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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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Ask a meteorologist 12.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
From an early season hurricane that threatens to flood New Orleans to a wetter-than-normal summer in Minnesota, we'll talk about it all.
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Here We Go Again: Will $15B Nola Levees Hold Up To Hurricane Barry? 11.7.2019 Crooks Liars
There's this: The $14 billion network of levees and floodwalls that was built to protect greater New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was a seemingly invincible bulwark against flooding. But now, 11 months after the Army Corps of Engineers completed one of the largest public works projects in world history, the agency says the system will stop providing adequate protection in as little as four years because of rising sea levels and shrinking levees. The growing vulnerability of the New Orleans area is forcing the Army Corps to begin assessing repair work, including raising hundreds of miles of levees and floodwalls that form a meandering earth and concrete fortress around the city and its adjacent suburbs. And now this: JUST IN: Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico, NWS says. Tropical Storm warnings issued for Louisiana. Barry could become hurricane late Friday. Mississippi River at New Orleans forecast to crest at highest level since 1927 this weekend. ...
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Water on water on water: Why Tropical Storm Barry is already devastating Louisiana 11.7.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Tropical Storm Barry could become this year’s first hurricane, but it is already devastating the Louisiana coast. Streets are flooding and levees are about to crest. By Saturday, the storm could dump up to 18 inches of rain on top of an already water-logged state. With half-a-foot of rain already unleashed on New Orleans, Louisiana […]
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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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Spectacular Thursday; weekend heat; near-record New Orleans flood threat growing 11.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Concern growing for potentially severe flooding in New Orleans.
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Top Louisiana GOP staffer pleaded guilty to tuxedo-clad attack on off-duty cop at New Orleans bar: reports 29.5.2019 Raw Story
The top staffer for the Louisiana Republican Party pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge, WDSU-TV reported Tuesday. Following the late-night incident at the Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orlean, Andrew Bautsch had been charged with criminal trespassing, resisting an officer and battery. Bautsc...
New Orleans Streets Flooded Mother's Day as Heavy Rains Slam City (photos) 12.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Parts of New Orleans flooding Sunday, May 12, 2019 as heavy rains pelted the city overnight and into the morning.
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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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Midweek rains bring second crest on southern Minn. rivers 19.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The days are longer and the forecast is sunny, but the uncertainty of flooding season continues across southern Minnesota. The effects of the midweek rains are coming to fruition, as the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers are projected to hit their second flooding-season crests over the weekend.
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Conspiracy Theories Have Been Around Forever. In a New Book, Anna Merlan Explains Why They’re Getting More Powerful. 16.4.2019 Mother Jones
In many ways, this moment we’re in feels like the age of the conspiracy theory—one in which “wellness” schemes are the grift that keeps on giving, a majority of Americans believes there is a “deep state” meddling with national policy, and a gun-toting man actually showed up to a Washington, DC, pizza parlor to bust […]
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Louisiana and Isle de Jean Charles Tribe Try to Find Common Ground 10.2.2019
Talks have restarted over a $48 million climate change resettlement project.

The post Louisiana and Isle de Jean Charles Tribe Try to Find Common Ground appeared first on Truthout.

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ABC Brings on Spike Lee to Tout Illegals: ‘I Call Them People Seeking Peace’ 22.1.2019 NewsBusters
The liberal co-hosts of The View on Monday brought on far-left director Spike Lee to tout his new music video opposing the wall. Referring to illegals crossing the border as “people who are seeking peace,” Lee hyped the protest song he directed for the rock group The Killers. Of course, the women of The View asked no tough questions. Instead, Lee recounted going to the border as a caravan approached: “That was about the whole —  I don't even call them immigrants. I'm calling them people who are seeking peace.”  ...
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Big oil asks government to protect it from climate change 22.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile "spine" of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the Texas Gulf Coast.
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Tracking the river: Mississippi model may help save coast 18.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana's coastline have a dramatic new tool: a massive replica of the lower Mississippi River.
Mighty Mississippi: Scientists use model in land loss fight 17.4.2018 AP Top News
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Scientists working on new ways to battle the erosion that threatens Louisiana's coastline have a dramatic new tool: a massive replica of the lower Mississippi River....
How the mighty Mississippi became a flooding nightmare for millions 15.3.2018 Washington Post
With President Trump’s push for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, there are hopes of billions to fix up America’s great river. But there are clashes over which projects to pursue and how to fund them. The Post traveled the Mississippi to explore questions about what it once was — and questions about what it will become.
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Climate Change Is Forcing the Government to Relocate This Entire Louisiana Town 25.1.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The only land route that connects Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, to the rest of the continental United States is Island Road, a thin, four-mile stretch of pavement that lies inches above sea level and immediately drops off into open […]
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These officers were fired over sex, drugs or child abuse. They went on to find work in other departments. 23.12.2017 Washington Post
Dozens of officers forced out of the New Orleans Police for misconduct over the past decade were hired by other departments, according to a Post analysis. The ease with which they found work at new departments underscores the broader challenge that law enforcement faces to rid itself of “bad apples.”
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