Stories tagged "levees"

April 12, 2019

New Orleans Levees Sinking, City Sues Oil Companies

According to E&E News, the $14 billion levee system, which was recently totally rebuilt to better defend the New Orleans in the event of another catastrophic storm like Hurricane Katrina, is subsiding and soon may not provide sufficient protection from a 100-year...

April 2, 2019

Water Infrastructure Crumbling Under Climate Change Pressures

The U.S. flood control system of levees and dams is worn out and not up to the threat that climate change is posing.  On Sunday, The New York Times reported that across the flooded Midwest, the vaunted federal levee system that was supposed to protect towns and...

March 18, 2019

The Midwest Is The Latest Region To Experience Deadly Flooding

Flooding across the Midwest over the weekend caused residents to flee as levees were breached by the rising floodwaters and emergency workers had to use boats to rescue stranded residents of towns along the Platte, Missouri and Elkhorn Rivers, and at least two people...

May 24, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Premature Births Drop When Coal and Oil Plants Shut Down, California Encourages Cover Crops to Create Carbon Sinks, New Orleans Levees At Risk of Failure, Straw Bans Picking Up Steam, CHOW On Tap, Wily Coyotes Taking Over, One Cool Thing: Meet NASA’s Super Cool Climate Change Satellites

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