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SEJ NOLA 2014 — Not a Complete Disaster

By David Helvarg

If there’s one thing SEJ’s 2014 conference on Risk and Resilience taught me, it’s that New Orleans is a deadly serious town.  What with its killer hurricanes, oil slicks, shredded swamps, sea-level rise and invasive Formosa termites (quite tasteless until panfried with Nutria sausage in a light red pepper sauce), I arrived ready to experience trauma, injury or possibly death only to be disappointed.

Lead From Police Firing Range May Be Leaching Into the Tennessee River

"An environmental assessment of the joint Chattanooga-Hamilton County firing range on Moccasin Bend indicates that the nearly 40 years of spent bullets at the site may be causing lead-laden surface water to flow into the Tennessee River."

Source: Chattanooga Times Free Press, 10/10/2014

Miami Beach Prepares For 'King Tide' Flooding, Taste Of Sea Level Rise

"Construction crews are wading into chest high pools of muck in a race against time to install pumps Miami Beach officials hope will help control an annual super-high tide threatening to flood south Florida's popular seaside city next week."

Source: Reuters, 10/06/2014

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