Tegan Wendland

Coastal Reporter, Interim News Director

Tegan Wendland is WWNO's Interim News Director. She has an M.S. in Life Sciences Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has reported for Wisconsin Public Radio, The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, WRKF-FM in Baton Rouge and WVIK-FM in Rock Island, Illinois. Her work has aired nationally on shows like All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Reveal, Here and Now, Science Friday and Marketplace

When she's not reporting, Tegan is making kimchi, camping or kayaking. 

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This week on the Coastal News Roundup: The Mighty Mississippi was particularly mighty this week. The Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carret Spillway to ease some of the pressure as the river rises. Also this week, new research reveals that thousands of Coast Guard members were harmed by the chemicals used to clean up the BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. 

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This week on the Coastal News Roundup: coastal law. Coastal parishes are suing oil companies, environmental advocates are suing the Army Corps, the Attorney General is also suing the Corps, and there’s been a recent surge in civil lawsuits over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It's hard to keep it all straight. It seems that in the struggle to come up with funds to fight coastal land loss, officials are turning to litigation.

WWNO’s Tegan Wendland talked with Chris Dalbom of Tulane’s Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy.

In New Orleans, Mardi Gras is not just Fat Tuesday itself, it's a multi-week celebration. It's also a huge mess.

The plastic beads, cups, and trinkets that fly from the floats don't all get caught — even by the most enthusiastic crowds. And after a bead has hit the ground it immediately turns from prize to garbage, especially in this year's rain and mud.

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Though the weather has warmed up, problems caused by this week’s cold spell are expected to linger through the weekend. Broken pipes and overuse strained the water supply. Boil water advisories continue for Jefferson Parish and the East Bank due to low water pressure.

Chris Granger / NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Another week of freezing temperatures crippled New Orleans infrastructure. But what impact could it have on coastal plants and animals?

Nola.com | The Times-Picayune reporter Sara Sneath spoke with WWNO's Tegan Wendland about the week's coastal news, including a lawsuit filed to seek records related to the controversial Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

This story is a collaboration with Reveal, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and PRX. You can share your own experience with increased flooding here.

Ted Jackson / NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

For this week's coastal news roundup WWNO’s Tegan Wendland talked with Nola.com/The Times-Picayune coastal reporter Tristan Baurick about new flood control management, illegal oystering, and a marsh grass die-off in the Mississippi Delta. 

Sara Sneath / Nola.com | The Times-Picayune

On this week's coastal news roundup, WWNO's Tegan Wendland talked with Nola.com | The Times-Picayune's coastal reporter Sara Sneath about how land loss is affecting a native duck species, prioritizing coastal restoration projects and new funding to rebuild a barrier island.

David Grunfeld / NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

On this week's installment of the Louisiana coastal roundup, WWNO's Tegan Wendland talked with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune coastal reporter Sara Sneath about an oil spill near Venice that has been characterized as the largest spill in the U.S. since BP's Macondo well blowout in 2010.

Tyler Antrup with the city’s Office of Resilience, Loyola law professor Rob Verchick, architect David Waggonner and assistant inspector general Nadiene Van Dyke. It was moderated by history professor Eric Hardy.
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The New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board has been under fire since the city’s pumping system failed and caused major flooding in August.