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2008-12-09 19:33:09

Hurricane Ike reconfirmed one Texas researcher's idea: Interfering with Galveston Island's natural elevation hurts the island's sand dunes and marsh flora. Ike reconfirmed the basic idea I've had for several years, Rusty Feagin, ecosystem scientist with Texas AgriLife Research at Texas A&M University, said in a news release.

2008-10-14 15:15:00

Hospital officials in Galveston, Texas, say Jennifer Hernandez Ramirez became the first baby born on the island since Hurricane Ike hit.

2008-10-14 15:15:00

Galveston, Texas, Mayor Lyda Ann Thomas says she's hoping the U.S. Postal Service will soon reopen the hurricane-ravaged city's downtown post office. Saying Galveston Island businesses in particular rely on the downtown facility, Thomas Monday pleaded with U.S.

2008-10-10 18:00:14

CHICAGO, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In a cleanup effort referred to as "10-4," more than 390 Lutherans from the Houston area readied themselves with rubber gloves, paint masks and sack lunches to help clean up hurricane-damaged homes and churches in Galveston, Oct. 4.

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2008-10-06 09:15:00

Three weeks after Hurricane Ike hit Texas, at least 34 people from the Bolivar Peninsula, where the storm did the worst damage, are missing, and some are presumed dead, said Galveston County officials and the Laura Recovery Center, a nonprofit organization that has tracked missing people for the county.

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2008-10-03 12:15:00

The most comprehensive geological review ever undertaken of the upper U.S. Gulf Coast suggests that a combination of rising seas and dammed rivers could flood large swaths of wetlands this century in one or more bays from Alabama to Texas.

2008-10-01 15:00:21

Ecologists said they fear Hurricane Ike did extensive damage to Gulf Coast beaches and wildlife habitat that could take years to repair.

2008-09-28 15:00:21

Four hundred people are still listed as missing in the wake of Hurricane Ike, with more than 200 of them from Galveston Island, Texas, officials say. Sixty of the missing lived on the hard-hit Bolivar Peninsula, a Gulf of Mexico beachfront community.

2008-09-28 15:00:21

By LAUREN KING By Lauren King The Virginian-Pilot NORFOLK When Seaman Daniel Miles first flew into Galveston, Texas, from his ship a week ago, he didn't see the damage from Hurricane Ike that was depicted in news reports.

2008-09-28 15:00:21

By Amanda Milkovits "I've been to a lot of hurricanes, and this is the worst I've ever seen," says Brooke Lawrence, of West Greenwich.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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