Thursday, June 22, 2017
Tropical Storm Cindy may have been a flop in much of southern Louisiana, but it continued to pose a serious danger Thursday to the coastal communities of Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The expected wallop from Tropical Storm Cindy mostly failed to materialize in Louisiana on Wednesday, as the storm sucked in a patch of dry air that helped break up the bands of rain sweeping over the southern part of the state.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal scientists say this summer could see the third-largest dead zone ever recorded in the Gulf of Mexico: a New Jersey-sized area with too little oxygen to support marine life.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Along with powerful winds and rain, Tropical Storm Cindy brings with it a danger of tornadoes, according to forecasts.
Residents from Florida to Texas braced Tuesday night for the expected arrival of Tropical Storm Cindy, which threatened to bring high winds and as much as a foot of rain to a large area of Louisiana.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
The sprawling Noranda Alumina complex near Gramercy has been treated for years by state and federal environmental regulators as a minor source when it comes to toxic and hazardous air pollutants.
Thursday, June 15, 2017
A new report says Louisiana is sinking at the rate of about one-third of an inch per year, according to a story in the Washington Post.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Louisiana is on track to receive at least $8.7 billion from BP over the next 15 years for coastal restoration efforts, a move that will create thousands of jobs and protect important industries such as fisheries, ports and energy.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
When East Baton Rouge received federal grant money to help poor people, the government instead spent hundreds of thousands of dollars building a bike path along the Mississippi River levee.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Sunday, June 04, 2017
PRAIRIEVILLE — As a new fire station on Bluff Road in Ascension Parish goes up, a nearby 50-year-old live oak tree damaged during construction may be coming down.
Friday, June 02, 2017
The Louisiana House unanimously approved the state's 2017 Coastal Master Plan on Friday, paving the way for the latest five-year revision of the plan to go into effect.
Thursday, June 01, 2017
East Baton Rouge Parish landlords with low-income tenants may begin to apply for a share of about $5.3 million in recovery funds, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's office announced Thursday.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
An official of the Trump administration, which last week proposed a budget that would cut $420 million from Louisiana's coastal protection program over the next three years, has acknowledged the "negative impacts" that coastal loss has on local an…
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Two years ago, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation laid out a grand vision to transform the Baton Rouge Lakes into a tourist destination, but the plan has stalled.
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Over a lunch of fish and grits Thursday, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome addressed three of Baton Rouge's professional engineering organizations. She spoke of efforts to fill potholes and continue longstanding work on improving the parish's s…
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
NEW ROADS — The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury on Tuesday approved a drawdown schedule for False River which locks in place another human-induced manipulation of the lake's water level for later this year, and future drawdowns every three years …
President Donald Trump's proposed budget would deal a huge blow to Louisiana's program for protecting and restoring its disappearing coast.
President Donald Trump's proposed budget would slash offshore oil and gas royalties to Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama by $3.56 billion over the next decade, an idea that's bound to draw fierce opposition from the Gulf Coast states.
Sunday, May 21, 2017
It's been nearly 17 years since voters in parts of East Baton Rouge, Ascension and Livingston parishes agreed to shoulder a tax to help fund the yet-to-be built Comite River Diversion Canal that was meant to keep the river from spilling its banks …
Friday, May 19, 2017
Forecasters expect the Mississippi River to rise above 40 feet next week, although it doesn't pose the same threat as in 2011, when emergency measures were taken to divert the flow of water barreling downstream.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The state's 2017 coastal master plan, a 50-year agenda for helping to slow coastal land loss and limit damage from major storms, cleared the Louisiana Senate by an overwhelming vote Wednesday.
Sunday, May 07, 2017
A tiny bug with an enormous appetite has invaded the Louisiana marsh, and it is sucking the life out of vegetation that helps keep the state's fragile coast from further dissolving into the sea.
Saturday, May 06, 2017
Several weeks after the state launched a survey to connect with flood-affected families, only a fraction of people from inundated areas have responded.
Thursday, May 04, 2017
GONZALES — Residents of a Gonzales street that has repeatedly flooded since its first houses were built in the mid-1980s — and which suffered the same fate in the August flood — may be eligible for a federal home buyout program that would transfor…
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Rising waters brought on by a weekend deluge across the Midwest are expected to send the Mississippi River into minor flood stage at Baton Rouge next week.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Saying that oil and gas companies need to "clean up the mess" they've made, St. John the Baptist Parish has joined with five other parishes in suing oil and gas companies for damage to coastal areas.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Flood victims in the Central, Howell Park and Old Jefferson sub-divisions strive to re-cooperate after August 2016 flooding.
Chants of “defiance for science” and “2, 4, 6, 8 everybody vaccinate” filled the streets of downtown Baton Rouge Saturday as several hundred people marched on the capitol to advocate for science. Marchers in other other cities around the country d…
Thursday, April 20, 2017
ST. GABRIEL — It was a "no" vote across the board from the City Council Thursday night on a zoning and variance request from a local chemical company hoping to expand its facility.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
After nearly three decades in downtown Baton Rouge, an Earth Day celebration billed as one of the South’s largest is pulling up roots and moving to the Baton Rouge Zoo, at least for this year.
In a Baton Rouge board room Wednesday morning, state officials were considering a 50-year plan to help fight land loss along Louisiana's coast. In another room a few blocks away, Gov. John Bel Edwards was declaring the situation an emergency.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Coal is king in President Donald Trump's energy initiatives so far, but in natural gas-rich Louisiana, power companies, regulators and environmental groups are waiting to see how his administration's recent moves translate into concrete policies.
A special Good Friday meeting of the Central City Council turned heated when the mayor and two councilmen vigorously defended their conduct and accused a critic of lying.
Monday, April 10, 2017
In the Bluebonnet Swamp, a pair of biologists unfurled a net a bit larger than a volleyball setup and laid their bait — a wireless speaker and a yellow rubber ducky.
Friday, April 07, 2017
Federal agencies have disbursed more than $3 billion to flood victims since last summer's flood, but they expect survivors to pay much of it back.
Thursday, April 06, 2017
A certain quiet has fallen over the Atlantic Ocean the past few years, and meteorologists are anticipating another calm hurricane season in 2017.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
The controversial Bayou Bridge oil pipeline has won approval from Louisiana regulators, though more will need to lend their support before the project can break ground.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Environmentalists and industrialists find themselves standing shoulder to shoulder as they try to maintain a tax credit for low-emission vehicles.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Loss of coastal land could cost Louisiana hundreds of billions of dollars over the next 50 years if nothing is done to stave off erosion and build new land, according to a study released Wednesday by the LSU Economics and Policy Research Group.
Congress has ordered two mobile home manufacturers to turn over documents related to August's floods as it investigates the Federal Emergency Management Agency's response to the disaster in Louisiana.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
One of the authorities in charge of safeguarding the Baton Rouge region's groundwater supply on Tuesday questioned his colleagues' reliance for technical advice on an informal group made up mostly of industrial representatives.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
The ideal ecosystem to expose people to dangerous amounts of mercury requires rainy skies, a mix of industry and swamp and a culture where people have a taste for seafood.
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Gov. John Bel Edwards is asking President Donald Trump to fast-track five coastal projects that he says will benefit not only Louisiana but the entire country, especially the energy and transportation industries.