New Orleans, La. – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is reporting more than 50 dead dolphins have washed ashore. NOAA marine fisheries spokeswoman Connie Barclay says they're being recovered from Louisiana to Florida, and they're young. She says there could be many reasons for the increase, in addition to the BP spill.
"It can be anything from infectious disease to harmful alga blooms or environmental factors like loud sounds or chemicals or something in the water."
New Orleans, La. – The American Petroleum Institute says production in the Gulf is halted by a lack of drilling permits and lease sales from the Interior Department. Institute spokesman Erik Milito (mih-LEE'-toh) says companies are now closely watching what's happening in Libya.
"I think it's going to have an impact worldwide. Companies are going to have to really look at their energy-development portfolios and make determinations as to where they want to invest."
New Orleans, LA – The Archdiocese of New Orleans puts the sacramental records for free people of color and slaves online, Angela Taylor highlights the efforts of Abramson Science & Technology School, and the Singers of United Lands (SOUL) perform with the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans.
New Orleans, LA – In an effort to highlight the success and innovation happening in local public schools, WWNO has initiated a series of profiles on them. In our first installment, producer Angela Taylor brings us an inside look at Abramson Science and Technology Charter School.
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New Orleans, La. – Vocal music from around the globe comes alive as Singers of United Lands - SOUL - perform in concert with the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans. The performance is Friday, February 25th at Holy Name of Jesus Church, 6367 St. Charles Avenue - 7:30pm.
New Orleans, La. – Mayors on Landrieu's tour on a hot June afternoon watched as scores of boats attacked the spill in the hardest-hit area of wetlands. Miles of white and orange boom outlined the craggy shoreline, some parts coated in oil. Now, the boom is gone. So are the shoreline clean-up crews. But the oil's still there. It quickly seeps onto shoes in only a few steps on the dying grass.
Those cannon sounds are made by propane guns to keep birds from landing in the sludge.