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Protecting the Coast

Texas might spend up to $20 billion to protect Houston from hurricanes. Rice University says it can do it for a fraction of that.

A government plan to guard the Houston-Galveston region from deadly storm surges isn't expected to become reality for at least 15 years. Rice University says it has a plan that could be completed faster for a fraction of the cost.

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Protecting the Coast

A plan to guard the Texas coast from hurricanes has been years in the making. Will it ever become reality?

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Refinery complexes along the Houston Ship Channel on September 7, 2016.

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