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The Citizens Fight Against Big Oil in Louisiana Continues

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 06.24.2014 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Nine years after Katrina, the focus is still too often on imagined causes of the flood instead of the proven ones. It is our hope that AG Buddy Caldwell continues defending the constitution and the law, and continues his stand against Jindal, Adley and Big Oil.

'Staggering Failure' Threatens The Everglades

Sun Sentinel | ANDY REID | Posted 06.23.2014 | Miami

Federal officials Tuesday potentially derailed a nearly $2 billion plan intended to help the Everglades and curb coastal water pollution. The U.S. Ar...

America's Largest Ecosystem Restoration Project Is on the Verge of Moving Ahead on Earth Day

Jane Graham | Posted 06.18.2014 | Miami
Jane Graham

As you celebrate Earth Day this Tuesday, know that something really exciting is on the verge of happening for Everglades restoration -- even if barely anyone is watching.

Steep Flood Insurance Rate Increases Are Result of Federal Government's Mistakes

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

While the worst rate spikes will occur gradually over a period of years -- thanks to a bill that President Obama signed into law last Friday -- a reported 1.1 million homeowners in flood-prone areas will still face sharp premium increases.

Settlement Is Not Admission of Guilt in New Orleans Flooding during Katrina

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.04.2014 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Put very simply, a $20 million settlement, given to those with expectations of at least $20 billion, would be roughly equivalent to getting 2 pennies on an expectation $20.

EPA Makes the Right Move for Bristol Bay, Starts 404(c) Process on Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green
Joel Reynolds

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took the first regulatory step toward securing a healthy future for Bristol Bay. Photograph © 2014 ...

Invasive Species Attack Is An Opportunity For Chicago

Henry Henderson | Posted 04.07.2014 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

If you are serious about stopping the movement of invasive species between North America's greatest freshwater systems via our town's rivers and canals, you have to build a physical barrier.

Protecting New Orleans from the Next Katrina

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Vicki Cobb

No hurricanes are in sight in January. But the Big Easy is now well-fortified for when Katrina's relatives strike.

Kate Sheppard

Appropriations Bill Would Block New Mountaintop Removal Fill Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Environmental advocates are criticizing an omnibus appropriations bill provision that would block any new rules on the disposal of waste...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Pelosi Defends Kentucky Dam Add-On In Government Funding Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday there were "bigger things to object to" in the bill that reopened the govern...

McConnell Isn't Leaving Empty-Handed

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 10.17.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) struck a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday, averting a potential debt d...

Can Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Make the Big Oil Lawsuit Go Away?

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 11.28.2013 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Last week, Garret Graves, speaking for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, told the nominating committee for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East that the Governor would refuse to approve the reappointment of John Barry and Tim Doody.

Return to Fantasy Island

Robert Miraldi | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Robert Miraldi

How can we keep remaking our coast as Global Warming keeps relentlessly coming at us? And how can we ask people who live in the heartlands of the nation, and even on the West coast, to keep paying for New Yorkers and Philadelphians to visit their favorite summer vacation spot?

The Bush Presidential Museum Has Erased the New Orleans Katrina Story

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

The exhibit does not examine the catastrophic failure of levees built by the Army Corps of Engineers; rather it only describes the new flood protection structures put in place since Katrina.

'Coal Catches A Break'

AP | DONNA BLANKINSHIP and MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 08.19.2013 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — An official with the Army Corps of Engineers told a Congressional committee Tuesday that the agency doesn't plan a broad environmenta...

10 Surprising Senators Who Voted Against Clean Water This Week

Steve Fleischli | Posted 07.16.2013 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Some members of Congress consistently vote against clean water, and many others are reliable champions. The senators profiled below were the biggest surprises in their vote to block protections for our nation's waterways.

Coastal Cities Confront Global Warming-Induced Sea Level Rise

Elliott Negin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Elliott Negin

Rising sea level is what linked Sandy directly to global warming. Over the last century, the ocean off the New York coast rose 13 to 16 inches, making flooding from Sandy a lot worse.

NEPA Builds Collaboration and Communities

Frances Beinecke | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Frances Beinecke

NEPA's common sense approach to foster discussion and collaboration about major development projects has worked well to protect our national treasures and resources. NEPA works as it stands, and it should stay that way.

The High Cost of Suppressing Academic Freedom at Louisiana State University

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 06.05.2013 | College
Sandy Rosenthal

The tale of LSU vs Ivor van Heerden is now over, and it can only be hoped that other universities around the nation sat up and took note. Academic freedom is still alive and well in America.

Bipartisan Group Works To Save Key Agency From Looming Cuts

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

By Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON, March 22 (Reuters) - As the U.S. government prepares for years of austerity, a bipartisan group of senato...

Will Good Science and Good Sense Come Together When It Comes to the Shoreline?

Karl Grossman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

"Retreat" might not be a good word to use for what needs to be done. It infers losing. "Adjustment" is a better word. We must adjust to the reality of our shifting shores.

Army Corps Critic Settles in Suit Against LSU

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Ivor van Heerden, the independent expert who spoke out for residents harmed in the 2005 flood during Katrina, was scheduled to get his day in court starting Feb. 19.

'The Bureaucracy.. Is Horrendous'

Sun Sentinel | Brittany Wallman | Posted 04.18.2013 | Miami

What started out 16 years ago as an $800,000 study to deepen Port Everglades is now an $11 million headache. Broward officials say a deeper Port Ever...

Chicago River Re-reversal Debate: Getting Infrastructure Ready for the Rigors of Climate Change

Henry Henderson | Posted 03.19.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

The unplanned flow of contaminated water into Lake Michigan is a serious possibility. This situation is another mind-blowing signal that we have to rethink how we manage the Chicago River.

Can There Be a Silver Lining in Sandy? (Part 1)

William S. Becker | Posted 01.27.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

In the late 1970s, a small community in Wisconsin made a big decision. The Village of Soldiers Grove decided that when people and nature come into conflict, it's sometimes better for people to get out of the way.