gulf coast

The storms are coming ...

June 12, 2006 - On June 1, the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, the Institute's Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch project issued a major report (pdf) revealing how poorly prepared t

Still time to pitch in for Investigative Fund fundraiser

November 23, 2005 - Our end-of-the-year fundraiser to benefit our Investigative Fund -- sponsor of Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch and other muckraking initiatives -- is still going strong. THANK YOU to all who have donated almost $3,000 to help us sponsor the best investigative journalists to tackle the South's toughest issues.

How Old is the "Old South?"

September 14, 2005 - Last Monday, Condoleeza Rice commented that what happened in the Gulf shows that race and poverty can still come together "in a very ugly way" in parts of the "Old South." But if it's still happening, is it really the "Old South?" Consider this

Conserve

September 1, 2005 - By R. Neal People around the South and the rest of America are starting to feel a ripple effect from the Gulf Coast disaster. Increasing gas prices, impending shutdown of commercial air travel for lack of jet fuel, long lines at gas stations, and even some price gouging have gotten people's attention.

It's Back

May 3, 2005 - The Gulf "Dead Zone," an oxygen-starved region in the Gulf of Mexico that recurs annually, has appeared early this year, and could be growing.

Mississippi Sinking?

April 28, 2005 - U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has slipped a provision into a military spending bill that would grant his state authority to sell or lease mineral rights in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, an offshore national park.