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2007-08-09 15:00:00

By Bill Hanna, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas GALVESTON -- This island city is in the midst of a building boom. The only problem? Galveston is sinking. It is sinking so fast that some scientists say the fragile West End of the island, which is not protected by the Galveston seawall, could lose parts of the coastal highway -- and blocks of beachfront homes -- in the next 60 years. The debate isn't just an academic exercise being played out by scientists. The largest development ever...

2006-06-05 13:35:24

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard and Texas environmental agencies are cleaning up a small oil spill in Nassau Bay, Texas, which feeds into Galveston Bay, the Coast Guard said on Monday. Operations along the Houston Ship Channel, which runs through Galveston Bay north and east of Nassau Bay were unaffected by the containment and clean up of the spill. Coast Guard spokesman Adam Wine said oil was spilled from a tug boat that sank in Nassau Bay on Sunday. The Coast Guard...

2005-10-07 13:40:39

GALVESTON, Texas -- Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) have developed a new way to predict the ability of certain small molecules to protect proteins in the cells of a wide variety of organisms living in extreme environments. The technique, described in a paper published online Oct. 7 in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences (PNAS), is a method of calculating the stabilizing effect on cellular proteins by small organic molecules called...

2005-09-25 17:04:58

By Randall Mikkelsen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chuck Berry yearned for Baton Rouge, The Band headed for Lake Charles and Glen Campbell was homesick for Galveston when he cleaned his gun. Pick a place pounded by the twin hurricanes that ravaged the U.S. Gulf Coast over the last month, and there is probably a popular song to go with it. That is a reflection not only of the storms' broad reach, but also of the rich influence exerted by the Gulf region -- with its swampy mix of jazz, rock...

2005-09-24 11:04:07

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita slammed into evacuated towns and oil-rich swamplands of the Texas-Louisiana border on Saturday, causing widespread damage and power outages and threatening heavy flooding. The powerful storm crashed into the U.S. Gulf Coast with 120 mph (193 kph) winds and punishing rains, then weakened slightly as it moved inland. By 11 a.m. EDT, Hurricane Rita was downgraded to a Category 1 storm with maximum sustained winds of about 75...

2005-09-24 09:48:23

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita slammed into evacuated towns and oil-rich swamplands of the Texas-Louisiana border on Saturday, causing widespread damage and power outages and threatening heavy flooding. The powerful storm crashed into the U.S. Gulf Coast with 120 mph (193 kph) winds and punishing rains, then weakened slightly as it moved inland. It spared Houston, the fourth-largest U.S. city, a direct hit. But the oil city of Beaumont, Texas and many of...

2005-09-24 08:34:53

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita slammed into the oil-rich swamplands of the Texas-Louisiana border on Saturday with 100 mph winds and punishing rains that threatened widespread flooding. The one-time monster storm lost some of its steam before rumbling in from the Gulf of Mexico, weakening to a Category 2 storm at 8 a.m. EDT, but it still packed enough punch to cause widespread damage. Officials across the region said the high winds had toppled trees,...

2005-09-24 06:44:42

(Recasts, adds quotes, details) By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas, Sept 24 (Reuters - Hurricane Rita slammed into the oil-rich swamplands of the Texas-Louisiana border on Saturday with 120 mph (193 kph) winds and punishing rains that threatened widespread flooding. The one-time monster storm lost some of its steam before rumbling in from the Gulf of Mexico, but still packed enough punch to cause widespread damage. Officials across the region said the high winds had toppled trees,...

2005-09-24 03:47:12

By Erwin Seba GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - Hurricane Rita roared in from the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday, striking refinery row in Texas and Louisiana with 120 mph (193 kmh) winds and torrential rains. its moorings in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and caused power outages across the region as it came ashore near the Texas-Louisiana border. A spectacular fire engulfed three buildings in Galveston's historic downtown and another building collapsed in the same area as Rita raked the island...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.