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New Orleans Ranked First in Decade-Long Population Loss Due to Natural Disasters, Not Economic Decline
01/31/2011 – 2:45 pm PST | No Comment

Guest post by Seyi Fayanju, Environmental Defense Fund
Seyi works on the coastal Louisiana restoration project at Environmental Defense Fund.  He is a contributor to EDF’s Restoration and Resilience blog, in which he writes about the links …

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Public Comment Period for MRGO Draft Restoration Plan Is Underway
01/06/2011 – 11:40 am PST | Comments Off

By Amanda Moore, National Wildlife Federation
Update to our previous post: The 60-day public comment period is open for the Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) Draft Restoration Plan.  The restoration of the ecosystem …

Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) Ecosystem Restoration Plan Moves Forward
12/16/2010 – 2:45 pm PST | Comments Off

By Amanda Moore, National Wildlife Federation

Rally goers call for the closing of MRGO (June 2009). Credit: National Wildlife Federation

The Army Corps of Engineers is set to release the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) …

The White House Hanukkah Ceremony Menorah: A Reminder of Tragedy and a Source of Inspiration
12/09/2010 – 11:00 am PST | Comments Off

The menorah used at the White House Hanukkah ceremony was generously loaned from the Congregation Beth Israel in New Orleans — one of very few items from the congregation that survived the devastation of Katrina. “Five years …

Photo of the Day: August 2010
09/06/2010 – 3:36 pm PDT | Comments Off

Regular visitors are probably familiar with the Photo of the Day, a special pick selected by Pete Souza and the White House Photo Office daily.  But you may not have realized that each one is loaded …

Five Years On
08/30/2010 – 5:10 am PDT | Comments Off

Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in Louisiana.  In the days that followed, devastating floods would bring misery to the Mississippi River Delta and leave an indelible mark on its largest city, …

Five Years After Katrina: "New Orleans is Blossoming Again"
08/29/2010 – 2:12 pm PDT | Comments Off

Today the President and First Lady were down in New Orleans, joined by members of the Cabinet who have been working on recovery from Hurricane Katrina since they came into office.  The President spoke at Xavier University …

Helping New Orleans Rebuild Its Schools
08/28/2010 – 11:06 am PDT | Comments Off

Five years ago, Hurricane Katrina destroyed schools throughout New Orleans. Since then, the state and city have worked together to make the city’s schools a model for school reform. New Orleans schools have made remarkable …

Profiles in Resilience: Patty Whitney of Bayou Interfaith Shared Community Organizing (BISCO)
08/27/2010 – 1:25 pm PDT | Comments Off

Four hurricanes in five years and an oil disaster to boot have pushed southern Louisiana to the brink.  But during and after each crisis, organizations and individuals have stepped forward to contribute to the recovery and …

Presidential Proclamation-National Preparedness Month, 2010
08/27/2010 – 12:42 pm PDT | Comments Off

During National Preparedness Month, we stress the importance of strengthening the security and resiliency of our Nation through systematic preparation for the full …