Environment

WWL Newsroom
December 28, 2019 - 11:40 am
A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California law banning the import and sale of alligator and crocodile products. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller also scheduled an April 24 hearing on Louisiana's request for a longer-lasting order called a preliminary injunction. “The temporary...
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Don Ames
December 28, 2019 - 8:27 am
The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has released its Fiscal Year 2021 annual plan. The plan includes an investment of $958 million into the state’s coast. CPRA Executive Director Bren Haase says various factors are in place to make this the largest spending plan in the...
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Don Ames
December 27, 2019 - 6:56 am
Greater New Orleans Metro area residents are reminded that Christmas trees can be recycled in an effort to promote the restoration of Louisiana’s wetlands and to assist in the protection of the Louisiana coastline. Trees can be disposed of on the following dates for collection. Jefferson Parish...
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Lawsuit: Spillway damaged environment, economy
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Associated Press
December 27, 2019 - 6:35 am
A lawsuit in Mississippi alleges the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi River Commission hurt wildlife and localities by opening the Bonnet Carré Spillway in Louisiana for prolonged periods of time without considering the consequences. The federal lawsuit filed this week by several...
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Wild Tortugas recovered from pneumonia, released into Gulf
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Associated Press
November 27, 2019 - 6:51 am
(AP) — Two endangered sea turtles are swimming again in the Mississippi Sound after rehabilitation in south Mississippi. One is a 115-pound (52.1-kilogram) loggerhead that developed pneumonia while a Louisiana spillway was open. The other is a Kemp’s ridley that needed throat surgery after it...
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Amos Morale III
November 14, 2019 - 10:38 am
The Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s annual Boudin, Bourbon and Beer event took place last Friday and musician Grace Potter was one of the performers. Prior to her set, Potter sat down for a chat with WWL Radio’s Scoot. The two talked about her most recent album “Daylight,” the new New Orleans airport...
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Associated Press
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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