Hurricane Katrina's Impact on the Environment
This paper studies the impact of Hurricane Katrina on America and in particular on the environment.
# 111715 | 2,035 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2009 |
Published on Jan 28, 2009 in Environmental Studies (Economics and Policy) , Geology and Geophysics (Environmental Science) , Environmental Studies (Environmental Problems)
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In this article, the writer introduces, discusses and analyzes the topic of Hurricane Katrina's impact on America. Specifically, the writer discusses the hurricane's impact on the environment. The writer notes that Hurricane Katrina's impact on New Orleans, the Gulf Coast and the nation is still being assessed. The writer points out that this was one of the nation's worst natural disasters and many survivors of Katrina have left the New Orleans area forever. The writer maintains that the long-term effects of the chemicals, oil spills, massive landfills and other environmental aspects of Katrina should be studied in order to learn how to protect our environment from disasters in the future. The writer concludes that the environmental impact of the storm will be felt for decades throughout the Gulf Coast.
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Editors. "Katrina: The Aftermath." PBS.org. 2006. 23 April 2008. <http://www.pbs.org/now/science/katrinaenviro.html>
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- Spotts, Peter M. "Environment: A First Battle Against Rising Oceans." Christian Science Monitor. 2006. 23 April 2008. <http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0831/p01s04-usgn.html>
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