Tegan Wendland

Tegan Wendland is a freelance producer with a background in investigative news reporting. She currently produces the biweekly segment, Northshore Focus. 


Updated at 9:26 p.m. ET

A chemical plant in Westlake, La., that caught fire during Hurricane Laura is still burning Thursday evening.

The facility, BioLab Inc., makes chlorine for swimming pools. Officials are unsure exactly when the fire started, but Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) Press Secretary Greg Langley said his agency was informed of the fire around 9 a.m. local time.

A chemical plant in Westlake, La., that caught fire during Hurricane Laura is still burning Thursday evening.

Gov. John Bel Edwards has unveiled a plan to make the state carbon-neutral by 2050.

Huge floating fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico? Plans were in the works, until this week.

The latest forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts there could be a record-breaking number of hurricanes this year.

The “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is smaller than average this year, according to scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

At a time when fear of a virus has nagged at our every choice for months, the last thing anyone needs is an added fear of flesh-eating bacteria. But we need to talk about flesh-eating bacteria.

A recently-published paper from Tulane University’s School of Social Work finds what we already knew to be true — isolation is bad for mental health. The school has developed a website to help. New Orleans Public Radio talked with one of the authors about how to stay sane during a global pandemic.

Starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, you can no longer get to-go drinks in New Orleans.

The Promise of Justice Initiative is fighting for the release of more than 1,500 people in Louisiana prisons.

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