Normal forward speed for hurricane is 5 mph to 15 mph; Sally crept at 3 mph
There are no disasters in nature, only natural events. Those events become disasters when we humans - by accident or hubris - put ourselves in their way.
A decade ago it became obvious to many scientists the future of Louisiana's fight for coastal life would depend on the news from three sources: the ice sheets on Greenland and Antarctica, the policies coming from Washington D.C. - and the person you see in a mirror.
The relocation of Isle de Jean Charles' residents from their disappearing island could help the federal government develop a model for moving more people away from rising seas, stronger storms and other effects of climate change, according to an auditor's report to Congress.
It's easy to see there are now two levels of citizenship in this country. The top level is for corporations and those who run them. The lower level is for human citizens. This is especially evident in the area of environmental regulations.
The summertime low-oxygen "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to cover at least 6,700 square miles along the Louisiana and eastern Texas coasts at the end of July.
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.
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 pollution control rollbacks Trump's team supports are adding risk to what is already one of the most polluted and least healthy states.
Is Louisiana's long political acceptance of wetlands destruction, pollution and a seesaw economy controlled by a global commodity really about jobs and making America energy independent - or just about oil and gas company profits?
Residents of the industrial corridor between New Orleans and Baton Rouge who suspect air pollution is playing a role in the high coronavirus death rates in their communities say they have found few answers and gotten little response from government officials.
Reporting to Louisianians about the existential threat climate change presents to our state's coast often has me recalling one of Winston Churchill's famous sayings: "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else."
COVID-19 has all of us cleaning more—but the products designed to kill viruses and bacteria can have dangerous health impacts. Here's how to scrub safely.
Employees and the union allege minimal enforcement by Ontario's Ministry of Labour is to blame for lax oversight at a plant already linked to cross-border air pollution in the region.
Researchers say that more microplastics pollution is getting into farm soil than oceans—and these tiny bits are showing up in our fruits, veggies, and bodies.