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5 Post-Katrina Innovations New Orleans Can Brag About

Sierra | August 29, 2015 | Green
It's been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the people of New Orleans have spent a decade rebuilding their city, but not everyone has felt the full impact of the recovery effort. But don't be too discouraged. We found five innovations that are improving the lives of citizens across the board.
Kate Ostertag

One Heart at a Time

Kate Ostertag | August 28, 2015 | Good News
We taught him to ride in the car, to say Momma and to sleep under the covers. He taught us to make up our own minds, to laugh at him and ourselves. He was the first "pit bull" we opened our hearts and home to but not the last.
Cindy Shogan

Our Future Generations Can Teach Us a Thing or Two About Arctic Drilling

Cindy Shogan | August 28, 2015 | Green
Last week, President Obama made a terribly risky decision for the Arctic. His administration cleared the final hurdle that allows for drilling into oil-bearing zones in the Arctic Ocean, approving one of Shell Oil's modified drilling permits for the Chukchi Sea.
Monica Engebretson

Argentina and Russia Take Cruelty Free Step

Monica Engebretson | August 28, 2015 | Impact
With more than 8,000 miles between them and marked differences in climate and culture, Argentina and Russia seem to be worlds apart, but recently something spectacularly similar happened in these two countries -- the introduction of bills to end animal testing for cosmetics.
Dorit Sasson

What You Need to Know about Solar Power

Dorit Sasson | August 28, 2015 | Green
However, with so much information on solar energy systems and companies, installation, cost and companies, it can be difficult to know how to get started. This article gives a step-by-step overview on solar energy companies, the associated cost and types of solar energy systems.
Nicole Ghio

In Kenya, Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant Threatens World Heritage Site

Nicole Ghio | August 28, 2015 | Green
With the cost of clean energy sources dropping -- even to the point of making them cheaper than coal in places -- and knowing that coal is not an effective solution to alleviate energy poverty, is building a new coal plant that will force locals to live with deadly pollution really the best option for Lamu?
Betsy Rosenberg

POTUS and Climate Change: Four Steps Forward, One Step Back, but Still Missing a KEY Step

Betsy Rosenberg | August 28, 2015 | Green
This is a step in a very positive direction. However the president can't get an "A" in my book until his administration does something to address the eco-education gap among adults.
Jeff Biggers

Call It What It Is: A Global Migration Shift From Climate, Not a Migrant or Refugee Crisis

Jeff Biggers | August 28, 2015 | World
A far more dangerous precedence of denial over a looming global shift of populations largely from climate change is taking place. There is not a migrant or refugee crisis. We're in the midst of a global migration shift.
Karin Kloosterman

This Is How You Grow Girls in Harlem!

Karin Kloosterman | August 28, 2015 | New York
In the middle of Harlem on a derelict plot of land where old men used to play cards, with no kids allowed, is growing one of the most exciting social projects I've seen this year as I go out looking for business partners.
Center for Community Change Action

Ten Years After Katrina, Low-Income Communities Are Still Vulnerable to Disaster: Here's Why

Center for Community Change Action | August 28, 2015 | Green
It's been 10 years since my mother lost the only house she's ever owned. A factory worker in Jackson, Mississippi, one of the poorest American cities, my mother lost her house to the flood waters of Hurricane Katrina that uprooted families, killed thousands and laid waste to entire neighborhoods throughout the Gulf States.
Margie Alt

Starting Today, Your Favorite River Is Better Protected

Margie Alt | August 28, 2015 | Green
We know that the Clean Water Rule is on solid legal ground and backed by more than 1,000 scientific studies showing how streams and wetlands are vital to the health of our rivers, lakes, and bays.
Olivia Gushin

Marry a Woman Who Adopts a Pit Bull

Olivia Gushin | August 29, 2015 | Good News
All kinds of women exist. If you're looking for a true soul partner, marry a woman who adopts a pIt bull. Marry a woman who adopts a pit bull and walk through the world fearlessly. Not because their is a fierce beast at the end of the leash. But because of the fierce woman at your side.
Francis Battista

Mythological Creatures I Have Known

Francis Battista | August 28, 2015 | Impact
Dogs, like people are individuals and should be treated and evaluated as individuals, not by the blanket categories of breed or appearance. Too many dogs have senselessly lost their lives simply for being born with a big head and a muscular looking body, but the tide has turned.
David Ropeik

Humans or Non-Human Animals -- Who's More Rational?

David Ropeik | August 27, 2015 | Green
We are the only species known to deny overwhelming evidence -- about the dangers of smoking -- in ways that actually put us in greater danger. The emotional nature of human risk perception can sometimes produce a literally self-destructive irrationality. Non-human animals don't make such mistakes.
Gabe Elsner

EPA Clean Power Plan Attacks Based on Flawed Reports

Gabe Elsner | August 27, 2015 | Green
Critics of President Barack Obama's landmark regulation to reduce carbon dioxide emissions almost always highlight a series of flawed studies to attack the Clean Power Plan. In fact, many are often paid for by utility or fossil fuel interests.
Vicki Arroyo

Lesson Learned From Rebuilding New Orleans: Consider Our Changing Climate

Vicki Arroyo | August 27, 2015 | Green
Ten years ago this week, my hometown was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. My mother's, sister's, and other family members' homes were destroyed by the floodwaters. We all wondered: Could our unique and beloved city survive--and thrive again?
Kate Williams

Make Waves for Change

Kate Williams | August 27, 2015 | Green
You probably don't realize it, but seventy percent of fresh water is used for agriculture. Where does it go? Livestock. It can take up to 2,500 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef. Compare that to the mere 220 gallons of water it takes to produce a pound of Californian soy tofu.
Caroline Bologna

How Surviving Katrina Changed the Meaning of 'Home' for Me

Caroline Bologna | August 29, 2015 | Women
When you're a teenager and life feels like a big confusing mess, there are certain things you can usually count on -- like, where your home is. But after Katrina, I didn't even have that anymore. All I knew was that we wouldn't be going back to New Orleans. At least not for awhile.
Matthew Bershadker

The Lessons in Katrina's Legacy

Matthew Bershadker | August 27, 2015 | Green
Simple, inexpensive preparations can keep owners from having to choose between their pets' lives and their own. What are some of the most important tips?
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

'Green News Report' - August 27, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | August 27, 2015 | Green
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina;...
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