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

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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

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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 ...
Ways to dispose of Camp Minden’s explosives are eyed
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer After an outcry in northwest Louisiana, a plan last fall to burn M6 propellant, stored at Camp Minden for a past use in grenades and artillery rounds, ...
War between the states brewing over Atlantic drilling
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – Hundreds of people showed up this week at a hotel in Wilmington, North Carolina for a public hearing on offshore drilling in ...
La.’s coastal restoration efforts imperiled by Pres. Obama’s budget proposal
By Bob Marshall The Lens President Obama’s unexpected budget proposal to stop sending a portion of federal offshore mineral royalties to Gulf states could cripple Louisiana’s coastal-restoration efforts by eliminating what is ...
Most Americans believe BP should pay maximum oil spill fines
A new national survey found that easy to get loan for bad credit 70 percent of Americans polled nationwide believe “BP should be fined the maximum amount allowed under the ...

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