Monthly Archives: November 2017

US empire ‘too fragile’ for a free press – analyst

RT America

Published on Nov 30, 2017

RT’s Capitol Hill press credentials have been revoked after the network was forced to register as a foreign agent. This handicapping of RT journalists’ ability to report on US politics doesn’t surprise Daniel McAdams, executive director of the Ron Paul Institute, who says the neocons find RT’s arguments too compelling to allow people to hear.

New Orlean’s New Hurricane Defenses | Strip the City

Science Channel
Published on Mar 13, 2014

New Orleans lies up to 10 feet below sea level and is surrounded by water. When a hurricane hits, the city is threatened from all sides. | For more Strip the City, visit…

Are New Orleans’ post-Katrina flood defenses strong enough?

PBS NewsHour
Published on Aug 24, 2015

Ten years ago, the levees and flood walls meant to protect New Orleans failed against the force of Hurricane Katrina. Since the catastrophe, roughly $14 billion have been spent to upgrade the city’s storm defenses. But is that sufficient? William Brangham reports.

The Great Wall of Louisiana

Largest Dams
Published on Feb 1, 2016

The IHNC Lake Borgne Surge Barrier also called the Great Wall of Louisiana is a storm surge barrier constructed near the confluence of and across the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet near New Orleans. The barrier runs generally north-south from a point just east of Michoud Canal on the north bank of the GIWW and just south of the existing Bayou Bienvenue flood control structure. Navigation gates where the barrier crosses the GIWW and Bayou Bienvenue reduce the risk of storm surge coming from Lake Borgne and/or the Gulf of Mexico. Another navigation gate (Seabrook Floodgate) has been constructed in the Seabrook vicinity where the IHNC meets Lake Pontchartrain to block a storm surge from entering the IHNC from the Lake.

Historic 2017 hurricane season ends

CBS News

Published on Nov 30, 2017

A historic hurricane season has finally coming to an end after producing devastating storms that caused significant damage in parts of the United States. CBS affiliate WPEC Lead meteorologist Jeff Berardelli explains more about the record-breaking period.

Extremely active hurricane season ends in the Atlantic

CGTN America
Published on Nov 30, 2017

Atlantic hurricane season has finally wrapped up after a catastrophic series of storms. Ten hurricanes swept through the Atlantic this year, leaving a trail of destruction in the U.S. and the Caribbean. CGTN’s Nitza Soledad Perez reports from Miami.

Access denied: US Congress withdraws RT America’s accreditation on Capitol Hill


Published on Nov 29, 2017

The US Congress has withdrawn RT America’s accreditation on Capitol Hill, citing the company’s “foreign agent” status. That’s hours after the State Department said the US Foreign Agents Registration Act “does not restrict an organization’s ability to operate.” READ MORE:

RT crackdown ‘looks very bad for global freedom of speech’ – prof

RT America

Published on Nov 30, 2017

RT’s forced foreign agent registration under FARA and loss of Capitol Hill press credentials empowers foreign regimes to restrict press freedom. Prof. Robin Andersen, communications and media studies professor at Fordham University, joins “News with Ed” to explain the value of foreign press and the “global, very diverse dialogue” they provide.

WI special: Power shift poses challenges to media

Published on Nov 30, 2017

Roles in the new media landscape are changing thanks to tectonic shifts in geopolitical powers, technological marvels and linguistic abilities. Social media has delivered content to mass audiences faster than traditional media, like the press and broadcast organizations, ever have. What kind of media will survive and thrive? What will be the role of media today and tomorrow? At the recently concluded CGTN Global Media Summit in Sanya, Tian Wei asked these questions and more to four outspoken guests. Listen in on the debate with Dinara Toktosunova from RT International; Yusuf Omar from Hashtag Our Stories; Jessica Prois from Huffington Post; and, Shi Anbin of Tsinghua University.

US formally opposes China market economy status at WTO

Published on Nov 30, 2017

The United States has formally told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it opposes granting China market economy status. If this position is upheld, Washington could maintain high anti-dumping duties on Chinese goods. The statement was made public on Thursday. It was submitted as a third-party brief supporting the European Union, in a dispute with China that could have significant repercussions for the WTO’s future. China is urging the EU for recognition as a market economy. The designation would lead to dramatically lower anti-dumping duties on Chinese goods, by prohibiting the use of third-country price comparisons.