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Avery Island, a dome of salt fringed by marshes where Tabasco sauce has been made for the past 150 years, has been an outpost of stubborn consistency near the Louisiana coast. But the state is losing land to the seas at such a gallop that even its seemingly impregnable landmarks are now threatened.
Louisiana politicians have lobbied furiously to expedite the permitting process to build Mid-Barataria before more land is lost. In December, they welcomed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to Louisiana. He publicly vowed to slash red tape to get the project completed, saying the protection of Louisiana's coast ...

Scientists have discovered that the seafloor from the Mississippi River Delta to the Gulf of Mexico is eroding like the land loss that is occurring on the Louisiana coast. During the 20th century, thousands of dams were built on Mississippi River tributaries stopping the flow of fine silt, clay and other sediment ...
A contract worker has pleaded guilty to violating the federal Clean Water Act in connection with a deadly oil platform explosion off Louisiana's coast. Don Moss, of Groves Texas, pleaded guilty Thursday. Prosecutors said in court documents that Moss was among personnel who failed to ensure conditions ...
WASHINGTON — The sudden and mysterious death of whole tracts of a marsh grass along the Louisiana coast have raised alarm among scientists and prompted fears of speeding erosion of the state's already shrinking coast. Now federal scientists, armed with $500,000 in new research money set aside ...
ATOP THE OLYMPUS TLP OIL RIG IN THE GULF OF MEXICO — With one arm snaked around his crutches and the other gripping a handrail, Steve Scalise climbed gingerly up hundreds of stairs to the peak control room of a hulking oil rig 77 miles off the coast of Louisiana. By all accounts, Scalise, the ...

Talbot Serigny edged his johnboat toward a forsaken spit of land. His labored arms showed the colors of tattoo ink and heavy doses of sun. He killed the outboard near tall grasses awash with driftwood and trash, and glided along on a falling tide flowing out on Bayou Lafourche, through small mounds of ...
Since 2014, several parishes have filed lawsuits in an attempt to make energy manufacturers pay for rebuilding Louisiana's coast. These lawsuits are mostly being driven by plaintiffs' law firms that have built reputations for suing our state's oil and gas companies. Restoring our coast and protecting our ...
Louisiana shouldn't let BP spill regulations be erased | Opinion. Posted March 18, 2018 at 6:21 AM. Fireboats pour water on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig off the Louisiana coast after an explosion that killed 11 workers and caused the massive BP oil spill in 2010. ( Michael Democker, NOLA.com | The Times-Pstaff archive ).
The Hess Corp. will use the platform as part of its offshore operations off the Louisiana coast. (Photo: Chris Ramirez/Caller-Times)Buy Photo. CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. It's modest growth for now, but we'll take it. The U.S. rig count added three rigs last week, capping weeks of ...
The Suezmax sized oil tanker Karvounis lies at anchor stranded off the coast of Louisiana for lack of a bank letter of credit to discharge its cargo of Venezuelan heavy crude, south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, U.S. August 17, 2017. (REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman). Blog Post: Blog posts represent the views ...
Louisiana's coast accounts for billions of dollars of its economy. However, there has been no comprehensive guide showing potential hazards near Louisiana's coast until now. With the new Louisiana Coastal Geohazards Atlas, the Louisiana Geological Survey hopes to create that guide. According to ...
It had not been the first fire on the heavily polluted river, but the resulting outrage helped spark the modern environmental movement and passage of laws such as the Clean Water Act. "I remember when our waterways were, frankly, disgusting and our air was polluted," said David Muth, director of the ...
A decision was made earlier this month to address the issue of Louisiana's disappearing coast. Darryl Clark, Biologist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services says, "The amount of land Louisiana has lost is larger than the state of Delaware". Louisiana's disappearing coast has been a topic of discussion for ...
Louisiana's coast was already facing deadly threats: drowning from rising seas, beatings from hurricanes, poisoning from oil spills. Now it is being eaten alive. Vast stands of marsh grass have been transformed into empty mud flats and open water, and scientists believe that a plague of foreign insects is ...
One of the coolest things about the Louisiana coast is the way it gradually transitions from cypress swamp into open marsh, and you'll see it firsthand on Cane Bayou. The trip will be led by a master naturalist, who will tell us all about the plants, animals and history of this slice of Louisiana's unique coastal ...
On Aug. 29, 2005, southeast Louisiana was hit with a storm that would change the lives of Louisianians forever. The destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina not only devastated the people of Louisiana, but also significantly damaged our coastline and the landscape of our state. With 217 square miles of ...

A 13-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico remains a “long-term problem” without a clear solution for eliminating chronic slicks that often stretch for miles off Louisiana's coast, a government lawyer recently told a federal judge. Up to 16 oil wells are possibly leaking at the site where a company's platform ...
Denying climate change spells doom for Louisiana's coast | Opinion. Updated February 18, 2018 at 6:57 AM ; Posted February 18, 2018 at 6:38 AM. The marshes of Southeast Louisiana are washing away with salt water intrusion in St. Bernard Parish. ( FILE PHOTO BY DAVID GRUNFELD ). Comment. 0 shares. By Bob ...
The Lens (https://thelensnola.org/2018/02/15/voluntary-relocation-construction-limits-among-the-options-to-deal-with-rising-water-along-louisiana-coast/). More. Criminal Justice · Schools · Government & Politics · Land Use · Environment. Categories. Criminal Justice · Schools · Government & Politics · Land ...
Nearly all of Louisiana's share is dedicated to coastal restoration efforts — and represents a major chunk of funding for projects outlined in the state's coastal master plan, which envisions 50 years of costly projects designed to stem the rate at which Louisiana's coast has been disappearing. U.S. Rep.
Floods, hurricanes, storm surges. Does Louisiana need to add tsunami to its list of threats? A false alert was sent Tuesday to some mobile phone owners advising of a potential tsunami in the Gulf of Mexico, East Coast and Caribbean. When the news media picked up on the mistake, it was the first time ...
Avery Island, a dome of salt fringed by marshes where Tabasco sauce has been made for the past 150 years, has been an outpost of stubborn consistency near the Louisiana coast. But the state is losing land to the seas at such a gallop that even its seemingly impregnable landmarks are now threatened.
Australian operator Byron Energy has run into production problems at its recently started South Marsh Island Block 71 (SM71) development in the US Gulf of Mexico. Byron started output at the field off the coast of Louisiana just days ago but revealed Wednesday that it had encountered pressure fluctuations ...
The Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians of southern Louisiana have been called America's first climate refugees. But two years after receiving federal funding to move to higher ground, the tribe is stuck in limbo, waiting for new homes as the water inches closer to their doors. By Ted Jackson • March 15, ...
Tolko Industries has partnered with Louisiana-based Hunt Forest Products to build a state-of-the-art sawmill near Urania, La. Construction of the approximately USD $115 million project is expected to commence in April and be completed by December 2018. It will employ about 110 people, and will ...
The Louisiana coast is again buzzing with big, green blood-hungry flies. And that's a really good thing, according to Claudia Husseneder, a biologist tracking the recovery of horse flies after the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. "This blood-sucking nemesis is a sign of a healthy coast," she said.
The state agency charged with protecting and restoring Louisiana's coast will present the annual plan for millions of dollars in restoration work to its board Wednesday. The plan outlines state spending on projects, including those in Terrebonne and Lafourche. The state Coastal Protection and Restoration ...
On Aug. 29, 2005, southeast Louisiana was hit with a storm that would change the lives of Louisianians forever. The destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina not only devastated the people of Louisiana, but also significantly damaged our coastline and the landscape of our state. With 217 square miles of ...
Denying climate change spells doom for Louisiana's coast | Opinion. Updated February 18, 2018 at 6:57 AM ; Posted February 18, 2018 at 6:38 AM. The marshes of Southeast Louisiana are washing away with salt water intrusion in St. Bernard Parish. ( FILE PHOTO BY DAVID GRUNFELD ). Comment. 0 shares. By Bob ...
A 13-year-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico remains a “long-term problem” without a clear solution for eliminating chronic slicks that often stretch for miles off Louisiana's coast, a government lawyer recently told a federal judge. Up to 16 oil wells are possibly leaking at the site where a company's platform ...
Nearly all of Louisiana's share is dedicated to coastal restoration efforts — and represents a major chunk of funding for projects outlined in the state's coastal master plan, which envisions 50 years of costly projects designed to stem the rate at which Louisiana's coast has been disappearing. U.S. Rep.
Interestingly, Landry has opposed other similar legal action against oil companies for similar damages to Louisiana's coast. In the suit, Landry cites the original 1928 servitude grant for the waterway, which allowed for a 300-foot-wide servitude for the Intracoastal Waterway to stretch from New Orleans to ...
... Lux and The Times-Picayune's Tristan Baurick discuss research from the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science Conference and the environmental consequences of Mardi Gras glitter. Also, an update on how winter weather affected the invasive bug that's killing wetlands on Louisiana's coast.
The false alert was the first time some in Louisiana had ever heard about a tsunami threat here. But do residents need to worry about one here? Author: Claire Taylor, The Daily Advertiser. Published: 5:03 AM CST February 9, 2018. Floods, hurricanes, storm surges. Does Louisiana need to add tsunami to its list of threats?
Floods, hurricanes, storm surges. Does Louisiana need to add tsunami to its list of threats? A false alert was sent Tuesday to some mobile phone owners advising of a potential tsunami in the Gulf of Mexico, East Coast and Caribbean. When the news media picked up on the mistake, it was the first time ...
Tabasco (yes, the hot sauce) is currently produced on Avery Island, just off the Louisiana coast. Now, rising seawater is turning the marshland uninhabitable, forcing the family who has been producing the sauce there since 1868 to move their production. "The marsh protecting the island is losing about 30 ...
The Louisiana coast is changing and the LSU Center for River Studies is working to solve the problems that the state and Mississippi River are facing. “Louisiana has lost nearly 2,000 square miles of coastal land since the 1930s; that's a coastal crisis,” said Rudy Simoneaux, engineer manager for the ...
The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 off the coast of Louisiana was the worst oil maritime oil spill in U.S. history, spewing some 4 million barrels of oil over an 87-day period. (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard / EPA). There is a federal moratorium on drilling within 150 miles of Florida's Gulf coast which expires ...
One of five salt islands on Louisiana's coast, the vast underground deposits supported the family's first industry: salt mining. The family still mines salt, using it in the sauce and shipping it north for coating icy roads. Rich soil topping the salt dome fostered the growth of palmettos and ancient oaks drooping ...
Upgrade artificial reefs: Another $6 million would be used to upgrade 11 artificial reef sites, which attract fish favored by anglers, across Louisiana's coast. Of those, four are off Terrebonne and Lafourche: Point Mast and Bird Island, in Lake Pelto and Terrebonne Bay; Grand Isle 9, often called the “sulphur ...
Christmas trees come to the rescue in Coastal Louisiana. Sat, Jan 27. Thousands of discarded Christmas trees are creating a line of defense against the ocean's waves on the Louisiana coast, where erosion is claiming new ground every minute. Share Video; Facebook · Twitter · E-mail; Embed. Copy this code to your ...
GULF OF MEXICO - JUNE 25: The Transocean Discoverer Enterprise drillship burns off gas collected at the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana on June 25, 2010. An approaching tropical disturbance may force collecting operations involving ships and other ...
Demographers say they see a retreat from parishes, or counties, all along Louisiana's coast. "And we found that the people who remain in the most vulnerable areas are disproportionately elderly and poor," says Allison Plyer with the New Orleans Data Center. After Hurricane Katrina, she says nearly 40 ...
Megan Kelly - LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- Back in September, Texas resident Jeanette LeBlanc went crabbing with friends and family on the Louisiana coast, picking up a sack of raw oysters in a market in Westwego. But it wasn't long after when her health rapidly changed. LeBlanc, along with her wife Vicki ...
Snow has been spotted falling over the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast. A video recorded by Matthew Robinson and shared by meteorologist James Spann via Twitter Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 2) showed snowflakes falling and swirling around a vessel on the water. The video was taken about 30 miles ...
You hear it all the time: Louisiana's coast is sinking and disappearing. Since the 1930s, 2,000 square miles of land have turned into open water. As seas rise, hurricanes strengthen and land sinks, maintaining a future for our nationally-significant coast looks increasingly daunting. But challenges are meant ...
NEW ORLEANS -- U.S. Coast Guard officials say a helicopter was used to hoist a woman from a cruise ship 100 miles off the Louisiana coast and bring her to the mainland for medical attention. The Coast Guard says it received a report from the Tampa, Fla.-based cruise ship Vision of the Seas on Sunday ...
Louisiana's coast is disappearing for a few reasons: the natural sinking of the land, saltwater intrusion and sea level rise. Now there's another threat: a little tiny bug from the other side of the ocean. It's killing plants and destroying marshes at the mouth of the river, worrying the state and the shipping industry.
OIL & GAS: Federal regulators find new evidence of an ongoing oil release stretching for miles at the site of a 13-year-old leak off Louisiana's coast. The owner of nearby wells denies oil is seeping from unplugged wells on the seafloor. (Associated Press). SOLAR: • President Trump is expected to decide by ...


 

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