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Salt: The mineral we take for granted and why it is so important to the Houston area
April 18, 2018 · Be The First To Comment

 By Randy J. Bruner, HMNS Sugar Land Docent   Halite (NaCl) is the mineral commonly referred to as salt. This simple mineral has had a varied and important impact on the history of mankind. It has been used as currency and has formed the basis for development of entire communities and industries. We need this […]

America’s New Energy Policy
April 25, 2011 · Be The First To Comment

On Wednesday, March 30 President Obama revealed an update on his energy policy for the country.  He called for a 1/3 reduction in the importation of foreign oil from 2008 levels in a decade or so.  His plans to pull this off include more domestic drilling, more reliance on other fuels and alternatives, and greater […]

The Numbers Are In: Texas Power Consumption in 2010
February 10, 2011 · 2 Comments

People love award ceremonies.  There is something fun about seeing people all decked out in finery and regalia to receive awards of merit.  There are a few which are near and dear to my heart.  At my high school graduation, we walked proudly across the stage, accepted our diplomas, and secretly palmed off our marbles to […]

Deepwater
May 14, 2010 · 2 Comments

photo credit: uscgd8 On April 20, 2010 the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven people were lost and over 5,000 barrels of oil a day have been pumped into the gulf. It is a tragedy and one of the worst environmental disasters of all time. This blog will help to explain […]



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