Building a healthier Houston after Hurricane Harvey

A new collaborative effort gives hope for the future

EDF Engage is hosted by Miriam Horn.

This episode was recorded on April 10, 2018.


  • Elena Craft, Senior Health Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Marie Lynn Miranda, Ph.D., Provost, Rice University, and Founding Director, Children’s Environmental Health Initiative

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, it dumped 275 trillion tons of water and unleashed unprecedented amounts of toxic emissions that put the health of millions of people at risk – making Houston ground zero for the collision between climate and health. EDF was on the ground immediately to measure and monitor harmful air pollution after the storm hit. Listen below to hear how EDF is collaborating with Rice University and the City of Houston on an innovative approach to building a healthier and more resilient Houston.

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