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Protecting Houston From The Next Big Hurricane
2011-11-15 10:30:07

[ Watch the Video ] Rice-led team recommends Ship Channel floodgate, levees, natural coast barriers To protect Houston and Galveston from future hurricanes, a Rice University-led team of experts recommends building a floodgate across the Houston Ship Channel adding new levees to protect densely populated areas on Galveston Island and the developed west side of Galveston Bay. The team also recommends creating a 130-mile-long coastal recreation area to sustainably use wetlands that act as...

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2008-10-06 09:15:00

By James C. McKinley Jr. Jerrith Baird last spoke to his grandmother by telephone the night Hurricane Ike swept away most of the houses on this narrow spit of land. The grandmother, Jennifer McLemore, 58, who worked at a local hospital, had holed up with her dog in a newly built beach house on stilts. She giggled with nervous fear, as she described to her grandson how three neighboring houses were being carried away in a flood, along with a trailer home she owned. Then her cell phone went...

2008-10-05 12:00:13

By Michael Graczyk Associated Press GILCHRIST, Texas -- One of North America's renowned bird- migration and bird-watching areas is strangely silent. Blame Hurricane Ike. "We had red-winged blackbirds, sparrows, a bunch of migrating birds," recalled Ernest Stone, 75, leaning on his cane and surveying debris on the cratered moonscape that used to be the family beach house on Bolivar Peninsula. "I haven't seen a pigeon in a while," he said. "Seagulls. You could always go out and throw a...

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2008-10-04 14:30:00

The coastal devastation from Hurricane Ike has caused one of North America's renowned bird migration and watching areas to become strangely silent. Ernest Stone, 75, surveyed the debris on the cratered moonscape that used to be the family beach house on Bolivar Peninsula. "We had red-winged blackbirds, sparrows, a bunch of migrating birds," he recalled "I haven't seen a pigeon in a while," he said. "Seagulls. You could always go out and throw a piece of bread and the seagulls would come."...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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