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  • Hurrican Igor pounds Bermuda, knocks out power

    Hurricane Igor, now a Category 1 hurricane, blew through Bermuda on a northeast track. High winds and flooding knocked out electricity to 30 percent of the residents. Most tourists fled the island before Hurricane Igor arrived.
    09/19/2010 09:39 pm

  • BP permanently 'kills' Gulf of Mexico well

    With a final shot of cement, BP permanently 'killed' its deep-sea well in the Gulf of Mexico that ruptured in April and unleashed the worst oil spill in US history.
    09/19/2010 02:46 pm

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  • Gulf oil spill: After it hit beaches, where did it go?

    Some crude from the Gulf oil spill has seeped into the sand. It may be altering ecosystems – 'for all time,' one expert says.
    09/15/2010 03:32 pm

  • Oil spills hit on land, too: Aging pipelines imperil Midwest

    Oil spills in recent weeks, from Canadian-owned pipelines that supply Midwest refineries, are another sign of nation's aging infrastructure. Latest spill expected to raise Midwest gas prices by 30 cents a gallon for several weeks.
    09/14/2010 08:38 pm

  • The Monitor's View Hurricane Earl brings a whirlwind of fear. It needn't.

    The path of hurricane Earl up the East Coast may bring fear and panic instead of calm preparation. Coastal residents can adopt an attitude that can meet nature's challenges.
    09/02/2010 12:03 pm

  • Obama vows to end 'turf wars, red tape' hindering Katrina recovery

    President Obama spoke on the fifth anniversary of the day the Hurricane Katrina touched ground in the Gulf Coast. He also addressed the recent Gulf oil spill that continues to impact the region.
    08/29/2010 07:06 pm

  • After Katrina, New Orleans housing goes green

    Conservation was never a top priority in New Orleans, but Katrina changed that. The city is now an incubator for new home building featuring natural resources and sustainable architecture.
    08/28/2010 03:44 pm

  • Five ways New Orleans is still struggling after Katrina

    Newly elected New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu recently marked his first one hundred days in office by announcing one hundred Katrina recovery projects, including health clinics, criminal justice facilities, road reconstructions, public recreation, and more. Still, Landrieu says the city’s recovery will take another five years. Here are five critical areas of public policy which may determine whether New Orleans has a successful recovery by 2015.
    08/28/2010 10:26 am

  • Katrina anniversary: How well has recovery money been spent?

    Money from charitable foundations and $142 billion in federal funds have produced a substantial recovery in metro New Orleans, says a report released ahead of hurricane Katrina anniversary.
    08/27/2010 07:13 pm

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Linda Rottenberg helps people pursue dreams – and create thousands of jobs

She's chief executive of Endeavor Global, a nonprofit group that gives a leg up to budding entrepreneurs.

 
 
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