Mark Schleifstein

Times-Picayune

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Environmental reporter for the Times-Picayune, which won two Pultizer Prizes for its coverage of the Katrina disaster, and co-author of Path of Destruction: the Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms

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Hurricane Isaac  is by no means forgotten.

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