On Thursday, the state of Louisiana filed a lawsuit against the state of California over a law banning the sale and import of alligator products. According to the lawsuit, in addition to hurting an important industry in Louisiana, it could also hurt the state’s wetlands. “Far from protecting American alligators, the Challenged Laws – if […]
Around 955,000 Louisiana citizens are currently at risk of coastal flooding, with that number expected to rise by an additional 262,000 by 2050 due to climate change. In spite of these numbers, a recent report released by the Environmental Integrity Project shows that Louisiana is among the top 10 states in the U.S. making deep […]
Mitragyna Speciosa, better known as just ‘kratom’ is a tropical and evergreen plant that belongs to the coffee family. It grows naturally in the humid environment of Southeast Asia. Countries like Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea happen to be the biggest growers of this herb. For ages, these countries would use kratom […]
On December 6th, young people from all over the New Orleans Metro Area will strike, walking out of their classrooms and workplaces. They will call on the City Council and Mayor LaToya Cantrell to become champions of the Green New Deal. Other demands include: Fully fund the relocation of Gordon Plaza residents Stop the New […]
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 […]
Thursday, September 5—The Newcomb Museum hosted an opening reception for two new exhibits focusing on Environmental racism. One exhibit, by artist and activist LaToya Ruby Frazier, focused on the ongoing Flint water crisis (“Flint is Family”). However, the other focused on an issue here in New Orleans: Gordon Plaza. The exhibit is called “The American […]
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 […]
What many may find surprising is that using nuclear weapons to disrupt hurricanes is a common theory.
On Thursday, the Sunrise Movement and Louisiana College Democrats held a rally to thank State Senator Karen Carter Peterson for her support of a Climate Debate.
The idea that Louisiana is home to the first American climate change refugees is incredibly sad and somewhat poignant.
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