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Houston and Nature

Jun 19, 2021

In his book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” Microsoft founder Bill Gates proposes a global – yes, world-wide - solution to climate change.

That’s ambitious. Does he succeed? Find out from this conversation with environmental attorney Tom Campbell, who played a key role in resolving the infamous Exxon Valdez...


Jun 19, 2021

In his book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,”  Microsoft founder Bill Gates proposes a global – yes, world-wide – solution to climate change.

That’s ambitious. Does he succeed? Find out from this conversation with environmental attorney Tom Campbell, who played a key role in resolving the infamous Exxon...


Jun 7, 2021

Former Congress member Beto O’Rourke knows Texas like no other. That’s because he’s visited every single one of its 254 counties – listening, debating, and campaigning for the U.S. Senate.

In this interview he shares what the geography and landscape of Texas means to him, what its needs are, and how he would...


Apr 12, 2021

Even though squirrels are a very visible form of Houston wildlife, we know little about them. Were you aware, for instance, that their brain shrinks and increases in size with the seasons, and that far from being pests, they are crucial to forest ecosystems?

Kelsey Low of the Houston Arboretum has studied our squirrels...


Feb 15, 2021

Boy Scouts of America promises young men, and now also women, exciting nature experiences and preparation for life as adults.

Do they live up to the promise? What’s it like to grow up among the Scouts? Is being an Eagle Scout really as special as some people say?

For answers to those questions I turned to Eagle Scout...