8 Years After Katrina Strikes, the Gulf Coast Shores up for Future Storms

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Thursday July 29, 2013 marks the eighth anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina’s ripped into Louisiana, devastating the Gulf Coast and killing over 1,800 people. Nearly a decade later, as residents and ecosystems struggle to regain balance, the world turns their attention towards New Orleans. The city not only stands as a symbol of resilience, but as an example of the state of American disaster relief policy and a harbinger of the effects of climate change . Read the rest of 8 Years After Katrina Strikes, the Gulf Coast Shores up for Future Storms Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: (FEMA) , algae biofuel , anniversary , bp oil spill , carbon sequestration , climate action committee louisiana , coastline destruction , common ground relief , ecosystem restoration council , governor bobby jindal , gulf coast , Hurrican Katrina , initial comprehensive plan , jane sabiston , louisiana , louisiana flood board , lower ninth ward , New Orleans , oyster shells , solar panel , superdome , the proceedings of the national academy of sciences , times-picayune        

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Man Builds Amazing Geodesic Houseboat for Just $2,000

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Buckminster Fuller must be smiling down on this DIY geodesic houseboat built for just about $2,000. Buffalo, NY resident Michael Weekes decided to create the floating digs out of sustainable plywood and recycled storage containers as a place to hang out on the water. Read on to see more pics of his buoyant accomplishment. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: affordable house boat , bucky houseboat , eco design , Floating Home , geodesic houseboat , green design , Michael Weekes , michael weekes houseboat , Pride of Buffalo , sustainable design , tiny home        

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Man Builds Amazing Geodesic Houseboat for Just $2,000

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