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Texas Tech toxicologists warn of toxic chemicals in water from Northeastern flooding

September 12th, 2011

After studying how pollutants travel in the wake of the flooding in New Orleans that followed after Hurricane Katrina, Texas Tech University toxicologists are warning people to stay out of floodwaters stemming from recent heavy Northeastern rains.

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Women of the Storm are now in a storm

August 26th, 2010

Sandra Bullock initially asked that her appearance in the "Be the One" video be pulled.

Women of the Storm, a New Orleans group formed in 2006 to help the city after Hurricane Katrina, has itself been caught in a gale of controversy. Women’s eNews reports the group’s recently launched “Be the One” video campaign featuring such celebrities as Saints quarterback Drew Brees and musicians Dave Matthews and Dr. John, is getting blowback from environmentalists for trying to get the public to sign a petition demanding federal funding for Gulf Coast restoration.

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Five years after Katrina, New Orleans still in recovery mode

August 25th, 2010

Five years ago this Sunday (Aug 29) Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf coast area and caused massive flooding in New Orleans after levees there failed to protect the low-lying city. New Orleans had a population of about half a million people before Katrina, but the population is now about a third smaller. Much of the “Big Easy’s” culture and lifestyle has returned, but, as VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from New Orleans, it is still a city struggling to recover:

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Spike Lee returns to New Orleans in new four-hour documentary

August 20th, 2010

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, director Spike Lee returns to New Orleans to see how the ambitious plans to reinvent the Crescent City are playing out in the all-new, four-hour documentary If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise. He finds a patchwork of hope and heartache in a story that is book-ended by a pair of momentous events — the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory and the disastrous British Petroleum oil spill — that changed the history of America’s most unique city once again. Lee talks about the film that debuts in two parts on Aug. 23 on HBO:

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Many New Orleans residents believe Gulf oil spill will be more damaging than Katrina

August 13th, 2010

Nearly half of the city's residents believe the oil spill will be more damaging to New Orleans than Katrina.

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, an increasing majority of the New Orleans’ residents says the rebuilding process is going well, but most still report that the city has not recovered and feel the nation has forgotten them, according to a new survey of the lives and attitudes of the city’s residents by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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No math needed: A look at global warming by the numbers

April 22nd, 2009

By Laura Elizabeth May
Green Right Now


One degree Fahrenheit. On average, that’s how much the Earth’s temperature has increased over the past century, according to a report by the EPA. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has predicted that during the 21st century the global temperature will increase by 2-6° C.

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