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How to get the most out of a Harvey shelter

It’s been a busy summer for shelters across Canada.The Calgary Homeless Services Corporation says it’s already been inundated with calls from homeless families looking to make ends meet.But the shelter has seen a surge in applications.The agency’s new president, Laura Stahl, says the flood of new applications has come from people trying to stay afloat…



The biggest city in Texas’ worst state could get a boost from new building materials

AUSTIN, Texas — The biggest city on the Texas’ most dangerous border could get an infusion of new building material thanks to a new initiative by Texas A&M University.State Rep. Jim McComb has introduced a bill to the Texas Legislature that would add a new law allowing the university to sell surplus materials to help…



‘Huge’ new building material makes Harvey look like an island

New Scientist article New scientists have discovered that the material used to make Harvey’s archipelago of islands looks a lot like the sea, with huge islands in the foreground and huge cliffs in the background.The scientists from the University of Bath in the UK discovered the island shapes in a series of computer simulations of…



How to donate building material in the U.S.

We’ve been following the flood of donations to Harvey-ravaged Texas, and we’ve noticed a surge in the amount of donated materials that the federal government is handing out.But in the face of such an unprecedented situation, it’s been tough to gauge how many of those donations are actually going to the right places.We spoke with…