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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
February 5, 2020, 12pm PST
Sea levels are rising at an accelerating rate, continuing a trend that began in 2013 or 2014, and pushes coastal communities toward the extreme end of the possible spectrum of sea-level rise.
USA Today
January 22, 2020, 10am PST
Hurricane Katrina damaged a Catholic convent in New Orleans. Then the nuns spearheaded a project to transform the land into a wetland area that will protect the city from flooding in the future.
Changing America
December 9, 2019, 8am PST
A neighborhood in New Orleans, badly damaged after Hurricane Katrina, is providing a test bed for an innovative new approach to urban planning.
Next City
December 4, 2019, 8am PST
In a blow to local news, a popular planning, development, and real estate platform winnows its local offerings.
The Wrap
November 6, 2019, 9am PST
A surge of oil from four countries—Norway, Guyana, Canada and Brazil—will more than compensate for slowing growth of U.S. oil production. The new sources might cause oil prices to dip to $50 a barrel and slow the transition to electric vehicles.
The New York Times
November 2, 2019, 11am PDT
Ascension Parish, Louisiana, located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans along I-10, would look like a typical affluent, growing suburb, if it weren't for the toxic pollution emitted from nearby petrochemical facilities.
The Advocate
October 18, 2019, 9am PDT
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is searching for ways to mitigate the impacts of "skyrocketing property values" while also holding on to some of the new revenue created by the corresponding rising property taxes.
NOLA.com