Monday, July 16, 2018
Construction related to the installation of the Comite River Diversion Canal will start in two or three weeks, U.S. Army Corps officials said Tuesday morning at a meeting of the legislature's canal task force.
Friday, July 13, 2018
After months of challenges, some in courtrooms and some at work sites, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline is expected to be completed on time.
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Garland Maxwell barricaded himself inside his Central home overnight, concerned about a big black bear sleeping just feet away.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Officials from a Mississippi flood-control district that wants to dam the Pearl River near Jackson will face two potentially tough audiences next month when they present an overview of a draft feasibility and environmental impact statement on the …
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Despite ongoing objections from parish leaders, state officials have begun conducting soil tests near the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, according to a statement Tuesday from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
Saturday, July 07, 2018
DENHAM SPRINGS — Although grateful that politicians have found money to build the Comite River Diversion Canal and reduce the risk of flooding after heavy rains, some residents of the Amite River basin fear their leaders' promises of quick constru…
Friday, July 06, 2018
Cameron Parish is issuing $11.9 million in municipal high-risk bonds to replicate a successful breakwater built near the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, confident that payments under a new federal program will help it settle the debt over the next th…
Thursday, July 05, 2018
Plans to build a massive new levee system protecting parts of St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes received a congressional OK for federal funding Thursday, the last major hurdle for a project that’s been in the works for nearly 40 years.
Members of Louisiana's congressional delegation announced full funding for the Comite River Diversion Canal on Thursday, calling it a "a major win" for communities that suffered through devastating floods in 1983 and 2016.
Thursday, July 05, 2018
A subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to pay $3.8 million to the U.S. government to settle a lawsuit over a 2016 oil spill that poured nearly 2,000 barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, court records filed Thursday show.
Tuesday, July 03, 2018
In a turnaround, forecasters now believe this year's hurricane season will be less destructive than they previously thought, and it may even be a below-average showing.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The hurricane risk to the United States has sharply decreased this season, with ocean conditions becoming less favorable for the storms' formation, according to a closely watched forecast released Monday.
Monday, July 02, 2018
When it comes to avoiding a repeat of the 2016's record-breaking deluge and disaster, many communities are still floating ideas.
Sunday, July 01, 2018
Easy access to water, a cross-country railroad and an interstate highway didn't make Port Manchac the moneymaker Tangipahoa Parish wanted it to be.
Friday, June 29, 2018
The standoff between Plaquemines Parish and a state agency over the right to do soil testing for a major sediment diversion project continued Friday, with neither side blinking as the deadline for the parish to give permission for the needed testi…
Saturday, June 23, 2018
The regional groundwater commission is thinking about increasing the fee charged to pump water out of the aquifer beneath Baton Rouge to pay for a new study intended to provide a long-term plan for protecting the water supply.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
The fight between the state and Plaquemines Parish over a key project in the state’s 50-year coastal master plan is escalating, with the board that oversees the state’s coastal restoration efforts threatening to withhold funding for other Plaquemi…
Monday, June 18, 2018
Ascension Parish has won a seat on the groundwater commission that oversees the health of the aquifer beneath Baton Rouge, over the objections of some commissioners from East Baton Rouge.
Saturday, June 09, 2018
As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sets about tearing up air pollution standards, environmental activists are warning that it’s bad news for Louisiana, which faces the prospect of more hurricanes and other severe weather events.
Friday, June 08, 2018
As they quarrel with state regulators and company officials over whether Bayou Bridge is being constructed legally in St. James Parish, environmentalists are trying to drag the local District Attorney's Office into the fray.
Thursday, June 07, 2018
Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks on Thursday continued her efforts to galvanize residents in the community of Alsen who want to see the operations at a nearby landfill shut down — or at least better regulated by the Louisiana Department of Environm…
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Mixing dire warnings about the urgent need for action to save Louisiana's disappearing coast with optimistic statements about the future, Gov. John Bel Edwards welcomed several hundred attendees Wednesday to the biannual State of the Coast confere…
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.