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Tropical Storm Barry bears down on the Gulf Coast 12.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

This low-lying Louisiana city — built on a crescent-shaped sliver of land surrounded by the mouth of the Mississippi River, Lake Pontchartrain and the Gulf of Mexico — has long battled water.

But Tropical Storm Barry presents a somewhat unusual threat.

While tropical storms and hurricanes are a...

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New Orleans area braces for first hurricane of the season 12.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Thousands of Louisianans broke out sandbags or fled to higher ground Thursday as Tropical Storm Barry threatened to turn into the first hurricane of the season and blow ashore with torrential rains that could pose a severe test of New Orleans' improved post-Katrina flood defenses.
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WIll New Orleans Flood? Tropical Storm Barry Prompts Concern as Disturbance Aims for Louisiana 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Mississippi River is almost at flood stage already, and Barry is expected to bring a storm surge up to 5 feet this weekend, which could wreak havoc in the Crescent City.
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Trump's 'Public Defiance' on Hurricane Oversight is in 'Stark Contrast' to Bush White House, Say Democrats 3.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Your actions stand in stark contrast to the Bush Administration, which produced tens of thousands of documents in response to a nearly identical request," House Democrats wrote.
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Colorado State University adds one big storm to forecasts for this year’s hurricane season 5.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado State University added one additional named storm to their hurricane forecast for the Atlantic on Tuesday.
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Theft of the blog: Was NewsCut an act of God? Well, kind of 31.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
NewsCut was born from an idea that started with a hurricane. We knew he'd be great -- as long as no one called him a blogger.
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As he faked students’ resumes, Rick Singer appears to have fudged his credentials too 25.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

William “Rick” Singer was well into orchestrating an elaborate bribery and cheating scheme to slip his clients’ children into elite colleges when he sat down for a deposition in Washington, D.C., in 2016.

Asked why he should be considered an expert in the field of college admissions, Singer outlined...

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With Mississippi River Levels Rising, Spillway North of New Orleans Opened 11.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Mississippi River levels rose rapidly on Friday and officials are taking precautionary action to protect areas including New Orleans from flooding.
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Alex Cora's White House snub consistent with his stance on Puerto Rico 7.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In January 2018, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora brought a delegation that included team President Sam Kennedy, pitching ace Chris Sale and the mayor of Boston, Martin Walsh, to Puerto Rico.

Four months earlier, Hurricane Maria had devastated the island, killing more people than Hurricane Katrina...

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Mu, Penumbra bring a cross-cultural ghost story to life 30.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With 'The Brothers Paranormal,' the two theater groups stage their first joint production.
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New Orleans’ Jazz Fest turns 50, an American institution with humble roots 25.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Cultural movers and shakers in New Orleans received one of the most fortuitous rejections ever when they floated a business proposal half a century ago to the man behind the celebrated Newport jazz and folk music festivals, George Wein.

“We had no jazz festival,” recalled Quint Davis, producer...

Escapes: On a quest for the heart and soul of New Orleans 11.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

He heard her before he saw her, or, more precisely, heard her music, big, intense notes that filled New Orleans’ Royal Street.

He had almost missed it.

The “he” in this case is Christopher Reynolds, who writes for the Travel section. “She” is Doreen Ketchens, whose venue for her brand of jazz is...

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This Consulting Firm Was at the Center of Katrina and the BP Spill. Now It’s Under Fire Again. 28.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A crude oil spill during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A coal ash spill in Tennessee in 2008. The BP oil spill in 2010. In all three cases, the companies responsible for these environmental calamities turned to the same Arkansas-based consulting firm, […]
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The Vulnerability of California’s Coast Is Terrifying 23.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The destructive impacts of climate change have become increasingly apparent in California, with brutal droughts, historic wildfires and extreme precipitation hammering the state. But new research suggests that the worst might be yet to come. By the end of […]
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Steve King Has Water Thrown At Him While Dining In Iowa 23.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Republican, who has been accused of racism, was dining with a group of people when the incident took place.
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Destruction from sea level rise in California could exceed worst wildfires and earthquakes, new research shows 13.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In the most extensive study to date on sea level rise in California, researchers say damage by the end of the century could be far more devastating than the worst earthquakes and wildfires in state history.

A team of U.S. Geological Survey scientists concluded that even a modest amount of sea level...

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Rossello: Trump Will Not Meet About Hurricane Relief 23.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Eventually the buck has to stop somewhere,” Ricardo Rossello said. “It has to stop with the president.”
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Fighting Racism With a Racist in the White House 7.2.2019
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on how all movements can center the struggle against racism.

The post Fighting Racism With a Racist in the White House appeared first on Truthout.

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Giant Cross Washes Up on Florida Beach 6.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The man who discovered the wooden symbol claims it is a divine message.
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Maurice Carlos Ruffin on how his dystopian future novel reflects being black in America today 30.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“My name doesn’t matter,” proclaims the narrator of Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s debut novel, “We Cast a Shadow.” “All you need to know is that I’m a phantom, a figment ….” The first words of Ruffin’s book seem to be a tribute to the opening of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,” which begins, “I am in...

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