August 2017 BLOG POSTS

I was an Exxon-funded climate scientist

  Exxon funded climate scientists while the bulk of its public-facing advertorials argued the science and cause of climate change was uncertain. ExxonMobil’s deliberate attempts to sow doubt on the reality and urgency of climate change and their donations to front groups to... Read More >


Here’s a better vision for the U.S.-Mexico border

  In Big Bend National Park’s Santa Elena Canyon, the Rio Grande separates the United States (left) from Mexico (right). The United States and Mexico have shared their current international border for nearly 170 years. Today they cooperate at multiple levels on issues that affect the... Read More >


The Texas Coastal Exchange: An innovative ecological services marketplace

Editor's note: The following three posts are part of a three-part series that introduces The Texas Coastal Exchange (TCX), a trading clearinghouse involving the sale of ecological services.  TCX is a project of Rice University's SSPEED Center (Severe Storm Prediction, Education and... Read More >


The Texas Coastal Exchange: Trading Rules & Standards

Editor's note: This is the third of a three-part series that introduces The Texas Coastal Exchange (TCX), a trading clearinghouse involving the sale of ecological services. Click here to read part one of this series. The SSPEED Center research team has determined that some of the more... Read More >


The Texas Coastal Exchange: Setting a Carbon Baseline and Trading Standards

Editor's note: This is the second of a three-part series that introduces The Texas Coastal Exchange (TCX), a trading clearinghouse involving the sale of ecological services. Click here to read part three of the series. One of the key markets the Rice University's SSPEED Center team has... Read More >


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