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Southern waters imperiled by toxic pollution

By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – As summer heats up, many people’s thoughts turn to jumping in the closest river or

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The landfill at Oakville

Plaquemines community opposes new landfill permits

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Looking out his back door, Allen Green of Oakville Community Action Group in Plaquemines Parish sees a mountain of debris

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Plaquemines Council okays a borrow pit near Ironton
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer On Thursday, the Plaquemines Parish Council gave the go-ahead to Woodland Borrow Pits, LLC in New Orleans to excavate clay on the west side of Highway 23 ...
Changing attitudes on Green Living
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent (NNPA) – A record-high 356 temperatures were tied or broken across the contiguous United States in 2012, marking the warmest year ever in American history. ...
Louisiana ranks in top 10 for first quarter clean energy jobs
By April Siese Contributing Writer Louisiana ranks in the top ten of clean energy job announcements for the first quarter of the year, according to a recent report put out by Environmental ...
Study details link between race, air pollution exposure
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) – That the color of your skin can be an important factor in determining the quality of the environment where you live is ...
U.S. looks to Europe to make oil refineries safer
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Domestic oil refiners can learn from Europe as pressure grows to reduce accidents at plants in Louisiana and the nation, safety experts say. After a string ...
OysterBreak rings are a reef-building product from Water Challenge winner ORA Estuaries. Courtesy of ORA Estuarie
Region’s water woes addressed at Entrepreneur Week
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer At last Monday’s fourth annual Water Challenge, an event during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week or NOEW 2014, business owners vied for $50,000 in seed money for ventures ...
Study: In some cases, pipelines can rebuild wetlands more cheaply
By Bob Marshall The Lens A recently published study by a team of economists from Louisi­ana State University and Missis­sippi State University disputes the state’s claim that large sediment diversions are ...
Funds for tracing Gulf seafood slated to expire
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana seafood vendors were hurt by the 2010 BP spill, fishing closures and consumers’ fears that Gulf shrimp, oysters and fish were tainted. The seafood catch isn’t ...

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