hurricane harvey

Corporations Causing Sea Level Rise — New Proof

A new study backed by the Union of Concerned Scientists finds that about 30 percent of the world's sea level rise can be…

A Climate Change Solution All Around Us: Net Zero Carbon Buildings

The signing of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 was rightly hailed as an historic moment in the fight against climate change. A…

Arkema Chemical Plant Explosion Shows Downsides to EPA Cuts

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has been having a tough time promoting his plans to cut EPA regulations. First an appeals court squashed his…

Gas Prices Spike But Texas Wind Farms — and Grid — Hold Steady After Harvey

Lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey: bad news for Texas petroleum industry, good news for wind farms and for grid resiliency.

Businesses Devise Unusual Ways to Help Raise Hurricane Harvey Donations

Businesses across the US are stepping up to help Hurricane Harvey victims get back on their feet. with some companies devising unusual but…

Hurricane Harvey – a Tragic Yet Teachable Moment

The devastation from Hurricane Harvey is of biblical proportions, and we mourn the loss of lives and livelihoods that it has caused. Still,…

U.S. Energy Dept. Needs Hydrogen for Future Grid Resiliency

The U.S. energy infrastructure has been in the news this week as the devastation from Hurricane Harvey continues to ripple through the Gulf…

Trump Reversal of Flood Risk Standards Will Hurt Communities Like Houston

Trump insists that rescinding the Obama-era Flood Risk Standards will speed up construction and save communities money. But experts familiar with the aftermath…

Hurricane Harvey Demonstrates Critical Value of ‘Big Government’

While companies have a critical part in assisting relief efforts with their supplies, staff and facilities, Hurricane Harvey reminds us the role that…

Concrete Jungle Exacerbates Houston Flooding

Hurricane Harvey and climate change are being blamed for Houston's unprecedented flooding this weekend. But experts point out that the volume of rain…

Hurricane Harvey Tests Limits of Federal Flood Insurance Program

Hurricane Harvey’s impact on the greater Houston region is offering another grim reminder: the federal government’s national flood insurance program, NFIP, is going…

Hurricane Harvey Halts Domestic Oil and Gas Production

Hurricane Harvey compromised a massive hub for energy production, highlighting the challenges facing our current energy infrastructure.