Lue Palmer, Verite

Lue Palmer, Verite

Climate and multimedia journalist Lue Palmer is a native of Toronto, Canada, with roots in Jamaica. Before entering their career in journalism, Lue was a writer, documentarian and podcaster, covering race, health and environment. Lue is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

Jullian Jefferson, a resident of the homeless encampment under the Pontchartrain Expressway in New Orleans.

After New Orleans sweeps away a homeless encampment, some residents have nowhere to go

By: - November 18, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — Jullian Jefferson has been living on the street for three years. On Wednesday, his tent was set up under the Pontchartrain Expressway overpass, in a row of other makeshift shelters that have formed one of the city’s biggest homeless encampments. Jefferson and those remaining at the camp are worried they will have […]

Vessels in the Mississippi River work on raising a sill in the Mississippi River near Alliance to reduce the flow of saltwater upriver.

Drinking water concerns continue in Plaquemines Parish

By: - November 4, 2023

BURAS — After saltwater intrusion in the Mississippi River rendered tap water in Plaquemines Parish undrinkable for months, parish residents remain wary of the water quality, even though officials insist the water is now safe to drink. Plaquemines Parish lifted the last of a months long series of water advisories two weeks ago. Agencies have been […]

Attorney General Jeff Landry answers questions April 26, 2023, at the PAR gubernatorial candidates forum held at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge.

If successful, Landry’s EPA suit could be ‘a significant setback’ for the Civil Rights Act

By: - August 5, 2023

Robert “Bobby” Taylor has been living in the shadow of a chemical plant for nearly 50 years. He first became aware of the potential connection between the plant’s emissions and cancer in 2016, after a community meeting near his home in Reserve, Louisiana. Reserve is in St. John the Baptist Parish, part of the seven-parish […]

Entergy sign with power plant in distant background

Entergy customers go without power during June heat wave due to account setup delays

By: - June 25, 2023

NEW ORLEANS — The month of June has seen a striking heat wave, with temperatures reaching the high 90s in Louisiana. The National Weather Service issued excessive heat warnings over several days for New Orleans. Officials urged residents to stay indoors to avoid the severe health effects of prolonged heat exposure. But staying inside offered […]