Jefferson Parish residents plagued by roving clouds of stench will have to wait until at least next week for more answers from state and local officials.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
Jefferson Parish has halted collection of liquid industrial waste at its landfill near Waggaman and is looking at other possible changes as complaints of intolerable smells and health problems mount, many from across the Mississippi River in Harah…
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.
Monday, July 09, 2018
The dusky gopher frog will be at the center of one of the first cases before the nation's nine — or eight — highest justices when their new term begins Oct. 1.
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.
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
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.
Sunday, July 01, 2018
As both sides await a decision on a lawsuit brought by 13 St. John the Baptist Parish residents against a chemical manufacturer, the results of a new assessment by the state Department of Health show that students attending a school close to the D…
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…
Thursday, June 28, 2018
The delicate and sometimes controversial balance between green space and recreational areas at Audubon Park should remain as it is, the board that oversees the park decided this week.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
After two years of dealing with failing water meters around the parish, a solution may finally be in sight for St. John the Baptist Parish residents with questionable $300 water bills.
Monday, June 25, 2018
Louisiana health officials posted a warning about swimming in Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville after a weekly test of water quality Friday found fecal coliform bacteria levels that were 135 times above acceptable limits for swimming.
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Widening the Pearl River near Jackson, Mississippi, is the best way to prevent flooding in the area, a Mississippi levee district concluded in a long-awaited draft environmental impact statement released last week.
Saturday, June 23, 2018
West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes collected from Orleans Parish, the New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent Control Board said Friday. No human West Nile virus or Zika virus cases have been reported in Orleans Parish.
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…
Friday, June 15, 2018
Of the 7.6 billion people alive in the world, four have walked on the moon. About the same number practice acupuncture on penguins.
Monday, June 11, 2018
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is putting $14 million toward building the long-planned Comite River Diversion Canal, the agency announced Monday, along with millions more for infrastructure projects and dredging in Louisiana.
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.
Sunday, June 03, 2018
What was once called the "two lakes" project, a controversial idea to prevent flooding in the Jackson, Mississippi, area by damming the Pearl River, is going by a new moniker these days: Demonstration Project for the Pearl River Basin.
Thursday, May 31, 2018
The last big piece of the multibillion-dollar system built after Hurricane Katrina to protect the New Orleans area from flooding during a hurricane or other severe storm is in place, officials said Thursday, marking the end of construction on a se…
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.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
A roomful of Plaquemines Parish business leaders confronted state officials Tuesday with pointed questions about the cornerstone of the state's master plan for coastal restoration: two sediment diversions planned in the parish at the mouth of the …
Saturday, May 12, 2018
For those living in and around the New Orleans metro area, the beginning of May is a fairly reliable indicator the fleeting southeast Louisiana spring is quickly coming to an end.
Friday, May 11, 2018
A New Orleans area resident has become the second person in the state to contract the highly contagious measles virus, but health officials said Friday the risk of a broader outbreak is low.
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.
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Saturday, April 28, 2018
As he stood before the St. John the Baptist Parish Council on Tuesday night, Dr. Jimmy Guidry, Louisiana's state health officer, made a statement some residents had been waiting years to hear.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
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
The Audubon Zoo is home to hundreds of species from around the world, many of them dangerous and from tropical locales.
The bald cypress is the calling card of Louisiana's swamps, with its "knees" jutting up through the still water and moss hanging from its branches.
Monday, April 23, 2018
A ship spilled 1,400 gallons of fuel oil into the Mississippi River near Norco early Monday, the Coast Guard reported, but the incident caused no river closures or restrictions.
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018
A stormwater diversion in Mandeville, a mental health and substance abuse program in Plaquemines Parish and a wetlands educational center in Jefferson Parish.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Nearly a year and a half ago, the chemical company Denka Performance Elastomer made a landmark announcement: It had agreed with state regulators to cut emissions of chloroprene — a government-designated “likely carcinogen" that's been spewing from…
Monday, April 16, 2018
As an angry line of storms bore down on southeast Louisiana on Saturday, Jefferson Parish officials knew they had a new tool to combat possible high water in Harahan: a fully operational new pump station.
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.
Friday, March 30, 2018
The Army Corps of Engineers closed the final bays of the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Friday after the Mississippi River receded to a safe level.
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.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The torrent of nutrient-rich Mississippi River water that officials have diverted into Lake Pontchartrain in recent days to ease pressure on area river levees has also had a less desirable side effect: algae blooms.
Monday, March 26, 2018
St. John the Baptist Parish School Board officials say they're "joining forces" with a local activist group in demanding that a nearby chemical plant reduce emissions of chloroprene, a chemical scientists have deemed a "likely carcinogen."
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.
An air monitor near the Chalmette Refinery did not record any noticeable increase in dangerous emissions during the massive flaring accident that sent a plume of fire shooting hundreds of feet into the air March 10, but a state official said Tuesd…
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.
Monday, March 12, 2018
The massive fireball that shot hundreds of feet into the air above Chalmette late Saturday night was caused by excess waste chemicals being shunted into a single flare, state officials said Monday.