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Louisiana

December 15, 2020, 11am PST
Louisiana's chemical plants could release tons of toxic pollution into the air and water during storms, but anti-terrorism provisions make the process of finding risk management information prohibitively difficult.
New Orleans Public Radio (WWNO)
December 7, 2020, 7am PST
Pedestrian improvements are planned as an economic development opportunity in one of the most pedestrian-friendly places in the entire country—the French Quarter of New Orleans.
WDSU
September 15, 2020, 6am PDT
Americans are fleeing the effects of climate change by the millions. Expect the number of climate refugees to continue to grow.
The Week
September 6, 2020, 5am PDT
Heatwaves are the leading cause of deaths related to weather. A new study seeks to understand the impact of heatwaves and extreme heat exposure on humans and the cities in which they live.
Cities Today
August 28, 2020, 5am PDT
As Hurricane Laura intensified into a Category 4 storm, public officials had to make decisions about evacuation during a time of sheltering in place. Researchers at Texas A&M University developed a risk index to guide decisionmaking processes.
The Conversation
August 24, 2020, 6am PDT
A new housing relief fund has been launched in New Orleans to help low-income residents deal with the economic fallout of the pandemic.
NOLA.com
July 30, 2020, 6am PDT
New Orleans is attempting a "major paradigm shift" in marrying land use control with economic development goals.
The Lens
May 29, 2020, 6am PDT
New Orleans is looking for new ways to mitigate the effects of stormwater that regularly floods the city.
NOLA.com
May 26, 2020, 5am PDT
Sea-level rise has passed a tipping point in the Gulf of Mexico.
NOLA.com
April 22, 2020, 7am PDT
New data from the Louisiana Department of Health provide the most detailed look at the disparate impacts of the coronavirus across racial lines.
NOLA.com
April 16, 2020, 11am PDT
Eviction moratoriums are only as good as their enforcement, as one man’s harrowing story in New Orleans shows.
Shelterforce Magazine
April 8, 2020, 12pm PDT
Early intervention, or population density? NPR reporters based in the Bay Area and New York City offer explanations as to why the two regions are seeing such a wide contrast in experiences during the coronavirus outbreak.
NPR
April 8, 2020, 6am PDT
The impact of coronavirus on unemployment and healthcare is predicted to affect black and Latinos at a disproportionate rate, raising questions about what can be done to ease the suffering and close the racial wealth divide in America.
CNN Business
April 6, 2020, 5am PDT
Public health experts were pleased that Trump extended his coronavirus guidelines, but they remain advisory, left to state and local governments to implement. Nine states have yet to issue stay-at-home orders, leaving the nation vulnerable to COVID.
The Hill
April 5, 2020, 5am PDT
Four parishes and one town in Louisiana, which has the nation's highest COVID-19 per capita death rate, are implementing strict containment strategies that go well beyond the statewide stay at home order to reduce community spread.
The New Orleans Advocate
April 3, 2020, 10am PDT
All eyes are fixed on New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak with its skyrocketing deaths, but the six counties with the highest number of coronavirus deaths per capita are in two Southern states as of April 1. Manhattan is #7.
The Washington Post
March 24, 2020, 8am PDT
As confirmed cases of COVID-19 increase rapidly throughout the nation, governors of Delaware, Louisiana, and Ohio on Sunday issued stay-at-home orders that take effect Monday night or Tuesday to protect residents and hospitals.
Bloomberg
March 24, 2020, 5am PDT
Amtrak service between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, stopped after Hurricane Katrina. But recent efforts point to restored service in the coming years.
T4America Blog
February 27, 2020, 6am PST
The video cameras would be used to collect data on street light outages, but could also potentially used by police in the city's crime surveillance program.
The Lens
February 11, 2020, 7am PST
Landowners, oil and gas companies, environmental groups, and fishers all have an interest in sorting out the status of Louisiana's privately owned coastline as rising water inundates the state.
NOLA.com