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Resistance Grows Against Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Resistance Grows Against Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Native communities and environmental justice advocates in Louisiana opened a new resistance camp Saturday to oppose the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline project. Called L’eau Est La Vie, or Water is Life, the camp will consist of floating indigenous art structures on rafts and constant prayer ceremonies during its first two weeks. The Bayou Bridge project, […]

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    NOAA: Climate Change Fueled Deadly Louisiana Flooding

    NOAA: Climate Change Fueled Deadly Louisiana Flooding

    Climate change made last month’s historic deluge in Louisiana at least 40 percent more likely, a rapid attribution assessment by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found. Coast Guardsmen use a flat-bottom boat to assist residents during severe flooding around Baton Rouge on Aug. 14. U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr Parts of Louisiana […]

    Louisiana Flood ‘Worst Natural Disaster’ Since Hurricane Sandy, Red Cross Says

    Louisiana Flood ‘Worst Natural Disaster’ Since Hurricane Sandy, Red Cross Says

    By Kevin Kalhoefer The major U.S. broadcast news networks have all ignored climate change in their nightly news coverage of Louisiana’s recent record-breaking rainfall and flooding. The New York Times and The Washington Post, by contrast, have explained how the extreme weather and flooding in Louisiana are in line with the predicted impacts of a […]

    Louisiana’s Vanishing Island: America’s First Climate Refugees

    Louisiana’s Vanishing Island: America’s First Climate Refugees

    Residents of a Louisiana island are among the first American climate refugees. Encroaching water is forcing them off the land they have lived on for generations. Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, has been inhabited by tribal communities since the Trail of Tears era. The island, which used to be the size of Manhattan, has lost […]

    155-Mile March Protests Oil and Gas Industries Threat to Drinking Water

    155-Mile March Protests Oil and Gas Industries Threat to Drinking Water

    A group of concerned citizens walked 155-miles in eight days from Grand Isle to Baton Rouge, along Louisiana Highway 1. They arrived at dusk Friday via the east bank levee of the Mississippi River and headed to Gov. Bobby Jindal’s mansion yesterday for “Flood into Baton Rouge,” an event focused on water quality issues and threats to […]

    Restoring Louisiana’s Coast Will Require Restoring Its Democracy—Governor Jindal Is Trying to Undermine Both

    Restoring Louisiana’s Coast Will Require Restoring Its Democracy—Governor Jindal Is Trying to Undermine Both

    The Mississippi’s River southernmost delta is home to a rich ecosystem, robust, culture and booming economy. Wetlands provide critical storm protection for the Louisiana’s coast. A recent poll by America’s Wetland Foundation found that 74 percent of Louisiana residents “consider saving the coast to be the most important issue [in the state] of our lifetime.” […]