Laying the groundwork for a sustained effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight coastal erosion in Louisiana, on Wednesday, August 19 Governor John Bel Edwards signed two executive orders into law. The first one, Executive Order JBE 2020-18, established Louisiana’s first Climate Initiatives Task Force. The task force will include representatives from the scientific […]
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 […]
The report explains that some parts of Louisiana are home to communities that will have no choice but to relocate.
On Sunday, Governor John Bell Edwards announced that Louisiana will receive $94 million from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act.
Jefferson Parish has been awarded $32 million in state funding for coastal restoration work on Grand Isle and in Jean Lafitte.
On Friday, Mayor Latoya Cantrell issued a statement reminding residents that New Orleans will continue to recycle Christmas trees to promote wetland restoration and to protect Louisiana’s coast. Last year, more than 8,000 trees were collected across Orleans Parish. They were then airlifted by the National Guard and placed into the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge […]
The New Orleans Landbridge provides protection to more than 1.5 million people in the Greater New Orleans area parishes by reducing some of the pressure storm surges can place on levees around Lake Pontchartrain. In addition, it acts as a flood buffer along Chef Menteur Highway, which is an important evacuation route.
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.
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline, L’eau Est La Vie, and the struggle for Louisiana’s future.
Katrina. The name itself still has power. The mention of this storm brings back a complex slew of memories—both horrific and transformative. Because of this, we as a city have a unique, ingrained respect for the power of hurricanes. So sit down—with global temperature increases, hurricanes will be getting worse, much worse.
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