environment

Politics
12:26 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Vitter's New Clout Could Get Things Done

Originally published on Wed February 6, 2013 9:09 am

The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee meets Thursday to discuss reforms to the Army Corps of Engineers.

One of Louisiana’s senators, David Vitter, now sits as the ranking minority member of the committee.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed January 30, 2013

BP Facing Billions More In Fines Over Oil Spill

Huge civil penalties looming for BP.

BP has agreed to a $4 billion settlement of a criminal case filed by the Justice Department over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A pending civil case could cost tens of billions of dollars more in penalties.

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Bird Count
11:19 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Bird Count Today at National Park in Marrero

The National Park Service is calling birders and experienced canoeists to the Barataria unit of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in Marrero for a winter bird count today.

David Fox, the park's biological sciences technician, says it was scheduled after the Audubon Society's annual Christmas Bird Count to attract as many bird watchers as possible and to avoid conflicts with other park events.

Beginning birders will be teamed up with more experienced birders.

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WRKF
1:12 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Senators Push Again For Pipeline Permit

On Tuesday, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman approved an adjusted route for the Keystone XL Pipeline that avoids that state’s fragile Sand Hills. Soon after, 53 senators – including both from Louisiana – wrote a letter to President Obama supporting the project.

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BP Oil Spill
7:00 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Fishing Industry Frustrated With Science Reviews of BP Oil Spill

Public forum held at BP oil spill scientific conference.

The public got a chance in New Orleans to hear about research under way to assess environmental damage caused by the BP oil spill. Some in the fishing industry say they feel left out of the process.

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Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
6:34 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Envisioning Louisiana: A Live Simulcast and Webcast

Join WWNO Wednesday night for a special live simulcast of the LPO concert event Envisioning Louisiana, conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto.

The Louisiana Philharmonic, in collaboration with The Historic New Orleans Collection, presents a musical exploration of how composers have envisioned Louisiana's natural environment and how cultural exchanges between Europe and Louisiana have influenced music.

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BP Oil Spill
7:00 am
Tue January 22, 2013

BP Oil Spill Conference Underway in New Orleans

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative conference.

Some of the world’s leading scientists and academics are in New Orleans this week to review research under way into the effects of the BP oil spill. It’s the first year of a 10-year review.

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Latest News
1:00 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Staffing Could be Cut at Calcasieu Lock

The staff at the Calcasieu Lock could be cut by half within the next 18 months because less federal money could be allocated to its operation and maintenance, the Army Corps of Engineers says.

Lockmaster Kevin Galley told a ports group meeting this past week that traffic will experience slowdowns in going through the lock.

Coastal Management
10:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Hearing to Focus on Plaquemines Coastal Plan

A public hearing on coastal management in Plaquemines Parish will be held Feb. 7.

The parish Coastal Zone Management Department said the public will be able to offer comment on coastal management issues.

The session is planned from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Belle Chasse Library on Louisiana Highway 23.

More information on the hearing and updates to the coastal program are available by contacting project manager Stephen Lundgren at slundgren@evans-graves.com or by phone at 504-836-8190.

Latest News
9:00 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Caney Creek Reservoir Meeting on Jan. 21

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a public hearing Jan. 21 on marine life and vegetation in the Caney Creek Reservoir.

The department developed a management plan for the reservoir in 2006, focusing on fisheries management and vegetation control.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the conference center at Jimmie Davis State Park in Chatham.

Presentations are planned on the results of recent sampling at the reservoir.

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