New research from Rice University sociologists finds that flood victims are likely to resettle in flood-prone areas, so long as their new neighborhoods are whiter and wealthier than where they used to live.
Christopher Flavelle“On average, participants in the Harris County buyout program moved to nearby destinations that were 34 percent whiter and 32 percent wealthier than their old neighborhoods.”
Christopher FlavelleSome good news on climate change, part 1: Yes, it’s getting hotter — but cities can do a lot to soften those temperature spikes. @PopovichN and I looked at some of those strategies here.
A government plan to guard the Houston-Galveston region from deadly storm surges isn't expected to become reality for at least 15 years. Rice University says it has a plan that could be completed faster for a fraction of the cost.
Christopher FlavelleHow high can we build coastal walls, and how fast, and by spending the least amount of money? — is an ever-more-pressing question, and not just in Texas.