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Monday, September 13, 2021
The Department of Housing and Urban Development disproportionately sells homes in flood-prone areas, NPR finds. Housing experts warn that this can lead to big losses for vulnerable families.
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
In a major shift, Louisiana officials are making a plan to ramp up clean energy. Gov. John Bel Edwards says the state must reduce the emissions fueling increasingly destructive extreme weather.
Monday, May 10, 2021
Among the states setting aggressive climate goals, perhaps the most surprising is Louisiana. The longtime oil and gas state is now trying to figure out how to become carbon neutral.
Friday, March 19, 2021
After decades of overuse and lax regulation, Louisiana is losing groundwater faster than almost anywhere else in the country. Experts warn of a crisis more common in the drought-stricken West.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Hurricane Zeta came ashore in Louisiana on Wednesday as a Category 2 storms. The hurricane strengthened before landfall and is expected to bring a storm surge up to 11 feet.
Friday, August 28, 2020
It's been 15 years since Hurricane Katrina walloped New Orleans and the surrounding area. There have been many improvements since, but the storm has also exposed decades of racial inequalities.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
Smoke is rising over the city from a plant complex that makes chlorine for swimming pools, according to a state official. Residents are advised to shelter in place until further notice.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
The U.S. hit a grim milestone on Wednesday — 100,000 people have died in this country from COVID-19. We reflect on this moment with three journalists in different regions of the country.
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
In Louisiana, more than 500 people have died because of coronavirus complications. Seventy percent of the victims are black — even though African Americans make up a third of the population.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
In New Orleans, Bourbon Street is empty, shops on Magazine Street are closed and masses are canceled at Saint Louis Cathedral as confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise.
Friday, March 20, 2020
An industrial corridor in Louisiana is expanding again, fueled by the U.S. boom in natural gas. Residents worried about air pollution have launched new efforts to stop the factories.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
An industrial corridor in Louisiana is expanding again, fueled by the boom in natural gas. Residents worried about air pollution have launched new efforts to stop the factories.
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Hurricane Barry last weekend was just the latest to batter Louisiana's coast. The state is trying to preserve some traditions before they disappear.
Friday, June 14, 2019
New Orleans is suing oil and gas companies to help it pay for flood protection. It's a major move against an industry that's key to the city's economy.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
In the Gulf of Mexico, an oil spill triggered by a powerful hurricane has been leaking for more than 14 years with no solution in sight. The federal government is stepping in to try and contain it.
Monday, April 08, 2019
The U.S. Coast Guard is trying to clean up an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that's been going on since 2004 when a hurricane toppled a rig owned by Taylor Energy, a New Orleans-based firm.
Monday, March 04, 2019
New Orleans has seen a boom of Airbnbs. What to do about it is dividing city residents and pitting two goals against each other: economic activity and preserving the culture of the city.
Thursday, February 28, 2019
New Orleans has become a battleground for Airbnb. Preservationists want to save the city. Landlords want to open it up. Can either win without destroying the other?
Thursday, September 06, 2018
Scores of coastal research labs around the country are helping communities plan for sea level rise. But now many are starting to flood themselves.
Saturday, May 12, 2018
In New Orleans, activists who spoke in favor of a proposed gas plant turned out to be paid actors. Environmentalists are calling on the city council to reconsider its approval of a plant permit.