Lake Pontchartrain

  • Movies

    February 14, 2007
  • Music

    April 5, 2006

    Can't Go Home

    Juvenile's New Orleans, the ghost town America made

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2006

    New Orleans House Party: Welcome to the ghost town

    Last month, Adam Craven, a graphic designer for City Pages, barreled down I-55 to New Orleans in a caravan of five rented minivans. Along with a crew from his Minnea ... More >>

  • News

    October 12, 2005

    A Wing and a Scare

    After Katrina, a rough winter lies in store for Minnesota's migratory birds

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2005

    New Orleans: a long history of suppressing disaster talk

    When they got round to laying blame for the dismal performance of governments at every level last week in New Orleans, all the reporters invoked some reference to the traditionally "corrupt and inefficient" governments of the city and of Louisiana. True enough, but New Orleans itself has always mani ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2005

    New Orleans: what's in the water?

    Bodies, fuel, heavy metals, industrial chemicals, bacteria, gasoline from cars and up to 6,000 gas storage tanks in the city, garbage, sewage. --list of contaminants from WWL-TV live webcast Searchers were armed with proof of what many holdouts had long feared: The floodwaters are thick with se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2005

    TV station: One levee break still pouring water in

    Even as pumps begin pushing floodwaters out of New Orleans, water is still coming in through a break in a key levee. A break in the floodwall on the London Avenue Canal remains open, pouring water from Lake Ponchartrain into the flooded city. Engineers patched the breach in the 17th Street Canal l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2005

    New Orleans: key questions for the days ahead

    1) Aside from the 30-40,000 who gathered at the Superdome, how many survivors are left in New Orleans now, and how will they be gotten out before disease or dehydration overtake them? 2) Where and how will refugees be settled after the immediate evacuation crisis of the first week or so? Authoritie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2005

    The worst case after all: we're losing New Orleans

    News outlets have carried almost nothing but Katrina dispatches and video footage since the hurricane came aground Monday morning, but in the past 24 hours they've been surreally slow to elucidate what's going on in New Orleans following the break of a critical levee on Lake Pontchartrain either lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2005
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2005

    Fox: 17th Street canal levee break now 500 feet wide

    "To repair damage to one of the levees holding back Lake Pontchartrain, t he Army Corps of Engineers said it planned to use heavy-duty Chinook helicopters to drop 3,000-pound sandbags Wednesday into the 500-foot gap in the failed floodwall. But the agency was having trouble getting the sandbags and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2005

    New Orleans: levee breaks swamping city

    You've probably already heard or seen coverage of the two levee breaks in the wall separating Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans; the rupture in the 17th Street Canal levee is now over 200 feet wide. The best continuing coverage we've seen--besides Fox News, which has roundly kicked the asses of CN ... More >>