Shrinking the Gulf Coast dead zone part 2: Upriver

In the second part of a special two-part series, reporter and photographer Spike Johnson looks how Midwest agriculture contributes to the dead zone and what’s being done to reduce the damage.

Shrinking the Gulf Coast dead zone part 1: Downriver

In the first part of a special two-part series, reporter and photographer Spike Johnson examines how dead zones affect the Gulf seafood industry and efforts being taken in Louisiana to mitigate the problem.

Week in Review: City Council Entergy plant votes violated state sunshine law, judge rules

Orleans Parish Civil District Court Judge Piper D. Griffin on Friday ruled that the New Orleans City Council violated the state’s Open Meetings Law in 2018, when dozens of residents were barred from entering two public hearings on Entergy New Orleans’ proposed $210 million power plant in eastern New Orleans. Griffin also issued a ruling on a second lawsuit related to Entergy’s power plant, this time in favor of the city.