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After Katrina, New Orleans' climate conundrum: Fight or flight?

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
A decade later, many still wrestle with staying home vs. leaving—a decision millions more will face along the coasts as seas rise, storms intensify.

Wider Exide contamination hasn't sparked more blood lead tests.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
The news that many more homes may be contaminated with lead from the shuttered battery recycler has not created greater interest in a free blood lead testing program.

10 years after Katrina.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
On Aug. 29, 2005, it all seemed lost. Four-fifths of New Orleans lay submerged. Ten years later, it is not exactly right to say that New Orleans is back. The city did not return, not as it was.

Bush leads push for endangered species reform.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
As far as Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is concerned, the game is rigged when it comes to protecting the chickens of lesser prairies and the warblers with golden cheeks.

After Katrina, New Orleans' climate conundrum: Fight or flight?

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
A decade later, many still wrestle with staying home vs. leaving—a decision millions more will face along the coasts as seas rise, storms intensify.

Farmworkers see jobs, earnings shrivel in California drought.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
More than 21,000 are out of work this year from California's drought, a study says. The majority are farmworkers, and those lucky enough to have a job are often working longer hours for less money.

Top leaders of Solyndra solar panel company repeatedly misled federal officials, investigation finds.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
Solyndra’s leaders engaged in a “pattern of false and misleading assertions” while they lobbied to win the first clean energy loan awarded in 2009, a lengthy investigation uncovered.

White House hits back at Charles Koch.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
The White House fired back Wednesday at Charles Koch after a POLITICO article quoted him as saying he was “flabbergasted” by a recent attack on him and his brother by President Barack Obama during an energy speech in Las Vegas earlier this week.

People are still living in FEMA’s toxic Katrina trailers — and they likely have no idea.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
Our map shows the formaldehyde-laced trailers went on an odd journey, and our reporter explains why.

Solyndra: What a mess.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
The Energy Department’s internal watchdog says the failed solar company that took half a billion dollars in taxpayer money may have knowingly misled federal officials.

Environmental groups start legal process to sue EPA over fracking waste.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
A coalition of groups have banded together to push the EPA to regulate wastewater disposal from oil and gas drilling.

Bangor admits violating Clean Water Act, will continue separating sewers.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
The city has entered into a second consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice outlining a continuation of the separation of stormwater and sewage lines that began in the 1990s.

Environmental agencies sue city of Bangor to stop pollution from wastewater system.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
Bangor officials and the environmental agencies have signed a proposed agreement that includes infrastructure work the city would have to complete to comply with the federal Clean Water Act.

Md. lawmakers want tougher legislation for settlement purchases.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
Scrutiny sought over victims of lead paint settlements getting a fraction of the money they were owed.

On Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, what was lost and gained from Katrina’s fury.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
Scars and recovery are everywhere along Highway 90, where whole towns were obliterated and 238 died.

Stop blaming me for Hurricane Katrina.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
Ten years later, the name ‘Brownie’ is still identified with the government’s failures. Here’s what really happened.

A healthy environment nurtures healthy people.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 08/27/2015 - 7:00am
It's our duty to care for our immediate environment and all of the planet. Doing so will make us healthier and happier.

Fischer tries to calm methane plant concerns.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 7:00am
Amid protests that building a methane plant in western Louisville would continue a legacy of environmental racism, Mayor Greg Fischer says the company behind the project will spend the next two months listening to community concerns before seeking construction approval.

How companies make millions off lead-poisoned, poor blacks.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 7:00am
Victims of lead-paint poisoning are often lured into deals that unload their payouts for dimes on the dollar.

East Oakland, California, residents to breathe easier.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Wed, 08/26/2015 - 7:00am
East Oakland residents suffer from some of the most polluted air in Alameda County, but they will soon breathe a little easier thanks to a successful years-long campaign to get big-rig trucks off local streets.

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