Need to Know revisits a report about the erosion of the wetlands along the Louisiana coastline — New Orleans’ natural buffer against hurricanes.
Gulf of Mexico
Need to Know follows Harry Shearer, the writer and comic actor, through New Orleans, as he punctures the myths and misconceptions about Hurricane Katrina.
Lingering memories of petroleum-covered wildlife might make you wary of a shrimp kebab or grouper sandwich.
Having second thoughts about that shrimp kebab or grouper sandwich? Alison Stewart tells you what you need to know about eating seafood from the Gulf.
The state attorney general has charged BP with the “unlawful” release of toxic chemicals at its refinery in Texas City. The incident took place just two weeks before the start of the Gulf oil spill.
Read the Texas attorney general’s lawsuit against BP.
Need to Know follows up on a previous report and travels to Grand Isle, Louisiana, to see how residents there are coping with the Gulf oil spill, more than 100 days after it began.
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Alison Stewart speaks with Stephen Engelberg, managing editor of ProPublica, about a previous, and not widely reported, accident at BP’s troubled refinery in Texas City.