Posted on · When a US Airways plane crash-landed in New York's Hudson River in January, it highlighted the danger of bird strikes. To prevent this, airports across the country are issued permits to kill migratory birds. Some local environmentalists are concerned about the one issued to Houston Executive Airport in Katy. But you may be surprised by how many birds have actually been killed there. From the KUHF News Lab, Wendy Siegle has the story.
Posted on · Recently, some naturalists in Houston Park discovered an unusual specimen. They didn't know what it was at first, but it turned out to be a very unwelcome guest. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.
Posted on · When the President's health care bill was introduced, some members of the Texas congressional delegation voiced strong opposition. But citizens are not sitting back, either. Houstonians who support the present health care bill are quietly making their voices heard-and as representatives come back to Texas for the August recess, they plan to get louder. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
Posted on · In just two short weeks, one of Houston's own will be packing her swimsuit and shipping off for the Olympics. It sounds surprising, but consider this: the local woman is 73 years old, and she's competing in the National Senior Games, the largest sporting event in the world for senior citizens. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has her story.
Posted on · This week, children across the nation will rally about a topic that actually means something to them: children's health coverage. In Galveston, over 200 youths gathered recently to ask Congress to "remember the children" when they write new health insurance legislation this summer. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.
Posted on · A study released this week by Harvard shows that foreclosures around the country are still rising. But in Houston, at least one homeowner can put those fears behind her. Habitat for Humanity celebrates its first paid off home. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
Posted on · Put together the words "energy" and "Houston", and most people think of oil and gas. But Houston is making big strides in renewable energy as well. Currently, the City of Houston buys about 25% of its energy from renewable sources, mostly wind. And the roof of the George R Brown Convention Center is about to get a little greener. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
Posted on · On June 10, 2009, at 10:22am Greenwich time, the English language will hit 1 million words. Or so says the Global Language Monitor, a media analytics company. But there are plenty of people who disagree. From the KUHF NewsLab, a little musing on modernity and the nature of words. Melissa Galvez reports.
Posted on · This Saturday, June 6th, marks the 65th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Two Texas veterans of that battle will fly from Houston to France today to receive the Legion of Honor from the French government. Later, they'll participate in a ceremony with President Obama and French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Both veterans shared their experiences with KUHF's Melissa Galvez.
Posted on · After a week of rain and miserably cold temperatures, Houston is finally seeing spring weather again. But unfortunately, sunny days and light winds aren't always a good thing. Today an ozone watch was issued for Houston-and as weather heats up, more ozone warnings are to come. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
Posted on · One woman is on a quest to find the REAL solutions to move America forward. She's visiting all 50 states in the 52 weeks of 2009 — and finding that every day Americans have some pretty creative ways to help their communities. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.