New Bridge On Brays Bayou Officially Opens
A new Brays Bayou bridge is officially open, part of a $220 million project to add 3,000 acres of greenspace and 150 miles of trails to connect Houston's major bayous.
Mayor Sylvester Turner cut the ribbon on the Brays Bayou Greenway Bridge Monday, one of nine bridges set to be transformed to create the 150-mile network of connected parks and trails.
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UH Shows Love for Trees this Valentine's Day
This past Valentine's Day, UH came together to plant hundreds of trees to show their love for campus green space. Teams of volunteers from multiple campus departments, as well as community partners reforested areas of the Technology Bridge, Cougar Woods, and around the newly built Elgin street garage.
Can New Kind of Power Plant Improve Air Quality, Resilience?
Researchers from the University of Houston, backed by $4 million in funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, have joined a pilot project testing the use of supercritical CO2, or pressurized carbon dioxide, to produce low-cost, low-emission electric power.
The project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and located at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, will demonstrate a new technology, known as Supercritical Transformational Electric Power, which can operate so efficiently that a desk-sized turbine is able to power about 10,000 homes.
UHLC Prof Simpson explains declining insect numbers; impact of Australian fires
University of Houston Law Center Clinical Associate Professor Lauren Simpson, a self-professed “bug nerd,” recently shared her thoughts on the tremendous damage being done to insects and the environment by the fires ravaging Australia.
“It’s heartbreaking to think that there is mass devastation of multiple ecosystems,” Simpson said. In addition to human suffering, “they’re losing all kinds of animals, including insects.”
Students Unite win most Senate seats in 2020 election
Students Unite won most of the Senate seats in the 2020 election, paving the way for the party to control the legislative and executive branches of the next administration.
Both the Green Fund Initiative and Ranked Choice & Single Transferable Vote Act were approved by the students who voted, with the Green Fund having a 69.45 percent approval and the Ranked Choice & Single Transferable Vote Act earning 70.01 percent approval.