Jan. 6, 2017 02:51 PM
The 2017 draft version of the Coastal Master Plan, released Jan. 3, offers a much grimmer view of the future than its predecessors. Twice as much land could be lost if the state does nothing ...
Dec. 27, 2016 10:32 AM
Isle de Jean Charles is endangered for the same reasons that much of coastal Louisiana has become part of the Gulf of Mexico: The land is sinking, river levees are preventing it from being replenished, oil and gas drilling accelerated erosion — ...
Dec. 21, 2015 11:48 AM
The red indicates storm surge of greater than 9 feet, and it doesn’t cover just the coastal parishes. It drowns everything in the bottom of Louisiana’s “boot,” from Slidell to Lafayette and north past Baton Rouge ...
Dec. 15, 2015 01:15 PM
Out of the news cycle and moving slowly, a regional flood authority’s action against the oil and gas industry remains in appeals courts on both the state and federal levels ...
Aug. 25, 2015 05:57 PM
The Lens partners with PolitiFact for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to see if President Barack Obama has followed through on his campaign promises about the storm and the city of New Orleans ...
Aug. 24, 2015 05:20 PM
Like many Hurricane Katrina survivors, former LSU research scientist and instructor Ivor van Heerden sometimes tears up at certain memories. He didn’t lose a house or a family member. He lost his career ...
April 24, 2015 10:09 AM
If a hurricane enters the Gulf this year emergency planners and private citizens will have access to a new Website and system of maps the National Hurricane Center developed to alert coastal communities of the risks heading their way ...
Feb. 20, 2015 08:00 AM
Give up, or fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary? ...
Feb. 13, 2015 07:09 AM
After all the ballyhoo raised last year by lawmakers and their special interest friends hoping to cripple the New Orleans levee board and its landmark coastal damages lawsuit against 97 oil and gas companies, vindication has finally arrived ...
Jan. 29, 2015 07:53 AM
The windfall in coastal-restoration money Louisiana hopes to gain from the Deepwater Horizon disaster took at least a $240 million hit last week when a federal judge ruled that BP spilled 3.19 million barrels into the Gulf of Mexico, not the 4.19 million ...

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