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Should we use diversions or pipelines to rebuild the coast?

By Bob Marshall The Lens For several years, people in the coastal restoration community have debated whether the state should rebuild its sinking, crumbling wetlands

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How much more environmental injustice must Uniontown, Al. bear?
By Ellis Long Contributing Writer It is with deep concern that I write to address the ongoing travesty inflicted on the residents of one small, impoverished community: Uniontown, Perry County in Alabama’s ...
Entergy Louisiana's Ninemile 6 power plant in Westwego
Plans for Entergy’s New Orleans East plant scrutinized
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Entergy New Orleans hopes to build a $216 million, natural-gas fired power plant at Michoud for start-up by 2019. Neighbors, environmentalists and others question the need for ...
Offshore drilling fight shifts from the Atlantic to the Gulf
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Hundreds of protesters stormed inside the Superdome in New Orleans last month to disrupt a federal auction for Gulf of Mexico oil ...
Members of the Dillard University student and mentor delegation traveling to COP21 in Paris are, from left to right: Dr. Ebony Turner, Alexis Walker (senior, public health), Mary I. Williams, Dr. Beverly Wright, Faith Flugence (sophomore, political science), Tiara Gray (sophomore, biology), and Celeste Cooper.
Dillard among HBCUs attending environmental justice confab
By Darcie Ortique Contributing Writer While the world is still trying to make sense of the Nov. 13 ISIL attacks in Paris, France, two educators at Historically Black Universities are still determined ...
A cow seeks shelter from the flooding in Plaquemines Parish caused by Hurricane Isaac in 2012. Photo courtesy of P.J. Hahn, Pelican Coast Consulting
El Nino adds to Louisiana’s coastal threats
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Storm surges and flooding this fall in Orleans and parishes nearby and further south can be partly blamed on El Nino. This weather event is believed to ...
Experts: Talk now about drastic changes, or deal with coastal crisis later
By Bob Marshall The Lens The mouth of the Mississippi River should be moved north to Port Sulphur or English Turn and communities south of those points eventually will have to ...
An aerial image of the Murphy Oil spill that contaminated residential neighborhoods in Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish after Hurricane Katrina. (Environmental Protection Agencyvphoto.)
The Katrina oil spill disaster: A harbinger for the Atlantic Coast?
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – When Hurricane Katrina hit the U.S. Gulf Coast 10 years ago, it set off a disaster of many parts — and one ...
Air pollution studies have determined that idling passenger trains emit unsafe levels of pollution.
EPA is expected to tighten its ozone rule
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has signaled that it will announce a stricter ground-level ozone standard this fall. Ozone or O3--made of three, joined oxygen atoms—is created ...

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