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Still searching for justice a decade after Hurricane Katrina

Blog entry by Hannah Strange | 28 August, 2015 1 comment

Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest natural disasters ever to strike the United States. Like Typhoon Haiyan and other destructive storms in recent memory, Katrina disproportionately impacted more vulnerable communities — both as...

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.

Storm Warnings Intensify

Feature story | 6 August, 2005 at 0:00

As this season’s hurricanes slam into our coastlines, MIT scientists have hit us with a dose of reality: global warming is to blame. If you thought that hurricanes were creating greater damage, it hasn’t been your imagination. And the most...

Extreme weather

Background | 16 March, 2006 at 10:43

There is strong evidence that extreme weather events - such as hurricanes, floods, droughts and heat waves - are increasing because of climate change. In fact, the Financial Initiative of the UN Environment Program (UNEP) recently calculated...

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...

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.

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.

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.

And the remaining signs have new meaning

Image | 22 September, 2005 at 17:47

And the remaining signs have new meaning.

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