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Crowdsourcing resilience in New Orleans: A game for our home

Crowdsourcing resilience in New Orleans: A game for our home | Environment | Scoop.it
Mock-ups from a design techarrette on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Thirty or so data geeks, entrepreneurs, crowdsourcers, non-profits, UX developers, and coders were brought together by the White House Climate Data Initiative in partnership with the City of New Orleans, ESRI, Intel...
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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu drops plan for City Hall complex at Charity Hospital

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu drops plan for City Hall complex at Charity Hospital | Environment | Scoop.it
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced Wednesday (June 11) that he is dropping his plans to create a new City Hall and Civil District Court complex at the old Charity Hospital building, which has been out of use since Hurricane...
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4th New Orleans Loving Festival examines multiracial lives in words and images

4th New Orleans Loving Festival examines multiracial lives in words and images | Environment | Scoop.it
National Loving Day (June 12) each year takes its name from the 1967 civil rights lawsuit won by Richard and Mildred Loving; the interracial couple's "Loving v. Virginia" ended race-based legal restrictions on marriage in the United States.
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Lawyers: BP claims at risk if Jindal signs levee lawsuit bill

Lawyers: BP claims at risk if Jindal signs levee lawsuit bill | Environment | Scoop.it
Billions of dollars in damage claims filed by state and local government bodies stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill may soon hang in the balance, some legal …
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Six Hot New Openings You May Have Missed This Month

Six Hot New Openings You May Have Missed This Month | Environment | Scoop.it
The Franklin, now open in the Marigny Let's face it, May is a super busy month here in New Orleans. With festivals taking up every weekend and NOWFE just...
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New Orleans students put Brown vs. Board of Education on trial

New Orleans students put Brown vs. Board of Education on trial | Environment | Scoop.it
"Mr. Marshall, do you have any questions for our witness?" The renowned NAACP attorney rose in front of the seven judges who would decide the fate of millions of U.S. school children and approached the Topeka, Kan., school superintendent who...
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05/12/2014: EPA Announces $3.6 Million in Environmental Job Training Grants to Provide Unemployed Residents with Job Opportunities Cleaning Up and Reducing Pollution Nationwide

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What's a great New Orleans building? See Richard Sexton's picks -- and add your list

What's a great New Orleans building? See Richard Sexton's picks -- and add your list | Environment | Scoop.it
The acclaimed photographer picks favorite New Orleans buildings from his new book, 'Creole World.'
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Earth Day | New Orleans City Park

Earth Day | New Orleans City Park | Environment | Scoop.it
City Park is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks.
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National Fish & Wildlife Foundation approves $144.5 million for Caminada beach restoration

National Fish & Wildlife Foundation approves $144.5 million for Caminada beach restoration | Environment | Scoop.it
The decision allows construction on this second phase to begin late this summer.
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NEW ORLEANS: Study: Funding coastal effort would create jobs | Business | Kentucky.com

NEW ORLEANS: Study: Funding coastal effort would create jobs | Business | Kentucky.com | Environment | Scoop.it
A study commissioned by an environmental group says funding the state's multibillion-dollar, 50-year master plan for coastal protection and restoration would create anywhere from about 100,000-200,000 permanent jobs, spurring the economy with billions in project spending.
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Take a lunch (or dinner) break to Pause 4 Paws

Take a lunch (or dinner) break to Pause 4 Paws | Environment | Scoop.it
...Or a breakfast break, and support animal welfare in New Orleans.
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In New Orleans, traditional public schools close for good

In New Orleans, traditional public schools close for good | Environment | Scoop.it
Major school district, devastated by 2005 hurricane, shifts entirely to charter schools, the first to do so.
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Budget lacking money for Gulf oil spill litigation

Budget lacking money for Gulf oil spill litigation | Environment | Scoop.it
Louisianas budget for next year doesnt include any money for the states ongoing litigation against BP for damages caused by the 2010 oil spill Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is asking lawmakers to add 15 million to the 2014 15 spending plans to
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Civil Rights Complaint Alleges Unequal Treatment for New Orleans’ Black Public School Students

Civil Rights Complaint Alleges Unequal Treatment for New Orleans’ Black Public School Students | Environment | Scoop.it
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New Orleans Police Hope To 'Win The City Back,' One Kid At A Time

New Orleans Police Hope To 'Win The City Back,' One Kid At A Time | Environment | Scoop.it
In a city notorious for its murder rate, more than 90 percent of victims are black. To help break the cycle, police are testing a new approach: trying to win the hearts and minds of middle-schoolers.
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a new part of a multi-pronged approach. 

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Louisiana House votes 27-66 to keep unconstitutional anti-sodomy law on the books

Louisiana House votes 27-66 to keep unconstitutional anti-sodomy law on the books | Environment | Scoop.it
The Louisiana House of Representatives rejected legislation, on Tuesday, that would remove the state's symbolic ban on certain kinds of sodomy. The bill failed by a wide margin on a vote of 27-67, with 11 members not voting. Louisiana's anti-sodomy law...
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What "kalegate" taught us about New Orleans and food

What "kalegate" taught us about New Orleans and food | Environment | Scoop.it
You can talk all kinds of smack about New Orleans, but whatever you do, don't get mouthy about its greens.
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New Orleans' Lafitte Greenway needs a management plan soon, parks expert says

New Orleans' Lafitte Greenway needs a management plan soon, parks expert says | Environment | Scoop.it
If the city of New Orleans doesn't have a management plan in place for the $9.1 million Lafitte Greenway, due to open in early 2015, it risks a rocky launch that could leave a negative public image for the corridor,...
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