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Saving Louisiana

David Yarnold | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
David Yarnold

Federal and state authorities need to make sure the money from all sources--public and private--intended for coastal protection and restoration goes to protecting our wetlands, not to building civic centers and highways or to plug other holes in the state's budget.

Jason Linkins

BP's Damage To The Gulf Of Mexico Has Been Wildly Exaggerated, Says BP Flack In Politico Magazine

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

[Updated, below.] Today's Politico Magazine offers up some seriously dope sponsored content for your weary body, in the form of an article called "...

Oil Industry's Image Is Tarnished in Louisiana, Green Activist Says

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Oil and gas operators have lost their luster in Louisiana, Lafayette resident Mike Stagg, a civic activist and organizer with the grassroots Green Arm...

Not Just the Atlantic: Obama Leasing Millions of Gulf Acres for Offshore Drilling

Steve Horn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Deploying the age-old "Friday news dump," President Barack Obama's Interior Department gave the green light on Friday, July 18 to companies to deploy seismic air guns to examine the scope of Atlantic Coast offshore oil-and-gas reserves.

The Frantic Moments Before Robin Roberts' Hurricane Katrina Report

OWN | Posted 06.16.2014 | OWN

Robin Roberts had just been named co-anchor on "Good Morning America" when Hurricane Katrina hit. With no idea if her own loved ones were safe, Robert...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Incredible Wildlife Of The Gulf Shore

Posted 06.16.2014 | Travel

So you’re planning a trip to Florida. Chances are, you’re already dreaming of sun and surf, but we’re here to direct your attention to the wild ...

A Way of Life at Risk on the Anniversary of the BP Oil Spill

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Jeffrey Buchanan

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig kicked off the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history, as nearly five million barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf Coast over the next several months. Most of that oil is still there, and will be for years to come.

5 Top Beach Spots To Retire (And None Are In Florida)

Moira McGarvey | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

If you want to retire to the beach, to a warm, sunny, tropical beach, but don't want to spend your entire savings in one fell swoop, consider the Texas Gulf Coast. It's not top of mind for those of us who have never visited or lived in the South, but when you combine affordability with natural beauty, it's surprising it's not up there with Florida as a top retirement destination.

Why It's Great to Be Washed Out In Galveston

Kari Haugeto | Posted 02.05.2014 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

We hadn't seen anything like it since a hurricane almost swept our car off the road in upstate New York a few years ago. Ah, so this is September on the Gulf Coast?

'Crazy Ants' Invading The Gulf Coast

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Andrea Lorenz HOUSTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Every few days, Joe Stuckey unleashes chemicals on the legions of tiny ants that invade h...

'Green News Report' - October 10, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! NOTE: Those...

'Green News Report' - October 8, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! NOTE: Those...

'Green News Report' - October 3, 2013

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S ...

Lawsuit proceeds against Taylor Energy over a 9-year Gulf leak

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.28.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 29, 2013 edition.) Early last week, U.S. District Court Judge Susie Morgan in New Or...

Why Coastal Restoration Is Imperative For The Gulf

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Wildlife tourism, from hunting and fishing to bird and dolphin watching, is a $19 billion-a-year business along the Gulf of Mexico, and...

Halliburton In Settlement Talks To Control Its Macondo Cement Liabilities

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.27.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 29, 2013 edition.) Houston-based Halliburton Co. is in talks to settle private clai...

Gulf Spill Trial's First Act Ends As BP Rests Its Case

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 22, 2013 edition.) Last week, BP called its final witnesses in the first phase of ...

Three Years Later: Gulf Coast Still Recovering From BP Oil Spill

Tom Kiernan | Posted 06.18.2013 | Green
Tom Kiernan

Though officials advised against it, I reached down to pick up some of the brown sand and felt the oil between my fingertips. I was not prepared for the stinging sensation on my fingers -- a slight and persistent chemical sting.

BP defends its well-safety record at Gulf spill trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 15, 2013 edition.) Last week, BP executives and others testifying at U.S. District ...

As Obama Signals Surrender to TransCanada, It's Time to Focus on Keystone XL's Southern Leg

Tom Weis | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
Tom Weis

Why aren't all Keystone XL opponents loudly demanding that President Obama stop construction of the pipeline's 485-mile southern leg that is destroying the lives of our fellow Americans in Texas and Oklahoma?

Lucia Graves

Senate Dems Tepid On Obama's Energy Security Trust

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's alternative-fuel research fund, the Energy Security Trust, while already unpopular with Republicans, is drawing...

Oil Executives, Experts Testify As 2010 Spill Trial Continues

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.09.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 11, 2013 edition.) In the second week of a milestone spill trial at U.S. District ...

As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.

Mobile Preps For Carnival Triumph Passengers

Posted 02.13.2013 | Travel

The city of Mobile is preparing to host a few thousand disgruntled tourists. The Carnival Triumph, the disabled cruise ship that's currently being ...

Governor Jindal Continues to Ignore Growing Sinkhole

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 01.18.2013 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

Over five months since the Texas Brine sinkhole first appeared over the Napoleonville Salt Dome, residents of Bayou Corne, Louisiana continue to struggle to be heard -- particularly by Governor Bobby Jindal.