Further thoughts on the Paris climate accord from a local activist.
Tropical milkweed is pretty — and deadly to monarch butterflies. Know when to root it out.
The Mississippi River is at flood stage and is expected to stay at this level for several days. But what does that mean?
Map makers often use red to denote danger, to sound alarms. But on the latest National Weather Service map showing storm surge in Louisiana from a worst-case Category 3 hurricane, red does one more thing: It shocks.
We are nearing a tipping point — if we haven't already passed the point of no return.
The suit may have lost the spotlight but it still holds attention in the courts – and in politics.
Continued coastal land loss in Louisiana could cost the economy tens of billions dollars a year.
Before the storm, ideas like “conservation” and “holistic planning” were about as Nu Awlins as grilled tofu and kale burgers. But having your home marinate in 5 feet of water can influence your thinking. Now, discussing and acting on water management ideas is as accepted as parking your car on the neutral ground during heavy thunderstorms.
Provisions in federal law and the $20.8 billion court agreement say that most of Louisiana's expected $8 billion influx has to be spent on restoration of environment. That allays long-held fears the big payday would set off a feeding frenzy among politicians for projects unrelated to the coast.
Two other breaks in the levee farther downriver rejected because of lack of sediment.