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Hurricane Isaac

Romney, Obama Ramp Up Campaigns Amid Big Events

AP | BEN FELLER and MATTHEW DALY | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

FORT BLISS, Texas — His convention turn coming fast, President Barack Obama on Friday began sprinting toward one of his last, best shots to win ...

Obama Making Isaac Visit

AP | MATTHEW DALY | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE -- President Barack Obama will visit Louisiana on Monday to examine water and wind damage in the wake of Isaac. White House spok...

How To Tweet During A Natural Disaster

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

Some might write off the blathering masses on Twitter, but those Internet luddites might change their tune during a storm. As we saw with Tropical Dep...

How Times-Picayune Covered Hurricane Isaac | Posted 10.31.2012 | Media

Some of the papers got delivered late, publisher Ricky Mathews said in a phone call Thursday afternoon, and the paper didn't transmit the image of its...

The Week to Week News Quiz for Friday, August 31, 2012

John Zipperer | Posted 10.31.2012 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

It was a stormy week in the worlds of politics and current affairs. Whether you were a New Orleans shop keeper or an Iowa bank employee, you got served with bad news. Take our quiz and see if you survived.

Forgotten Tribe on Grand Bayou LA Slammed by Isaac

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

Isaac is the latest blow to a community that is spiritually tied to the land -- a community where sense of self and sense of place are irrevocably bound.

Elise Foley

Romney Heads South To Survey Hurricane Damage | Elise Foley | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will make a previously unannounced trip to Louisiana on Friday to visit first responders and survey the da...

Couple Found Dead In Home After Isaac

AP | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green

BRAITHWAITE, La. (AP) — Authorities say the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a home in the flood-ravaged Louisiana community of Braith...

No Water, No Power Means Days Of Misery For Louisiana

AP | VICKI SMITH and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 10.31.2012 | Green

BELLE CHASE, La. — Floodwaters from Isaac receded, power came on and businesses opened Friday ahead of the holiday weekend, the beginning of wha...

Dispatches From New Orleans as Isaac Departs (PHOTOS)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 08.30.2012 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Everyone in our French Quarter neighborhood today is talking about Plaquemines Parish. Hurricane Isaac breached their levees, among others outside the federal levee system, and we have nothing but empathy.

'Green News Report' - August 30, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.30.2012 | 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...

BP Donates To Hurricane Isaac Relief Efforts

AP | Posted 08.30.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Oil giant BP says it will donate $1 million to support relief efforts related to Isaac, which lashed Louisiana and Mississippi with flo...

The Creole Connection: New Orleans, Haiti and Catastrophe

Beverly Bell | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Beverly Bell

Despite all, New Orleans after the flood and Haiti after the earthquake serve as object lessons: except in cases of extreme, prolonged violence, the capacity of humanity to survive, create positive change, sustain culture, and even hold joy is without limit.

Can Tropical Storm Isaac Help the Drought?

Laurie Nadel | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Laurie Nadel

Implementing the vision for a national program would probably take us into the 22nd century. But since extreme weather patterns are predicted to worsen, wouldn't it make sense to start addressing this now, during an election year?

Over 100 Photos Capture Hurricane Isaac Devastation

Posted 08.31.2012 | Green

As Gulf Coast states began to assess the damage from Hurricane Isaac, photos and video started to trickle in of the devastation. Although the deat...

"Acts of God" and Medicaid Block Grants Do Not Mix

Bruce Lesley | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Fortunately, when it comes to the medical needs for people in crisis, Medicaid is immediately responsive to these needs without the need for a plea or request from states.

Isaac Was A Hurricane, Not The Manifest Judgement Of An Angry Deity

Teo Bishop | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Teo Bishop

To say there is a supernatural being that wishes to do you harm if you do not behave correctly, is to make our gods into abusive parents, or unapproachable, unappeasable authority figures.

WATCH: Father-Son Team Rescues 120 Hurricane Isaac Victims

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.31.2012 | Impact

Jesse Shaffer III lost his home in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, when heavy rains from Hurricane Isaac surged through the levee that protected their ...

Hurricane Isaac Could Be God's Punishment For New Orleans Gay Festival, Pastor Says

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A number of Christian extremists are openly linking Hurricane Isaac's life-threatening weather to New Orleans' annual lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans...

Flooding Fears Force Louisiana Evacuations

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green

MCCOMB, Miss. (AP) — Louisiana officials have ordered evacuation of low-lying, sparsely-populated areas along the Tangipahoa River because an Isaac-...

Isaac Continues To Present Life-Threatening Weather

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 08.30.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Isaac poured unrelenting rain Thursday, flooding areas north and south of New Orleans even as the city's fortified defenses held and fo...

Girl's Hurricane Rules For Her Stuffed Animals

Posted 09.03.2013 | Parents

In today's Cute Kid Note, we learn that no action plan for extreme weather should ever be without instructions for stuffed animals. Title: "Ashley...

How To Tweet During An Emergency

ReadWriteWeb | Posted 10.30.2012 | Technology

Analyzing microblogs during two natural disasters, the researchers concluded that people online in those situations are often using Twitter and simila...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - How to Help Hurricane Isaac Victims

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are some relatively easy ideas and suggestions to consider. It is important to remember there are three stages or phases to most natural disasters. They are Rescue, Relief and Recovery... and all three need your help!

Isaac Causes Pump Prices To Jump

AP | JONATHAN FAHEY | Posted 10.30.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- Drivers are being hit with the biggest one-day jump in gasoline prices in 18 months just as the last heavy driving weekend of the summer a...