Environment

Don Ames
May 23, 2019 - 7:22 pm
Louisiana's Agriculture Commissioner, Mike Strain, says that if the Morganza Spillway has to be opened, it would wipe out crops on about 25,000 acres of land. Strain says he has warned farmers to move equipment and livestock out of the area. Strain spoke Thursday at a news conference with Gov. John...
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Jim Hanzo
May 20, 2019 - 7:13 am
We could see a huge oxygen-starved dead zone off of Louisiana's coast because of the widespread flooding, according to the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. The dead zone expected in the summer will cause too little oxygen to support marine life. It's the lower half of the water column...
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Don Ames
May 18, 2019 - 12:21 pm
The City of New Orleans has announced that its curbside recycling program will continue with some changes to items accepted. Effective Saturday, May 18. plastics #3 through #7, wax board (juice boxes/milk cartons) and plastic bags will no longer be accepted by its collection contractors or at its...
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Don Ames
May 16, 2019 - 7:11 pm
Republic Services will extend the residential recycling program in Jefferson Parish, until June 30 at no additional cost to residents. Parish President Mike Yenni made the announcement Thursday. On May 8th, Republic Services said they would no longer take household recycling at their facility in...
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US Coast Guard
Crews say they have successfully contained an oil spill that has been spewing crude for 14 years in the Gulf of Mexico. "The Coast Guard and a team of contractors successfully deployed a subsea system that is able to contain and collect oil being discharged from the Taylor Energy Company...
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Chris Miller
May 10, 2019 - 11:12 am
The Army Corps of Engineers today announced they will open the Bonnet Carre spillway as early as 1 p.m. this afternoon. The corps said due to the heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours, it moved up its planned opening, which had originally been requested for Tuesday. It is an unprecedented second...
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Chris Miller
May 10, 2019 - 8:34 am
UPDATE: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced they will open the spillway today. The Army Corps of Engineers expects to open the Bonnet Carre spillway again next week. The unprecedented second opening in the same year has environmental watchdogs concerned. It's not like the spillway's never...
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David Blake
May 04, 2019 - 4:13 pm
President Trump continues to lift restrictions on the oil and gas industry which is upsetting environmentalists but leaving supporters looking for good times in the oil patch. The loosening on regulations based on rules written following the 2010 BP oil spill may make the Gulf of Mexico more...
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May 03, 2019 - 11:02 am
(WWL.com) - Ecologists are sounding the alarm about a huge increase in the number of dead dolphins being found off the coasts of Louisiana and Mississippi and they pin the blame partly on the opening of the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway in March. Institute for Marine Mammal Studies President Dr. Mody...
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May 02, 2019 - 9:27 pm
(WWL.com) - Ecologists are sounding the alarm about a huge increase in the number of dead dolphins being found off the coast of Mississippi, and are pinning the blame partly on the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in March. Institute for Marine Mammal Studies President Dr. Mody Solangi says 28...
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