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Justice for Katrina Victims: Five Years Passed and Still Waiting

Pierce O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pierce O'Donnell

Now that the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has passed, it's a good time to once again share an important fact: a federal court decision has concluded that this tragedy was a caused by the negligence of the U.S. Army Corps.

WATCH: Rafting Down The LA River

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via NBC LA: Last month we wrote about the Hidden LA River Tours with Jenny Price, but if a walking exploration of the Los Angeles River is too tame fo...

Nearly Five Years Later Still No Levee Commission, Why?

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

Levees.org continues to demand the 8/29 Investigation Act, a truly independent bipartisan investigation of the flood protection failures during Katrina.

Recent Ruling Shows True Tragedy of Katrina was Federal Government's Creation of the Disaster Itself

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

The majority of Americans live in counties protected by levees, and the most important ones are built by the US Army Corps of Engineers, whose failure in Louisiana was presumably not an isolated event.

The $20 Billion Shakedown

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

President Obama successfully persuaded BP to set aside $20 billion in an escrow fund. So how did the Republican leadership in Congress react? Well, Rep. Joe Barton expressed his shock and horror, calling the fund "a $20 billion shakedown."

BP Engineers and Uncle Sammy Provide Double Whammy for Louisiana

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

We think it's laudable that the White House is rapidly conducting investigations into the root cause of the BP well failure. 

But the White House exhibited paralysis after the spectacular engineering failure that flooded 80% of New Orleans.

April Fools Award Fees and the Army Corps of Engineers

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Since nobody has mentioned it thus far I thought I would draw your notice to a Department of Defense Inspector General's report. As it was dated April...

Creighton Bernette is Not Alone

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sandy Rosenthal

HBO's new series called 'Treme' is getting a mountain of press with much of the focus on the character Creighton Bernette played by mega-star John Goo...

Trusting the Army Corps of Engineers?

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal


If both of Louisiana's U.S. senators expressed frustration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers doesn't does not say enough, you might take the word of Barbara Danielle, a New Orleans resident.

University Professors Association Is Investigating Ivor van Heerden's Dismissal

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sandy Rosenthal

Two months ago, van Heerden, the former deputy director of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Center filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the flagship university.

Interview with Prof Ivor van Heerden: the latest on his wrongful firing by LSU

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sandy Rosenthal

Just as the long Memorial Day weekend began, federal Judge James Brady scolded administrators at Louisiana State University (LSU) over their handling ...

BP Oil Spin Meets Katrina Shorthand

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

I attended the BP Protest in New Orleans last weekend because there is a distinct connect between the oil drilling debacle and the flood of New Orleans. At the center of both disasters are engineers and the lack of adequate legal federal oversight.

Asian Carp: Science and the Inference of the Unseen

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

This week the Supreme Court again rejected Michigan's bid to close the locks on Chicago's waterways.

Asian Carp Crisis: As Battle Continues, 2,000 Gallons Of Poison Dumped In River

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The battle against the invasive Asian carp continues today. Thousands of gallons of a toxic chemical will be dumped in a river to kill all fish near L...

Gulf Oil Spill: Louisiana Wetlands Blanketed With BP Crude (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

(AP) -- AT PASS A LOUTRE, La. - A chocolate-brown blanket of oil about as thick as latex paint has invaded reedy freshwater wetlands at Louisiana's so...

Apologies to Rube Goldberg

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The Army Corps of Engineers is concerned that the Asian carp fence is now potentially threatening the public health and safety by sending dangerous levels of electricity into the surrounding landscape.

Fired Professor Who Criticized Army Corps of Engineers Files suit

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

The discovery phase of this lawsuit could reveal and make public that the leading hurricane scientists in the state of Louisiana were intimidated and then fired by LSU at the command of the Corps of Engineers for their findings.

Asian Carp: White House Summit Begins Week Of Activity

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A week of activity on the impending Asian carp crisis kicks off Monday with a meeting at the White House. Nancy Sutley, the president's top environme...

Michigan Mach II: Interesting Asian Carp Info for the Supreme Court

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The carp are a symptom of a larger problem: aging, dated infrastructure that no longer does what it was intended to do very well.

Asian Carp: Michigan Asks Supreme Court To Intervene Again

Chicago Breaking News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Michigan's Attorney General today filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court, again asking the judges to force closure of locks and dams in Chicago-ar...

Asian Carp Summit: Durbin Asks Congress For $20 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With concern mounting about the invasive Asian carp, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin and Representative Judy Biggert led a bipartisan forum on the subjec...

Dam the Carp! No more dithering on invasive species

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The news was very bad on Friday when state and Federal agencies admitted that tests show invasive Asian carp have evaded an electrical barrier intende...

US Army Corps can't stop floods in New Orleans

Paul Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Brown

Lt. General Robert Van Antwerp, Chief of the US Army Corps of Engineers would not answer my question "Should New Orleans be abandoned?" But the Gene...

A Top Story of the Decade Deserves Accurate Coverage

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

Today, New Years Day, many articles are covering the most memorable events of the decade. Naturally, they all include the metro New Orleans flood.

Out of the Mouths of Corps Managers...

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

New Orleanians are right to worry about what the Corps of Engineers is doing in the "rebuilding" of the levee-floodwall system.