Louisiana

  • NEWSHOUR WEEKEND
    November 17, 2013  

    An invasive species known as tiger shrimp have been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico over the last six years. Charlie Whinham talks with shrimpers and researchers about how these huge shrimp could cause big problems for Louisiana’s multi-billion dollar industry. Continue reading

  • July 29, 2013  

    Lindy Boggs died over the weekend at the age of 97. During her lifetime she was a woman of firsts: The former congresswoman was the first female to be elected from Louisiana and the first woman to chair a Democratic convention. She was also a mother of three, including former NewsHour congressional correspondent Cokie Roberts. Continue reading

  • August 28, 2012  

    In other news Tuesday, President Obama urged Gulf residents not to underestimate the danger of Hurricane Isaac as it reaches land with 80 mile-per-hour winds and bringing up to 20 inches of rainfall. Kwame Holman speaks to National Hurricane Center’s Ed Rappaport on what’s in store for the Gulf region. Continue reading

  • August 27, 2012  

    Though storm warnings have been lifted for Tampa, Fla., the site for this week’s Republican National Convention, four Gulf states, including Florida, have declared states of emergencies. With memories of Hurricane Katrina, those in Louisiana are not taking any chances as they brace for Isaac’s arrival. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • June 1, 2012    

    In collaboration with Louisiana Public Broadcasting, the PBS NewsHour examines the vanishing coastline of Louisiana and the effect it’s having on the native tribes who live there. This report is part of our series Coping with Climate Change. Continue reading

  • June 1, 2012   BY  

    There are few places in America that are as vulnerable to climate change as Isle de Jean Charles in coastal Louisiana, which has been home for generations of native tribes. The island is on the frontlines of erosion, saltwater intrusion and intensifying storms and floods as sea level rise becomes an increasingly larger problem. Continue reading

  • June 1, 2012  

    Native Americans’ tribal lands along the Louisiana coast are washing away as sea levels rise and marshes sink. Part of our Coping with Climate Change series, Hari Sreenivasan reports from Isle de Jean Charles, a community that is slowly disappearing into the sea. Continue reading

  • May 31, 2012    

    On Friday, the NewsHour will report on how subsidence, rising seas and storms have battered coastal Louisiana’s Isle de Jean Charles, an island that has been home to Native tribes since the 1800s. As a preview to the report, Hari … Continue reading

  • May 30, 2012    

    On the NewsHour this week, we will be covering how rising sea levels are threatening people who live on the fragile Louisiana Delta. Hari Sreenivasan spoke with Torbjörn Törnqvist, a coastal geoscientist at Tulane University who studies the evolution of … Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012  

    After Rick Santorum picked up wins Tuesday in Mississippi and Alabama, the Republican presidential race turned their focus on him and Mitt Romney. Ray Suarez reports then Judy Woodruff speaks with political editor Christina Bellantoni and Patchwork Nation’s Dante Chinni about the paths ahead for the four GOP candidates. Continue reading