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Pollution From Ship Channel and Port Traffic Affects Galena Park

From KUHF News:  The city of Galena Park is on the north side of the Ship Channel, surrounded by highways, freight rail lines and heavy industry. It has about 10,000 residents. The city’s main road, Clinton Drive, is a major artery for the Port of Houston and Ship Channel industries, according to Bel Vasquez-St. John, […]

Air Quality Watchdog Worried About Proposed TCEQ Standard Change

From Houston Public Media:  There are more than 100 metal recycling plants in Houston, several of them in the East End along the ship channel. Rod Gonzalez lives in the Magnolia Park neighborhood, not too far from some of them. He just moved here three months ago from south Texas, and he said Houston’s air feels […]

Now You Can See Houston’s Smog Levels in Real Time

If your daily jogging routine sometimes calls for a respirator, you’ll want to check this out: a new interactive map that shows you smog levels throughout the Houston area. The map, a joint project of the University of Houston, the American Lung Association, and the environmental group Air Alliance Houston, displays current smog levels from six monitoring stations […]

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