EIH In the News

Decades later, mercury still poisons parts of Lavaca Bay
For as long as he can remember, Jack Gandie has fished the part of Lavaca Bay closest to Alcoa.

Gauging the situation in real-time with the Amazon Bubbler
There are 16,000 miles of waterways within the Houston-Galveston region of Texas, USA. These waterways provide an estimated 80% of the region's drinking water, however more than 80% of monitored waterways don't meet state water quality standards.

Galveston Bay Foundation receives rapid response funding to study Harvey’s effect on bay’s dolphins
The Galveston Bay Dolphin Research and Conservation Program (GDRCP) is ramping up its dolphin surveys with the help of rapid response funding from Texas Sea Grant, through the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA).

Interview with dolphin researchers Vanessa Mintzer and Kristi Fazioli
Vanessa Mintzer of the Galveston Bay Foundation and Kristi Fazioli from the Environmental Institute of Houston (at the University of Houston-Clear Lake) are studying dolphins in upper Galveston Bay.

Galveston’s bottlenose dolphins have puzzling ailments since Harvey
Much debris has been cleared out, but three months after Harvey’s landfall, the ecological damage is still being assessed.

Galveston Bay dolphins struggle to recover from Hurricane Harvey
Kristi Fazioli first spotted the pair of dolphins swimming behind a shrimp trawler near Morgan's Point, eager to get a mouthful of breakfast.

Watch: Saltmarsh topminnow project featured in UHCL recruitment video
UHCL's College of Science and Engineering - Learn about the college and the different institutes that make the college of science and engineering at University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Six years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists still know little about Gulf dolphins
Kristi Fazioli slowed the Boston Whaler and cut the engine when a fin finally emerged where the Houston Ship Channel passes Bolivar Peninsula. At the bow, Sherah Loe, a graduate student, readied her camera.

Hawk1 taking UHCL research to new heights
University of Houston-Clear Lake has a new perspective on local habitats and wildlife with the addition of some high-flying equipment.

HAWK1 approved to take flight
The Environmental Institute of Houston (EIH) recently obtained Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly the QUESTUAV AQUA drone, HAWK1. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be used to assist EIH with marine research.

AQUA receives FAA approval for Environmental Institute of Houston
After a successful application round, the EIH and the QuestUAV AQUA drone have been awarded FAA approval to fly missions within the United States for research and mapping.

BIRD’S-EYE VIEW: Watch purple martins nesting on campus
UHCL is recognized by the Environmental Institute of Houston for having an environmentally friendly campus and protecting the nature and wildlife inhabiting it.

UHCL professor receives grant to determine water quality
University of Houston-Clear Lake Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science George Guillen has been awarded $204,300 from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency to study the water quality of the rivers and streams in Texas.

National Coastal Condition Assessment
The National Coastal Condition Assessment (NCCA) is one of a series of water assessments being conducted by states, tribes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other partners.

Such a unique creature
The Diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, is a small to medium sized turtle found in salt marshes, estuaries, and tidal creeks.

2010 Ruth Lester Lifetime Achievement Award winner Alecya Gallaway
Texas Historical Commission video highlighting the accomplishments of Alecya Gallaway, EIH Environmental Historian

Jewel of the marsh
The legendary diamondback terrapin's survival depends on a little help from its friends.

Environmental grant awarded
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has awarded George Guillen, director of the Environmental Institute of Houston at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, a $54,554 grant.

Freedom Days 2008: Congressman Lampson visits Bell Home
The Settlement Historic District in west Texas City is in the process of a National Register nomination. It is one of the oldest freedmen communities in Texas and is the only Reconstruction community in Galveston County.

Bacteria levels high in isle lake
Lake Madeline's placid surface is perfect for water sports that require a ski boat and a towrope.

Grant supports environment research
George Guillen, UH-Clear Lake executive director of the Environmental Institute of Houston, received a $14,961 award from the city of Galveston for his proposal, which he titled, "Bacteriological Survey of Lake Madeline, Galveston, Texas."

EIH Historian Receives Community History Award
TOHA President Shelly Kelly presented the first Mary Faye Barnes Community History Award to Alecya Gallaway on October 24, 2000, in the Moore Memorial Library in Texas City.

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