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The Presidency of Al Gore, 2001-2009, Redux

Norman MacAfee | Posted 10.19.2016 | Politics
Norman MacAfee

In 2000, the Green Party candidate had siphoned off enough progressive votes to assure Bush's victory and the disasters that followed. In 2016, a vote for the Libertarian or Green presidential ticket is a vote for Trump. It is existentially essential to vote for Hillary Clinton.

The President's Power to Convene

William S. Becker | Posted 10.13.2016 | Green
William S. Becker

America's aging dams and levees require a new approach to climate-related flooding. (Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers) Last August nearly 7 trill...

'Green News Report' - September 13, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama Administration steps in to support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and te...

Documents: How Big Oil Pushed to Make Dakota Access-Style Permitting a New Normal

Steve Horn | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog In the two months leading up to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to issue to the Dakota Access pipeline projec...

Would Better Inspection Technology Prior To Katrina Have Mattered?

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 08.18.2016 | Technology
Sandy Rosenthal

After Katrina, we discovered that the Greater New Orleans region needed a regional levee board staffed with experts that is better suited to this extremely large and unique system.

Fish or foul: Was the 17th Street Canal seepage a red herring or the canary in the coal mine?

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 06.08.2016 | Crime
Sandy Rosenthal

With hurricane season upon us and already a second named storm, residents in New Orleans are asking about the condition of their protective hurricane ...

Two Crimes 'American Crime Story' Should Cover

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 04.18.2016 | Crime
Sandy Rosenthal

The producers of "American Crime Story" recently announced that the second season of the popular true crime anthology TV series will focus on Hurrican...

Jim Ireton Running in Maryland's 1st Congressional District

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 03.07.2016 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

I recently sat down with Jim Ireton, former Mayor of Salisbury, who is running against Andy Harris (R-MD) the current Congressperson in Maryland's 1st Congressional District.

Living in a Selfish Florida World: A Rimbaud Moment

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 02.19.2016 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

The truth of the matter is that I am having a Rimbaud moment. My torrid affair with South Florida has been reduced to a surreal feeling of guilt. I have been living in a selfish world where the Gulf of Mexico meets real estate meets tourism in an unholy confluence of greed.

Here's How America Could Change The Situation In Flint Overnight

Johnny L. Ricks | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Johnny L. Ricks

The citizens of Flint deserve much more than a steady convoy of trucks carrying privately donated bottled water. They deserve a full-fledged humanitarian military deployment, and a steady convoy of trucks carrying the equipment needed to repair their broken infrastructure and homes.

Pivoting and Disruption @ VerdeXChange 2016

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.03.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With two kids in college and one on her way soon enough, I can't afford to go back to school. Besides, I never liked taking exams and sharing my room ...

Mike Huckabee's Remark Reflects Attitude Toward Evacuation

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 01.15.2016 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

No one should treat the call to evacuate as something simple or obvious. Experienced evacuation volunteers can all agree that even in the best of circumstances, an evacuation is a living nightmare.

Finally, the People of New Orleans Can Throw Off Their Cloak of Shame

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 08.28.2016 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

It's been exactly 10 years since the worst civil engineering disaster in U.S. history when levees built by the federal government failed catastrophically during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans and nearby St. Bernard Parish.

Definitive Katrina Study Removes the Cloak of Shame

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.12.2016 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Sandy Rosenthal, founder of the grassroots group Levees.Org, is celebrating the publication of a recent New York Times story. The analysis, combined with another research paper, will contribute to the historical record of New Orleans.

One In Three Americans' Drinking Water Will Be Safer: Who Could Be Against That?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.29.2016 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Two Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006 created confusion about which waterways should be protected, leaving more than half of our nation's streams and 20 million acres of wetlands vulnerable to pollution.

Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL

Steve Horn | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversial Nationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar sands diluted bitumen ("dilbit") from Pontiac, Illinois to its Griffith, Indiana holding terminal.

Pre-Katrina and Today, the Army Corps of Engineers Always Has the Final Say

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Sandy Rosenthal

This week, the New York Times Magazine featured John Barry and his brainchild, the lawsuit against 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies filed in New Orl...

The Citizens Fight Against Big Oil in Louisiana Continues

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Nine years after Katrina, the focus is still too often on imagined causes of the flood instead of the proven ones. It is our hope that AG Buddy Caldwell continues defending the constitution and the law, and continues his stand against Jindal, Adley and Big Oil.

'Staggering Failure' Threatens The Everglades

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 06.23.2014 | Miami

Federal officials Tuesday potentially derailed a nearly $2 billion plan intended to help the Everglades and curb coastal water pollution. The U.S. Ar...

America's Largest Ecosystem Restoration Project Is on the Verge of Moving Ahead on Earth Day

Jane Graham | Posted 06.18.2014 | Miami
Jane Graham

As you celebrate Earth Day this Tuesday, know that something really exciting is on the verge of happening for Everglades restoration -- even if barely anyone is watching.

Steep Flood Insurance Rate Increases Are Result of Federal Government's Mistakes

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

While the worst rate spikes will occur gradually over a period of years -- thanks to a bill that President Obama signed into law last Friday -- a reported 1.1 million homeowners in flood-prone areas will still face sharp premium increases.

Settlement Is Not Admission of Guilt in New Orleans Flooding during Katrina

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Put very simply, a $20 million settlement, given to those with expectations of at least $20 billion, would be roughly equivalent to getting 2 pennies on an expectation $20.

EPA Makes the Right Move for Bristol Bay, Starts 404(c) Process on Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first regulatory step toward securing a healthy future for Bristol Bay. Photograph © 2014 ...

Invasive Species Attack Is An Opportunity For Chicago

Henry Henderson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

If you are serious about stopping the movement of invasive species between North America's greatest freshwater systems via our town's rivers and canals, you have to build a physical barrier.

Protecting New Orleans from the Next Katrina

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

No hurricanes are in sight in January. But the Big Easy is now well-fortified for when Katrina's relatives strike.