[Govt. schills line up.] Despite horrific medical conditions including triple-digit temperatures, no electricity and useless lifesaving equipment, ethicists and even some doctors caught in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath say there's no way to j
Earth's temperature has increased by about 1 degree Fahrenheit in the last century. Most of the warming in the last 50 years is attributed to human activities, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But ...
A federal judge on Monday began hearing a groundbreaking trial that could signal whether thousands of people whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina can receive payouts for losses their insurance companies claim were caused by flooding.
Weather can have many effects, from sinking a city to causing whole hillsides to slip away. Now scientists say changes in the weather cause small wobbles in the entire planet's spin. As it rotates, the Earth wobbles on its axis like a spinn
The government doled out as much as $1.4 billion in bogus assistance to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, getting hoodwinked to pay for season football tickets, a tropical vacation and even a divorce lawyer, congressional investigators have fou
Chinese weather specialists used chemicals to engineer Beijing's heaviest rainfall of the year, helping to relieve drought and rinse dust from China's capital. Technicians with the Beijing Weather Modification Office fired 7 rocket shells con
The nation's disaster response agency should be abolished and rebuilt from scratch to avoid a repeat of multiple government failures exposed by Hurricane Katrina, a Senate inquiry has concluded. Crippled by years of poor leadership and inadequ
US Housing Secretary Alphonso Jackson shed little light on the future of public housing in New Orleans, but said “only the best residents” of the former St. Thomas housing complex should be allowed into the new mixed-income development that replaced
If government can't do it, business will. "Private industry is the only way to go," said Joe Spraggins, emergency management chief for a Mississippi county hit hard by Katrina. The trend has been growing for a few years. But with 2004 w
The American Red Cross, plagued by continuing controversy over its Hurricane Katrina relief effort, said that it is turning over to federal law enforcement officials results of its investigation into possible wrongdoing at a food and warehouse operat
The Bush administration said yesterday that the cost of rebuilding New Orleans's levees to federal standards has nearly tripled to $10 billion and that there may not be enough money to fully protect the entire region.
The lights have been out for six months now, and no one seems to know when, if ever, they will be turned back on. In greater New Orleans about 125,000 homes remain damaged and unoccupied, a vast ghost city that rots in darkness while les bon temps re
Members of the clergy from 80 cities and 30 denominations called on Congress to quickly pass $4.2 billion in supplemental housing funding Louisiana has requested so thousands of evacuees scattered around the country can come home.
Federal Emergency Management Agency will try to recoup some of the aid fraudulently or otherwise wrongly obtained by individuals or families following hurricanes that struck last year.
Long before this suburb west of New Orleans was shaken by Hurricane Katrina, it was notorious for its fierce political infighting, for name-calling and mudslinging, for charges and countercharges of cronyism and corruption.
PHOENIX—A good old-fashion downpour in the predawn here today ended a record string of 143 days without rain. The previous record was 101 days, set in January 2000. NOAA reported light rain around dawn and a 0.26-inch accumulation at Phoenix Sky Harb
Just $25 million of $2 billion in funding designated for states afflicted by Hurricane Katrina has been spent. “Just weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, Congress scrambled to pass an emergency bill that gave states access to $2 billi
Budget cuts and poor management may be jeopardizing the future of our eyes in orbit — America's fleet of environmental satellites, vital tools for forecasting hurricanes, protecting water supplies and predicting global warming.
"We keep getting reports in some places that maybe water is coming over the levees," Gov. Kathleen Blanco said."We heard a report unconfirmed, I think, we have not breached the levee. I think we have not breached the levee at this time
The White House Homeland Security released its post-mortem on Hurricane Katrina, with a review of lessons learned and a list of 125 recommendations. Predictably, the report contains the usual fawning references to His Majesty the President, a
But contrary to the Air Force website denial, scientists working at Wright Patterson Air Force Base confirmed to the Ohio newspaper, Columbus Alive, that they were involved in aerial spraying experiments. One involved aluminum oxide spraying related
"It is the Taj Mahal of forensic science; it is a beautiful place," said the New Orleans coroner. "But by the time we moved there we were finished with all the autopsies." After 10 weeks, the FEMA shut down a $17 million state-of-
Back in the 1980s, airline pilots were told they must have been seeing things when they reported flashes of light shooting up toward space atop thunderstorms. But in recent years, scientists have photographed the mysterious flashes and
Waste and fraud marked the federal government's assistance programs for Hurricane Katrina victims, with 10,000 mobile homes going unused and evacuees spending emergency money on nude dancing, tattoos, casino gambling and a diamond engagement rin
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will announce wide-ranging changes to the nation's embattled disaster-response agency on the heels of a House report blaming government-wide ineptitude for mishandling Hurricane Katrina relief.
After a winter that for the most part has been relatively mild, the storm that started late Saturday dropped as much as two feet of snow in some spots of the state. While the storm tapered off by late Sunday, officials warned that the wet weather and
Former disaster agency chief Michael Brown is indicating he is ready to reveal his correspondence with President Bush and other officials during Hurricane Katrina unless the White House forbids it and offers legal support.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bush administration officials said they had been caught by surprise when told on Tuesday, Aug. 30, that a levee had broken, allowing floodwaters to engulf New Orleans. Eyewitness account of the flooding from a F
Under oath, Brown told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that he could not explain why his appeals failed to produce a faster response. "I expected them to cut every piece of red tape, do everything they coul
Louisiana officials failed to make plans in the months before Hurricane Katrina to evacuate the poor, sick and elderly, according to documents and testimony in the Senate. "Inconceivable" that officials didn't make it a priority to save