Thursday, September 5—The Newcomb Museum hosted an opening reception for two new exhibits focusing on Environmental racism. One exhibit, by artist and activist LaToya Ruby Frazier, focused on the ongoing Flint water crisis (“Flint is Family”). However, the other focused on an issue here in New Orleans: Gordon Plaza. The exhibit is called “The American […]
According to a newly released report by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), catastrophic superstorms combined with rising sea levels could result in hundreds of millions of people from coastlines around the world to be displaced. The findings represent a “special report” on the Earth’s frozen zones, or cryosphere. A draft of […]
What many may find surprising is that using nuclear weapons to disrupt hurricanes is a common theory.
On Thursday, the Sunrise Movement and Louisiana College Democrats held a rally to thank State Senator Karen Carter Peterson for her support of a Climate Debate.
The idea that Louisiana is home to the first American climate change refugees is incredibly sad and somewhat poignant.
Those early weeks, when the oil kept spewing and the pundits kept getting things wrong, were some trying moments.
Urgent action is needed from everyone to understand the devastating effects of air pollution on the global population.
I have often heard people blame the levees for the land loss crisis here in Southeast Louisiana. Like they were a curse that starved the wetlands of sediment that originally built this Delta over a period of 3000 years. The word “levee” presumably is French for “raised.” It was the great flood of 1927 which […]
It’s too early to know if Dorian will move into the Gulf and head our way after making landfall in Florida, but it’s never too early to go over your preparations. Below is a checklist of things too have on hand and what to do to prepare. Have on hand One gallon of drinking water […]
With the National Weather Service predicting that the Mississippi River will rise to 20ft (as of 4 a.m. on July 11, 2019), many residents are understandably concerned. On Wednesday, a graphic published by Nola.com showed areas where the Mississippi River levees are below 20 feet – mostly along the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans […]
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