A six-part series — Low Lands, High Stakes — explores challenges and opportunities facing the wetland environment in Galveston County in context of historic flooding, sea rise associated with climate change, a booming population and threatened withdrawal of wetlands protections by the federal government.
Part One of a 6-part series on wetlands loss in Galveston County in the face of flooding and sea level rise, and efforts to mitigate, restore and preserve these essential natural resources.
Homeowners can practice restoration of essential wetlands on their own small plots of coastal land by creating what are often called living sh…
Local municipalities rely on federal regulations and federal enforcement rather than enacting their own wetlands protection ordinances, despite repeated efforts by residents to enact local oversight.
Facing potential threats from weakened legal protection, wetlands scientists, environmental activists and businesses seek smart solutions to preserve remaining wetlands in coastal Texas and to build new ones.