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Hurricane Katrina Worst in U.S. History

A November 29, 2005, report of the year's hurricane season singles out Katrina, the category-3 storm that hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, as the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history.

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  • Hurricane Katrina Worst in U.S. History
    Hurricane Katrina Worst in U.S. History

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    A November 29, 2005, report of the year's hurricane season singles out Katrina, the category-3 storm that hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, as the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history.

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  • Hurricane Katrina Destruction
    Hurricane Katrina Destruction

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    One year after Hurricane Katrina landed on the Gulf Coast, a member of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s helicopter crew remembers the swath of destruction he viewed from above on August 29, 2005.

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  • Ozone Hole Recovery
    Ozone Hole Recovery

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    A 1986 study of the South Pole determined the cause of a hole in the ozone layer and led to an international treaty banning the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Twenty years later, in an August 23, 2006, report, a scientist from the original expedition discusses the ozone’s slow recovery.

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  • Laura Bush on Myanmar Cyclone
    Laura Bush on Myanmar Cyclone

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    On May 3, 2008, Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, causing major damage and a massive death toll. Speaking from the White House on May 5 in her first press conference, first lady Laura Bush criticizes the country’s military government for failure to warn its citizens of the impending storm.

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  • China Earthquake Devastates Region
    China Earthquake Devastates Region

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    On May 12, 2008, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake shook eastern Sichuan, China, killing thousands. It was the country’s worst natural disaster in three decades. A report from the National Earthquake Information Center moments after the quake describes the situation as preliminary news rolls in. The quake, originally thought to be a 7.8, was later upgraded.

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  • Obama on the BP Oil Spill
    Obama on the BP Oil Spill

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    On April 20, 2010, an explosion ripped through BP’s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off the coast of Louisiana, causing the worst oil spill in U.S. history. On June 15, President Barack Obama informs the nation about the current state of the disaster as experts struggle to stop the spewing oil. It would be another month before the leak was finally capped.

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  • BP CEO Denies Responsibility for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
    BP CEO Denies Responsibility for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

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    On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, located off the coast of Louisiana and under lease to British Petroleum (BP), resulted in the worst oil spill in U.S. history. In a May 3, 2010, interview, BP CEO Tony Hayward places blame for the accident on the owner of the drilling platform, although he promises that BP will clean up the mess.

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  • Bradshaw on Post-Katrina Louisiana
    Bradshaw on Post-Katrina Louisiana

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    In this States video clip Terry Bradshaw on Louisana: Terry Bradshaw talks about Hurrican Katrina. This video clip is courtesy of The History Channel.

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