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Connector of the Gulf South, 15 Years and Counting

DispatchNew Orleans, LouisianaKaren L. Smith-Janssen
Colette Pichon Battle is getting the conversation going—and the preparations moving—for Black and Indigenous communities of Louisiana who are still healing from Hurricane Katrina, even as they stand on the frontlines of climate change.

The Mother Who Became a Voice for the Gulf

DispatchLouisianaNicole Greenfield
After the Deepwater Horizon disaster, Kindra Arnesen went to the mat to help heal and protect her southeastern Louisiana community and the fishery it relies on. Ten years later, she’s still fighting.

Not-So-Vacant Lots

DispatchNew Orleans, LouisianaAlisa Opar
From birds to trees to rats, post-Katrina New Orleans is a study in “disaster ecology.”