Environment

Outrageous

September 1, 2005 - By R. Neal I just saw a report on MSNBC from the convention center in New Orleans. There are thousands of people there, families with children, infants, and elderly. They have no water. They have no food. They have no baby formula. They have no medical assistance. They have nothing. They are desperate, and they are furious.

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.

Desperation

September 1, 2005 - By R. Neal That's the one-word headline on the Biloxi Sun Herald website this morning. And that seems to pretty much sum up the situation today. The frustration is starting to boil over onto the editorial pages.

Katrina military response

August 30, 2005 - By R. Neal The U.S. military and National Guard units around the South are mobilizing in response to Katrina. Here are some reports: (Click on the "there's more" link below for the rest of the article...)

FEMA response

August 30, 2005 - By R. Neal The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is mounting a massive response in the wake of Katrina's devastation: (Click on the "there's more" link below for the rest of the article...)

Katrina and New Orleans

August 29, 2005 - By R. Neal Those of us who have lived in Southern coastal states are all too familiar with hurricanes, but we haven’t seen anything like Katrina in over a decade. The last Category 5 hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. was, I believe, Andrew in 1992. It slammed Southern Florida and went on across the Gulf and slammed New Orleans.