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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...

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...

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 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...

Why Obama Needs to Weigh In With the Corps of Engineers

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Republicans defended Bush and blamed state and local officials when the Army Corps of Engineers was found culpable for the flooding of New Orleans. Now Democrats are doing the same thing.

If It's Art, Must It Be Pornography?

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Georgianne Nienaber

I'm all for freedom expression even when it comes to veiled pornography, but I don't want to be tricked into buying it for God's sake.

New Orleans: The Corps Defends the Future

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

I'm preparing to make a documentary film on the causes of the flooding of New Orleans, and so I decided to attend one of the community outreach meetings the Corps of Engineers holds.

New Study: Sound Levees Pay for Themselves

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal



The non partisan group Levees.org has just released new data that squarely addresses the question of whether metro New Orleans should be rebuilt...

New Orleans: Where Accountability Failed, Liability Follows

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

The Army Corps of Engineers' liability for damages to at least three New Orleans plaintiffs has been made official by a Federal district judge. The question now is whether the Justice Dept. will appeal.

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.

Asian Carp: Lake Michigan In Danger, Supreme Court To Act

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Asian carp crisis is coming to a head Tuesday, as the Army Corps of Engineers reports finding invasive carp DNA just miles from Lake Michigan. Th...

Obama's Plate is Not Too Full After All

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

I found Obama's Olympics lobbying to be the ultimate rebuke to the people of New Orleans regarding his torpor when it comes to remedying the aftermath of the failure of the federal levees four years ago.

Bobby Jindal: Soaring to New Heights For New Orleans

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

When I was a teenager, I overcame my Hindu upbringing to become a Catholic. Jesus spoke to me and told me Vishnu doesn't vote.

Still Fiddling While New Orleans Drowns

John McQuaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John McQuaid

Time after time, various government agencies have responded haphazardly, doing just enough to make people in New Orleans feel safe again, but not enough to prevent the next big disaster.

Playing the Inside Game -- A Cautionary Tale

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

New Orleans is watching a second consecutive president trash his promises to "rebuild it better." Obama won't even do the obligatory photo-op in the city on Saturday's anniversary. It's more of the same.