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Environmental Headlines, April 22-28, 2006

FEMA NEEDS TO BE SCRAPPED, SENATORS SAY Houston Chronicle 4/26/06 WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency was so fundamentally dysfunctional during Hurricane Katrina that Congress should abolish it and create a new disaster response agency from scratch, a draft bipartisan Senate report has concluded. KEY RECOMMENDATIONS BY KATRINA INQUIRY BUSH ACTS TO EASE HIGH GASOLINE PRICES Houston Chronicle 4/25/06…

Nature Discovery Center – Lunch with the Birds

Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2006 Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Look for spring migrants in Russ Pitman Park. Warblers, vireos, yellow-billed cuckoos, orioles, thrushes and buntings are just a few of the migrants you may see. Location: Meet on the front porch at 12 noon Nature Discovery Center 7112 Newcastle in Russ Pitman Park, Bellaire, TX Contact: (713) 667-6550…


By Ella Tyler American Rivers, a national non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy natural rivers, has named the San Jacinto River as one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2006. It is ninth on a list of ten rivers. The river is best known as the site of the battle of San Jacinto, fought 170 years ago today….