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Lake Pontchartrain

New Orleans City Park Won't Lose Green Space As It Develops

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

City Park in New Orleans has mostly recovered from Katrina's wrath in 2005, and is building attractions to generate greens fees, entry tickets, concession sales, catering and equipment rentals to cover its operating expenses.

Wind Power Wafts Into Louisiana, Bringing Jobs And Energy

Susan Buchanan | Posted 03.11.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana and the rest of the South are starting to harness wind power--something that's done on a larger scale in states to the north and west of us.

Post-Katrina Rebuilding Includes Wider, Greener Transit Options

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.18.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

New Orleans business and community leaders have argued that an intercity rail line would benefit the region economically and culturally, and would be another way for New Orleans residents to head north when hurricanes approach.

Louisiana Power Plants Say They're Prepared For Quakes

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Seeing Northeast Japan in ruins is a jarring reminder of lives lost to killer waves and storm surge in Louisiana and of past power outages and hurrica...

Louisiana Takes Precautions for Mississippi River Flooding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

The oyster industry, deflated by river diversions during the BP spill, is bracing for more complications if the Bonnet Carre Spillway is opened. Too much fresh water kills oysters.

Louisiana Removes Defunct Oil Wells But Hazards Remain

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

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.

Lake Pontchartrain: Oil Seeping Into Lake That Was Rescued From Pollution In 1990s

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is seeping into Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans, threatening another env...

With Tar Ball Reports Oil Spill Closes Part of Lake Pontchartrain to Fishing

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Coming during a popular holiday fishing weekend, today's closures are a gut punch to parishes fighting to keep the BP Oil Spill at bay.