Mississippi

June 5, 2009, 10am PDT
Hurricane victims on the Gulf Coast can still live in government-provided trailers to buy their temporary homes for only $1, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Los Angeles Times
November 13, 2008, 11am PST
FEMA has redone official maps of flood-prone areas across the country, designating some as flood zones for the first time.
USA Today
October 2, 2008, 1pm PDT
Two years after the program's authorization, 500 cottages intended for residents displaces after Katrina have still not been built. Meanwhile, they have cropped up in Mississippi, which faced less damage overall.
The Times-Picayune
September 16, 2008, 10am PDT
Gulfport, Mississippi lays plans to be the home of America's largest container port facility.
Sun Herald
August 31, 2008, 5am PDT
Jason Miller reports how coastal Mississippi cities and towns are moving post-Katrina plans and ideas towards implementation.
Mississippi Renewal Forum
August 4, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>This is Mississippi's third year in a row topping CalorieLab's United States of Obesity report. The BBC goes to Jefferson County, MS to find out why.</p>
BBC
June 18, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>Flood waters along the Mississippi River continue to rise, leaving many Midwest towns deep under water. The Army Corps of Engineers has just identified 27 levees that may not be high enough to handle the rising waters.</p>
USA Today
June 11, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Gas prices have just surpassed the $4 mark, but the impact is far from uniform throughout the nation- poor, rural counties, particularly in the south and west, suffer disproportionately.</p>
The New York Times
April 15, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>An Army Corps of Engineers flood control project in south-central Mississippi is in danger of being vetoed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. But supporters have not given up hope.</p>
The New York Times
March 24, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>The editor of <em>Grist</em>'s recent series on the Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi River offers some thoughts about the future challenges and issues facing the region.</p>
Grist
February 26, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Creating beautiful public spaces is crucial to improving sense of community, according to urban designers looking to revitalize the Mississippi town of Tupelo.</p>
Daily Journal (Northeast Mississippi)
February 24, 2008, 11am PST
<p>A new study has shown that rapid land subsidence in the Mississippi Delta is a problem that occurs closer to the surface, not deep below, giving geologists hope that the delta can be restored.</p>
Terra Daily
February 5, 2008, 11am PST
<p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has blocked an Army Corps of Engineers pumping project that would have drained and damaged up to 200,000 acres of Mississippi wetlands -- its first block of a Corps project in nearly 20 years.</p>
Time
January 22, 2008, 8am PST
<p>Canals dug for oil and natural gas extraction and service may have played a significant role in the weakening of the Mississippi River Delta -- a negative effect of the oil industry's Gulf operations that worsened the impact of Hurricane Katrina.</p>
Associated Press via Wired
October 30, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Designers and architects are teaming up to provide the Gulf Coast region with pre-fabricated buildings meant to serve as temporary general stores and community centers for areas still struggling to recuperate.</p>
Metropolis Magazine
October 17, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>As land continues to subside in the Mississippi Delta, scientists are looking to natural systems to provide the flood control man-made infrastructure has failed to provide.</p>
Terra Daily
October 4, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>The Army Corps of Engineers has plans to buyout more than half of the land in the flood-damaged Gulf Coast city of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. But residents who have already started to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina are fighting the plan.</p>
The Los Angeles Times
August 21, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A flood of developments are rejuvenating downtown Jackson, Mississippi.</p>
Architectural Record
June 29, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>David Biggs, a lifelong resident of Moss Point, Mississippi, is overjoyed with his new modular cottage, a marked improvement over FEMA trailers.</p>
Mississippi Press
May 2, 2007, 9am PDT
<p>With the debut of a new region plan -- emphasizing town centers, more density, increased transit usage, and reduced water and energy consumption -- Boston area planners have their work cut out for them.</p>
The Boston Globe