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Scientific Spill Studies, Funded by BP, Start to Yield Results

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists gathered in Alabama last month said their current research on impacts of the 2010 BP spill will help authorities deal with future disasters.

Coroner: Priest Beaten To Death With Stake, Pipe

AP | JEFF BARNARD | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A beloved priest who was killed in the Northern California city of Eureka was beaten to death with a wooden stake and a met...

Beloved Priest Found Killed Inside Church Rectory

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime

A popular Catholic priest was found dead in the rectory by church staff on New Year's Day and police have called it a homicide. Though police in E...

New Orleans Ninth-Ward Bayou Needs Funds To Bounce Back

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 3, 2012 issue.) The feds and the state want to see Bayou Bienvenue in the Crescent ...

Louisiana Parishes Fault Coast Guard For Slow Removal Of BP Oil

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.05.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

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.

Marine Life Suffers Near BP's Deepwater Horizon Site

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.08.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Dolphins are washing up dead while fish disappear as oil and dispersants from BP's 2010 spill lurk in Gulf waters and marshes.

Funds For Reviving the Coast Will Be Lean, Even With BP's Infusion

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

An injection of BP funds and continued spending by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may not be enough to counter decades of erosion along the Gulf, sp...

Louisiana's Holiday Tree Recycling Outlives State Budget Cut

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

New Orleans and nearby parishes plan to collect Christmas trees to build brush fences in bayous for marsh rebuilding this January even though the state decided to ax its funding for the program awhile ago.

Life In Chalmette, The Town That Can't Get A Break

AOL News | Laura Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CHALMETTE, La. (Aug. 27) -- The sleek Bell helicopter, one of the perks BP is making available to cranky officials whose coastlines it oiled, lifts of...

Not So Fast BP

Kristen Psaki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kristen Psaki

I was driving back to New Orleans last night from a soulful interfaith prayer service in recognition of the oil spill at the Houma/Terrabonne Civic Ce...

Katrina Survivor And Family Close To Finally Having Home Rebuilt

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

This story is part of HuffPost Impact's 12 Days, 12 Cities, 12 Families series, highlighting Americans who have persevered to overcome incredible chal...

Holiday in St. Bernard

Julie Fefferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julie Fefferman

The St. Bernard Community Center is just a few hundred meters from the main drag of New Orleans. Needy members from the community pace in front, waiting for the center to open.