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Flooding from Hurricane Harvey
Houston Flooding 3.5 Years After Harvey
Jim Blackburn, co-director of Rice’s SSPEED Center and a Baker Institute Rice faculty scholar, examines what the city of Houston has done to prepare for flooding and other extreme weather events brought about by climate change since Hurricane Harvey struck Houston more than three years ago.
Jim Blackburn March 2, 2021
Windmill in a storm
BCarbon: A New Soil Carbon Storage Standard
A working group led by the Baker Institute has developed an innovative measurement-based standard — “BCarbon” — for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in the soil as organic carbon. BCarbon is a scalable soil carbon storage standard designed to work for landowners and soil carbon storage buyers. The proposed standard allows landowners to monetize soil carbon storage as a property right.
Kenneth B. Medlock III, Jim Blackburn November 2, 2020
Flooding from Hurricane Harvey
The Houston Plan for Flood Damage Reduction
To reduce future flood damage, Houston needs a plan that features a strong vision focused on living with flooding, excellent information on flooding risks and safety concerns, and action on protecting residents' lives and livelihoods, Rice faculty scholar Jim Blackburn writes in an issue brief.
Jim Blackburn November 12, 2018
PowerPoint: Houston a Year After Harvey
Open the PowerPoint below for the presentation given by Jim Blackburn at the Aug. 30, 2018, Baker Institute event, "Houston a Year after Harvey: Ongoing Flooding Challenges and Proposed Solutions."
Jim Blackburn August 30, 2018