The Louisiana Department of Health issued a warning this week, raising the alarm about toxic algal blooms in Lake Pontchartrain.
On Wednesday, June 19, scientists captured footage of a giant squid just 100 miles south of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico.
On Tuesday, June 18, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) expanded their electric vehicle fleet with the help of the Clean Fuel Transition Fund for Public Fleets, which is managed by the Regional Planning Commission’s (RPC) Clean Fuel Partnership program. The Clean Fuel Partnership is a coalition of fleet managers and operators; alternative fuel, vehicle, […]
According to a recent report released by the International Monetary Fund, the United States spends around $649 billion on subsidies to the fossil fuel industry.
The Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” will approach near record levels this year according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This year’s dead zone will be approximately 7,829 square miles – roughly the size of the state of Massachusets. Each year, NOAA forecasts the size of the hypoxic zone in the Gulf of […]
The expected opening of the Morganza Spillway has been pushed back to June 9th, the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers announced today. This will be the second time in its history (first being in 2011) that the spillway has required opening. In their release, the Army Corps announced a “slow release” would begin on June 6th, […]
The report explains that some parts of Louisiana are home to communities that will have no choice but to relocate.
Photos posted by the BRPD show the Mississippi River near River Rd. north and south of the LSU campus nearing the top of the levee.
On Thursday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced that the portion of Highway 1 adjacent to and crossing the floodway will be closed to traffic beginning at 10 a.m. on June 2, 2019. It will reopen no later than 5 p.m. The USACE will begin the process of gradually opening the Morganza Floodway […]
On Tuesday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to announce whether opening the Morganza Spillway will be necessary.
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