Environment

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.

Facing South: Big Energy and Wal-Mart

July 29, 2005 - Our latest Facing South email newsletter is out, spreading like kudzu to thousands of email inboxes across the world. If you're not already on the list, sign up now using the form to the right. It's free! To give you a taste, here's the always-popular Institute Index from this issue:

Gas Prices Are Hell -- Unless You're Exxon

July 29, 2005 - Oil companies will tell you that they're jacking up prices because of tightening supplies. But when it comes time to announce quarterly earnings, they can't stop themselves from revealing the truth and boasting about the billions in profits they're raking in: