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Indian scientist wins Dance Your PhD contest in US
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 20:48
The devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was her inspiration. Indian-origin PhD candidate Uma Nagendra watched how people in her badly-affected home city of New Orleans, Louisiana, put their lives back together after the hurricane. She became curious about how the natural world recovered from disasters and used that idea as her thesis for her biology PhD. During her studies in disturbance ecology at the University of Georgia, Athens, she also discovered the thrill of aerial-dance.
Katrina flood victims to get payouts from settlement
Monday, 10 November 2014 22:52
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:09 pm Katrina flood victims to get payouts from settlement NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than nine years after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, residents and businesses finally can ask for some compensation — albeit small — from a $14 million settlement fund set up to pay for the catastrophic flood.
Katrina New Orleans flood victims to get money from legal fund, but meager payouts expected
Sunday, 09 November 2014 11:45
NEW ORLEANS — More than nine years after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, residents and businesses finally can ask for some compensation — albeit small — from a $14 million settlement fund set up to pay for the catastrophic flood. The payouts, though, will be meager and far from what residents may have hoped for after their city was devastated in 2005.
Katrina flood victims to get payouts
Sunday, 09 November 2014 11:34
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than nine years after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, residents and businesses finally can ask for some compensation — albeit small — from a $14 million settlement fund set up to pay for the catastrophic flood. The payouts, though, will be meager and far from what residents may have hoped for after their city was devastated in 2005.
Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, a Gulf island is whole again
Saturday, 08 November 2014 11:10
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. - Nature and a multimillion dollar rock pile built in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill have healed a large barrier island nine years after it was sliced in two by Hurricane Katrina. Katrina swamped Alabama's narrow Dauphin Island in 2005, creating a pass that grew from a few dozen feet to about 1.5 miles wide by the time the oil spill occurred in 2010.
Gulf Coast island again whole 9 years after Katrina thanks to rock project during BP spill
Saturday, 08 November 2014 04:07
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. – Nature and a multimillion dollar rock pile built in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill have healed a large barrier island nine years after it was sliced in two by Hurricane Katrina. Katrina swamped Alabama's narrow Dauphin Island in 2005, creating a pass that grew from a few dozen feet to about 1.5 miles wide by the time the oil spill occurred in 2010.
Humphreys compares Hurricane Katrina to Irish Famine
Thursday, 06 November 2014 13:08
The people of New Orleans showed “strength beyond belief” to recover after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, much like the survivors of the Irish Famine, Minister for Arts, Heather Humphreys, has told an Irish Famine commemoration. Speaking on her visit to New Orleans, in a keynote address at the International Irish Famine Commemoration, Ms Humphreys drew strong parallels between the two catastrophes, separated by 154 years.
Contractor sentenced in post-Katrina bribe case
Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:51
NEW ORLEANS (AP) A contractor who admitted bribing an official who oversaw New Orleans' anti-blight program after Hurricane Katrina was sentenced Thursday to a year of probation. The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1sfyppb) U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown also ordered Earl Myers to pay $173,000 in restitution. Myers was one of four contractors accused of bribing Stacey Jackson. The sentencing came just weeks after Jackson, the former head of New Orleans Affordable Homeownership, was…
Personalized Hurricane Risk Gauge Targets Deadliest Stage
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 23:18
When a hurricane comes ashore, thereare so many dangers: tree-snapping winds, torrential downpoursand even tornadoes spawned by the tempest itself. But it’s the wall of water that tropical systems push ontoland, known as storm surge, that tops the list. “Storm surge has historically taken the most lives,” Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, said bytelephone yesterday.

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