disasters

Climate change is drowning out 'jobs vs. environment' debate   |   February 15, 2013
By Jenny Brown, Labor Notes The old argument that unions must choose between jobs and the environment is losing its grip, as climate change becomes more evident and more urgent....

 

VOICES: We got 99 problems and the Super Bowl blackout ain't one   |   February 8, 2013
By Rosana Cruz, Bridge the Gulf Good natured New Orleanians may be laughing about Sunday night's blackout during the Super Bowl, as a "now you see how we live" type...

 

Louisiana governor continues to ignore growing bayou sinkhole   |   January 16, 2013
By Cherri Foytlin, Bridge the Gulf Over five months since the Texas Brine sinkhole first appeared over the Napoleonville Salt Dome, residents of Bayou Corne, Louisiana continue...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Confronting a deepening climate crisis   |   January 11, 2013
Rank of 2012 among the warmest years on record for the contiguous United States: 1 Degrees by which the average 2012 temperature for the lower 48 states exceeded the 20th century...

 

How cellphone companies have resisted rules for disasters   |   December 4, 2012
By Cora Currier, ProPublica In a natural disaster or other emergency, one of the first things you're likely to reach for is your cellphone. Landlines are disappearing. More...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Superstorm Sandy's climate wake-up call   |   November 2, 2012
Death toll so far from Hurricane Sandy: 165 Number of those deaths in the United States: 96 Width in miles of Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record: 1,100 Width in...

 

Who pays for extreme weather?   |   November 2, 2012
By Phil Mattera, Dirt Diggers Digest As the northeast begins to recover from the ravages of Sandy, there are estimates that the giant storm caused some $20 billion in property...

 

Coastal residents not prepared   |   May 18, 2006
When I first saw this story, I thought it was an attempt by FEMA to lay blame at the feet of residents for FEMA's past failures and their own unpreparedness in advance of the...

 

Katrina: A View From the Road   |   September 1, 2005
Chris here, writing from the road in vacation land. Figures that I'd pick a week when the South is hit with one of the most monumental and devastating events in recent history...