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Birds and their habitats studied for BP spill effects

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Pelican eggs washed away this spring on a Plaquemines Parish island eroded by oil, and traces of oil and Corexit

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Oil seeps and slicks studied near BP’s Macondo well

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Scientists say oil and gas seeps surrounding BP’s Deepwater Horizon well appear to be mostly natural and to pre-date the

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Ongoing emotional harm from oil disaster documented
By Sue Sturgis Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) —Two years after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast residents continue to suffer emotional fallout from the disaster.
Marine life suffers near BP’s Deepwater Horizon site
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Dolphins and fish are dying at distressing rates as oil and dispersants from BP’s 2010 spill lurk in Gulf waters and south Louisiana marshes. Last month, Riki ...
Big oil attempts to duck enviro damage
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer While public attention has focused on education and retirement issues in this year’s legislative session, often ignored are a series of bills that could redefine the relationship ...
Two years after the BP disaster, Gulf residents fear for the future
By Jordan Flaherty Contributing Writer On April 20, 2010, a reckless attitude towards the safety of the Gulf Coast by BP, as well as Transocean and Halliburton, caused a well to blow ...
BP settlement delivered to federal court for approval
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The two-year anniversary of the BP spill was Friday and no one threw a party or baked a cake. But residents and businesses who have claims against ...
Gulf advocates meet even as BP trial is delayed
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer As the BP trial was postponed to allow time for further settlement negotiations, more than 100 environmental and social justice advocates from across the Gulf Coast gathered ...
Residents asked to keep storm drains clean to prevent flooding
By Susan Buchanan The Louisiana Weekly Mayor Mitch Landrieu early this month asked residents to clean leaves and debris from the front of catch basins or storm drains on the blocks where ...
Naval complex makeover slated for early 2013
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer After a series of natural and man-made catastrophes, the Crescent City has become a place to share expertise on flooding, high winds, spilled oil and any other ...

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