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Diamonds in the Swamp

Diamonds in the Swamp 2/9/2017

Though my family was not connected to the oil industry, I grew up a devout Houstonian and deeply connected to the place. I appreciated its imperfection, grit, and fiercely independent nature. Houston...

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Citizen Science Infrastructure Monitoring Project Begins

Citizen Science Infrastructure Monitoring Project Begins 1/17/2017

As a PhD student in Urban and Regional Sciences at the College of Architecture, Marccus Hendricks took a class in infrastructure engineering and management at the Zachry Department of Civil...

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Where to Live? Resiliency in Spite of Climate Change

Where to Live? Resiliency in Spite of Climate Change 1/9/2017

In October, Jonah Engel Bromwich wrote an article for the New York Times entitled “Where should you live to escape the harshest effects of climate change?” The article hypothesizes about...

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Disasters and Environmental Vulnerability Research Begins in Manchester, Houston

Disasters and Environmental Vulnerability Research Begins in Manchester, Houston 12/15/2016

Nearing the end of the Fall Semester a group of 13 graduate students from the School of Public Health travelled with faculty and research staff to the marginalized neighborhood of Manchester as part...

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Environmental Justice, Science, and Democracy

Environmental Justice, Science, and Democracy 9/26/2016

Members of the engagement team had the opportunity to attend the Environmental Justice, Science, and Democracy Forum hosted by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the Center for Earth,...

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The Coastal Triple Threat of Natural Hazards

The Coastal Triple Threat of Natural Hazards 9/7/2016

Have you ever been to a community that was exposed to inland flooding, hurricane surge, and future sea level rise? A community that is exposed to such poor air quality that a 2005 Houston...

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