Relevant News Stories (Archive)

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Senator Mary Landrieu, Congressional Delegation Conclude Study of Dutch Water Management
All American Patriots
June 1, 2009

The Dutch strive to make their country ‘climate proof’
New York Times
June 1, 2009

More than 4,000 petition signatures sent to chancellor for fired scientist
The Daily Reveille
May 23, 2009

Governor Signs Flood Recovery Laws in Cedar Rapids
KCRG TV
May 22, 2009

Flooding and Fatalities Due to Hurricane Katrina
Innovations Report
May 18, 2009

GQ report blames Rumsfeld for military delay after Katrina
Times Picayune
May 18, 2009

Flooding and Fatalities Due to Hurricane Katrina
Newswise
May 14, 2009

MR-GO flooding suit in judge’s hands
Times Picayune
May 14, 2009

Critics say Corps using millions of taxpayer money to bolster image
WWL TV Channel 4 Eye Witness News
May 13, 2009

EPA Administrator Jackson Will Join Congressional Delegation to Netherlands
EPA Press Release
May 13, 2009

Local filmmaker takes home prize at Tribeca Film Festival
Times Picayune
May 9, 2009

Outrage Over Army Corps’ $4.7M PR Contract
CBS News
May 8, 2009

Critics: Army Corps’ $5.2M PR tab is wasteful spin
Associated Press
May 8, 2009

Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans: Buying Advice or Spin?
Huffington Post
May 7, 2009

Geologist a valuable voice on flood protection
Times Picayune
May 3, 2009

Floodwall builders can’t be sued for Katrina failure on 17th Street Canal
Times Picayune
May 1, 2009

There will be Flood
Living on Earth
May 1, 2009

Plaintiffs wrap up their case in MRGO trial
Associated Press
April 30, 2009

The First 100 Days in New Orleans
Huffington Post
April 28, 2009

Steps urged to make New Orleans safer post-Katrina
Associated Press
April 25, 2009

New shelters, relocation among proposals
The Advocate
April 25, 2009

100-year flood protection not enough for New Orleans, new report says
Times Picayune
April 24, 2009

Geologist out of his league
Times Picayune
April 20, 2009

OPINION: Silencing a critic
Houston Chronicle
April 17, 2009

Firing of prominent LSU scientist raises questions
Shreveport Times
April 17, 2009

Hurricane expert’s firing criticized
The Advocate
April 17, 2009

Louisiana State Fires Hurricane Expert Who Warned of Katrina Flooding
New York Times
April 17, 2009

Rally and petition organized for coastal scientist fired by LSU
Daily Advertiser
April 16, 2009

Protestors gather to show support for fired scientist
The Daily Reveille
April 16, 2009

Too True
Times Picayune
April 14, 2009

Hurricane expert fired from LSU
YouTube
April 13, 2009

Hurricane Expert Fired by Bush Allies at LSU
The Nation
April 13, 2009

Word of warning – Documentary paints Katrina as an illustration of nation’s crumbling infrastructure
Times Picayune
April 11, 2009

Ivor van Heerden, who pointed fingers in Hurricane Katrina levee failures, fired by LSU
Times Picayune
April 10, 2009

ASCE finds no ethical problem
Times Picayune
April 7, 2009

American Society of Civil Engineers finds no ethical violations in its own Katrina levee review
Times Picayune
April 6, 2009

Report: No ethical misconduct by engineers
Associated Press
April 6, 2009

Judge weighing levee boards’ offer to settle Katrina flood claims
Times Picayune
April 2, 2009

New York Times correspondent leaving New Orleans; newspaper vows to fill the post
Times Picayune
April 1, 2009

A national betrayal
Vanguard
April 1, 2009

Levee Expert: Fargo Levee Flop Not So Different from New Orleans
PRWeb
March 31, 2009

SOLUTIONS/LEPATNER: Fixing the nation’s infrastructure
Washington Times
March 22, 2009

3 1/2 years later, help keeps pouring in
Times Picayune
March 22, 2009

US leaders say more infrastructure spending needed
Reuters
March 22, 2009

OPNION: We could all learn something from Katrina survivors
Patriot Ledger
March 21, 2009

New Orleans’ Recovery Needs ‘Unconventional Thinking’
NewsWise
March 20, 2009

Poorly Armored New Orleans Takes the Bullet For Katrina (Part 3)
Digital Journal
March 19, 2009

New Orleans Folk Shocked and Dismayed Over Levee Lies (Part One)
Digital Journal
March 12, 2009

Barack Obama welcomes Brad Pitt to White House
The Telegraph (UK)
March 6, 2009

Corps releases storm study, but no plan
Times Picayune
March 6, 2009

Obama pledges $438 million more for Katrina reconstruction
CNNPolitics.com
March 5, 2009

Obama officials vow to cut red tape after Katrina
Reuters
March 5, 2009

Gov. Jindal defends message of his GOP speech
Associated Press
March 2, 2009

Obama budget calls for commitment to Gulf Coast projects
Times Picayune
February 26, 2009

Army Corps cracks down on flunking levees
USA Today
February 23, 2009

LA Gov Jindal reacts to criticism of his stance on stimulus money
MSNBC
February 22, 2009

Louisiana- Recovery and Economic Activity
Hotel Seoul Korea
February 20, 2009

Obama: Government cannot forget lessons of Katrina
Associated Press
February 20, 2009

It’s good to be a talking point
Times Picayune
February 15, 2009

Levees.org opposes calls to remove Corps chief
New Orleans City Business
February 4, 2009

Work begins to close unpopular shipping channel in New Orleans
Associated Press
February 1, 2009

Investing in America
New York Times
January 29, 2009

Bouquets and Brickbats
Best of New Orleans
December 23, 2008

Snipers lurking at the corps
Times Picayune
December 21, 2008

The corps’ responsibility
Times Picayune
December 20, 2008

Corps’ commander apologizes for comments left on watchdog’s web site
WWL TV Channel 4 Eye Witness News
December 18, 2008

Group thinks angry posts are coming from Corps’ office
WWL TV Channel 4 Eye Witness News
December 15, 2008

Wetlands Coalition Launches Initiative
Times Picayune
December 3, 2008

EDITORIAL: MR-GO’s death warrant
Times Picayune
November 4, 2008

First things first
TIME Magazine
November 4, 2008

Report: Engineering society needs ethics policy
Associated Press
October 20, 2008

The Federal Projects Game
Pop Matters
October 2, 2008

ASCE Buttons Its Lips
Best of New Orleans
September 30, 2008

Post Katrina Cleansing?
Best of New Orleans
September 30, 2008

EDITORIAL: Credibility watch
Times Picayune
September 23, 2008

EDITORIAL: Clear on risk, blame
Times Picayune
September 20, 2008

ASCE panel cites conflict of interest
Times Picayune
September 13, 2008

EDITORIAL: The Gustav grade
Times Picayune
September 12, 2008

Katrina and why the levees broke
The Real News
September 8, 2008

Corps of Engineers wins flood fight during Gustav
Sun Herald
September 5, 2008

Levee task force’s study critiqued
Times Picayune
September 5, 2008

Thicker than water?
Newsweek
September 5, 2008

No letup on levees
Las Vegas Sun
September 4, 2008

Engineers: Corps study analyzing the levee system failures in Katrina should be more frank
Times Picayune
September 3, 2008

New Orleans Levees, Secure After Gustav, May Fail Bigger Test
Bloomberg News
September 3, 2008

The Katrina Myth
Huffington Post
September 1, 2008

Leaving New Orleans – again
The Guardian (UK)
September 1, 2008

New Orleans levee system still vulnerable, officials say
Los Angeles Times
September 1, 2008

Levees not good enough?
CNN
September 1, 2008

The pride of New Orleans
Boston Globe
August 28, 2008

Overcoming the Katrina myth
Guradian.co.uk
August 28, 2008

Bloggers to promote recovery
Times Picayune
August 24, 2008

New Orleans repeating deadly levee mistakes
Times Picayune
August 23, 2008

Levee officials push 1-pump plan
Times Picayune
August 20, 2008

EDITORIAL: The conservative corps
Times Picayune
August 16, 2008

EDITORIAL: Memo on transparency
Times Picayune
August 14, 2008

End the war of words
Gambit Weekly
August 12, 2008

Ethics finding to be public after all
Times Picayune
August 9, 2008

Ethics report’s results will remain secret
Times Picayune
August 7, 2008

Levee group slams ASCE investigation
Times Picayune
August 6, 2008

Boehlert’s Group Not Investigating Anyone or Anything
Best of New Orleans
August 6, 2008

Levees.org Complains of Delays
Best of New OrleansQ
August 5, 2008

Levees.org still waiting for answers
WWL TV Channel 4 Eye Witness News
August 5, 2008

Academy Award Winner Richard Dreyfuss Tapped to Narrate Riveting New Documentary, America Betrayed
PRWeb
July 29, 2008

Report: Empty prison in Iraq a $40M ‘failure’
Associated Press
July 28, 2008

Catholic Church quantifies Katrina damage
Times Picayune
July 26, 2008

Gaps in aging levees leave D.C. landmarks exposed
AP Louisiana
July 25, 2008

Dreyfuss to narrate Carde’s ‘America’
Daily Variety
July 24, 2008

Demos vow to erase state share of levee cost
Times Picayune
July 23, 2008

EDITORIAL: It’s your problem, too
Times Picayune
July 23, 2008

Floods make failures too obvious
Times Picayune
July 23, 2008

Congress may require flood insurance for some
SmartBrief
July 22, 2008

Wetlands save states billions, new study says
Times Picayune
July 22, 2008

Congressional democrats get close look at recovery
WWL TV Channel 4 Eye Witness News
July 21, 2008

Locals racing to remind nation of Katrina
WWL TV Channel 4 Eye Witness News
July 20, 2008

Congressional group tours 17th Street Canal
WWL TV Channel 4 Eye Witness News
July 19, 2008

Ignorance fuels Iowa comparisons
Times Picayune
July 18, 2008

Levees.org launches levee risk database
nola.com
July 18, 2008

Harry Shearer Joins National Levee Safety Campaign
PRWeb
July 17, 2008

Levee group to review seepage on its own
Times Picayune
July 7, 2008

Suit seeks crack in federal immunity wall
Chicago Tribune
July 6, 2008

Team issues revised storm-risk report
Times Picayune
July 3, 2008

Army Corps of Engineers should have to pay for its failures
Concord Monitor
June 27, 2008

N.O. levees squeezed by Congress’ demand for cash
Associated Press
June 27, 2008

The Floods: A Manmade Disaster?
TIME
June 26, 2008

Floods: New Orleans Keeping an Eye on 17th Street Levee
OpEdNews
June 26, 2008

Midwestern Floods: Mother Nature or Bad Engineering?
Industrial Equipment News
June 26, 2008

Floods: Army Corps Says PR Turns Babblers into Spokespersons
OpEdNews
June 23, 2008

Midwest in same boat as New Orleans
Google News
June 23, 2008

The Floods: New Orleans, God, and Nature Can No Longer be Blamed
Huffington Post
June 21, 2008

Government tries to determine condition of U.S. levees
Scripps Howard News Service
June 21, 2008

Midwest Flooding: Failure of the Engineering Profession?
PRWeb
June 20, 2008

Floods: Can’t Blame New Orleans, God, or Mother Nature Anymore
OpEdNews
June 20, 2008

La. levee authority asks Congress for “8/29 Commission”
AP Louisiana
June 20, 2008

Levee authority backs national ’8/29 Commission’ investigation
AP Louisiana
June 19, 2008

Investigate the Levees
Huffington Post
June 19, 2008

Flood board asks Congress to investigate levee failures
The Advocate
June 19, 2008

US Flooding Epidemic: Natural Disaster or Sloppy Engineering?
PRWeb
June 19, 2008

Louisiana Senator Landrieu comments on the Flooding in the Midwest
OpEdNews
June 18, 2008

Levees.org makes point rationally
Times Picayune
June 9, 2008

Investigation is everyone’s business
Times Picayune
June 7, 2008

N.O. has starring role in DVD boxed set about engineering disasters
nola.com
June 7, 2008

Watchdog group questions safety of area levees
WWL Sunday Morning Show
May 25, 2008

Levee work funds get OK
Times Picayune
May 22, 2008

Leaky New Orleans levee alarms experts
Associated Press
May 21, 2008

At U.S. Army Corps, shift of mission hasn’t come easily
Christian Science Monitor
May 21, 2008

Report: Corps blueprint for coastal Louisiana falls short
WWL TV Channel 4
May 13, 2008

Army Corps says Condition of many levees a mystery
Associated Press
May 12, 2008

Corps strives to manage risk
The Advocate
May 10, 2008

Supplemental war spending bill includes levee project funding for New Orleans
The Advocate
May 8, 2008

Floodwalls stuffed with newspaper?
WWL TV Eye Witness News
April 24, 2008

Who should pay to protect New Orleans?
Los Angeles Times
April 23, 2008

Corps Plans to Complete South La. Levee System Upgrade in 2011
Insurance Journal
April 22, 2008

Someone to Watch Over Them
Gambit Weekly
April 21, 2008

ASCE urges corps to tell residents of continuing flooding risk
Times Picayune
April 17, 2008

Group issues call for probe in levee failures after storm
The Advocate
March 28, 2008

Further review of levee failures sought
Times Picayune
March 28, 2008

Engineer society flap reinvigorates call for new levee commission
Associated Press
March 27, 2008

Engineer Society Accused of Cover-ups
Associated Press
March 25, 2008

Cry Me a River
Grist
March 18, 2008

Editorial: October Surprise
Times Picayune
March 17, 2008

The Best News Yet
Blog of New Orleans
March 13, 2008

Time to Make Noise
Gambit Weekly
March 11, 2008

The Best News Yet
Times Picayune
March 11, 2008

Corps of Engineers addressing repairs made during rapid-response phase
Times Picayune
March 10, 2008

Panel: Study of risk to N.O. is overdue
The Advocate
February 29, 2008

Finances threaten levee work, official says
Times Picayune
February 27, 2008

Corps wants to move money around; topic may be aired at Jefferson Council meeting today
Times Picayune
February 27, 2008

In Court Ruling on Floods, More Pain for New Orleans
New York Times
February 1, 2008

Katrina Suit Vs. Army Corps Dismissed
Associated Press
January 31, 2008

U.S. Failed to Oversee Corps on Iraq Work, Agency Says
New York Times
January 30, 2008

Statement from plaintiffs’ attorneys in corps lawsuit
nola.com
January 28, 2008

2007 Year in Review
Gambit Weekly
December 26, 2007

Jazz and Razz
The Times Picayune
December 16, 2007

Activists repost parody on web
The Advocate
December 15, 2007

Levees.Org reposts controversial video
The Times Picayune
December 14, 2007

Levees.Org reposts video critcizing Corps
WWL TV Eye Witness News
December 14, 2007

Group refuses to remove internet video critical of levee investigations
City Business
December 12, 2007

Task force will review engineers’ studies
The Times Picayune
December 8, 2007

Science stronger, corps chief asserts
The Times Picayune
December 5, 2007

Corps of engineers in damage control over accusations
WWL TV Channel 4
December 4, 2007

ASCE is investigating
The Times Picayune
December 2, 2007

A troubling complaint
The Times Picayune
November 28, 2007

Turns out video spoofer isn’t ASCE’s only critic
The Times Picayune
November 25, 2007

Levees.Org founder discusses controversial video
WWL TV Channel 4
November 25, 2007

Critic: Corps tried to thwart inquiry
The Times Picayune
November 20, 2007

Engineer group not amused by online spoof of levee review
The Times Picayune
November 14, 2007

Not everyone is on the WRDA “love boat”
Brownfield
November 8, 2007

House Leaders urge President to sign WRDA
Yubanet .com
October 27, 2007

Corps has failed to learn from the past
Times Picayune
October 22, 2007

Uncivil engineers
Best of New Orleans
October 3, 2007

Feds owe for levee work
Hartford Courant
September 10, 2007

Ignorance without bliss
Times Picayune
September 4, 2007

Corps signals protection for Industrial Canal by 2009
Times Picayune
August 27, 2007

Broken: The Army Corps of Engineers
Mother Jones
August 26, 2007

Engineers Will Test Strength Of Levees
Washington Post
August 11, 2007

Don’t waver on gate
Times Picayune
August 10, 2007

Corps is called to explain gate plan
Times Picayune
August 8, 2007

Looking ahead on Water Bill
Times Picayune
August 7, 2007

Corps isn’t much, but it’s all we’ve got
Times Picayune
August 7, 2007

The Can’t-Do Nation
Washington Post
August 5, 2007

The Threatening Storm
TIME
August 3, 2007

Reform for the Corps
New York Times
July 15, 2007

Engineers Faulted on Hurricane System
New York Times
July 11, 2007

Sound bites and spin jobs
The Times Picayune
June 19, 2007

Krist: System designed to fail
Ventura County Star
June 7, 2007

Repairs Don’t Allay Fears of Storm
Washington Post
June 1, 2007

Louisiana Sets Deadline for Storm Damage Claims
New York Times
May 31, 2007

Corps new chief pledges to restore trust
The Times Picayune
May 31, 2007

Official Blames La. for Fund Shortfall
Associated Press
May 24, 2007

La. Aid Discrepancy an Issue of Wind, Water
Washington Post
May 24, 2007

Pump deals defects clear in the not-so-fine print
Palm Beach Post
May 17, 2007

Senate to take up Water bill
The Advocate
May 11, 2007

City Still Vulnerable
Times Picayune
May 8, 2007

Sources: Boat Seizure Part Of Federal Levee Investigation
WDSU Channel 6
May 3, 2007

Reworked New Orleans panel adopts get-tough attitutude
New York Times, by John Schwartz
April 18, 2007

Get an outside opinion
The Times Picayune
April 17, 2007

Weakened dikes creates headache for Fla officials
Sun-Sentinel
April 12, 2007

Katrina claims stagger Corps
USA Today
April 9, 2007

GAO Looking Into Faulty N.O. Pumps
The Washington Post
March 28, 2007

Asleep for 40 years
The Times Picayune
March 25, 2007

Report Says Corps Miscalculated on Levees
The Washington Post
March 22, 2007

Corps: We’re not the only cause of levee breaks
The Times Picayune
March 22, 2007

Corps caused disaster; report says
The Times Picayune
March 21, 2007

From bad behavior to worse from the Corps
The Birmingham News
March 20, 2007

Endangering New Orleans
The Toledo Blade
March 20, 2007

Panels blast coastal master plan
Times Picayune
March 19, 2007

Below Sea Level? No Problem
U.S. News & World Report
March 18, 2007

Army Corps Working on New Orleans Pumps
The Washington Post
March 15, 2007

Corps placed faulty pumps in New Orleans
Forbes New York
March 13, 2007

Corps of Engineers’ Policies Criticized
United Press International
March 6, 2007

California Water Projects; New and broader role needed for Army Corps
San Franciso Chronicle
March 4, 2007

Editorial: Unmatched Destruction
The New York Times
February 14, 2007

Unmasking Our Pain in New Orleans
The Washington Post
February 10, 2007

Investigation of Levee Failures Needed
The Daily Advertiser
February 9, 2007

Group Wants 9-11 style Panel on Levees
Washington Post
February 6, 2007

Judge says Katrina victims can sue Army Engineers
Reuters
February 3, 2007

Our view on disaster planning; Levee list dribbles out
USA Today
January 31, 2007

America gets a dose of the Corps’ inaction
Times Picayune
January 30, 2007

Warnings accelerate levee work
Hartford Courant
January 9, 2007

N.O. City Council votes in favor of 8-29 Commission
CityBusiness
January 7, 2007

New Orleans levee-risk study faulted
Northwest Herald (as reported in LATimes)
December 31, 2006

Army Corps in New Orleans hit by a spate of retirements from top officials
Boston Herald
December 26, 2006

Scientists say Corps of Engineers endangered New Orleans’ future
Houston Chronicle
December 22, 2006

Democrats call for investigation of Levee Failures
The Clarion-Ledger
December 22, 2006

Corps reforms die under crush of pork
Times Picayune
December 20, 2006

Army Corps Urges Closing of Channel
New York Times
December 19, 2006

Re-engineering New Orleans
ThomasNet.com Industrial News Room
December 12, 2006

U.S. Army Corps should not be exempt from responsibility
City Business
December 11, 2006

Congress approves offshore revenue sharing
Times Picayune
December 9, 2006

Confronted with clueless folks who question New Orleans’ right to get help, or even to exist? Here’s what to say
Suburban Report – Times Picayune
December 9, 2006

Report joins chorus for closing MR-GO
Times Picayune
December 6, 2006

Congress must look into failure of levees
Times Picayune
November 20, 2006

Mississippi Flood of 1927: Warnings unheeded, damage untold
Journal Gazette / Times Courier
November 11, 2006

Chain Reaction
GovExec.com
November 2, 2006

USA Today: where ignorance meets influence
Times Picayune
October 29, 2006

Wetlands Reporting earns Top Honor
St. Petersburg Times
October 28, 2006

Report disputes Corps-led Levee probe
Times Picayune
October 27, 2006

Journalists must Fight for Access
Washington Post
October 27, 2006

The most costly peacetime engineering failure in history
Sacbee News
October 25, 2006

U Texas on Failure of Levees
Dallas/Fort Worth Channel 8
October 19, 2006

Keeping an eye on the corps
Chicago Tribune
October 14, 2006

Areas Vulnerable to Hurricanes
The New York Times
October 10, 2006

Corps of Engineers lacking Flood Plan?
Washington Post
September 7, 2006

Corps Commander Reviews Katrina
The Associated Press
August 31, 2006

Overhaul system or N.O. will suffer
CNN
August 25, 2006

Army Leader who admitted Errors Quits
Reuters
August 10, 2006

Lost City
The New Republic Online
August 7, 2006

Senate Passes Revenue Sharing
July 31, 2006

Rotten to the Corps
Grist Magazine
July 29, 2006

Common Sense Defeats Politics
The Ledger
July 21, 2006

Senate Votes to Rein in Corps
The Washington Post
July 18, 2006

Counting on Corps Reform
The Times Picayune
July 15, 2006

Video of Memorial Service
July 5, 2006

Katrina’s human failures offer lessons to us
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 24, 2006

How to bring rationality to the Corps
John M. Barry
June 23, 2006

Firefighters share their story, video of breach at 17th Street Canal
WWL TV New Orleans
June 20, 2006

Army Corps Admits Flaws in New Orleans Levees
The New York Times
May 31, 2006

New Orleans is a national problem
The Barre Montpelier Times Argus
May 23, 2006

New Orleans Levees Underfunded
May 21, 2006

Excerpt from The Storm
MSNBC
May 20, 2006

Par for the Corps
Washington Post
May 13, 2006

Hurricane Protection Plan Flawed
The New York Times
May 1, 2006

Levees not fully ready
USA Today
April 23, 2006

Stop Waiting Around
Times Picayune Editorial
April 23, 2006

Feds Should Fund Repair
Daily Advertiser
April 8, 2006

Corps of Engineers admits design failure
United Press International
April 5, 2006

Army Corps is Faulted on N.O. Levees
The Washington Post
March 24, 2006

Culpability at the Corps
Times Picayune Editorial
March 18, 2006

Why New Orleans needs Saving
Newt Gingrich and John Barry
Time Magazine

March 5, 2006

Major U.S. Official Talks
The Bayou Buzz
February 19, 2006

Protesters: Hold Corps Responsible
The Advocate
January 21, 2006

Levees Weakened as New Orleans Board, Federal Engineers Feuded
Los Angeles Times
December 25, 2005

Corps’ levee probe role reduced
Times Picayune
October 5, 2005

Experts Say Faulty Levees Caused Much of Flooding
Washington Post
September 21, 2005

Design Shortcomings Seen in New Orleans Flood Walls
New York Times
September 21, 2005

President Discusses Hurricane Relief in Address to the Nation
whitehouse.gov
September 15, 2005

Porch duty
The New Yorker
September 12, 2005

Katrina Weakens as Storm Lashes Mississippi; New Orleans Spared
Bloomberg News
August 29, 2005