Environment

10 NOLA Groups Truly Doing the Work When the Cameras Aren't On

by Words by Rosana Cruz. Graphics by Aura Bogado on Aug 28, 2015 1:17PM

For many of us living in the Gulf Coast, the pomp and circumstance around Katrina at 10 has been difficult to stomach. Here are 10 local groups that define what it truly is to fight for the city.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Labor, Immigration, History, Politics, Native Affairs, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

WATCH: President Obama on Hurricane Katrina: 'Natural Disaster Became A Man-Made Disaster'

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 28, 2015 12:50PM

As the nation turns its eyes to New Orleans, the president visits the city and talks about the road to recovery.

Topics: /NOW, History, Environment

INFOGRAPHIC: Race and Recovery 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

by Infographic by Miriam Zoila Pérez. Introduction by Akiba Solomon. on Aug 27, 2015 2:34PM

A stark, by-the-numbers look at race and recovery in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, History, Media, Politics, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

WATCH: A Katrina Survival Story Told Over 10 Years

by Tara Conley on Aug 25, 2015 9:44AM

Mediamaker Tara Conley has been interviewing Kellen Smith,  a 33-year-old New Orleanian displaced by Hurricane Katrina, since she met him in Houston in September 2006. The resulting short film, "Kellen and Katrina," takes you through Smith's decade-long journey full of anger, anxiety, rebuilding—and healing. 

Topics: Labor, History, Health, Environment, Economic Justice

Navajo Nation Council Member: EPA's River Contamination 'An Attack of Who We Are'

by Sameer Rao on Aug 12, 2015 11:47AM

Council Delegate Amber Crotty criticized the Environmental Protection Agency's toxic accident during a chamber session Monday afternoon. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Politics, Native Affairs, Health, Environment

President Obama Unveils New Clean Power Plan to Tackle Climate Change

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 3, 2015 6:01PM

The EPA says the Clean Power Plan is the first set of national standards to address power plant carbon pollution.

Topics: /NOW, Environment

VIDEO: Check Out President Obama's Final 'Daily Show' Conversation with Jon Stewart

by Sameer Rao on Jul 22, 2015 5:24PM

Obama's episode-long chat, his last with Stewart helming the "Daily Show" desk, touched on climate change, the Iran deal, partisan media, and executive orders against Stewart's departure. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Politics, Global Affairs, Environment

Supreme Court: Costs Trump Regulation When It Comes to the Environment

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 29, 2015 1:11PM

SCOTUS says EPA overstepped its bounds when it didn't consider the industry cost involved in setting mercury and arsenic pollution limits before enacting a landmark rule.

Topics: /NOW, Environment

Latino Voters Key to Passing Environmentally Friendly Laws

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Jun 5, 2015 2:45PM

Study finds that Latino voters were crucial to the passage of environmental initiatives in 2014.

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Environment

Jada Pinkett Smith Wants Hillary Clinton to Directly Address the Concerns of Black Women

by Qimmah Saafir on Apr 24, 2015 2:48PM

The actress will vote for Clinton if she can reconcile the exclusionary legacy of white feminists. 

Topics: /NOW, Environment, Politics