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Atmospheric scientist Drew Shindell discusses “The Value of Clean Air” in Houston

May 10, 2015

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Duke University atmospheric scientist Drew T. Shindell said the climate change and air pollution issues are inextricably linked, and that economic measures of the value of various energy sources must include their externalities, including impacts to human health, in a presentation at Rice University.

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Steven Chu discusses energy, climate change in Houston

May 4, 2015

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Dr. Steven Chu, who served as U.S. Energy Secretary in President Obama’s first term, recently visited the “Energy Capital of the World” to discuss changes in the energy sector and its impact on the global environment.

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Tiny houses, big idea

April 26, 2015

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Are tiny houses the next big thing in Houston? In a city famous for sprawl and ever-expanding square footage, perhaps not. But if the attendance and enthusiasm displayed a a recent forum are any indication, the idea may be about to take hold.

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Climate change in Houston

August 24, 2013

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How will Houston and the Texas Gulf Coast fare in the next quarter-century as the impacts of climate change interact with an economy built largely around the petrochemical industry? A panel of experts addressed many of the questions around that conundrum this week in the first of two public forums.

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Star-struck

March 31, 2013

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Faithful readers of this blog (and I know you’re out there!) no doubt are aware of my lifelong interest in space and the manned space program. In the past couple of weeks, I’ve had the chance to hear two great speakers with remarkable, albeit very different, contributions to the realm. As it happens, the presentations were very different, as well.

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Apollo 13’s Gene Kranz: No room for failure

September 12, 2012

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Gene Kranz was one of my heroes long before I ever really knew who he was. And earlier this evening, I finally got to hear him speak.

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Astrophysicist star Neil deGrasse Tyson calls for Mars mission

April 14, 2011

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If there’s a rock star among astrophysicists today, his name is Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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EPA administrator addresses TCEQ fight in Houston event

January 19, 2011

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The head of the Environmental Protection Agency for the region which includes Texas told a Houston live and radio audience Wednesday that his agency is making great strides in improving the state’s environment, despite some “disagreements” with the state’s environmental regulation agency.

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East End communities spotlighted in fight against oil pipeline

December 16, 2010

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As steam rose from the stacks of the nearby Valero Energy refinery, environmental activists on Thursday described the dangers they say a proposed crude oil pipeline and its product pose to residents of east Houston’s Manchester neighborhood.

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TCEQ chairman defends state agency’s fight with EPA

November 4, 2010

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The chair of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Thursday defended the state agency’s position in its battle with the federal Environmental Protection Agency over the use of “flexible permits” for industrial facilities.

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