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Unheard Voices from the Gulf Coast

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The Gulf Coast's Vietnamese fishing community faces some of the most daunting challenges of any group in the entire Gulf Coast region. Families are struggling to make ends meet.

Once the Oil Stops, the Real Clean-Up Begins

Edward F. Blizzard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Edward F. Blizzard

Corporations like BP, which operate with an eye on its bottom line, as opposed to the safety of its operations, must be held accountable.

These Foliticians Are America's Problem

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Now more than ever, the public is beginning to understand that we, our economy, our health and our environment are paying a helluva price for pathetically corrupt political misleadership.

Marine Life Confusing "Dispersed" Oil with Sea Habitat (VIDEO)

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

Are you like me? Do you not think much about seaweed unless it gets caught in your bathing suit? My trip with a National Wildlife Federation team to ...

Video: "Dispersing" Spilled Oil ... with Formula 409

Miles Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Miles Grant

Last week, I hitched a ride on a boat that ultimately got within about 10 miles of the Deepwater Horizon disaster site. While we were bobbing on the...

Congress' Role In BP Oil Spill Questioned: CNN's Candy Crowley Interviews Sens. Shelby, Nelson

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional hearings are piling up in the wake of the April 20 explosion and subsequent oil leak from the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig in the...

Gulf Coast to Visitors: Y'all Come Down and Eat!

Bryan Gobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bryan Gobin

With the exception of oil lapping ashore along Louisiana's marshy wildlife refuge, near-shore fishing waters appear clear as ever. Seafood is still available.

Beyond the Noise -- 12 Quiet Ways Obama is Building a More Equitable America

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Quietly, under-the-radar and away from the cameras, the Obama Administration has been diligently working to lay the foundation for a more vibrant and equitable America.

Serving Safer Shellfish: Why The FDA Shouldn't Back Down

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

Every summer, like clockwork, a dozen or more Americans with cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, HIV, or alcohol-related liver damage die after eating summer oysters from Gulf Coast states.

Has Florida's Gulf Coast Become The Capitol Of Ponzi Schemes?

Herald Tribune | Michael Pollick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The list of failed Southwest Florida investments keeps getting longer. Arthur G. Nadel faces 15 federal counts in an alleged scheme that cost investo...

Four Years Later, Let's End the Human Rights Crisis in KatrinaRitaVille

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

The federal government still has a long fight ahead to make good on promises to rebuild a stronger, safer and more equitable Gulf Coast.

Protecting Homeowners the Right Course of Action

Rep. Gene Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Gene Taylor

In the Gulf Coast, the ever-escalating costs of insurance, post-Katrina, have home and business owners facing daunting prospects for protecting their piece of the American Dream.

Biloxi Removing FEMA Trailers, Undermining Obama and Victimizing Katrina Survivors

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

The Biloxi City Council will vote June 16th on an ordinance, backed by the City's community development office, forcing FEMA trailers to be removed from residential zones by August 9th.

Obama Using New Orleans As Green Blueprint

The Washington Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's aggressive approach to Gulf Coast recovery has allowed him to put a liberal policy stamp on the region and apply campaign promises t...

How Not To Respond To -- or Recover From -- A Major Disaster: An Indelible Legacy of Presidential Incompetence

Irwin Redlener, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Irwin Redlener, M.D.

The fact is that the recovery from Katrina has been painfully slow. At least 25% of people who lived in New Orleans prior to Katrina have not returned, many now permanently relocated.

Americans are driving much less; But one area of the country can't get any gas or diesel at all

Steve Parker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Steve Parker

Gas shortages through a major swath of the country? Stations running dry? Welcome Back, 1974! When does the rationing start ... again? Americans are ...

Navigating the Cone of Uncertainty

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

Riding out the storm is one thing. Picking up the aftermath of the storm is quite another.

Hurricane Ike Upon Us: Cuba, Haiti, Texas Need Help!

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Walden

It's hard to pay attention unless you are living at ground zero.

Gustav and Wild Turkey: New Orleans Hurricane Update by My Friend Jim Gabour

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Norris

"It has been three years and a day since Katrina violated this city. We are not yet safe, and the world has tired of our story."

WALL-E, Katrina And The Art Of Vicki Niolet

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 04.26.2012 | Home
Kimberly Brooks

As we approach the anniversary of Katrina, I celebrate the gift of artists who lovingly reclaim pieces of a cities long torn asunder.

The F Word: Homes not Hearings

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Democrats and Republicans played out a partisan fight Wednesday over who is to blame for housing hurricane victims in toxic trailers. Over one millio...