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Breaking Ground on a Bold New Vision to Address Climate Change: Restoring North America's Amazon

P.J. Marshall | Posted 10.17.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

On November 4, the historic Paris Agreement for global action on climate change will enter into force, catalyzing collective action by governments, ci...

Louisiana Floods: Restoration Will Help Us Build Back Better

P.J. Marshall | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green
P.J. Marshall

In Baton Rouge these past weekends, the "Cajun Navy" was out in force cleaning up after the devastating Louisiana floods that killed 17 people and for...

Why toxic algae blooms like Florida's are so dangerous to people and wildlife

The Conversation US | Posted 07.20.2016 | Green
The Conversation US

By Ernst B. Peebles, University of South Florida Reported cases of algal blooms, when algae grow rapidly from an influx of nutrients in waterways, ha...

BP Settlement Money: No Robbing the Coastal Cookie Jar

David Yarnold | Posted 04.19.2016 | Green
David Yarnold

Thanks to a judge's ruling, BP finally has to pay for what it broke on the Gulf Coast. And the Gulf states can shift their focus to repairing the damage done and building a more resilient coastline.

The Florida Sect Doomed From the Start

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 04.03.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Continuing our visits on the trail of weird places in Florida, as we were driving down the west coast alongside the Gulf of Mexico, we discovered a small quiet park tucked away from the main roads and hidden from the touristic tracks.

Why the Redneck Riviera Is an American Paradise

Thrillist | Posted 02.05.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Scott Gold Credit: Shutterstock You've been to Malibu, South Beach, and the Hamptons; to Cannon Beach, the Outer Banks, and the Jersey Shore, a...

The Most Powerful Climate Solution You've Never Heard Of

P.J. Marshall | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
P.J. Marshall

What if there was a powerful but overlooked tool that could reduce global warming by 0.5°C by the end of the century? Imagine if reversing the decline of ecosystems was good for economies. What if making our world more beautiful, also made it stronger and more resilient?

The Strength of the Gulf Coast - From Destruction to Growth and Recovery

Wendy Spencer | Posted 09.02.2016 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

My visit to Waveland, Mississippi, last week brought back one of the most searing images of destruction I have seen in my nearly two decades of working in the disaster response and volunteer management field.

The Front-Page Photos That We Can't Forget From Hurricane Katrina

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 08.31.2015 | Media

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina began its treacherous journey across the U.S. Gulf Coast, leaving its mark on the region and those who endured the br...

Thank You President Obama for Your New Orleans Visit

Vivian Norris | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Vivian Norris

The President did the right thing by going to struggling neighborhoods and spending time with the young people who could see in a man who, through the dedication, love and hard work, a mirror of themselves and what they too could accomplish.

This Isn't Just Another Katrina Article

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 08.29.2016 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

I struggled to find words to best commemorate this day. Today, on the ten-year anniversary since Hurricane Katrina struck and devastated the Gulf Coast, there is little that has not been said already.

A Post-Katrina Disaster Checklist: Water, Food, Community Organizing

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 08.28.2016 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

When Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast ten years ago, the fundamentals of disaster relief poured in: water, sanitation, food, shelter. But looking back, we can see that the most effective tool for the hardest hit was something else altogether: community organizing.

People With Disabilities Left Behind During Katrina Tell Their Stories

Jordan Melograna | Posted 08.26.2016 | Politics
Jordan Melograna

What you probably won't hear about very much in the coverage looking back at Katrina is the enormous impact this disaster had on people with disabilities. They, too, were disproportionately affected, but just not because of Mother Nature.

Katrina 10: Looking Back, Looking Forward

EBONY.com | Posted 08.26.2016 | Black Voices
EBONY.com

Over a million people have a Katrina story to tell and we're dedicating this week to exploring those stories. And while many narratives include sorrow, we will not fetishize suffering. Instead, we'll provide context, tell the truth and celebrate the resiliency of New Orleans and her people.

Anderson Cooper Heads Back To New Orleans For Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 08.25.2015 | Media

CNN's Anderson Cooper is back in New Orleans, where he made headline 10 years ago for his hard-hitting, emotional coverage of Hurricane Katrina. In "K...

What Hurricane Katrina Taught Us about Fixing Louisiana

David Yarnold | Posted 08.20.2016 | Green
David Yarnold

If there's one thing we all learned from Katrina, it's that we waited too long. We have to invest in serious restoration of our coasts now. This is not just a Louisiana problem: It's the challenge of virtually every country on the globe that has a coastline.

A Decade After Katrina: Aftermath Lounge by Margaret McMullan

Melanie Bishop | Posted 08.18.2016 | Books
Melanie Bishop

Recurring themes of maternal abandonment, marital strife, classism, depression and addiction bob like so many buoys out in the Gulf, forming a strange dot-to-dot that somehow spells strength.

Post-Katrina Struggles Continue in the Lower Ninth Ward and Parts of West Bank New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.14.2016 | Business
Susan Buchanan

In the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Rev. Charles Duplessis of Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church says an estimate that less than half of that area's pre-Katrina population has returned looks accurate.

Saving Louisiana

David Yarnold | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
David Yarnold

Federal and state authorities need to make sure the money from all sources--public and private--intended for coastal protection and restoration goes to protecting our wetlands, not to building civic centers and highways or to plug other holes in the state's budget.

Jason Linkins

BP's Damage To The Gulf Of Mexico Has Been Wildly Exaggerated, Says BP Flack In Politico Magazine

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

[Updated, below.] Today's Politico Magazine offers up some seriously dope sponsored content for your weary body, in the form of an article called "...

Oil Industry's Image Is Tarnished in Louisiana, Green Activist Says

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Oil and gas operators have lost their luster in Louisiana, Lafayette resident Mike Stagg, a civic activist and organizer with the grassroots Green Arm...

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Steve Horn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Deploying the age-old "Friday news dump," President Barack Obama's Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.

The Frantic Moments Before Robin Roberts' Hurricane Katrina Report

OWN | Posted 06.16.2014 | OWN

Robin Roberts had just been named co-anchor on "Good Morning America" when Hurricane Katrina hit. With no idea if her own loved ones were safe, Robert...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Incredible Wildlife Of The Gulf Shore

Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel

So you’re planning a trip to Florida. Chances are, you’re already dreaming of sun and surf, but we’re here to direct your attention to the wild ...

A Way of Life at Risk on the Anniversary of the BP Oil Spill

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Buchanan

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig kicked off the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, as nearly five million barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf Coast over the next several months. Most of that oil is still there, and will be for years to come.