Health & Science

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.

Health & Science

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.

Health & Science

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.

Health & Science

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.

Health & Science

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.

Health & Science

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.

Health & Science

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.

Health & Science

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.

Health & Science

Trauma Patients Come Together to Share Stories

Posted on · Emergency rooms are fast-paced and frenzied. Patients blur by too quickly, sent off to surgery or to a hospital bed. That's why Ben Taub Hospital created an annual gathering for trauma survivors. The patients get to meet their caregivers long after the crisis has passed. And, as KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel discovered, it also provides some meaningful closure.

Health & Science

Texas Plans to Illegalize Synthetic Stimulants known as "Bath Salts"

Posted on · The Texas Legislature has passed a bill to illegalize synthetic drugs that are said to mimic cocaine. Legislators say you can buy the white powder by asking for "bath salts" at stores that sell pipes and other drug paraphernalia. The bill is awaiting Governor Rick Perry's signature. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel decided to find out more about the drug and its dangers.