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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.

Tropical Storm Karen forms; south La. watches

October 3, 2013

South Louisiana will be watching an old-fashioned horse race in the next few days to see if a cold front from the northwest beats out Tropical Storm Karen coming from the southeast.

Corps urged to extend levee

October 3, 2013

Residents and government representatives pleaded Wednesday with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers representatives to consider including Ascension and St. James parishes in construction of a planned hurricane protection levee.