With climate change intensifying extreme weather events, can at-risk minority communities rely on the police to keep them safe?
Because of increasing rates of sea level rise fueled by global warming, the remaining 5,800 square miles of Louisiana's coastal wetlands in the Mississippi River delta will disappear.
Rising seas are likely to overwhelm the wetlands that line the coast of Louisiana, destroying the protection they offer the city of New Orleans as well as the fisheries and tourism that contribute heavily to the state's economy, a new study says.
Take a few deep breaths while the breathing's good. The coronavirus lockdown resulted in a sudden and steep plunge in air pollution across much of south Louisiana.
The spread of COVID-19 into communities long suffering from environmental inequities could spell disaster for local residents, like in Louisville, Kentucky.
New Orleans is gone; so is Florida. Oil is outlawed, and the nation is plunged into a second civil war marked by disease and desperate refugees. Climate fiction is a growing genre that might help readers grapple with their anxieties - or add to them.
The contamination of US drinking water with manmade "forever chemicals" is far worse than previously estimated with some of the highest levels found in Miami, Philadelphia and New Orleans, said a report on Wednesday by an environmental watchdog group.
Corps to hold hearings on $3.2 billion, 50-year plan to elevate hurricane protection and river levees
The Corps proposes to keep the levees elevated to the level necessary for businesses and homes to remain eligible for federal flood insurance.
At a time when already-high toxic emissions in Louisiana are rising, the petrochemical industry continues to grow in the state's most burdened communities.
Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.
Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.
An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.
Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.