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Army Corps of Engineers

The Bush Presidential Museum Has Erased the New Orleans Katrina Story

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

The exhibit does not examine the catastrophic failure of levees built by the Army Corps of Engineers; rather it only describes the new flood protection structures put in place since Katrina.

10 Surprising Senators Who Voted Against Clean Water This Week

Steve Fleischli | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Some members of Congress consistently vote against clean water, and many others are reliable champions. The senators profiled below were the biggest surprises in their vote to block protections for our nation's waterways.

Coastal Cities Confront Global Warming-Induced Sea Level Rise

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

Rising sea level is what linked Sandy directly to global warming. Over the last century, the ocean off the New York coast rose 13 to 16 inches, making flooding from Sandy a lot worse.

NEPA Builds Collaboration and Communities

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

NEPA's common sense approach to foster discussion and collaboration about major development projects has worked well to protect our national treasures and resources. NEPA works as it stands, and it should stay that way.

The High Cost of Suppressing Academic Freedom at Louisiana State University

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
Sandy Rosenthal

The tale of LSU vs Ivor van Heerden is now over, and it can only be hoped that other universities around the nation sat up and took note. Academic freedom is still alive and well in America.

Bipartisan Group Works To Save Key Agency From Looming Cuts

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - As the U.S. government prepares for years of austerity, a bipartisan group of senato...

Will Good Science and Good Sense Come Together When It Comes to the Shoreline?

Karl Grossman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

"Retreat" might not be a good word to use for what needs to be done. It infers losing. "Adjustment" is a better word. We must adjust to the reality of our shifting shores.

Army Corps Critic Settles in Suit Against LSU

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Ivor van Heerden, the independent expert who spoke out for residents harmed in the 2005 flood during Katrina, was scheduled to get his day in court starting Feb. 19.

'The Bureaucracy.. Is Horrendous'

Sun Sentinel | Brittany Wallman | Posted 04.18.2013 | Miami

What started out 16 years ago as an $800,000 study to deepen Port Everglades is now an $11 million headache. Broward officials say a deeper Port Ever...

Chicago River Re-reversal Debate: Getting Infrastructure Ready for the Rigors of Climate Change

Henry Henderson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The unplanned flow of contaminated water into Lake Michigan is a serious possibility. This situation is another mind-blowing signal that we have to rethink how we manage the Chicago River.

Can There Be a Silver Lining in Sandy? (Part 1)

William S. Becker | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

In the late 1970s, a small community in Wisconsin made a big decision. The Village of Soldiers Grove decided that when people and nature come into conflict, it's sometimes better for people to get out of the way.

Matt Sledge

After Hurricane Sandy, The Costs Of Doing Nothing To Protect New York Come Into Focus

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- For years, the city and the state of New York commissioned reports about the dangers of rising sea levels combined with a powerful hurrica...

The Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

Karl Grossman | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

What an ordeal the people of a good part of the United States have been through because of Hurricane Sandy -- and many are still going through! As I ...

In Praise of Waste, Fraud and Abuse

Harry Shearer | Posted 10.28.2012 | Green
Harry Shearer

As we wait to see what effect Isaac will have on the Army Corps of Engineers $10 billion-plus "hurricane risk reduction system" in New Orleans, I can't help thinking about last week's news from levees.org. When government adopts efficiency as its top priority, decisions like the Corps' get made. And people die.

Corps of Engineers Commander Has Confessed

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

In a surprise recent development, Lt Gen Carl Strock, Corps Commander, has admitted he had no evidence when he made incriminating statements about New Orleans agencies to the New York Times relating to the Katrina flooding.

The Character Assassination of Dr. Bob Bea

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

Attorneys for the United States continue to spend taxpayer dollars in their efforts to defend the Army Corps of Engineers from liability for the failure of its levees and flood protection in the New Orleans region during Katrina.

Civic Group Creates First Ever Levee Breach Bike Tour

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 08.27.2012 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Believing that bicycle tours are less disruptive to residential neighborhoods than tour busses, a civic group formed in New Orleans after Katrina has rolled out a Levee Disaster Bike Tour.

Lancing the Greenie Myth of New Orleans

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

No one lances the Greenie Myth so deftly as Robert Verchick, J.D., Gauthier-St. Martin Eminent Scholar of the Loyola University and recent winner of a Fulbright.

Turning 40: Avoiding a Midlife Crisis for the Clean Water Act

Mekell Mikell | Posted 06.30.2012 | Green
Mekell Mikell

Before the Clean Water Act, pollution was so bad that water bodies like the Cuyahoga River in Ohio and the Charles River in Massachusetts caught on fire faster than a batch of birthday candles.

EPA Protects West Coast Ports Besieged by Coal

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.25.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

It's amazing what a determined group of people can do, even in the face of the combined forces of coal, railway, and shipping industries. I sure hope they succeed.

John Rudolf

'Staggering' Fraud Uncovered At Army Corps Of Engineers

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 12.05.2011 | Crime

Two senior employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bilked the government out of $20 million through a "brazen" bribery and kickback scheme, fede...

Can We Handle Nature's New Norm? (Part 2)

William S. Becker | Posted 11.08.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Whether or not we are ready to conclude that today's extreme weather events are linked to global climate change, it would be utterly irresponsible for us to ignore the possibility.

How Congress Rewarded the Corps of Engineers for Drowning New Orleans

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

On the sixth anniversary of the levee breaches in and around New Orleans, let us hope that Congress will do better to protect Americans whose lives depend on federal levees.

"Katrina" Plus Six

Harry Shearer | Posted 10.28.2011 | Green
Harry Shearer

What most people think they know is that, post-Katrina, "the levees have been fixed." And that could be said to be true. To get Clintonian for a moment, it all depends on what your definition of "fixed" is.

Matt Sledge

On The Jersey Shore, Chris Christie Drifts Away From The Tea Party

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York

When it comes time for a press conference, New Jersey politicians can't get enough of the beach. Sen. Frank Lautenberg went to the Belmar boardwalk...