Environment

  Texas blackouts fuel false claims about renewable energy

Some wind turbine generators were iced, but nearly twice as much power was wiped out at natural gas and coal plants.

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

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

Water Outages in Reserve, Garyville & Mt. Airy

Continued Coverage

  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

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

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

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

Feds to delay seeking legal protection for monarch butterfly

The monarch butterfly will have to wait several years more to receive protection under the Endangered Species Act despite its declining population.

As leaders set fresh climate goals, Biden pledges US support

The outgoing administration of President Donald Trump, who pulled Washington out of the Paris accord, wasn’t represented at the online gathering.

Five years on, signs that Paris climate accord is working

But they caution that impacts of warming already are hitting Earth harder than scientists predicted.

Tired of it: The ugly truth about waste tires

Discarded tires seem to be everywhere, but why is this a problem we cannot seem to solve? The answer is complicated and will require some real innovation to solve.

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

Governor initiates new climate change efforts

US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change

  Solar power facility in WBR Parish officially up and running

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.