It was a made-to-order two days for fishing along Louisiana's coast. The cerulean skies and deeper blue water against bottle green vegetation amplified these anglers' main motivation for being out there — an effort to save this exquisite-yet-endan…
Clinton missed a key deadline Thursday to resolve problems with its troubled water system and the town could soon face daily fines of up to $847.
Roughly two dozen residents from around the Winbourne Avenue area of Baton Rouge met Wednesday night to express their interest in joining a class-action lawsuit against the City-Parish relating to 2016 flood damage.
Louisiana's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority must ensure that its former chairman is "walled off" from agency work now that he's taken a job running a contracting firm working for the state.
Ascension and Livingston parishes and an area levee district appear close to working out a deal to allow initial work to proceed on the controversial $24 million Laurel Ridge Levee extension.
The U.S. Army Corps new study of the Amite River basin is still in its nascent stages, but already engineers are considering tackling mega projects like the Darlington Reservoir and expanding their footprint farther into Livingston Parish and the …
GONZALES — Ascension Wastewater Treatment and state environmental regulators have reached tentative settlement of longstanding compliance orders that required over $10 million in upgrades to more than 150 community sewer systems in Ascension, Livi…
A Clinton resident troubled by his town's financial and water problems claims to have collected nearly 65 percent of the signatures necessary to force a vote on Lori Ann Bell's future.
CLINTON — Business owners wake up early to boil enough water to get them through the day before they flip the front door signs to "OPEN." Residents keep their phones close by to ensure they’ll see the boil advisory issue before they next need to t…
The state has closed on the $11.7 million purchase of a 515-acre tract of land near Thibodaux that will be the new home of the current residents of Isle de Jean Charles, whose narrow strip of land is under threat from the rising Gulf of Mexico.
PONCHATOULA — The board that oversees Port Manchac agreed Tuesday to study whether it makes sense to lease the port property for a mixed-use development and swamp resort.
Officials this month will begin filtering and dumping sediment from False River onto a neighboring property, the first time that particular tactic has been used to help restore the long-troubled waterway.
ST. GABRIEL — Wetland ecologist Scott Nesbit drove down a gravel oil field road in an all-terrain utility vehicle, zipping under a heavy forest canopy toward what he says is the source of it all.
The Mississippi River is expected to reach official flood stage this weekend, and while the levees will hold the water back, the military has begun following flood fighting protocol.
The Trump administration reversed course Friday and said it will restart the sale and renewal of federal flood insurance policies amid an ongoing government shutdown.
A state appeals court says the St. Charles Parish sheriff must turn over more documents related to his travel to North Dakota to observe protests over a pipeline owned by the company that's also building the controversial Bayou Bridge line in Louisiana.
GONZALES — East Ascension drainage officials are pushing forward with key federal and state permits to remove two low-water dams and dredge three miles of New River Canal inside and outside Gonzales despite lingering questions about the $5.3 milli…
AMITE — A set of regulations aimed at addressing rapid development in a flood-prone part of Tangipahoa Parish was approved by the council Wednesday with enthusiasm from parish officials.
Providing incentives for developers to steer clear of wetlands when they build residential subdivisions is one of the ideas on the table to reduce flood risk in south Tangipahoa Parish.
A community activist appealing a key St. James Parish land use approval for the $9.4 billion Formosa Petrochemical complex says a hearing on her appeal Wednesday is a "rush job" that deprives the public of a chance to respond.
The cause of a foul odor wafting through downtown Baton Rouge Tuesday may never be found after Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality field technicians came up empty-handed in their investigation.
ST. JAMES — For several years now, Brettaiene Celestin and many of her neighbors along River Road in western St. James Parish have been battling the encirclement of their Burton Street neighborhood with tank farms and the closure of their street’s…
Now that the Comite River Diversion Canal has received the $343 million needed from the federal government to begin construction, all eyes are on a $1.2 billion pot that will pay for the next generation of south Louisiana flood control.
For more than a year, residents near Baker have fought to shut down the local specialty landfill over concerns about odor, fire and vermin.
The Baton Rouge Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Unit was inspecting a small amount of white substance spilled from a train near 15th Street and North Street on Thursday night.
Johnny Bradberry, for nearly three years the face of the state's coastal restoration efforts, will resign his post as executive assistant for Coastal Activities and chair of the board that oversees the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority,…
After spending $750 million to construct an oil pipeline that’s scheduled to open at the end of the month, the builders must spend another $450 to settle claims it didn’t properly seize a swath of undeveloped land in St. Martin Parish.
Baton Rouge residents may safely dispose of paint, fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous materials at a collection event on Saturday, Dec. 15
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Here’s a fashion trend that’s good news, if you’re an alligator in Louisiana: Prices for skins are down to less than half what they were just five years ago, making for a slow wild harvest.
The 2016 flooding in south Louisiana was offered as evidence of the destructive potential of climate change in a recent White House report.
Though Louisiana enjoyed a quiet hurricane season — which ended with the turn of the calendar — there was an above-average number of Atlantic storms.
ST. MARTINVILLE — A pipeline company is seeking to undermine a trio of property owners who have accused the oilmen of trespassing on their land; under cross-examination, the landowners have admitted they'd never actually been to the property until…
Testimony on day two of the Bayou Bridge eminent domain trial focused on whether the economic benefit of the pipeline would outweigh the costs of possible environmental degradation to sensitive wetlands in St. Martin Parish.
ST. MARTINVILLE — A testy trial over the Bayou Bridge pipeline began Tuesday with an assertion that the plaintiff's share of the land at the center of the dispute is worth only $1.11.
Sen. Bill Cassidy is proposing the nation rent out storage space in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, which includes facilities in Louisiana.
Engineers in charge of building the Comite River Diversion Canal have adopted an aggressive timetable, setting a completion date for three hurricane seasons from now.
State contractors accused in a lawsuit alleging that the Interstate 12 median worsened 2016 flooding believe they can't get a fair trial in Baton Rouge and are trying to get the case moved.
The chairman of the local groundwater commission says he isn't going to let "absurd" state laws prevent Ascension Parish from having a say in managing the area's main aquifer.
A pair of Congressional bills are in the works that could dramatically change the way Louisiana receives coastal protection funding from the oil and gas industry.