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Hurricane Isaac

El Nino Adds to Louisiana's Many Coastal Threats

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.16.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Storm surges and flooding in Orleans and parishes nearby this fall can be at least partly blamed on El Nino. This year's weather event is believed to be the most intense of its kind since 1997 or earlier, creating hazards for Louisiana's coastline.

In the Wake of Katrina

Wayne Pacelle | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Wayne Pacelle

Just days into the crisis, the American public realized that the human and animal tragedies were bound together, and they were rooting for all to survive and get back on their feet.

Public opposition to Plaquemines Parish coal terminals grows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Aug. 19, 2013 edition.) Louisiana, a major exporter of coal from other states, could shi...

Threatened coastal stretch of Louisiana Highway One needs funding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 8, 2013 edition.) The lower section of LA Highway 1, which runs from Grand Isle in ...

Louisiana Sinkhole Evacuees Won't Be Home For Awhile

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

At the eight-acre, Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, owners of slab houses are waiting for methane-gas monitors to be installed in December.

As Not Seen on TV: BP Fails to "Measure Up" on Promises to Gulf Coast

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 01.15.2013 | Green
Jeffrey Buchanan

With less than seven percent of this initial commitment to the Gulf Coast met, it's fair to say BP must do a better job of working fairly with the state and federal trustee to move projects forward.

New Orleans Hospital Projects Marred By Transmission Lines

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A plan several years ago to bury transmission and other power lines at the University Medical Center and Veterans Affairs hospital in BioDistrict New Orleans, where both complexes are under construction now, was termed too costly.

Louisiana Parishes Fault Coast Guard For Slow Removal Of BP Oil

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.05.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

BP oil and tar that washed ashore or was uncovered in Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard and other Louisiana parishes during Hurricane Isaac is settling into wetlands and shutting some public beaches.

The Power Of Social Media In A Storm

Rev. Amy Ziettlow | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
Rev. Amy Ziettlow

Through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram I see and hear what all my friends and loved ones are doing. I can hear their stress and can affirm how they are coping. I can send love and prayers and they can see that other people see them in their time of distress.

Louisiana's Lafitte Area Wants Levee Plans Expedited Following Isaac

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.09.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Residents of the Jefferson Parish town of Jean Lafitte, 25 miles south of New Orleans, hope a levee can be built soon after they were inundated by Isaac in August and a string of earlier storms.

Hurricane Isaac Disrupts Non-local Students at Tulane University: Reflecting on Hurricane Isaac From a College Perspective

Rebecca Shinners | Posted 12.04.2012 | College
Rebecca Shinners

On the eve of Hurricane Katrina's 7th anniversary in New Orleans, students found themselves anxiously awaiting Hurricane Isaac's arrival. Only time could tell if Katrina's destructions would be mirrored or forgotten.

Louisiana Coal Hubs Ignite Human Health and Coastal Restoration Concerns

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Armstrong Energy in Missouri hopes to open a company-backed RAM coal terminal in Alliance, La. on the west bank of the lower Mississippi River in 2014. But residents of Ironton, located just south of RAM's site, say they don't want their air quality to get any worse than it is now.

Haiti's Second Goudougoudou: The Global Food Crisis

Mark Schuller | Posted 12.02.2012 | World
Mark Schuller

Drawing parallels between rising food costs and the earthquake in Haiti redefines the word "disaster" specifically reminds us of its human causes -- and it is a clarion call for action, a warning of an impending humanitarian crisis.

The Gulf One Month After Hurricane Isaac

Steven Apfelbaum | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Steven Apfelbaum

For the now-destabilized Gulf Coastal wetland ecosystems, a slow-moving hurricane with heavy rain and high, shoreline-pounding surf may be the most damaging type of storm. This is true especially around the mouth of the Mississippi River, which took a direct hit from Hurricane Isaac.

Charities Struggle With Cleanup From Hurricane Isaac

Religion News Service | Bruce Nolan | Posted 09.21.2012 | Religion

NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Faith-based ministries and local charities that are ramping up relief efforts after Hurricane Isaac say it's already clear that reco...

New Orleans Fixes Red Lights After Isaac but Streetlights Are a Worry

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

If your block in New Orleans feels spooky at night, you're not alone.

Hard Luck Mitt Romney Can't Get No Respect

Mario Almonte | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Mitt Romney appears desperate to shake off the bad luck that has been such a drag on his campaign, but his quick jabs at Obama have often proven inadvisable, ill-timed -- or simply ignored.

We Need a New Farm Bill Now

Eva M. Clayton | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Eva M. Clayton

The food security of our country and the world is dependent upon our small farmers and ranchers being able to survive economically. It's time for Congress to stop the fighting and act on this critical, important and timely issue.

'Green News Report' - September 6, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S...

In Lafitte, Louisiana, Hurricane Isaac Flooding Devastates a Family Fishing Town

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 11.06.2012 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

"We lost everything. My aunt over there, she is 97 years old. She don't know what she's going home to -- and we don't want to tell her."

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Addresses City's Post-Isaac Response

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 09.06.2012 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was kind enough to find time to address my questions on the city's response to Isaac, and the lessons learned from a Category 1 that lingered over the region for days.

Hurricane Isaac's Devastating Flooding Captured In 3D

Posted 09.06.2012 | Green

A lidar scan, taken from the ground, of New Orleans' I-510 bridge taken on Aug. 31, 2012. From OurAmazingPlanet Staff: Hurricane Isaac sent shee...

Lynne Peeples

A Crude Reminder: BP Oil May Be Resurfacing In Hurricane Isaac Aftermath | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.06.2012 | Green

Oil is washing up on beaches across the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, and evidence suggests that at least some of the slicks, sheens and ...

PHOTOS: School Bus Driver Lose 5 Houses To Isaac, Other Louisiana Hurricanes

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact

After losing four homes to four separate hurricanes, Melanie Martinez knew to pack out when Isaac began barreling through her hometown of Braithwaite,...

PHOTO: Thousands Of Dead Rodents Wash Up On Mississippi Beaches

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2012 | Green

By Emily Le Coz TUPELO, Miss., Sept 4 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of rats killed by Hurricane Isaac have washed up onto the beaches ...