With a high percentage of sunny days and peak power demand on the hottest, brightest days of the year, New Orleans is a great candidate for transitioning to solar energy. But why hasn’t this transition happened quicker? “New Orleans has good insolation,” explains Logan Atkinson Burke, the Executive Director of the Alliance for Affordable Energy. […]
Up until last week, the Green New Deal has been a pretty nebulous concept; one that everyone could hold up as an ideal without really committing too much.
If you notice a dark plume of exhaust coming from the Carrollton Water Plant today, don’t panic. It’s just a test. In a press release, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWB) announced that the exhaust will be released during a test run of Turbine 5 to see if it can run on […]
Mon Cher Honey: Local Honey that helps rebuild the bee population!
On the cusp of crawfish season, we explore the history of our favorite arthropod, and how the fishing industry has changed dramatically in the past decades.
It may sound like a funny question, but it’s a serious one—one whose implications do, and will continue to, have a broad impact on the world we live in today. It’s a question that I’ve been posing for years and one that—now more than ever—is deserving of some real contemplation. A study published last week […]
Green Light New Orleans began with a revelation: it was after Katrina, and Andreas Hoffmann was returning home after the storm.
Illegal dumping is a well-known problem in New Orleans. Throughout the city, vacant lots in Algiers, the Lower Ninth Ward, and New Orleans East have become hot spots of illegal dumping. Burned out cars, tires, construction debris, trash, and other litter take over the empty lots and tumbles into the streets, creating eyesores. Mayor LaToya […]
A Singaporean company is suing the Port of New Orleans, saying hazards present at the Port that led to an oil spill in April of 2018.
The population clock has hit 7.54 billion people, and the atmospheric carbon count has topped 400 parts of carbon dioxide per million.
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