Why support Grist |
Donation FAQ |
Jennifer Cutraro is a freelance writer based in the Boston area. She also writes about science, health and the environment for Science, The Boston Globe, and numerous outlets for kids.
Today, it’s almost impossible to say “Army Corps of Engineers” without also saying “Hurricane Katrina” and “levee failure,” or “Yazoo Pump” and “boondoggle.” But the corps’ original mandate made no mention of hurricane and flood …