Louisiana

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New Orleans is still vulnerable to another big storm

Even though Hurricane Katrina was weaker than previous hurricanes that had hit New Orleans, the storm inundated parts of the city and displaced thousands of people, many of them permanently. And according to at least one prominent scientist, the disaster was almost entirely preventable. Not only that, the city is still vulnerable to another big storm.

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Can wildlife survive the oil spill?

For a first-hand view of the beaches of Louisiana we're joined by Jay Holcomb, director of the International Bird Rescue Research Center. Also, Michael Fry an oil toxicologist at the American Bird Conservancy in Washington, D.C.