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Renowned environmental activist lectures at Texas A&M in April

Noted environmental activist McKibben talks about climate

posted March 26, 2014
Bill McKibben, who the Boston Globe called one of the United States’ most important environmentalists, visited Texas A&M to talk about the threat of global warming and the international movement to end humanity’s reliance on fossil fuels.
HRRC researchers focus on resilience, smart planning

HRRC marks 25th year championing resilience, planning

posted February 17, 2014
To mark 25 years of disaster-related research at Texas A&M University, many of the nation’s top hazard researchers are gathering on campus April 4-5 to present their latest work as part of the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center’s “Planning for Disaster Resilience Symposium.”
TAMU hazard scientists team with Dutch to seek flooding solutions

Dutch, U.S. scientists partner on flood mitigation research

posted October 9, 2013
Last summer, Texas A&M hazard mitigation researchers partnered with their Dutch counterparts at Delft University in The Netherlands to developed a joint research agenda to combat a common enemy — flooding.
Lindell contributes to U.S. report on chemical plant safety issues

Lindell adds to U.S. plant safety report

posted November 14, 2012
A federal study aimed at enhancing plant safety throughout the U.S. chemical manufacturing system benefitted from the work of Michael Lindell, a professor of urban planning at Texas A&M University who contributed sections on risk and decision analyses and emergency management.
Van Zandt, Xiao research links home, business disaster recovery

HRRC research links home, business disaster recovery

posted September 26, 2012
Relief efforts after a natural disaster should include local businesses as well as households, because “one can’t return without the other,” said researchers at the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center investigating Galveston’s recovery after 2008’s Hurricane Ike.
Peacock, Brody outline Texas’ hazard vulnerability in Eagle

Eagle quotes profs on state’s vulnerability

posted September 19, 2012
Due to the destruction of natural resources and poor community planning efforts, Texas remains extraordinarily vulnerable to hurricane damage, said two Texas A&M urban planning professors in an Aug. 28 Bryan-College Station Eagle report as Hurricane Isaac barreled through the Gulf of Mexico.
Study eyes economic impact of Lake Conroe's lowering levels

Study eyes how lower Lake Conroe levels impact economy

posted August 14, 2012
Ranked as one of the fastest growing counties in the U.S., groundwater-dependent Montgomery County, Texas is confronted with a looming water crisis threatening future growth, according to a study by urban planners at Texas A&M University.
HRRC eyes why hazard planning has not mitigated vulnerabilities

HRRC examining implementation of local hazard plans

posted August 2, 2012
Researchers at Texas A&M's Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center are investigating why the proliferation of hazard mitigation planning by local governmental agencies in disaster prone regions along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts has not significantly reduced their vulnerability.