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El Nino Adds to Louisiana's Many Coastal Threats
Storm surges and flooding in Orleans and parishes nearby this fall can be at least partly blamed on El Nino. This year's weather event is believed to be the most intense of its kind since 1997 or earlier, creating hazards for Louisiana's coastline.
Oil Companies Eye Fracking Potential in St. Tammany Parish
Within a few months, New Orleans-based Helis Oil & Gas Co. hopes to explore a deep part of the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale play by drilling down 13,000 feet near Mandeville, La. Other companies are fracking shallower parts of the TMS deposit to the northwest.
Louisiana turns sand berms into barrier islands
Views Collide At Meeting On Louisiana's Coastal Plan
A New Orleans open house held by Louisiana's coastal restoration authority last week on a draft of the state's 2012 Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast drew mixed, earnest and sometimes vehement comments.
Funds For Reviving the Coast Will Be Lean, Even With BP's Infusion
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