NASA Study Examines Houston-area Air Quality Issues

Environmental News Network

NASA scientists are in Houston this month for an intensive air quality study exploring the effects of emissions and weather on air pollution, as well as the relationship between air quality and socioeconomic factors. NASA Study Examines Houston-area Air Quality Issues

Houston Must Have Clean Transportation by 2040 to Address a Looming Public Health Crisis

Green Living Guy

The post Houston Must Have Clean Transportation by 2040 to Address a Looming Public Health Crisis appeared first on Green Living Guy. Let’s talk fleet emissions controls and fleet electrification strategies now! Report Claiming Clean Combustion Technologies IS Silly.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Trending Sources

From golf to gardens: Houston’s new botanical garden opens


After decades in the planning stage, the Houston Botanic Garden finally opened September 18 on the former Glenbrook Golf Course in southeast Houston. “The garden will showcase international and native plant collections, educational classes for children and adults, and provide engaging programming that will embrace the garden and natural settings,” said Justin Lacey, director of communications and community engagement at Houston Botanic Garden.

When Houston ended glass recycling this 8-year-old saw a healthy business opportunity

Green (Living) Review

I’ve always wanted to be a basketball player,” he says as he and his business partner, 28-year-old David Krohn, drive through a neighborhood in Houston’s Old Sixth Ward. Pan and Krohn started their company, Hauling Glass , in April after the city of Houston decided to cut glass recycling from its curbside pickup program. Eight-year-old Tristan “Pan” Berlanga never dreamed of starting his own business. “I’ve

CRC builds a specially designed Solar Racking system for Lone Star, Houston


Pratima Kalra: CRC Solar is a leader in manufacturing Fixed Tilt Ground Mount Racking Systems and just recently they supplied the same to Lone Star College in Houston. Lone Star is the fastest growing community college in Houston and since they have introduced a course in Alternate and Renewable Energy Ideas and Solutions, they wanted to have a practical demonstration of the same on their campus to promote active learning amongst their students.

Does Pollution Make Thunderstorms More Severe?

Environmental News Network

To find out, researchers will study the effects of aerosols on storms in Houston. Does Pollution Make Thunderstorms More Severe

America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

Green Traveler Guides

California Charlotte Dallas District of Columbia Florida Houston Los Angeles Miami North America North Carolina Orlando Raleigh San Diego Tampa Texas The Americas United States 10 sweatiest cities in U.S. | Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans? No sweat, or should we say lots of it. A team of environmental scientists has ranked major American metropolitan areas on their “sweatiness.”

What 8 indoor farming companies plan for 2021


Kalera Kalera’s new farm in Houston will be the largest such facility in Texas. The Orlando-based vertical farm company is pushing into Atlanta , Denver and Houston this year.

Carbon to Value Initiative launches business accelerator for carbontech startups


Sapinsley: For the duration of the accelerator, the startups will receive complimentary membership and access to Greentown Labs, the largest climate-tech startup incubator in North America with locations in Boston and Houston with 100,000 square feet of lab space, shared office space, a machine shop, an electronics lab and software and business resources, as well as access the Urban Future Lab’s network of investors, experts and community of founders.

2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun


Tankers at anchor in the Houston Ship Channel started bumping into each other, but the oil kept flowing. Business Eco Green a-battery-bank a-swift-decline california climate change department energy financial houston spring texas water

2020 36

Purple Buddha Jewelry: Turning Tools of Violence Into Objects of Beauty

Eco Chic

Fair Fashion berlin wall Cambodia conflict Germany houston Jewelry kickstarter meteor upcycled uxo When you are trying to save the world, how do you start? Where should one begin, when turning negative into positive? How do you use the past to change the future? Turning destruction into beauty is a pretty good start. The Purple Buddha Project , brainchild of Forrest Curran, is trying to do just that.

2014 48

The NFL Goes Green… Slowly

Green Life Smart Life

Houston Texans : The NFL’s newest franchise is proud of its recycling program. With the football season upon us, I decided to check out the green programs of the NFL’s 32 teams. As a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan and season-ticket holder, I’ve grown accustomed to the Eagles’ green messaging and programs. They’ve been at it very vocally for a few years now. So I assumed all of the NFL’s teams were just as vocal about it. Boy, was I wrong.

2009 51

Stand-up economist: Grading Economics Textbooks on Climate Change

Environmental Economics

Yoram Bauman:  This is the fifth such review I’ve been involved in and it is almost certainly the last review I’ll be doing, for the simple reason that the vast majority of textbooks now have excellent content on climate change! (If

Picture of the Day

Environmental Economics

Thanks to Tim for the shirt , purchased on site at the Final 4 (or at the Houston airport I received this from the WCOB blogger today, and can't resist posting it since it shows how patriotic I am with a blue shirt and all. sorry about that! Photo Credit: Rob Robertson.

2011 116

Book review: Angry Weather, by Friederike Otto

A Greener Life

That could be a rather dry matter of scientific procedure (and there was a moment where it briefly lost me while “parameterising the variables”) but the book brings it to life with the case study of the Houston floods. By Jeremy Williams.

Off-topic post: How dare you call us profitable!

Environmental Economics

The Houston Astros are bad.really bad.  Astros' revenues, the Astros media rights fee from CSN Houston, and CSN. Houston's per subscriber rate are all significantly inaccurate. First a little background for those who don't follow Major League Baseball (why don't you?):   The team is in the supposed process of rebuilding after moving to the American League from the National League this year.    They are currently 31.5

Profit 131

8 cities share how racial justice is embedded into their climate plans


Houston Houston has committed to 100 percent renewable energy for all municipal buildings on its way to reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Business Eco Green california cities climate change community houston same united states utility

This Texas port city is a big fan of wind logistics


appetite for renewable energy is creating opportunity across the Lone Star state in places such as Brownsville, Houston, Corpus Christi and Galveston. The U.S. Continued here: This Texas port city is a big fan of wind logistics. Business Green appetite-for corpus-christi creating-opportunity electric energy & climate galveston maria-pope podcast portland-general renewable energy

This is why you need to look at the data

Environmental Economics

  Two years ago, I took my Dad down to the Final Four in Houston.  From the National Journal : Some observations that go against my own preconceptions: Bud leans left but Sam Adams leans right?    I would've thought Bud was preferred by the conservative NASCAR crowd while Sam Adams was preferred by them liberal Yankees. Corona left, but Corona Light right? Heineken left but Amstel Light right? Miller Genuine Draft and Miller High Life to the left of Miller Lite?

2012 197

Beware the broken window fallacy

Environmental Economics

growth in the third quarter, but economists say it may ultimately provide a tiny boost to the national economy because of the rebuilding in the Houston area. In Houston's case, the storm's impact on the refining sector and gasoline prices could spark inflation, said Swonk. I don't get a whiff of "Harvey might be good for the economy" from this article but, still, beware.

2017 100

Green Mountain Energy Company Donates $20,000 Solar Array to Habitat for Humanity Rice Centennial House

Green (Living) Review

This is the first ever Houston Habitat House designed solely by students with a solar array design element Houston, TX, April 2012 : In conjunction with Earth Month and in celebration of Rice University’s 100th anniversary, Green Mountain Energy Company proudly presents a check in the amount of $20,000 to the Houston Habitat for Humanity Rice Centennial House for a solar installation.

Texas lawsuit fights environmental racism in highway expansion project


The plan is to elevate segments of the highway in North Houston and add several lanes. Starting in the years after World War II, Black neighborhoods around the U.S. were destroyed and replaced with highways in the name of urban renewal. But people in Harris County, Texas have had enough.

Palm Center park to receive outdoor solar powered kitchen


With a view to reducing dependence on conventional power, University of Houston architecture has teamed up with graphic communications students to create a solar-powered outdoor kitchen. The University of Houston’s Southeast Houston Initiative as well as community partners are the people behind the solar kitchen project. Sonia Renthlei: The kitchen has to be one of the most power hungry rooms in a home.

Texas lawsuit fights environmental racism in highway expansion project


The plan is to elevate segments of the highway in North Houston and add several lanes. This is an opportunity for this new administration to really back up what it’s been saying regarding highway projects that perpetuate environmental racism ,” said Bakeyah Nelson of Air Alliance Houston, as reported by The Guardian. Starting in the years after World War II, Black neighborhoods around the U.S. were destroyed and replaced with highways in the name of urban renewal.

Texas 28

Shell CEO urges switch to clean energy as plans hefty renewable spending

Green (Living) Review

"If we're not very careful, with all the good intentions and advocacy that we have, we may, as a sector and society, not make the progress that is needed," van Beurden said at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston. The oil and gas industry risks losing public support if progress is not made in the transition to cleaner energy, Royal Dutch Shell Plc Chief Executive Ben van Beurden said on Thursday.

2017 101

Nurses Say No To Tar Sands

Sierra Club Compass

Brenda Prewitt, a Houston-based nurse, has seen what these types of pollution do to our children. Houston is already home to various refineries for everything from tar sands to chemicals. She cited a study by the University of Texas School of Public Health that revealed “children who live within two miles of the Houston Ship Channel have a 56 percent greater chance of getting leukemia than children living elsewhere.”.

2014 84

Teaching environmental and resource economics: A bibliography

Environmental Economics

Houston Jr. "The Alden, Dave. "Experience "Experience with scripted role play in environmental economics." " The Journal of Economic Education 30, no. 2 (1999): 127-132. Anderson, Soren T., and Michael D. Bates. "Hedonic

2020 130

Communities call for strong EPA pollution standards near oil refineries

Sierra Club Compass

Hundreds of concerned residents from port communities along the Gulf Coast packed an Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Houston this week to call for stronger pollution controls near oil refineries. "In The Sierra Club, EarthJustice and coalition partners helped bus in residents from neighborhoods near refineries in Louisiana to speak at the Houston hearing.

Oil 76

Answer: not for at least two years

Environmental Economics

Houston, a former research director with the U.S. I've been wondering when the benefits and costs of sea level rise regulations in North Carolina might be assessed as required by the state legislature (emphasis added): Frank Gorham III, chairman of the state Coastal Resources Commission, is winning support for his mission to chill the scorching issues around climate change and rising sea levels on the North Carolina coast.

2014 143

Vancouver Translink Tests Hybrid Buses

Eco Friendly Daily

All of the work on the engine conversion was done in Houston, Texas. From Vancouver to Houston is a long way to transport buses, especially if they end up converting a whole fleet. Brilliant in green and easily distinguishable, the city of Vancouver has added two new electric-diesel hybrid buses to their public transportation fleet. Converted from former hydrogen fuel cell test buses, the hybrids were installed with small diesel engines—smaller than a typical diesel bus engine.

Daily Demand and Supply: Requisite Natural Disaster Price Gouging Post

Environmental Economics

  Hotels aren’t the only ones guilty of price gouging as Houston grapples with continued rainfall and flooding from Hurricane Harvey, the most powerful storm to hit Texas in more than 50 years. When the Super Bowl comes to town hotels increase prices for rooms.  Bars increase prices for drinks.  Restaurants increase prices for food.   So why when the Super Bowl of hurricanes comes to town would we expect anything less ?

2017 116

Natural disasters and net-migration? @mattkahn1966

Environmental Economics

For more than three decades, California has seen a net outflow of residents to other states, as less expensive southern cities like Phoenix, Houston and Raleigh supplant those of the Golden State as beacons of opportunity. I feel the earth move under my feet, I feel the sky tumbling, a'tumbling down. Quakes and Fires. ): For the half-century after World War II, California represented the epitome of middle-class America on the move.

2017 109

Bizarre phenomenon about women mapped in Saudi Arabia

Green Prophet

Via: Houston Truck Accident Lawyer Greg Baumgartner. We’ve laughed and we’ve cried over stories in Saudi Arabia and women drivers. Let’s face it: what’s happening in Saudi Arabia is not about driving it’s about women’s rights. There is the No Woman No Drive video from a few years back. We’ve reported on Saudi Arabia holding the record for greatest number of deaths by driving.

Living near Superfund sites could shorten life expectancy by 1 year


Rifai, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston. “When you add in flooding, there will be ancillary or secondary impacts that can potentially be exacerbated by a changing future climate ,” Rifai told the University of Houston. Millions of Americans are exposed to toxic waste by living close to Superfund sites. There are more than 1,300 Superfund sites in the U.S.,

NASA says it Will colonize the Moon by 2024

Eco Friendly Daily

The plan is to have permanent staffing at one of the moons poles, most likely the souther pole as it’s the better candidate to generate Solar Power and to mine near “dark areas” “The nickname I use for the lander is, it’s a pickup truck,” Horowitz said in a Monday news conference from Houston. Great news for the human race, today NASA has announced plans to colonize the moon by 2024.

Black History Month’s Top Conservation Heroes: 6 Facts About Men & Woman Who Made an Impact

Cool Green Science

a case in which an African American community in Houston rallied against the establishment of a landfill in their neighborhood. In his research, Bullard found toxic waste sites were often placed within black communities in Houston. Take a look back at black history in America, and it doesn’t take much digging to find links to conservation.

2014 87

New Spanish-Language Tar Sands Video

Sierra Club Compass

The festival is hosted by the Houston, Texas, neighborhood of Manchester and organized by Latino community activists, environmental justice advocates, and students to raise awareness of the dire consequences the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would have for Latino communities in Texas and throughout the country. By Michael Marx and Javier Sierra, Sierra Club. The Sierra Club, Texas Environmental Justice, and our partners at Advocacy Services (T.E.J.A.S.)

How Avangard Innovative is working to scale post-consumer resin recycling


Avangard Innovative has piloted and is now scaling its recycling work by building post-consumer resin facilities in Houston, New Mexico and Nevada. How Avangard Innovative is working to scale post-consumer resin recycling Since Avangard Innovative came onto the recycling scene 30 years ago, the company has expanded its presence to 11 countries. Its goal is to lower waste costs and what’s going into a landfill, said Rick Perez, chairman and CEO of the company.

How to shop small, local businesses this Prime Day


Click on Southwest, and you’ll find Houston -based Minimo Skin Essentials’ turmeric skin brightening scrub. Amazon was already big, then came the pandemic. Many people who were devoted to shopping local found their commitment wane.

Connecting with Nature in Texas City

Cool Green Science

Since September 2016, Tjelmeland, along with Arnold and preserve technician Tim O’Connell, have made a concerted effort to attract a wide cross-section of volunteers to TCPP, which is less than an hour south of Houston. While thousands of Nature Conservancy staff, supporters and friends marched for science on Earth Day 2017, 130 Texans gathered in southeast Texas for a day at the beach.

2017 61

C'mon Chamber! - 5 Utilities That Rejected Attacks on Carbon Pollution Safeguards

Sierra Club Compass

Similarly, the Los Angeles Times reported that Robert Flexon, CEO of Houston-based Dynegy viewed the carbon standards as an opportunity — not a threat. Calpine, another Houston-based utility, came out in full support of the Clean Power Plan on Monday, saying the company serving customers in 20 states and Canada was “ready to meet this challenge head on.”.

Drinking Water Contamination and Environmental Damages Due to Hydraulic Fracking

Green (Living) Review

Roberson, a Houston oil and gas attorney, authored “Environmental Concerns of Hydraulically Fracturing a Natural Gas Well” published in Volume 32, Page 1, 67 of the Utah Environmental Law Review (2012). Houston, TX : Terry W. Terry W. The article explores whether the natural gas drilling process of hydraulic fracking in shale gas formations damages the environment.

2012 109

Over 50s in UK politically right-wing

Green (Living) Review

When we see how the older working class, for instance, run, literally, over to UKIP and even other right-wing parties and groups the radio call from a certain Apollo spacecraft “Houston, we seem to have a problem,” rings in one's ears, only that the call is not being made to Houston but to all of those that look for a better alternative to Toryism and Capitalism.

2016 101