Climate change-related warming of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico is causing fewer sea turtles to migrate to warmers waters in the winter, leading more of the creatures to become trapped along the Texas coast when the temperature drops, said Tony Amos, a researcher at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute and director of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) in Port … [Read more...] about Warmer Water Trapping Turtles on Texas Coast
Lawmakers Review Texas Windstorm Insurance Association
Better times could be on the horizon the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association. The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, or TWIA, has been in a precarious position since Hurricane Ike, but $500 million in bonds could help the organization’s balances. Lawmakers recently held a hearing to better ascertain the financial stability of the TWIA, but reactions were mixed. Though … [Read more...] about Lawmakers Review Texas Windstorm Insurance Association
Has Fracking Gone Green?
Gone Green as in Good for the Environment not "Green with Envy" or "Money" While the debate rages on as to whether fracking poses a risk to water quality, a new desalination technique addresses two other environmental concerns: water scarcity and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC), the breakthrough technology … [Read more...] about Has Fracking Gone Green?
The Texas Coast Needs a Resilience Strategy – Harvard Business Review
This past winter was a rough one for big swaths of the United States, with both unusual cold snaps and disruptive snowstorms. It wasn’t just one company, though; the whole economy was slowed by the extremes and volatility we faced. The disruption to operations and supply chains is real and costly, and all signs point to increasing threats as weather gets more volatile, driven … [Read more...] about The Texas Coast Needs a Resilience Strategy – Harvard Business Review
Eye of the Storm on Climate Change
A new scientific report on global warming released this week, the National Climate Assessment, named Miami as one of the cities most vulnerable to severe damage as a result of rising sea levels. Most of the Texas coast is also in the "eye" of climate change, with rising sea levels threatening most of the developed resort areas. “The theme of the report is that climate change … [Read more...] about Eye of the Storm on Climate Change