Environment

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Thomas Perumean
September 20, 2019 - 7:48 am
St. John The Baptist Parish School Board is looking at redrawing attendance boundaries to allow the students of Fifth Ward Elementary School in Reserve to be disbursed among the parish's other schools and shut down Fifth Ward. Fifth Ward Elementary School is just a scant three blocks from Denka...
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Associated Press
September 19, 2019 - 8:51 pm
The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dangerously flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, scrambling rescue crews and volunteers with boats to reach scores of stranded drivers and families trapped in their homes during a relentless downpour that drew comparisons to Hurricane...
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Don Ames
September 13, 2019 - 4:08 pm
Jefferson Parish leaders broke ground Friday afternoon for the new Bucktown Harbor educational boardwalk and marsh overlook. The largely desolate area along the lakefront in will soon be tranformed into an outdoor classroom. The boardwalk extend through a 3.5-acre manmade marsh and nature preserve...
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Coast Guard
Don Ames
September 12, 2019 - 12:53 pm
The Coast Guard is attempting to continue and clean an oily sheen on the Mississippi River that appeared Wednesday afternoon. Fifteen hundred feet of boom has now been deployed to contain the sheen, just off the moonwalk near the French Quarter. Six oil spill response boats have been deployed to...
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Thomas Perumean
September 11, 2019 - 6:57 am
Porous pavement, permeable pavement, or heavy duty open grating. Whatever its known as, the New Orleans City Council has decided all new pavement parking surfaces must pitch aside asphalt and go with new pervious pavement. The idea is allow rainwater to sink down into the ground where it falls,...
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Chris Miller
September 02, 2019 - 11:16 am
Good news: You can spend your Labor Day on the lake with little worries about toxic algae. The lake appears to be recovering quickly from a record-long opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. "Were starting to see salinity starting to return more to a normal range, said Dr. John Lopez with the Lake...
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WWL Newsroom
September 01, 2019 - 12:21 pm
A group of Louisiana fishermen and oystermen who oppose diverting freshwater are recruiting allies in Mississippi. Concerns about Mississippi River diversions were raised at a meeting in Gulfport. It focused on damage to the Mississippi Sound following two openings of the Bonnet Carre spillway this...
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David Blake
August 24, 2019 - 4:12 pm
An LSU study finds Mississippi River diversions may actually do more harm than good for wetlands restoration. The study looked at three different diversions and found land loss, instead of creating or maintaining land. Coastal Sciences Professor Gene Turner says that runs contrary to the prevailing...
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USCG
Thomas Perumean
August 20, 2019 - 2:55 pm
The unified command consisting of the Coast Guard, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator's Office and Time Energy has decided the best way to clean up the spill at Cox Bay in southern Plaquemines Parish is burn off the oil. If the weather conditions are favorable, the first of two scheduled burns will...
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Don Ames
August 18, 2019 - 12:16 pm
A new poll shows near-unanimous support for coastal restoration efforts, strong majority support for sediment diversion projects, and majority support for taxes dedicated to funding the projects. The poll shows 98 percent of Louisianans want the government to tackle coastal erosion and maintain as...
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