Environment

‘Millions of birds will die’: Last-minute Trump rule aids industry

In July 2011, a pipeline owned by ExxonMobil burst near Laurel, Mont., dumping 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the nearby Yellowstone River. As federal...

‘They’re so weary’: Louisiana teachers recover from back-to-back hurricanes during the...

This story was originally published in Southerly magazine with The Hechinger Report. It is second in a three-part series supported by the Pulitzer Center about...

After losing home, Lake Charles family keeps their sprits bright during...

Even though Skyla Thomas and her kids have had to move three times this year, it hasn’t stopped her kids from being kids. “We try...

After criminal charges against them are dropped, prominent Louisiana environmentalists vow...

Louisiana environmentalist Anne Rolfes said Monday that she’ll continue to push for a moratorium to stop more petrochemical plants from building along the Mississippi...

Biden picks Michigan’s Granholm for Energy, North Carolina’s Regan for EPA...

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate U.S. Rep. Debra A. Haaland to lead the Interior Department, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to head the Energy...

Louisiana receives coastal restoration grants

Over $5 million will go to the St. Bernard Parish government to "protect the remaining ridge through strategic armoring and reforestation" by "installing shoreline...

School districts affected by Hurricanes Laura, Delta revise their academic calendar

The Calcasieu and Cameron parish school boards announced updated academic calendars that would extend their school year to make up for time lost due...

Biden’s presidency could open doors for environmental justice in Louisiana

WASHINGTON —  The incoming Biden administration is poised to bring a new focus to environmental justice—a major policy change that could have an impact...

Louisiana climate task force holds first meeting

Louisiana’s Climate Initiatives Task Force, a body Gov. John Bel Edwards created through an Aug. 19 executive order,  held its inaugural meeting at the...

Formosa Plastics permit suspended by Army Corps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday announced through a court filing in federal court in Washington its plans to suspend its permit...

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