New Orleans residents will no longer be able to recycle certain plastics, milk cartons or plastic bags at the curb or at the drop-off center, the city announced Friday.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday that it expects to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway next week — for the second time this year — to deal with the rising water level in the Mississippi River.
St. Tammany Parish officials announced on April 29 that a 1,200-acre wetlands preserve has been established off U.S. 190 near Mandeville to partly offset the wetlands lost to public works projects.
St. Tammany Parish is enlisting a new aerial weapon in the war against West Nile virus-carrying mosquitoes: helicopter flights that will treat areas of standing water that can't be easily sprayed by truck or plane.
On just the second day of May, homeowners in south Louisiana are already reporting swarms of Formosan subterranean termites.
Federal environmental regulators said Thursday there is no evidence of a link between cancer and glyphosate, a pesticide mass-produced in Luling to make the weedkiller Roundup, and that the chemical isn't dangerous to overall health if used properly.
A lawsuit to reduce or stop production at a LaPlace chemical plant will have another chance in front of a federal judge after being dismissed several weeks ago.
Rising waters in the Mississippi River could require the Bonnet Carre Spillway to be reopened next month, which would the first time in history the nearly 90-year-old structure has been used twice in a single year.
St. Tammany Parish has set aside 1,200 wooded acres off U.S. 190 near Mandeville to be preserved as undeveloped land that will be used partly to offset wetlands lost to road construction and other public works projects, officials announced Monday.
They were Kenner's most regal couple: Siegfried and Odette, a pair of mute swans named after the leading roles in the ballet "Swan Lake."
The Cornerstone Chemical Co. plant on River Road in Waggaman has produced cyanide on the site for more than half a century.
WASHINGTON — Louisiana will get nearly $95 million for coastal protection and restoration efforts in the latest round of payments from the federal government’s Gulf energy royalties.
Mississippi authorities are blaming the Bonnet Carré spillway for the dead dolphins and turtles washing up on their shore, though Louisiana officials are contesting those claims, and federal scientists are withholding judgment until they know more.
Approximately 3,600 gallons of highly corrosive sulfuric acid escaped from a leaking pipe earlier this month at Cornerstone Chemical Co., a plant near Waggaman that has been battling with Jefferson Parish officials over a proposal to add new cyani…
The two river pilots, now in their 70s, still remember the moment half a century ago when a danger signal sounded across the Mississippi River on a clear but dark Easter night.
The Environmental Protection Agency spread false information about toxic chemicals over the course of five years, the agency's Office of the Inspector General announced this week.
The city of New Orleans promised Wednesday not to detain an environmental activist near this weekend’s French Quarter Festival, two days after he brought a lawsuit over his arrest at the event last year.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Scientists are using fake eggs to spy on whooping cranes in hopes of learning why some chicks die in the egg, while others hatch.
Cornerstone Chemical Co. has sued Jefferson Parish after the Parish Council last week revoked permission for the plant to add new cyanide facilities to its Waggaman plant.
For nine months, the Jefferson Parish-owned landfill has occupied a central place in the rogue’s gallery of culprits suspected of being behind the varied miseries that have beset nearby residents along the Mississippi River.
The Jefferson Parish Council, which 15 months ago gave unanimous permission for Cornerstone Chemical to build an expanded cyanide plant at its Waggaman facility, voted 6-1 Wednesday to revoke that permission.
Three years ago, the seed and agricultural company Monsanto finalized plans for a massive expansion of its sprawling Luling chemical plant, an investment of nearly $1 billion that it said would bring 120 permanent jobs to St. Charles Parish.
Allergy sufferers can let out a sniffly cheer — this year's brutal pollen season seems to have peaked.
A federal judge in New Orleans has dismissed a lawsuit seeking class-action status against the Denka Performance Elastomer plant near LaPlace — making it the first lawsuit against the plant to be thrown out since residents started suing over "exce…
After battling court challenges from environmentalists and others, the builders of the controversial Bayou Bridge Pipeline across southern Louisiana say they will be able to carry crude oil from the northern Midwest to the Mississippi River valley…
Efforts by Jefferson Parish officials to encourage residents to purchase flood insurance will pay big dividends come May, when nearly 40,000 property owners will see their insurance rates drop, officials said Wednesday.
The swollen Mississippi River may be cresting in New Orleans, but water levels likely won’t fall back to normal for weeks to come.
Baton Rouge attorney Donald Hodge Jr. is suing the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, alleging it denied him his right to public comment on Jan. 17 when it cut him short as he urged members not to select Jill Dyason as the board's vice president.
Faced with rainy skies and shrinking room in a key reservoir, Mosaic Fertilizer has halted pumping out a lake filled with acid water, at least for now.
At best, activists said Friday, the state's proposed new environmental rules show that regulators are being thoughtless; at worst, they're choosing to give polluters a free pass.
The Jefferson Parish Council on Wednesday formally signaled that it intends to repeal an ordinance it passed last year allowing a Waggaman chemical facility to build a new cyanide plant.
Residents of St. John the Baptist Parish pushing for a federally mandated limit on chloroprene emissions from a LaPlace chemical plant are unlikely to get it, according to an official from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Bonnet Carre Spillway will be opened Wednesday for an unprecedented third time in four years to siphon water from the Mississippi River following an extremely wet winter across the regions that feed it.
State officials are planning to push the Trump administration this spring to forgive $2 billion in interest the state estimates it is on the hook to pay for the multibillion-dollar New Orleans-area flood prevention system.
Residents on the east bank of the River Parishes could see dirt moved this year on an ambitious, $760 million series of projects aimed at bolstering flood defenses in an area hit hard by Hurricane Isaac in 2012.
Wastewater may not be the first thing that comes to mind on Valentine’s Day, but for the Mandeville City Council, it was the first order of business at its Feb. 14 meeting.
The National Audubon Society has deemed the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion, a $1.3 billion Mississippi River diversion planned for lower Plaquemines Parish, a key project necessary to protect and restore bird populations along the U.S. Gulf Coas…
Three years after federal regulators reported that emissions from a St. John the Baptist Parish chemical plant were creating the highest cancer risk from airborne pollutants of any place in the U.S., thousands of residents are suing for tens of mi…
A recently created interactive map lets people know if pollution has made a Louisiana waterway unsafe for swimming, and tells anglers whether it's safe to eat their catch.
Invasive plants have washed into Bayou St. John, hugging the banks of the popular New Orleans waterway and raising concerns that they could endanger its environmental health.
A method widely used by scientists to measure sea-level changes in some low-lying coastal areas may be underestimating how quickly waters are rising, according to a new study from Tulane University researchers, suggesting some areas may be under g…
Coastal restoration funds announced recently by Gov. John Bel Edwards include about $23 million for the Lafitte area, which is making headway on the jigsaw puzzle of ring levees designed to keep floodwaters at bay in a populated area outside the f…
Gov. John Bel Edwards has appointed Bren Haase to head the state's coastal restoration agency, less than six months after the previous director took office, according to a news release.
When a new arrival to Madisonville complained about a crowing rooster back in the late 1980s, people in the tiny St. Tammany Parish town on the Tchefuncte River came down decisively on the side of the rooster over the citified newcomer.
The plaintiffs in one of the lawsuits filed against the Jefferson Parish landfill are asking a judge to give them immediate access to the Waggaman site in order to conduct their own environmental testing, court records show.
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.
The private operator of the Jefferson Parish landfill has sent a letter to the state’s top environmental regulator excoriating his agency for what the operator calls “incorrect and misleading public statements” about the role the Waggaman facility…