Life in Louisiana will only get wetter, hotter and more humid in the coming decades, according to the latest international warning on climate change. And the extreme weather will be more than just uncomfortable — it will be deadly, and already is.
Louisiana fishers might soon see federal disaster relief more than two years after the unprecedented flooding of 2019 — now considered the longest flood on record — devastated much of the commercial industry.
As climate change continues to produce more intense storms and rising seas, some of Louisiana’s congressional delegation wants to make protecting the nation’s shorelines a top priority for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Isle de Jean resettlement program, a construction project spurred by extreme land loss that has been in the works for six years, is expected to finally wrap up this spring and move in its residents.
The Sierra Club announced its intent to sue the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday after the federal agency had failed to act on states who haven’t complied with sending the Regional Haze Plans required by the Clean Air Act.
Punching two more channels upriver from the Bonnet Carré Spillway could bolster habitat nearby while lessening the environmental harm caused farther south, according to a recent Tulane University study.
Lake Charles Mayor Nic Hunter and other elected southwest Louisiana officials called on the federal government in a press conference Tuesday to send relief for the series of disasters that hit the region over the past year.