Aug 29, 2012 The $14 billion invested in the New Orleans levee system after Hurricane Katrina has begun to pay off in the latest storm, but what lessons have we learned about cost, benefit and risk?
Aug 29, 2012 Despite, or perhaps because of, the historic drought in the Midwest, farmers are making big profits. Isaac shuts down Louisiana's ports. And all those smartphones come with a cost: more than ever, we're tethered to our jobs.
Aug 29, 2012 Hurricane Isaac is battering the Gulf, which means a huge chunk of American oil drilling and refining is off line. There’s talk of America tapping into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
Aug 29, 2012 Port Fouchon is the industrial heart of the New Orleans coast, about 60 miles south of New Orleans. And it is shut down because of the hurricane.
Aug 29, 2012 The parched Midwest will get rain after Hurricane Isaac moves inland, but it won't be enough to end drought conditions.
Aug 28, 2012 There's a hurricane warning in effect on the Gulf Coast, and tropical storm Isaac has already shut down oil and gas operations in the area.
Aug 28, 2012 Tropical storm Isaac is expected to become a hurricane, though it won't be nearly as powerful as Katrina. The storm has already shut down off-shore oil rigs in the gulf.
Aug 27, 2012 Tropical Storm Isaac is poised to make landfall on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As it churns in the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans business owners and residents are preparing for yet another potential disaster.
Aug 27, 2012 Since Katrina, the city has focused on evacuation as a response to hurricanes. This time the advice is to stay put, with a few days' emergency supplies. Stores respond as best they can.