Michele Kearney's Environmental Blog -
Environmental degradation and waning natural resources including energy resources threaten U.S. security. And the loss of renewable natural resources, including forests, fresh water, fish and fertile soils, can drive political instability and conflict in the developing world, and around the globe. In short, natural resoures, energy and the environment are national security issues.
Water from the swollen Mississippi River has gushed through a floodgate for the first time in decades and headed toward thousands of homes and farmland in the Cajun countryside, threatening to submerge the land under deep water.