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Residents Return To Flood-Damaged Homes In Mississippi

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 07.30.2011 | Green

CUTOFF, Miss. -- Javier Campos returned to his neighborhood for the first time in nearly a month Monday to find the serene little enclave of fishing c...

Coast Guard Reopens Part Of Swollen Mississippi River

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and ALAN SAYRE | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green

JACKSON, Miss. — The Coast Guard reopened the swollen Mississippi River north of New Orleans on Tuesday, allowing cargo vessels on the nation's ...

Hundreds Of Thousands Of Acres In Louisiana At Risk Of Flooding

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 07.12.2011 | Green

BUTTE LAROSE, La. — In the latest agonizing decision along the swollen Mississippi River, federal engineers are close to opening a massive spill...

PHOTOS: Memphis Prepares For Flooding, Some In Kentucky Return To Homes

AP | By JANET CAPPIELLO and MATT SEDENSKY | Posted 07.07.2011 | Green

TIPTONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- As Memphis readied for the mighty Mississippi to bring its furor to town, some Kentucky residents upstream returned to thei...

Supreme Court Won't Stop Officials From Flooding Missouri Farmland To Save Ill. Town

AP | JIM SUHR and JIM SALTER | Posted 07.02.2011 | Chicago

WYATT, Mo. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers exploded a large section of a Mississippi River levee Monday in a desperate attempt to protect an ...

New Details Emerge in Lawsuit Against Army Corps Over New Orleans Flooding

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sandy Rosenthal

Coastal scientist Dr. Ivor van Heerden recently spoke before an international group of stakeholders and scholars at the Tulane School of Public Health...

Thousands Of Nation's Dams Reportedly 'Susceptible To Failure'

The New York Times | HENRY FOUNTAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — Frank Brassell, owner of Nelda’s Diner in this town wedged between the slopes of the southern Sierra Nevada, knows his fat...

What the New Census Data Can, and Can't, Tell Us About New Orleans

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

There are 118,000 fewer African-Americans in New Orleans than in the previous census. We know that approximately 100,000 of them were evacuated after Katrina, but we don't know where those people are now.

The New York Times Respondeth

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Rosenthal

These media successes are important because the American people need to understand that the flooding of metro New Orleans was overwhelmingly and primarily a federal responsibility.

Asian Carp: Not Quite the Action We Were Fishing For...

Henry Henderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

We have heard repeatedly from the carp team that the electric barrier erected by the Corps to shoo away the invaders, by shocking the water, is keeping the fish out. But evidence shows it doesn't really work.

Thankful for the Truth-Tellers

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

My gratitude this season is directed at three people I've met who have had the extraordinary courage to find out the truth, tell it to the public, and bear the discouraging consequences.

Army Corps Of Engineers Worker Charged In Iraq Contract Bribes

AP | DAVID PORTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEWARK, N.J. — An employee of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers took hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from a construction company seeki...

Caught Between a Rock and Red Tape

Sean Paige | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Sean Paige

It doesn't seem right to have a family waiting for the return of a loved one's body while all the usual agencies are consulted and a pointless "process" drags on.

Q&A With Harry Shearer: Voice of The Simpsons Speaking Up for New Orleans

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joshua Kors

Shearer spoke with me about his movie,The Big Uneasy, a look at how New Orleans flooded, and the anger stirred by media that came to his new hometown but overlooked the Army Corps' role in flooding it.

Justice for Katrina Victims: Five Years Passed and Still Waiting

Pierce O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Pierce O'Donnell

Now that the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina has passed, it's a good time to once again share an important fact: a federal court decision has concluded that this tragedy was a caused by the negligence of the U.S. Army Corps.

WATCH: Rafting Down The LA River

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via NBC LA: Last month we wrote about the Hidden LA River Tours with Jenny Price, but if a walking exploration of the Los Angeles River is too tame fo...

Nearly Five Years Later Still No Levee Commission, Why?

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

Levees.org continues to demand the 8/29 Investigation Act, a truly independent bipartisan investigation of the flood protection failures during Katrina.

Recent Ruling Shows True Tragedy of Katrina was Federal Government's Creation of the Disaster Itself

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

The majority of Americans live in counties protected by levees, and the most important ones are built by the US Army Corps of Engineers, whose failure in Louisiana was presumably not an isolated event.

The $20 Billion Shakedown

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

President Obama successfully persuaded BP to set aside $20 billion in an escrow fund. So how did the Republican leadership in Congress react? Well, Rep. Joe Barton expressed his shock and horror, calling the fund "a $20 billion shakedown."

BP Engineers and Uncle Sammy Provide Double Whammy for Louisiana

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal

We think it's laudable that the White House is rapidly conducting investigations into the root cause of the BP well failure. 

But the White House exhibited paralysis after the spectacular engineering failure that flooded 80% of New Orleans.

April Fools Award Fees and the Army Corps of Engineers

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Since nobody has mentioned it thus far I thought I would draw your notice to a Department of Defense Inspector General's report. As it was dated April...

Creighton Bernette is Not Alone

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sandy Rosenthal

HBO's new series called 'Treme' is getting a mountain of press with much of the focus on the character Creighton Bernette played by mega-star John Goo...

Trusting the Army Corps of Engineers?

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Rosenthal


If both of Louisiana's U.S. senators expressed frustration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers doesn't does not say enough, you might take the word of Barbara Danielle, a New Orleans resident.

University Professors Association Is Investigating Ivor van Heerden's Dismissal

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sandy Rosenthal

Two months ago, van Heerden, the former deputy director of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Center filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the flagship university.

Interview with Prof Ivor van Heerden: the latest on his wrongful firing by LSU

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sandy Rosenthal

Just as the long Memorial Day weekend began, federal Judge James Brady scolded administrators at Louisiana State University (LSU) over their handling ...