Despite the effort by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and others to restore sediment and rebuild levees around New Orleans, rising sea levels continue to pose a threat to Louisiana. (Climate Central)
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"We don't have time to waste. We don't have time to lose,” said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a press conference yesterday urging leaders to accelerate climate change negotiations.
Ten years later – President Obama travels to New Orleans today to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. He’s expected to speak about the structural inequalities across the city that contributed to the severity of the destruction. (Reuters)
Under pressure – Water pressure on the site of the Gold King Mine that contaminated the Animas River was never checked, according to an internal Environmental Protection Agency review. (Denver Post)
Sights set – Transportation advocates have set their sights on Republican lawmakers in a radio ad advocating a long-term highway funding plan. (The Hill)
Smart, comprehensive - Reducing leaks in our natural gas distribution networks, along with broader efforts to keep gas in the system throughout the energy sector, offer ways to grow our economy and make it more efficient. (Huffington Post)