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Documentary on ‘Mr. Go’ debuts at Loyola and will be shown on WYES

October 8, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A now-closed navigation canal blamed by many for much of the catastrophic flooding that hit the New Orleans area during Hurricane Katrina is the subject of a new documentary.

TS Karen leaves tar balls, beach erosion on Grand Isle

October 7, 2013

GRAND ISLE, La. - Life is returning to normal on Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island.

BP, federal government fighting over leak totals in Gulf oil spill trial in New Orleans

October 7, 2013

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday launched its case for a higher estimate of how much oil coursed out of the Macondo well in 2010, and BP lawyers began working to pick apart the federal government's experts and their theories…

Tropical Storm Karen fizzles, but less than predictably

October 7, 2013

Within hours of Tropical Storm Karen forming above the warm waters that separate Mexico from Cuba, Gov. Bobby Jindal had declared a statewide emergency for Louisiana. As the storm grew, floodgates closed. Parish leaders urged vigilance or evacuations at hastily…

The Louisiana Coast: Last Call — The RESTORE Act

October 7, 2013

The second part of a trial resumed in the Federal District Court here in New Orleans this month to decide just how much BP will pay for polluting the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana during the Deepwater Horizon spill back…

Researchers studying coastal land values to aid preservation efforts

October 6, 2013

It’s no surprise that some coastal wetlands are more valuable than others, but the question several researchers at LSU are trying to answer is how much more valuable.