America's aging dams and levees require a new approach to climate-related flooding. (Credit: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Last August nearly 7 trillion gallons of water rained on Louisiana in less than a week, causing the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Hurricane Sandy. Several levees reportedly were overtopped by the water. Local officials said 60,000 homes were destroyed and damages approached $9 billion.
In less than two weeks, leaders from 190 countries will be convening in Paris for COP21, the big United Nations Conference on Climate Change. President Obama will be there, as well as Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and billionaire cl...
Barack Obama promised to remake America in his 2009 Inaugural speech. And, he has. America is now poorer, less respected and $17 trillion dollars in debt. And the US middle class is no longer the most affluent in the world. … Contin...
President Obama and President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil pledged to increase the use of wind and solar power, and Brazil said it would restore nearly 30 million acres of Amazon rain forest.
In response to the pipeline rupture that flooded UCLA, City Councilman Paul Koretz made a motion Wednesday with Council President Herb Wesson for an immediate report from the Department of Water and Power on what caused the break.