The Houston and Nature Podcast

Empowering conversations about Houston’s need for and impact on, nature.

Jackie Young discusses her activism with the San Jacinto Waste Pits and other sites

So You Can Heal from Poison: Jackie Young, the San Jacinto Waste Pits, and Other Toxic Sites (Ep. 6)

The San Jacinto Waste Pits may be Houston’s best-known Superfund site. The chemicals they harbor are at constant risk of leeching out and poisoning both nearby residents and Houston’s seafood supply.  But the Pits are not the only toxic site. As my guest Jackie Young Medcalf will tell you, there …

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Prairie Chicken Episode, with John Magera

This Prairie Chicken Will Make Your Heart Quicken: Fighting Species Extinction (Ep. 4)

A hundred years ago, you could see the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken all across the Texas Gulf Coast. And on mornings during spring mating season, you’d hear thousands of males call out for females. The soundscape they wove was quintessentially Texan  – you just couldn’t find it anywhere else. Today fewer …

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