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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

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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,

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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 ...
“If a terrorist group wanted to locate here and promised to create jobs, would we let them in?”
Gen. Honoré lambasts La.’s relationship with oil and gas industry
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer “Earlier generations had World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam but the biggest challenges for this generation are water and air,” retired Lt. General Russel Honoré ...
Zeringue takes state’s coastal reins as Graves departs
Zeringue takes state’s coastal reins as Graves departs
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Houma native Jerome Zeringue, known as Zee, starts as chairman of the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority this week, and replaces Garret Graves--who resigned after ...
Scientific studies funded by BP start to yield results
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Scientists who gathered in Alabama in late January said current research on impacts of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion will help authorities deal with future disasters. ...
EPA funds studies as honeybee numbers shrink
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Honey bees are dying off in Louisiana and across the nation at rates that have alarmed their keepers and affected food cultivation. Bees pollinate fruits, vegetables, nuts ...
ExxonMobil refinery on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. Photo by Monique Verdin, courtesy of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade
ExxonMobil denies its Baton Rouge plants had safety violations
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer ExxonMobil must pay $2.329 million in a settlement, announced by the state’s Dept. of Environ-mental Quality last August and finalized early this month, to address violations from ...

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