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Entries by Susan Buchanan from 10/2010

Louisiana Removes Defunct Oil Wells But Hazards Remain

| Posted 10.05.2010 | Business

Louisiana's thousands of orphaned wells, left behind by oil and gas producers, are eyesores that can also cause serious injuries, boating accidents and menacing spills in water.

Streets Unlit After Dusk In Parts of New Orleans

| Posted 10.13.2010 | Business

Patches of New Orleans are dark as a country lane at nightfall because of corroded wiring from Katrina, missing power lines or voltage that's turned off during road construction.

New Orleans Food Farms Struggle With Toxins and Red Tape

| Posted 10.20.2010 | Green

Large-scale, community farming in the city requires soil and water testing and an array of permits. But that's not stopping gardeners in New Orleans.

New Orleans East Residents Oppose Garbage Processing Plant

| Posted 10.26.2010 | Green

The specter of garbage trucks exiting Interstate 10 and tearing past their homes to a plant that would vaporize city trash has residents of the Melia Subdivision in New Orleans East worried.