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New Orleans Launches Resilience Roadmap to Tackle Climate and Social Challenges
Environment  (tags: climate-change, politics, New Orleans, environment, government, protection )

- 1005 days ago -
As well as focusing on climate-related catastrophes, the 41-step resilience strategy addresses social issues such as poverty, racial inequality and crime
ExxonMobil Spills Chemicals in Louisiana While Cleaning Spilled Oil in Arkansas
Environment  (tags: Exxon mobil, Lousiana, spills, oil spill, chemical spill, New orleans, coast guard, environment, health, pollution )

- 1875 days ago -
Even as ExxonMobil was mopping up after its disgusting tar-sands oil spill in Arkansas on Wednesday, it spilled an unknown amount of unknown chemicals- possibly hydrogen sulfide and cancer-causing benzene- during an accident at riverfront refinery in LA
New Orleans Orders Evacuations as Gustav Barrels Across Gulf
Environment  (tags: hurricanes, hurricane gustav, gustav, katrina, new orleans, U.S., Gulf, Cost )

- 3556 days ago -
New Orleans ordered residents to evacuate the city as Hurricane Gustav was forecast to strike the U.S. Gulf Coast harder than Katrina did three years ago.
New Orleans Economy: More Questions Than Answers
Environment  (tags: New Orleans, Katrina, business, hurricane, economy, money, disasterhumans, environment, weather, environment )

- 3919 days ago -
NEW ORLEANS -- In the nightmarish weeks after Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding destroyed a large chunk of New Orleans, many residents saw a silver lining: a chance for the city to rebuild its economy, the way it wanted, largely from scratch.
Floating Homes, Diaper Walls, Green Building: New Orleans Innovates
Environment  (tags: green building, architecture, rebuilding, new orleans, global green, brad pitt )

- 3922 days ago -
Two years after the storm, the devastated city is a boomtown of fresh ideas in architecture. One of the more original schemes is to retrofit houses with Styrofoam foundations. If high waters roll in, the houses can float. Lots of green building too.
Climate Change Impact More Extensive Than Thought
Environment  (tags: Katrina, budget, Gulf coast, social ills, New Orleans, Mobile, conservation, ClimateChange, ecosystems, environment, Greenhousegas, Sustainabililty, weather, water, drought )

- 4102 days ago -
Global climate change is happening faster than previously believed and its impact is worse than expected, information from...a United Nations report. No region of the planet will be spared and some will be hit especially hard.

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