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10:33 am
Wed October 2, 2013

State Wildlife Refuges To Remain Open During Govt. Shutdown

State wildlife and fisheries regulators say Louisiana's wildlife management areas and refuges will remain open during the federal government shutdown that affects similar federal properties.

As deer and resident small game hunting seasons open this week, state officials say Louisiana hunters can access nearly 1.5 million acres of Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries-managed public hunting areas.

To learn what is available, go to http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/wma .

Latest News
7:00 am
Tue October 1, 2013

BP Starts Second Phase Of Civil Trial

The second part of BP's civil trial is expected to last a month.

BP is in the second phase of a month-long civil trial in New Orleans over its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The company is denying allegations that it misled officials about how much oil was gushing out of its blown-out well.

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Red River Radio
10:10 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Red River Waterway Commission steps up weevil program to kill salvinia

The Red River Waterway Commission’s new research biologist is on the job. Allie Cozad's mission is to raise armies of giant salvinia eating weevils to release on infested areas of the Red River. She realizes it's an uphill battle.

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BP Oil Spill
6:58 am
Sat September 28, 2013

BP Oil Spill Trial To Begin Second Phase

Originally published on Sat September 28, 2013 10:16 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Officials from BP, formerly British Petroleum, will be back in a New Orleans courtroom next week. It's part of a complex federal case that will ultimately determine responsibility in damages for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. And that's the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. NPR's Debbie Elliott's been following the trial and joins us. Deb, thanks for being with us.

DEBBIE ELLIOTT, BYLINE: Glad to be here.

SIMON: Remind us of what's at stake in this phase of the case.

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1:43 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Marketplace: Can Dog Food Made From Nutria Help Louisiana's Wetlands?

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Marketplace reporter Sam Harnett takes a look at Louisiana's voracious unoffical mascot: the nutria. Trappers who put a significant dent in nutria populations are retiring, and some are looking for new solutions to help stem the tide of the ecologically-destructive beasties.
Large rodents called nutria damage thousands of acres of coastal wetlands in Louisiana each year. But trappers are becoming a dying breed.
Red River Radio
10:46 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Northwestern State administrator organizes statewide litter prevention conference

More than 120 people dedicated to litter prevention and waste reduction in Louisiana will gather today in Baton Rouge for the 10th annual conference of Keep Louisiana Beautiful.

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Green Minute
11:44 am
Sat September 14, 2013

The Green Minute: Make Food, Not Lawns

Urban Farms are gaining traction in NOLA and other cities world-wide.
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Christal White delivers this week's Green Minute.

It’s getting harder to know exactly what’s in the food we buy. Many people are tired of grocery store ambiguities and are starting to grow their own food. But what if you are a city dweller or live in a subdivision? How can you start your own one-person gardening revolution? 

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BP Oil Spill
10:20 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Levee Panel Wants Oil Suit Back In State Court

The New Orleans-based flood control board that sued dozens of oil and gas companies over the erosion of coastal wetlands is trying to get that lawsuit put back in state court.

The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East's board of commissioners filed the suit in state civil district court in New Orleans on July 24. Last month, it was transferred to federal court at the request of Chevron U.S.A., one of the defendants. The company argued that federal laws govern many of the suit's claims.

The Louisiana Coast: Last Call
7:30 am
Mon September 9, 2013

John Barry, On Why The Levee Board Has Sued The Oil And Gas Companies

John Barry, Vice President of Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East.
John Barry

In July a landmark lawsuit was filed against the oil and gas industries for their role in the destruction of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands — a lawsuit that many people have been waiting decades to see.

But this suit didn’t come from an environmental group or a private landholder. It came from the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East, an agency charged with maintaining the huge hurricane protection system recently built around the metro New Orleans area.

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Latest News
4:43 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Environmental Groups Continue Fight Against New Coal Terminal

The Sierra Club is coordinating an air and water sampling program to fight a third coal terminal proposed in Plaquemines Parish.

The Sierra Club is leading a testing program to fight the addition of a third coal terminal in Plaquemines Parish. The state Office of Coastal Management is recommending the terminal be allowed.

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