Nontoxic treated wood used in Make It Right homes starts to rot
January 4, 2014, 4:05 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Something is rotting in the state of Louisiana ... and it would be the eco-friendly lumber found in 30 of the LEED-certified, storm-resistant New Orleans homes built by Brad Pitt's green rebuilding foundation.
Katrina-like storm surges could become norm
March 18, 2013, 3:44 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Storm surge is seawater pushed ahead of a storm, mainly by strong winds. Onshore, the surge can rise several feet in just a few minutes.
Was superstorm Sandy costlier than Hurricane Katrina?
November 27, 2012, 5:42 p.m. by Life's Little Mysteries Staff
Numbers may be skewed by the fact that property in New York is generally far more valuable than in the Gulf, according to an economist.
Pastel power: Frank Gehry-designed duplex unveiled in NOLA
July 17, 2012, 8 a.m. by Matt Hickman
The newest home in New Orleans' Make It Right neighborhood boasts ample outdoor entertaining space, a vivid paint job and a designer that even your grandmother in Nebraska has heard of.
Brad Pitt, Ellen DeGeneres 'Make It Right' in New Orleans
March 12, 2012, 10:17 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Actor and comedian co-host massive fundraiser to benefit the green rebuilding of New Orleans Lower 9th Ward.
Four politically incorrect predictions about Hurricane Irene
August 26, 2011, 5:26 p.m. by Andrew Schenkel
When crisis hits, the jokesters come out of the woodwork. Here is what to expect.
Harry Shearer's 'The Big Uneasy' blames Army Corps of Engineers for Katrina floods
May 18, 2011, 11:30 a.m. by Gerri Miller
Actor and humorist-turned-documentarian blames structural flaws and mismanagement.
'Before I Die': New Orleans' house is bucket list backdrop
May 10, 2011, 10:15 a.m. by Matt Hickman
An abandoned home in New Orleans is transformed into a interactive art installation where passersby are invited to pick up a piece of chalk and share what they'd like to see and do before kicking the bucket.
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One woman met a stray dog — and changed everything for a forgotten breed
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