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November 11, 2019 - 5:21 am
(AP) - Nearly $10 million in 2010 oil spill money is rebuilding a barrier island bird rookery off Louisiana. Work on Queen Bess Island had to wait for this year's nesting season to end in August and must finish by late February or early March, before the next nesting season. The island supports...
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Don Ames
November 10, 2019 - 10:36 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is looking for new enforcement agents to help preserve the Sportsman’s Paradise. LDWF spokesperson Adam Einck says applications will be accepted for until November 24th and they hope to hire 24 cadets interested in making the outdoors their next...
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WWL Newsroom
November 09, 2019 - 10:20 am
Nearly $10 million in 2010 oil spill money is rebuilding a barrier island bird rookery off Louisiana. Work on Queen Bess Island had to wait for this year’s nesting season to end in August and must finish by late February or early March, before the next nesting season. Queen Bess Island was the...
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Thomas Perumean
November 07, 2019 - 7:44 am
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WWL Newsroom
November 02, 2019 - 9:16 am
A Louisiana man has been sentenced to probation for killing one of the state's oldest whooping cranes. In a hearing Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carol B. Whitehurst, Gilvin P. Aucoin Jr. changed his plea to guilty for a misdemeanor violation of the International Migratory Bird Treaty Act. He...
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WWL Newsroom
October 13, 2019 - 10:29 am
The federal government wants a challenge to Trump administration rules for offshore drilling to be moved out of California. The case should be heard in New Orleans or Washington, Justice Department lawyers said in papers filed Friday in federal court in San Francisco, where the challenge was filed...
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WWL Newsroom
October 11, 2019 - 12:34 pm
Environmental officials in Mississippi are warning beachgoers that some coastal swimming areas will be closed after bacteria were found in the water. The state Environmental Quality Department announced Thursday that enterococcus bacteria have been found along a west Gulfport shore, posing an...
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Thomas Perumean
October 10, 2019 - 9:12 am
Louisiana's Department of Environmental Quality is questioning whether the chloroprene emission count Denka Chemical issued to the state are accurate. In question is the methodology Denka used to measure the release of Chloroprene and Denka's claims, after a $35-million of environment improvements...
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Don Ames
October 05, 2019 - 12:05 pm
As of Saturday, you can once again swim at all beaches on the Mississippi coast after the water was deemed off-limits for most of the summer. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality made the announcement months after they first closed off the water to swimmers and fishers due to a...
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October 03, 2019 - 8:17 pm
Back when the Mississippi River flowed wild, its ever-shifting waters acted as a continent-sized earth mover, picking up sand and dirt from the North, depositing it in the Delta region and eventually creating the land that is now south Louisiana. Thousands of years later, the mighty river is held...
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