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Stirring up forgotten lead: Smelters across US at risk from tornadoes, floods, quakes ~Brian Biencowsky, Environmental Health News

This is a pernicious problem here in Louisiana, not only with oil still washing up on our coast from the  BP Oilspill but with abandoned oil and gas wells across the state. ~Bruce Biles As tornado season ramps up and some natural disasters become more common across the United States, storms and floods can bring…


Thoughts on the Building Resilience Workshop V ~Ezra Boyd, PhD

Last week, the Building Resilience Workshop V brought together residents, community activists, NGOs, scientists, planners, and policymakers with an interest in building the resiliency of Louisiana’s coastal population.  Held for two days at the Lindy Boggs Conference Center, this year’s workshop examined the theme of “Communities on the Edge”.  While focusing on the dilemma of…