In the first nine months of 2017, about two billion gallons of water pumped out of the aquifer that runs beneath East Baton Rouge Parish went to customers in Ascension and Iberville parishes.
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
Louisiana hurricane survivors have sued the federal Environmental Protection Agency for stalling the enforcement of rules governing formaldehyde.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Running up to deadline, officials spent Tuesday in a scramble to figure out how much water Baton Rouge Water Company pumps in East Baton Rouge and sells to customers in Ascension Parish.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
ExxonMobil has agreed to pay a penalty and improve pollution control at three Baton Rouge plants as part of a settlement with federal authorities who accused the company of violating the Clean Air Act.
Monday, October 30, 2017
After a scathing report, Louisiana's alternative education schools and programs need attention, resources and changes in how the state measures progress, education officials said.
Sunday, October 29, 2017
A bridge that crosses the Amite River in southern Livingston Parish is slated to be replaced in order to facilitate traffic that uses the route to bypass congestion in Baton Rouge.?
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
A federal agency that regulates offshore energy production in the Gulf of Mexico is focused on undoing or amending three Obama administration policies, the agency’s director, Scott Angelle, said Tuesday in a keynote address at an industry event in…
Friday, October 20, 2017
Friday, October 20, 2017
State coastal officials are asking Louisiana's congressional delegation to help clarify why estimates of the revenue they can expect from the federal government's Gulf energy royalties have been cut so dramatically and whether anything can be done…
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Monday, October 09, 2017
HAZARD, Ky. — A coalition of left-leaning states and environmental groups are vowing to fight President Donald Trump's administration's move to kill an Obama-era effort to limit carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Sunday, October 08, 2017
Two projects have taken steps forward to improve the wetlands and waterways southeast of the Capital City, which officials say will help prevent future flooding.
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
A tropical depression formed in the Caribbean Sea on Wednesday with projections indicating it will move into the Gulf of Mexico in the coming days.?
Sunday, October 01, 2017
Louisiana leaders are talking about getting financially creative to scare up the money to build the Comite River Diversion Canal.
Friday, September 29, 2017
Leaders of cities along the Mississippi River have chosen St. Gabriel Mayor Lionel Johnson Jr. to head up efforts to encourage ecologically-conscious investment along the banks.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Among the 31 research projects that will share $50 million in Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative are three from the University of Southern Mississippi.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
An East Baton Rouge metro council member is calling for a six-month moratorium on new construction in high-risk floodplains until the city-parish can tighten its building ordinances.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Louisiana parishes prepared to put up some money of their own for coastal restoration projects could get financial help from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.
Winding from one corner of the warehouse to the other, the trough of the Mississippi River dominates the gigantic but still dry model of southeast Louisiana.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
In six weeks, the group in charge of the aquifer that serves as Baton Rouge's water supply is due to present a report to the state; what they'll turn over remains to be seen.
A team of scientists from LSU, NASA and Hampton University have come up with a new concept of how the surfaces of rocky planets like Earth are formed.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Though they were unhappy to essentially sign the death warrant for an old live oak tree, the parish Planning Commission on Monday waved through a new subdivision in the Inniswold area.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
When a Baton Rouge resident asks the city-parish to clear a ditch, haul debris from a canal or fix the eroding bank of a bayou, they may face a wait, if their call is ever answered at all.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
The Newtron Group and founder Newton B. Thomas have committed $1.5 million to the Water Campus, a 35-acre science campus on the riverfront downtown.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
In the future, new houses in Baton Rouge may need to be built higher, new neighborhoods could face additional drainage requirements, and construction of all types might have to allocate more green spaces.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
A three-way argument has broken out among the owners of an industrial waste site in the Alsen community north of Baton Rouge, a local nonprofit and residents of the area.
Wednesday, September 06, 2017
If Hurricane Irma makes landfall in the continental United States as a Category 5 hurricane, it will be only the fourth time such a powerful storm has smashed into the mainland since modern record-keeping began.
Saturday, September 02, 2017
As the National Flood Insurance Program heads toward insolvency, Congress must weigh whether and how to reauthorize the program and settle its $24.6 billion debt, which is expected to swell once Hurricane Harvey claims start pouring in.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
A plan to reforest areas along the Louisiana-Texas border —?already in the works before Hurricane Harvey's arrival —?is expected to help nature recover from the blow dealt by the storm.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
As Tropical Storm Harvey rolls through Louisiana during the beginning of the state’s alligator hunting season, state wildlife officials say the storm won't delay the opening, but may cause a dip in the harvest during the first days of?the 30-day season.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
VACHERIE — A split St. James Parish Council cleared the way Wednesday night for the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline to move through the parish amid opposition from west bank residents over continued industrial development and some calls for bu…
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
As Michigan grapples with a never-before-seen invasion of red swamp "crayfish" threatening cities' infrastructures and ecosystems, mudbug experts from Lafayette have organized a Cajun culture lesson delivered in the way only Louisianians know how …
Sunday, August 13, 2017
When scientists began noticing Roseau cane dying near the mouth of the Mississippi River last year, it took months to find the likely culprit. Eventually, they concluded that a tiny insect known as the Roseau cane scale had made its way from Asia …
Saturday, August 12, 2017
A class action lawsuit filed decades ago that argued the state built Interstate 12 in such a way as to exacerbate flooding in the Florida parishes led to a $91.8 million damage award.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Ascension Parish residents Ben and Ashley Toman should be in Casper, Wyoming, or possibly at Carhenge in tiny Alliance, Nebraska, on Aug. 21 when the sun starts to disappear behind the moon — with prime viewing there shortly before 11:30 a.m. Cent…
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
CONVENT —?St. James Parish President Timmy Roussel pledged Wednesday to "review every possibility" to create an alternative evacuation route for residents worried about industrial development?encroaching on the parish's rural west bank.
MIAMI (AP) — U.S. forecasters say an Atlantic hurricane season that started off strong shows no signs of slowing down.
Monday, August 07, 2017
ST. JAMES?— The proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline takes another step on its long regulatory path this week as the St. James Parish Council is expected to decide on the land use approval for the final leg of the controversial 162-mile crude oil line.
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Even when floodwater began to seep under the back door and Sandra Winfrey broke out the mop and towels, she didn’t really think her house was at risk.
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
A former environmental engineer for East Baton Rouge Parish warns that Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome's tax proposal for expanded streets and other road improvements may strain an inadequate drainage system.
Monday, July 31, 2017
As reconstruction began after the August floods, one of the most pressing tasks was determining which property owners, under federal flood insurance program rules,?would have to elevate damaged homes.
Sunday, July 30, 2017
PLAQUEMINE — Officials are digging into what caused a pipe at Shintech’s Iberville Parish facility to rupture Saturday afternoon and briefly spew harmful chemicals.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
An operator at ExxonMobil's Baton Rouge refinery whose disassembly of a pipe valve triggered a fireball that severely injured four workers was following "accepted practice" in stripping down the malfunctioning valve, the Chemical Safety Board said…
There is one reported case of a person contracting West Nile virus in East Baton Rouge Parish and two in Livingston Parish so far this year, as well as four more cases across the state, according to a Louisiana Department of Health report released…
The tap water in one Lafayette Parish neighborhood is still contaminated with unlawful levels of arsenic as Lakeview Estates residents wait for a new parish line to to provide cleaner water.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
To protect lower- and middle-income families from floods, the federal government needs to flip the way it operates flood insurance, according to a study released Wednesday.