From the monthly archives:

August 2010

On August 29, 2005, the levees that were supposed to protect New Orleans failed catastrophically. The United States Army Corps of Engineers simply did not do the job it was tasked to do. As such, it was found liable for the flooding in court. “It is the court’s opinion that the negligence of the Corps, […]


In the Caribbean, waves created by the winds of Hurricane Earl pounded the shores of Puerto Rico, St. Kitts, St. Martin, Virgin Gorda and Antigua. All the islands faced some flooding and have downed trees dotting their landscapes. Fortunately, however, they all dodged a direct hit and the damage is relatively minor compared to that which […]


Along with a new wave of bed bug infestations in New York City has come a lot of reputation damage to local companies. The critters forced an Abercrombie & Fitch store to close up shop. A movie theater in Times Square had to hose down its seats to kill bedbugs living in its seats. And […]


Learning from Katrina

by Jared Wade on August 30, 2010 · 0 comments

As we look back upon the fifth anniversary of worst hurricane in U.S. history, two windstorms churn through the Atlantic. The first, Danielle, fortunately veered away from the coastline, its destructive power withering by the hour. The second, Earl, on the other hand, is strengthening, with sustained winds already reaching 135 mph and a trajectory that […]