Environment

  Freeport McMoRan agrees to big coastal damage settlement

The state attorney general’s office today announced a $100 million settlement with Freeport McMoran after years of litigation over damage to the Louisiana coast.

Energy-related emissions up in December despite pandemic

  Monarch butterflies down 26% in Mexico wintering grounds

  Texas blackouts fuel false claims about renewable energy

Biden delays Trump rule that weakened wild bird protections

  Biden administration’s green pivot makes future fuzzy for Louisiana oil and gas

  President Biden’s climate change orders will impact Louisiana’s oil and gas industry

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AP sources: Biden to pause oil and gas sales on public lands

  On Day One, Biden targets Trump policies on climate, coronavirus

Energizing Louisiana’s economy with clean fuels for a healthy future

Heart of Louisiana: Bamboo reaches far beyond uses imagined

  West Baton Rouge officials discuss new solar panels

Bending the rules to create a better infrastructure for our environment

  U.S. Army awards LSU $10 million for climate change research

The university will build computer models that can predict how coastal erosion, frequent severe weather events, and rising seas affect terrain near military installations.

50 countries vow to protect 30% of land and sea by 2030

A 2019 U.N. report on biodiversity showed that human activities are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history.

LSU student served on Biden-Harris campaign’s climate committee

LSU graduate Jack Green’s last semester at LSU focused on his classes and a presidential campaign, as member of the Biden-Harris campaign’s Climate, Energy and Environment committee.

Biden introduces his climate team, says ‘no time to waste’

President-elect Joe Biden hopes the environmental team he is set to introduce on Saturday will steer America toward greater action to curb climate change and protect the nation’s air and water.

Feds to delay seeking legal protection for monarch butterfly

As leaders set fresh climate goals, Biden pledges US support

Five years on, signs that Paris climate accord is working

Tired of it: The ugly truth about waste tires

UN calls on humanity to end ‘war on nature,’ go carbon-free

Report: Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites

  Trump slams global climate agreement Biden intends to rejoin

President Donald Trump railed against the Paris climate accord on Sunday, telling world leaders at a virtual summit that the agreement was designed to cripple the U.S. economy, not save the planet.

Governor initiates new climate change efforts

On Monday, Nov. 9, Governor John Bel Edwards kicked off two new initiatives to address climate change.

US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change

Some 189 countries remain committed to the 2015 Paris accord, which aims to keep the increase in average temperatures worldwide “well below” 2 degrees Celsius.

  Solar power facility in WBR Parish officially up and running

In West Baton Rouge Parish, the Capital Region Solar Facility is officially up and running, providing energy to Entergy Louisiana customers.

UN: Climate change means more weather disasters every year

In the wake of heat waves, global warming, forest fires, storms, droughts and a rising number of hurricanes, the U.N. weather agency is warning that the number of people who need international humanitarian help could rise 50% by 2030 compared to the 108 million who needed it worldwide in 2018.

It’s in the air we breathe: Microplastic in the atmosphere prompts new study at LSU

LSU Chemical Engineering Professors Bhuvnesh Bharti and Kalliat T. Valsaraj were awarded $300,000 by the National Science Foundation Chemistry Division to explore the impact of microplastic on the air we breathe.

  SHOWCASING LOUISIANA: Metairie artist makes unique Mardi Gras throws

Some people see rejection as the end of the road. For Metairie artist, Joycelyn Boudreaux, it was only a necessary step in the pursuit of success.

  Entergy one step closer to building one of the largest solar facilities in La.

A spokesperson for Entergy says the company is one step closer to building one of the largest solar facilities in Louisiana.

Scientists, conservation leaders touring Wax Lake Delta

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is conducting a site visit to the Wax Lake Delta near Morgan City.

  How safe is Baton Rouge tap water? Water company and environmental group disagree

A new 2019 database report released Oct.22 by the national environmental non-profit, Environmental Working Group (EWG), says Baton Rouge tap water contains four different contaminants that are over EWG’s health guidelines, but well below federal limits (where applicable).

LSU professor refines process to make biodegradable Mardi Gras beads

An LSU researcher is refining a process to make biodegradable beads that could keep tens of thousands of pounds of plastic beads from entering the environment each year.