

Posted on · Environmentalists continue to fight against coal-fired power plants in Texas. The Sierra Club released data today showing that if a new coal plant is built in Matagorda County, then ozone levels in Houston could get worse. They say it's time for the mayor and the city to speak out. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel has more.

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Atlantis Swapping Cargo With Space Station

Posted on · NASA reports that the last shuttle mission is going quite well. Crew members are busy moving almost 10,000 pounds of supplies from Atlantis into the International Space Station. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel explains what they're bringing onboard.

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Environmentalists Want Three TX Coal Plants Shut Down

Posted on · Last week, the EPA announced new rules that will force power plants to cut back on air pollution. But Texas environmentalists are continuing the fight. On Tuesday they singled out specific power plants by name, saying that three in northeast Texas are releasing dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel has more.

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Wanted: Bigger Water Supply for Houston

Posted on · The current drought is the third worst in Texas history, and has almost everyone talking about water. But long-term planners say that even after the drought ends, the Houston region will still have water problems. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel has more.

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Battle Over Coal-Fired Plant in Matagorda County Continues

Posted on · A battle over water rights continues in Matagorda County. A proposed coal plant would take more than eight billion gallons of fresh water every year from the lower Colorado River. But environmentalists say there just isn't enough water to support the plan. KUHF Health Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel has more.

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KUHF Conversations: Robert Stott

Posted on · This week marks the tenth anniversary of Tropical Storm Allison, one of the most devastating flood events in Houston's history. One of the hardest hit areas was the Texas Medical Center. No patients died, but lab animals were lost, along with hundreds of millions of dollars of equipment. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel sat down with a medical center executive to find out what's been done since then to keep the hospitals safe.

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Orbiting Magnet Will Look for Anti-Matter and Other Charged Particles

Posted on · The space shuttle Endeavour flew back to earth last week, bringing home astronaut Mark Kelly and his crewmates. But scientists are more interested in what the shuttle left behind — a particle detector now clamped onto the outside of the orbiting space station. KUHF Health, Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel spoke with Rice University physicist Paul Padley about the alpha magnetic spectrometer, or AMS.

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Mark Kelly and Shuttle Crew Back in Houston

Posted on · Astronaut Mark Kelly and his crewmates returned home to Houston yesterday after landing space shuttle Endeavour at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel has this story from the welcome-back event at Ellington Field.