Friday, May 25, 2018
A tropical storm watch has been issued for metro New Orleans, the National Weather Service announced Friday afternoon, as Subtropical Storm Alberto churns in the Caribbean Sea.
The first storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Center was named Friday morning as Subtropical Storm Alberto officially formed over the northwestern Caribbean Sea just east of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Baton Rouge invested $18 million in Raising Cane's River Center during Wednesday's East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Council meeting.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
A weather system heading into the Gulf of Mexico is expected to bring rain to South Louisiana over the next few days, and authorities said Tuesday there’s a chance it could turn into a tropical storm.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Pearl River between Bogalusa and Slidell has become choked off by an unsightly dam of logs, garbage and debris that even fish can’t get through, let alone boats plying the waterway.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Louisiana residents who worry about the health of their rivers, aquifers being drawn down to unsafe levels and infrastructure that protects some people from rising waters at the expense of their neighbors aren’t alone. Those living in many cities …
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Louisiana often has too much, while Arizona frequently has too little, but water is a major concern for all the Sunbelt states.
Wednesday, May 09, 2018
With some predictions already out for an above average hurricane season in 2018, authorities gathered on Wednesday to urge people to be prepared for storms that may lie ahead.
Monday, May 07, 2018
Federal judges may support construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline, but a St. James jurist may have thrown the brakes on construction near the structure's terminus.
Saturday, May 05, 2018
President Donald Trump may not want the U.S. to participate in international climate initiatives, but the leader of one small Louisiana city on the Mississippi River thinks that’s a mistake and is urging other mayors to weigh in on the threat pose…
Friday, May 04, 2018
Baton Rouge area residents will have an opportunity to take an up close look at the specialized "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft used to track hurricanes and talk to hurricane experts, scientists and local and state first responders during a day-long e…
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Baton Rouge has long struggled to get its air quality in line with national standards, but the ozone concentration around the city has finally dipped to acceptable levels under the stricter regulations promulgated last year.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
WASHINGTON — The "jambalaya" served alongside lamb by White House chefs at Tuesday night's state dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron didn't resemble what they serve down in Louisiana, guests told The Advocate.
WASHINGTON — With the flourish of a marker across a huge human-sized check, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday signed off on the first major tranche of federal offshore oil revenue earmarked for Gulf states.
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Volkswagen will be picking up as much as half the tab when Louisiana school districts purchase new buses following the company's agreement to spend billions of dollars in settlements for trying to dupe environmental regulators.
Monday, April 23, 2018
East Baton Rouge's trees provide $20 million of value to the community every year, according to a new report.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
The companies building the Bayou Bridge Pipeline have spilled 87,273 barrels of hazardous liquids in 527 separate events in the past 15 years, according to a report entitled "Oil and Water" released Tuesday by Greenpeace and the Waterkeeper Alliance.
Louisiana Earth Day is setting up shop at LSU's Parker Coliseum this year with a greater focus on events catering to children and families, according to organizers.
Sunday, April 08, 2018
Saturday, April 07, 2018
It's now up to the Louisiana Legislature and the governor to decide whether to allow farmers to raise non-native sturgeon for caviar or if they'll need to rely on getting the eggs of home-grown fish.
Friday, April 06, 2018
Skulking through the waters of Louisiana — and occasionally the air above — a notorious invasive fish that has ravaged the Upper Midwest has begun to turn from nuisance to threat.
Thursday, April 05, 2018
People who live along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts should get ready to hunker down this summer and fall as meteorologists are predicting another above-average hurricane season.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Flood control work in the Mississippi River and its tributaries has likely made floods worse in Mississippi and Louisiana, researchers say.
Monday, April 02, 2018
The Trump administration has followed through on a promise to expedite federal permitting for a critical coastal restoration project, shaving about two years off the timeline for the Mid-Barataria sediment diversion.
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Fearful of large-scale protests like those that surrounded the Dakota Access pipeline, Louisiana legislators have joined their counterparts in other states to introduce legislation that specifically protects pipelines and establishes penalties for…
Friday, March 30, 2018
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Bayou Bridge construction equipment has been vandalized in Assumption Parish according to the sheriff's office, and on Thursday the pipeline company offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
WASHINGTON — The sudden and mysterious death of whole tracts of a marsh grass along the Louisiana coast have raised alarm among scientists and prompted fears of speeding erosion of the state's already shrinking coast.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects to be able to close the Bonnet Carre spillway by the end of the month, even though Mississippi River levels are expected to remain high for some time, a Corps representative told the state Coastal Protectio…
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
It's spring cleaning time for south Louisiana's waterways, and one environmental group has dared the public to collect 4,000 pounds of trash in a single morning.
Monday, March 19, 2018
A state judge on Monday ruled against an Acadia Parish landowner who wanted to halt construction of a 163-mile oil pipeline until resolution of a federal lawsuit aimed at shutting down the project.
At Monday's meeting of the Baton Rouge Press Club, retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré implored journalists to invest ink and airtime on environmental issues.
Friday, March 16, 2018
The Mississippi River is set to crest over the weekend, and while water is seeping across the levees in numerous spots throughout Louisiana, officials said Friday there's no cause for alarm.
Thursday, March 15, 2018
A divided federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline can go forward, overturning a lower court's order that was temporarily blocking the company from building the pipeline through the environmentally-s…
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
The fate of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline is now in the hands of three U.S. appeals court judges who will have to decide if it can run through the environmentally sensitive Atchafalaya Basin.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
When it comes to Baton Rouge drinking water, the foxes are guarding the hen house, according to environmental groups that want to shake up the groundwater commission and kick out several members.
WASHINGTON — Vast swaths of the Gulf of Mexico will go on the auction block for offshore oil and gas drilling in less than two weeks. But the 77-million-acre sale, billed as the largest in the country’s history, may not shake off the offshore oil …
Friday, March 09, 2018
A state district judge in Acadia Parish issued a temporary restraining order against a Crowley woman Wednesday, ordering her not to interfere with the construction of the Bayou Bridge pipeline through her property.
With enough perspective, it’s easy to find the Bonnet Carre floodgates even without knowing exactly where to look; just see where beige tumbles into emerald.
Thursday, March 08, 2018
Saturday, March 03, 2018
East Baton Rouge’s planning director says he’s ready for people to be disappointed with the revised building rules he’s set to propose in the wake of the flood disaster of 2016.
WASHINGTON — The National Flood Insurance Program's federal authorization is set to lapse in less than three weeks, setting the latest deadline for lawmakers on Capitol Hill to hash out a deal to overhaul a critical program that's deeply in debt.
Friday, March 02, 2018
Over the years, diving to her beloved coral reefs in the Florida Keys began to feel more and more to Kristine DeLong like visiting a cherished older relative in hospice care. But the first time she saw the Flower Garden reef off Louisiana's coast,…
Some of Baton Rouge's spring cleaning may involve the disposal of potentially dangerous chemicals found in common household goods.