The city of Houston’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) hit a milestone last month with the release of a draft of the plan. HARC serves as the technical advisor and research leader on the project.
The annual research by the Galveston Bay Foundation and the Houston Advanced Research Center notes the loss of wetlands, a decline in water quality and sea level rise as areas of concern.
The overall health of the Galveston Bay is adequate for now, but scientists and environmental leaders are pushing to improve the ecosystem’s quality over the coming years.
For the past five years, Galveston Bay received a “C” rating report card on its environmental condition. This is the first report after the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey.