Environment

Thomas Perumean
July 08, 2019 - 1:51 pm
The crew of a cargo ship is facing a myriad of charges in connection after it was found his vessel had illegally caught 348 pounds of red snapper. The bust was made June 19 when the ship put into port at Reserve. Agricutlure Specialists with the Customs and Border Protection Agency boarded the ship...
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Thomas Perumean
July 08, 2019 - 9:52 am
Queen Bess Island, in extreme south western Barataria Bay, is a shell of her former self. The sandy outcropping is barely recognizable these days. It was here 50-years ago the restoration of Louisiana's population of brown pelicans began. The state bird was driven to the point of extinction by DDT...
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Jim Hanzo
July 07, 2019 - 10:05 pm
The remaining Mississippi beaches have been closed to swimmers due to algae bloom caused by Bonnet Carre Spillway opening. According to a report by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Pascagoula Beach was the last to restrict swimming, after tests came back positive from testing...
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Thomas Perumean
July 06, 2019 - 5:44 pm
The radiating effects of chemical fertilizer polluted Mississippi River water dumping into Lake Ponchartrain and flowing into the Gulf is starting to be felt along the coast. Closed beaches, algae blooms, dead dolphins, disappearing shell fish and dying molluscs infected with toxins from the water...
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July 06, 2019 - 3:01 pm
RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Crews in California assessed damage to cracked and burned buildings, broken roads, leaking water and gas lines and other infrastructure Saturday after the largest earthquake the region has seen in nearly 20 years jolted a remote stretch of country from Sacramento to Mexico...
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Don Ames
July 06, 2019 - 11:44 am
According to Irish Channel residents, coyotes living around Washington Avenue have attacked area dogs and cats. People who live in the area say they started seeing multiple coyotes roaming the streets about a month ago. Last week, one woman said she ran inside her home before a coyote attacked a...
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July 06, 2019 - 7:22 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quake with a magnitude of 7.1 jolted much of California, cracking buildings, setting fires, breaking roads and causing several injuries while seismologists warned that large aftershocks were expected to continue for days, if not weeks. The Friday night quake — preceded by...
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Thomas Perumean
July 05, 2019 - 7:38 am
NOLA Ready, the city's natural disaster response preparation network has issued an alert for the municipality due to weather conditions causing heightened ozone levels. An air quality and ozone level alert is in effect for the Greater New Orleans region Friday from 6am to Midnight as amounts of...
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July 04, 2019 - 5:21 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The strongest earthquake in 20 years shook a large swath of Southern California and parts of Nevada on Thursday, rattling nerves on the July 4th holiday and causing some injuries and damage in a town near the epicenter, followed by a swarm of ongoing aftershocks. The 6.4...
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Don Ames
July 04, 2019 - 4:56 pm
Thousands of people are expected on Mississippi's beaches for the July Fourth holiday, even though they can't go into the water because toxic bacteria are flourishing along the coast. Most of the state's coastal waters remain closed because of the algae outbreak. Beverly Martin, president of the...
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