Environment

January 10, 2019 - 8:38 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is under a state of emergency amid concerns about high river levels caused by increased rain over the last few weeks. Gov. John Bel Edwards issued the declaration Wednesday for Beauregard, Bossier, Caddo, Calcasieu, Catahoula, Rapides, St. Tammany and Washington...
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Don Ames
December 30, 2018 - 6:42 am
The National Weather Service says flood waters from the Tchefuncte River have crested earlier than the amended estimate of 6 a.m. Sunday, and at a "moderate" rather than "major" height. The flood crest had been expected to reach 30 feet Sunday morning, bur levels began to fall Saturday evening, and...
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Don Ames
December 29, 2018 - 12:56 pm
The St. Tammany Parish Department of Public Information issued an update on flood and river conditions Saturday afternoon. A release from director Ronnie Simpson reads as follows: "The National Weather Service has changed its prediction for the Tchefuncte River’s crest for the river gauge located...
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December 28, 2018 - 3:23 pm
The Federal Emergency Management Agency informed insurers Wednesday that it cannot issue or renew National Flood Insurance Program policies during the ongoing partial government shutdown, angering members of the Louisiana delegation who played a key role in getting NFIP coverage extended into 2019...
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MCT/SIPA USA
December 27, 2018 - 9:21 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly $17 million in Deepwater Horizon oil spill money would rebuild a barrier island bird rookery off Louisiana to more than seven times its current size under a recently released plan. The group tasked with allocating $5 billion from the 2010 spill is taking public comment...
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President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to Mississippi for rallies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 26, 2018 - 11:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has rejected a central conclusion of a dire report on the economic costs of climate change released by his own administration, but economists said the warning of hundreds of billions of dollars a year in global warming costs is pretty much on the money. Just...
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After a brief delay to let a downpour pass, volunteers resume their search for human remains at a mobile home park in Paradise, Calif., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. A team from Orange County in Southern California is among several teams conducting a second search of a mobile home park after the deadly Camp wildfire torched part of Butte County in Northern California. Task force leader Craig Covey, in blue jacket at center, says his team is doing a second search because there are outstanding reports of missing people whose last known address was at the mobile home park. (AP Photo/Kathleen Ronayne)
November 24, 2018 - 6:14 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The catastrophic wildfire in Northern California is nearly out after several days of rain, but searchers are still completing the meticulous task of combing through now-muddy ash and debris for signs of human remains. Crews resumed the grim work Saturday as rain cleared out...
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Don Ames
November 18, 2018 - 10:15 am
The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, in consultation with the Louisiana Department of Health, has canceled the precautionary boil water advisory issued on Saturday, November 17, 2018 for residents of the East Bank of New Orleans. At approximately 6:42 a.m. Saturday, water pressure levels...
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Children stand on the side of the road holding an American flag as the motorcade of President Donald Trump drives through Chico, Calif., on a visit to areas affected by the wildfires, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 17, 2018 - 9:34 pm
CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the country's deadliest wildfire in a century climbed to 76, authorities said Saturday, hours after President Donald Trump surveyed what remained of a decimated Northern California community. Butte County...
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A burned pick-up truck rests on Pearson Rd. after the wildfire burned through Paradise, Calif., on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018. Not much is left in Paradise after a ferocious wildfire roared through the Northern California town as residents fled and entire neighborhoods are leveled. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
November 10, 2018 - 11:01 pm
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The few residents of the burned-out Northern California city of Paradise who were able to inspect their property on Saturday saw nothing but disappointment. Nearly the entire city of 27,000 residents lay in ruins and most were still barred from returning to the still...
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