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Energy and Environment

An inconvenient summer

July 24, 2006 - Global warming is back on the agenda -- thanks not only to Al Gore's successful documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," but also as people welter under punishing, record-breaking heat.

Louisiana lifeline sinking into the Gulf

By R. Neal
July 18, 2006 - Here's an interesting article in USA Today that reminds us there are still lingering problems all along the Gulf Coast. In two days, Katrina caused more damage to the Louisiana coastal wetlands than would occur in 20 years of natural erosion.

I-3 insanity

By R. Neal
June 13, 2006 - Yesterday's Knoxville News Sentinel had an update on the proposed I-3 project, which would create a $50 billion, 450 mile interstate highway from Savannah, GA, to Knoxville, TN where it would connect to I-75.

This just in...

By R. Neal
June 1, 2006 - A thorough assessment of the region's flood defenses found no "glaring weaknesses," said Col. Richard Wagenaar, the Corps' district chief in New Orleans.