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Hurricane Harvey

Climate Change Increased Likelihood and Intensity of Hurricane Harvey
9 months ago

Climate Change Increased Likelihood and Intensity of Hurricane Harvey

A team of scientists from World Weather Attribution, including researchers from Rice and other institutions in the United States and Europe, have found that human-caused climate change made the record …
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Our Quarterly Quest
9 months ago

Our Quarterly Quest

Welcome to the first of our quarterly issues for 2018, our Janus view, where we take stock and look ahead. First, a look back: There’s no better summary of …
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Reader Response: Fall 2017
9 months ago

Reader Response: Fall 2017

I want to commend you and your staff on your series of articles related to Hurricane Harvey- “Storm Stories”.  So proud to see so many with Rice connections pitching …
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Hurricane Harvey by the Numbers
1 year ago

Hurricane Harvey by the Numbers

To see all of the Storm Stories, go to this page.

Storm Stories
1 year ago

Storm Stories

Along with our fellow Houstonians, many in our community suffered traumatic losses of homes and property — and benefited from generous acts of volunteerism. Harvey’s challenges continue — and …
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By Any Other Name
1 year ago

By Any Other Name

Let’s start with the name — Harvey. It sounds vaguely patrician or dutiful, definitely not threatening. For those of a certain age, the name also reminds us of a …
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Rescuing History
1 year ago

Rescuing History

Shortly after Harvey dropped over 50 inches of rain on Houston, Rice’s Joshua Furman, a Jewish studies postdoc, and Melissa Kean ’00, Rice’s centennial historian, spearheaded an effort to …
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Studying Harvey’s Environmental Wake
1 year ago

Studying Harvey’s Environmental Wake

Rice scientists will research the short- and long-term impact of extreme flooding in and around Houston during Hurricane Harvey with support from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

A …
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Storm Stories: The Home Team
1 year ago

Storm Stories: The Home Team

Long before the last case of bottled water disappeared from the shelves of every grocery store in Houston, Rice staff members were deep into storm prep mode. Grounds personnel …
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Storm Stories: In the Eye of the Hurricane
1 year ago

Storm Stories: In the Eye of the Hurricane

In 2007, former Texas legislator Ed Emmett ’71 was appointed county judge of Harris County — the most populous county in Texas and now the third-largest county in the …
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