Gulf Coast

Chalmette's Troubled Vista

The Chalmette Vista neighborhood outside New Orleans sits on the fence line of an oil refinery. Many former residents haven't returned since the floods of Hurricane Katrina. New technology that measures pollution is showing that current Chalmette resident

Future Outlook

To guard against future hurricanes, engineers will have to rethink New Orleans' flawed protection system. Scientists are looking not just at man-made defenses, but also to restoring Louisiana's wetlands as natural storm barriers.

Future Outlook

To guard against future hurricanes, engineers will have to rethink New Orleans' flawed protection system. Scientists are looking not just at man-made defenses, but also, to restoring Louisiana's wetlands as natural storm barriers.

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast

Washington considers bills to aid Louisiana recovery. Critics say the proposed coastal restoration funding is inadequate and fear environmental laws may be waived during recovery efforts.

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