According to a report from Nola.com, Carmouche & Marcello, a Baton Rouge-based law firm representing Louisiana’s coastal parishes, reached a landmark settlement with the oil and gas firm Freeport McMoRan that is aimed at restoring damage to Louisiana’s coast. The mining giant agreed to pay a total of $100 million dollars in cash and environmental […]
According to a newly released report by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), catastrophic superstorms combined with rising sea levels could result in hundreds of millions of people from coastlines around the world to be displaced. The findings represent a “special report” on the Earth’s frozen zones, or cryosphere. A draft of […]
According to President Trump, federal water protections are among the “worst” of regulations. For businesses like oil companies and plants, these rules outline a way of doing operations that have been seen as a headache by number crunchers, but as necessary by environmentalists and those who care about accountability.
It’s been only a week or so since President Trump denounced his administration’s own Climate Change report, with an aggressively dismissive shrug. WhenThe Fourth National Climate Assessment came out, it caused quite the stir, with data to concern even the most stringent deniers.
On December 8th, 2018, voters in New Orleans will return to the polls—not only for run-off elections but also to consider revising the City Charter of New Orleans to change the makeup of the Sewerage and Water Board.
New Orleans loses and estimated 40 percent of clean water during distribution. Big Easy Magazine explores the context of water shortages and water affordability
We all know people who refuse to drink the tap water in New Orleans. Are they right? “I want to see where it ends,” said a friend from Minnesota, a curious excitement in her blue eyes. We were walking towards Crescent Park so that she could see the end of the 2,320 mile-long Mississippi River. Missisipi […]
“I want a dyke for president. I want a person with aids for president and I want a fag for vice president and I want someone with no health insurance and I want someone who grew up in a place where the earth is so saturated with toxic waste that they didn’t have a […]
A Deeper Dumpster Dive Last month, while looking into waste and recycling in New Orleans, multiple friends and bedfellows alike told me the same thing – the city trashes its recycling. They each claimed, with high degrees of certainty, that they had seen city garbage trucks picking up residents’ recycling bins and throwing them into […]
Injustice. The word holds weight. People will ban together and stomp out clear-cut injustice – but what about when it is hazy? The slow leaching of pollutants into the air and water offers such a hazy, smoggy, situation, as the effects are insidious and can take decades to fully manifest. Environmental hazards seem to be […]
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