By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer After a series of natural and man-made catastrophes, the Crescent City has become a place to share expertise on flooding,
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By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — The concerns were often heard in Gulf Coast communities in the months after the BP
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By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer If it weren’t for bad luck, fish in and near the Gulf might have no luck at all. Decades of overfishing, along with oil and gas exploration ... Diminished Black middle class a sobering factor in assessing progress post-Katrina
By Ariella Cohen http://thelensnola.org A tone of triumph and hope characterized a forum of academic, nonprofit and governmental leaders held Monday at the University of New Orleans to mark the sixth anniversary ... Hurricane Katrina: Where are we six years later?
By Michael Radcliff The Louisiana Weekly Monday, August 29, 2011, marks the sixth anniversary of the Storm of the Century — Hurricane Katrina. Much has been written and said regarding the ... Gulf activists stage protest as BP’s cleanup slows
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer BP’s gushing well was capped in mid-July of last year but that was hardly the end of the spill saga for Gulf Coast residents. This August 4th, ... Does new legislation to restore the Gulf go far enough?
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (A special Facing South investigation) — A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last week directs Clean Water Act fines that BP and other companies will ... City tests permeable concrete to reduce street flooding
By Susan Buchanan The Louisiana Weekly The city’s drainage system is so strained that after 10 minutes of rainfall, cars wade through ponds on the street and pedestrians wear rubber boots just ... Largest dead zone ever expected in Gulf
By Zoe Sullivan The Louisiana Weekly Scientists from Louisiana University Marine Consortium, LUMCON, are predicting that the “Dead Zone” — an area with low or no oxygen — in the Gulf of ... Court says La. must test water from rigs for radiation
By Susan Buchanan The Louisiana Weekly Residents of Japan aren’t the only ones worried about what radioactive water might do to health and habitats. Along the Gulf, “produced waters”—toxic byproducts of offshore ...
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