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Katrina - a natural and unnatural disaster

Feature story | 5 September, 2005 at 0:00

Greenpeace extends its sympathies to the people of New Orleans, southern Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama who have lost so much in the wake of Katrina.

Climate Change and the Insurance Industry

Publication | 24 May, 1993 at 0:00

Hurricane Andrew caused more than US$ 16 billion in damages in the United States. In this 1993 report, Greenpeace policy advisor Jeremy Leggett assessed the options for insurance industry action in the face of mounting costs for climate-related...

Tracking down Pablo

Blog entry by Therese Salvador | 16 December, 2012 1 comment

Dryness. Devastation. Desperation. These were the words that came into my mind as I travelled east of Davao City, to bear witness to the full impact of Typhoon Pablo’s fury in Southern Mindanao . For four straight days, our crew of...

We've been in Louisiana for five days

Image | 22 September, 2005 at 0:00

We've been in Louisiana for five days, and we've witnessed several oil spills first-hand.According to the Coast Guard, a total of 44 spills have been documented so far, with more than 7 million gallons of oil pouring into residential areas and...

As you can see

Image | 22 September, 2005 at 17:50

As you can see, the water is literally bubbling with oil.

Greenpeace surveys aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Image | 22 September, 2005 at 17:48

Here's us: Mark Floegel on the left and Mike Johnson on the right. We're using GPS to navigate in a region that's virtually unrecognizable, where street signs rarely exist.

A Local oyster farmer after Hurricane Katrina

Image | 22 September, 2005 at 17:51

We've seen residents, with little protection, who are constantly being exposed to toxics. No one we've spoken with has received safety instructions or heard word from their friendly neighborhood oil companies.

And the remaining signs have new meaning

Image | 22 September, 2005 at 17:47

And the remaining signs have new meaning.

Oil refinery

Image | 22 September, 2005 at 17:50

Oil refineries like this one continue to sit underwater, and the extent of their damage is only slowly coming to light.

19 days after hurricane ‘Katrina’ hit

Image | 21 September, 2005 at 0:00

19 days after hurricane ‘Katrina’ hit, devastation is evident, with villages and towns still flooded with contaminated water from the oil industries. Local residents and officials blame a ruptured Shell pipeline for spreading oil through marshes...

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