Hurricane Katrina

Large Offshore Wind Farms Could Slow Down Incoming Hurricanes, New Study Concludes

Large Offshore Wind Farms Could Slow Down Incoming Hurricanes, New Study Concludes

Research from the University of Delaware and Stanford University concludes that offshore wind turbines could have an unexpected benefit alongside their primary goal of generating renewable energy. The

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No One Will Be Safe from Devastating Hurricanes According to New RMS Research

No One Will Be Safe from Devastating Hurricanes According to New RMS Research

Hurricane season is a costly affair anywhere, but Risk Management Solutions predicts that in the future these devastating tropical depressions will make landfall in new and unexpected places. RMS recently

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Brad Pitt Promises to Make it Right with Rotting New Orleans Homes

Brad Pitt Promises to Make it Right with Rotting New Orleans Homes

Some of the homes built by actor Brad Pitt’s Make it Right foundation, a non-profit responsible for constructing 100 homes in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, are beginning to rot despite being only

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The Great Green Fate of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree After the Holidays Are Over

The Great Green Fate of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree After the Holidays Are Over

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is the star of holidays in NYC, but what happens to it when the festivities are over? The awesome answer might surprise you. Read on to find out what it is. READ MORE

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Scientists Believe Typhoon Haiyan Released Massive Amounts of CO2 into the Atmosphere

Scientists Believe Typhoon Haiyan Released Massive Amounts of CO2 into the Atmosphere

In addition to wreaking incredible human devastation, Typhoon Haiyan is predicted to have unleashed a huge amount of carbon into the atmosphere. A group of scientists recently published a study in

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Could Louisiana’s Brain-Eating Amoebas be Linked to Hurricane Katrina?

Could Louisiana’s Brain-Eating Amoebas be Linked to Hurricane Katrina?

Image via Wikimedia Commons After tap water containing the brain-eating amoeba Naegleria fowleri claimed the life of a four-year-old boy in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, state epidemiologist Raoult

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Study Predicts Coastal Flooding Damage Will Cost $1 Trillion a Year by 2050

Study Predicts Coastal Flooding Damage Will Cost $1 Trillion a Year by 2050

As the sea level rises and storms become more intense due to the effects of climate change, a new study predicts that damage to coastal cities will cost $1 trillion every year by 2050. The research, which

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Divers Discover a 52,000-Year-Old Underwater Forest Off the Coast of Alabama

Divers Discover a 52,000-Year-Old Underwater Forest Off the Coast of Alabama

Scuba divers recently uncovered an incredible ancient Cypress forest buried deep in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Spanning an area of 0.5 square miles, the underwater landscape has been protected by

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Hurricanes as Large as Katrina Could Become 10x More Likely With 2 Degree Global Temperature Increase

Hurricanes as Large as Katrina Could Become 10x More Likely With 2 Degree Global Temperature Increase

We would like to think of natural disasters as incidents that occur only once in a blue moon, yet studies show that horribly destructive storms are becoming more common. Research by climatologists

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Make it Right’s New Orleans FLOAT House by Morphosis to Gain LEED Platinum Certification

Make it Right’s New Orleans FLOAT House by Morphosis to Gain LEED Platinum Certification

Morphosis respected the cultural vernacular of the common New Orleans shotgun house by first raising the structure off the ground level to protect the building from flooding. The outstanding part of this

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Six Years After Katrina, Tropical Storm Lee Hits the Gulf Coast

Six Years After Katrina, Tropical Storm Lee Hits the Gulf Coast

Almost exactly six years after Hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans, producing one of the worst natural disasters in American history, the Gulf Coast is set to get battered by another major storm. By all

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Thalassa: Swoon Turns Rags into a Rich Exhibit That Evokes NOLA’s Deep Connection to the Sea

Thalassa: Swoon Turns Rags into a Rich Exhibit That Evokes NOLA’s Deep Connection to the Sea

Hurricane Katrina and last year's oil spill in the Gulf underscored just how much New Orleans relies on the sea for its commerce, food, energy, and transport. Thalassa was born after Swoon began to spend

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Vote for Make It Right and Energy-Efficient Homes for New Orleans

Vote for Make It Right and Energy-Efficient Homes for New Orleans

Pitt and his organization have already accomplished a great deal in New Orleans by actually building homes for families, although they still have a long ways to go. After his visit to the disaster zone,

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Katrina Victims Seek to Sue Shell, Exxon, Other Carbon Emitters

Katrina Victims Seek to Sue Shell, Exxon, Other Carbon Emitters

More than four years have passed since Hurricane Katrina hit the south, and many residents still suffer today. One group of Mississippi victims aims to get compensated by the folks they believe are

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ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE KATRINA: Design for Disaster

ANNIVERSARY OF HURRICANE KATRINA: Design for Disaster

Today marks the two-year anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina flooding tragedy and to make sure that people don't forget it about the massive devastation that affected so many people on the Gulf Coast, we

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ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY BILOXI: Report from the Gulf Coast

ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY BILOXI: Report from the Gulf Coast

My trip to the Gulf Coast this past week proved to be both sobering and inspiring, educational and thought-provoking. Nearly a year and half after Hurricane Katrina, I was surprised by the contrasting

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ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY IN BILOXI: My Upcoming Trip

ARCHITECTURE FOR HUMANITY IN BILOXI: My Upcoming Trip

In case you haven't noticed, we're big fans of Architecture for Humanity here at Inhabitat. And Monday-Thursday of next week, I'll be venturing down to the Gulf Coast to see first-hand just what the

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KATRINA RECOVERY SPURS MODULAR BUILDING

KATRINA RECOVERY SPURS MODULAR BUILDING

photo by Lee Celano Its unfortunate that it takes a disaster like Hurricane Katrina to convince people of the efficiency of modular building. Nevertheless, that's what's happening in the Gulf Coast

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ANNIVERSARY OF KATRINA: Designing for disaster

ANNIVERSARY OF KATRINA: Designing for disaster

Today marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and to make sure that people don't forget it about the massive devastation that affected so many people on the Gulf Coast, we are devoting this

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GULF COAST MODEL HOME PROGRAM

GULF COAST MODEL HOME PROGRAM

In the year since hurricanes ravaged the Gulf Coast, we've seen every approach and proposal under the sun for rebuilding. Competitions and charettes and forums and of course the notorious celebrity

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