Galveston Bay gets a ‘C’ health grade in new report
Houston Chronicle, August 12, 2015
GALVESTON – A first-ever report card on the health of Galveston Bay gives the waterway a “C” grade, warning that conditions will worsen unless steps are taken to continue restoration efforts.
In a report set for release Wednesday, the Houston Advanced Research Center and the Galveston Bay Foundation paint a picture of a bay that is under assault by pollution, loss of habitat and the impacts of climate change. The bay is holding its own, the authors say, but is destined to lose the gains it has made over the last 30 years if no further action is taken.