Terrebonne tribe struggles to preserve its way of life

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Theresa Dardar, a member of the Pointe-au-Chien tribe in Terrebonne Parish, is down to the last bag of shrimp she

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Sulfur emissions from Exxon Mobil leak cause environmentalists concern

By Michael Patrick Welch Contributing Writer A leak in one of Exxon Mobil’s sulfur recovery units in Baton Rouge on May 22 resulted in the

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Sinkhole suits will be consolidated into a class action
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Residents near Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish noticed excessive bubbling a year ago, and on August 3 the state issued a mandatory evacuation for about 350 people ...
Coastal La. faces depopulation over flood insure hikes
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Robert and Lisa Taylor of Des Allemands, Louisiana will see their flood insurance premiums go from just under $700 per year to over $28,000 next year if ...
Coastal restoration efforts complicated by lack of plan for Mississippi River
By Bob Marshall http://thelensnola.org Consider this: It’s spring 2025 and Louisiana officials are preparing to open three diversions on the lower Mississippi River so fresh water and sediment can reach wetlands struggling ...
LSU study: Damaged minnow shows BP oil seeping into coastal food chain
By Bob Marshall thelensnola.org A minnow considered the canary in Louisiana’s coastal ecosystem can’t shake the hydrocarbon cough it picked up when BPs oil started washing ashore three years ago.
Halliburton hopes to settle 2010 Macondo-disaster claims
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Houston-based Halliburton Co. is in talks to settle private claims related to the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion three years ago, company officers said when they released quarterly ...
White House honors two of Louisiana’s ‘Champions of Change’
By Sam Tabachnik Contributing Writer On April 17, the White House honored two Louisiana community leaders for their commitment to preparing communities for the consequences of climate change. Patrick Barnes ...
Dillard, Coke partner on Gentilly environmental projects
On April 23, in celebration of Earth Month, more than 60 Coca-Cola employees from across the country will join members of the Dillard University community to host a rain barrel ...
Spill trial’s first phase ends as BP concludes its defense
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Last week, BP called its final witnesses in Phase One or the first act of the Gulf spill trial that began in New Orleans on Feb. 25. ...

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