Water & Oceans

"White House Says Feds Doing Their Part In Flood Response"

"President Barack Obama is making his first visit to flood-ravaged southern Louisiana as he attempts to assure the many thousands who have suffered damage to their homes, schools and businesses that his administration has made their recovery a priority."

Source: AP, 08/23/2016

"Sacred Water: Environmental Justice In Indian Country"

"For Native American tribes, water more than sustains—it is a sacred, living thing to be revered and protected. It is their cultural touchstone. Yet tribes across the United States face water pollution problems that make their members sick, taint their traditions and epitomize the weight of modernity squeezing spiritual connections to a breaking point."

Source: EHN, 08/22/2016

"Louisiana Residents Without Flood Insurance Face Uncertainty"

"Quenton Robins watched on Sunday morning as a giant metal claw clamped down on his mother's ruined belongings, snapping wooden cabinets with an audible crack as the operator of a giant mechanized arm slowly cleared a mound of debris from her yard in Baton Rouge."

Source: Reuters, 08/22/2016

"Louisiana Flooding Damage Reports, Still Preliminary, Are Sobering"

"Even as thousands of residents of southern Louisiana are returning to their flood-damaged homes, more danger could lie ahead as rain continues to fall and the full extent of the damage can't be known, according to state emergency response officials."

Source: NPR, 08/18/2016

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