The tax dollars of many animal lovers are being used to pay for the sanctioned killing of 3 - 4 million healthy pets every year in our nation's shelters. That's more than 9,000 healthy, adoptable dogs and cats every day: 9,000 lives, in the fullest sense of the word, are wasted every day.
In an interview with Tom Brokaw at Columbia Journalism School last Thursday for "The duPont Talks" web interview series, Brian Williams reflected on c...
Advocacy is not about self-preservation, but rather self-appreciation, which allows you to value others, embrace their vulnerability, and provide a positive force toward our interdependence.
Pre-Katrina New Orleans was not amongst the cities catering to young creatives and entrepreneurs, but post-Katrina New Orleans is just the place for young creative, entrepreneurial types like me. Does the city fully accept this?
Only when recovery efforts dedicate sufficient resources for civil legal aid will all survivors of disasters have the information and resources they need to rebuild their lives.
What can I say? Watching Tom Darden work in his adoptive hometown of New Orleans seems to be like watching a man who is to his field what Paul McCartney is to music. In other words, when it comes to sustainable building, the man is a natural.
This is a broken system. And it will only get worse as extreme weather and sea level rise increase the incidence of events and the levels of destruction.
It is easy for some people now to rest assured that the eruptions by whom they may see as these two "outliers" have been exposed and denounced, and that these individuals received their just punishments.
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.
Caught between a life they no longer have and a government support system that's constantly under rabid attack, the result the unemployed are facing is anger, and personal and professional inertia.
The term "spring offensive" may be out of favor in the media, but more than 50 organizations endorsed a forum this past Friday with some of the media's best known editorial heavyweights, to discuss the most serious crisis journalistic freedom has faced in decades.
So far, the conversation on climate resilience has been too narrow. It often overlooks some of the key components that have proven to make the difference in how a community survives a heat wave, a flood, a fire, or a hurricane.
Two of the most notable books published in the U.S. in 2013 "trouble" readers with medical, ethical, moral, emotional, psychological and legal struggles that arise when a loved one is succumbing to insidious pain and irreversible incapacity.
I teach people how to be prepared for all sorts of catastrophic events. However, the winter storms that have plagued the South were even too much for the well-trained. My preparedness kit for winter weather consists of matches, Gucci snow boots, and a bottle of red.
Even if they weren't crooked, Louisiana seemed to pick leaders for reasons other than their executive ability. Jimmy Davis served two terms as governor on the strength of his hit song, "You Are My Sunshine."
Some political leaders turn from talking about "me" and instead talk about "we." They believe in building a movement that will change things rather than just bragging about themselves and furthering their own careers, and because of that they do actually start changing things. That's what Elizabeth Warren does; that is who she is.