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Entries by Susan Buchanan from 11/2012

Invasive Gulf Tiger Shrimp Could Creep Into Local Markets

| Posted 11.02.2012 | Green

Unless you're a friend or relative of a shrimper, you probably haven't tasted Gulf tiger shrimp. But you may have eaten imported tiger shrimp, possibly without knowing it.

Louisiana Parishes Fault Coast Guard For Slow Removal Of BP Oil

| Posted 11.05.2012 | Green

BP oil and tar that washed ashore or was uncovered in Plaquemines, Jefferson, St. Bernard and other Louisiana parishes during Hurricane Isaac is settling into wetlands and shutting some public beaches.

New Orleans Hospital Projects Marred By Transmission Lines

| Posted 11.12.2012 | Green

A plan several years ago to bury transmission and other power lines at the University Medical Center and Veterans Affairs hospital in BioDistrict New Orleans, where both complexes are under construction now, was termed too costly.

Some Claimants Opt Out Of Proposed BP Medical Settlement

| Posted 11.18.2012 | Green

A medical portion in the proposed, $7.8 billion class-action settlement with BP will satisfy some residents who became ill from the 2010 spill but hundreds of others opted out because the agreement doesn't cover their chronic ailments and sky-high expenses.

Louisiana Sinkhole Evacuees Won't Be Home For Awhile

| Posted 11.30.2012 | Green

At the eight-acre, Bayou Corne sinkhole in Assumption Parish, owners of slab houses are waiting for methane-gas monitors to be installed in December.