A climate dilemma for China

By Christina Larson

The world leader in economic growth and carbon emissions faces competing forces

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hurricane Katrina":

"… to know what is climate change.” In an editorial comparing the storm to Hurricane Katrina, the influential Chinese business magazine Caijing wrote: “Thi …"

Louisiana sinkhole shatters calm, prompts buyouts on the bayou

By Ronnie Greene

A massive sinkhole roils a Louisiana bayou community — forcing many to seek buyouts, part of a U.S. trend of communities fighting to leave.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Natural gas":

"… Courreges, a spokesman for the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. Natural gas filtered into the aquifer, and crude oil floated to the top of the sinkhol …"

As FEMA funds run out, senators from states with most disasters oppose funding bill

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

Some senators supported disaster aid before they voted against it

Excerpts from this story referencing "Debbie Stabenow":

"… including cuts to clean energy programs for the automobile industry. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan decried the GOP approach for its “job-killing offset to what …"

Post-Katrina FEMA still struggling

By Laurel Adams

FEMA’s lackluster response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was blamed in part on poor coordination of funding, confusion over job roles, and

Top 10 failures of the Bush administration

By Andrew Green

In a break with precedent, when asked at his final press conference to name his administration’s biggest mistake, President George W. Bush r

Excerpts from this story referencing "Torture":

"… rtion of Executive Power4. Skyrocketing Deficit5. Too close to the Edge on Torture6. Politicization of the Department of Justice7. No Robust, Sustained Alter …"

Hurricanes expose FEMA woes

By The Center for Public Integrity

FEMA's deterioration in relationships with local partners since Brown took over resulted in lack of coordination and unpreparedness

Excerpts from this story referencing "George W. Bush":

"… ad previous experience in disaster management; Michael D. Brown, President George W. Bush’s pick for the job in 2003, did not, nor did other key members of FEMA …"

We can’t afford another flood

By The Center for Public Integrity

The National Flood Insurance Program might not have enough insurance to cover another Katrina

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hurricane Katrina":

"… t to take the risk of insuring, including the New Orleans floodplain; when Hurricane Katrina hit, the damage was so great that it wiped out NFIP’s funds. The program …"

"… to flood victims using the insurance premiums it collects. But claims from Hurricane Katrina alone exceeded $16.3 billion. NFIP could not cover those losses on its own …"

Flood “protection” in New Orleans

By The Center for Public Integrity

The Army Corps of Engineers knew New Orleans' storm surge system couldn't handle major hurricanes but neglected to update it

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hurricane Katrina":

"… gates that surrounded New Orleans might not withstand a storm as strong as Hurricane Katrina. Despite this, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers neglected to update a syst …"

"… As John McQuaid reported in City Adrift, the Center’s investigation into Hurricane Katrina, federal and state panels traced, respectively, 70 percent and 88 percent …"

FEMA trailers filled with formaldehyde

By The Center for Public Integrity

Thousands of trailers purchased by FEMA for those displaced by Katrina emitted dangerous levels of formaldehyde

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Emergency Management Agency":

"… ht and Government Reform found that thousands of trailers purchased by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for those displaced by Katrina emitted levels of formaldehyde high …"

SBA emergency assistance failed for Katrina

By The Center for Public Integrity

Within four months of Hurricane Katrina, the Small Business Administration had a backlog of more than 204,000 requests for assistance

Excerpts from this story referencing "Hurricane Katrina":

"… SBA, however, never considered how it would react to an event the size of Hurricane Katrina, which was followed within the next 60 days by Hurricanes Rita and Wilma. …"