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Arts Jan 27With no Mardi Gras parades, New Orleans transforms houses into ‘floats’
All around New Orleans, thousands of houses are being decorated as floats because the coronavirus outbreak canceled the elaborate parades.
Nation Oct 21Lawsuit says Trump administration ignored risk of huge spills to endangered species
Environmental groups asked a federal court Wednesday to throw out the Trump administration's assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico, saying it dismisses the chance of another disastrous blowout like the…
Arts Apr 01New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85
Ellis Marsalis, jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died. He was 85.
Science Feb 03BP oil spill cash rebuilds eroded Louisiana pelican island
A Louisiana island that provides critical nesting habitat for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of erosion and a crippling 2010 oil spill.
Nation Nov 18U.S. officials granting $29 million for coastal protection
The $29 million in grants announced Monday are being matched by nearly $60 million from government agencies and nonprofits in 20 states, the District of Columbia and two U.S. territories.
Nation Jul 14Gulf Coast keeps guard up as Barry continues drenching
Weakened but still potent, Barry inundated the Gulf Coast as it continued its slow advance Sunday morning, bringing fresh fears of flash flooding to Mississippi's capital city even as it appeared unlikely to deluge New Orleans.
Nation Jul 13Barry crawls ashore in Louisiana, weakens to tropical storm
Carrying "off the chart" amounts of moisture, Barry crawled ashore Saturday in Louisiana and quickly weakened to a tropical storm that promised to dump heavy rains that could last for days and pose a test of the flood-prevention systems built…
Nation Jul 12‘Powerful’ Tropical Storm Barry revives memories of Katrina in New Orleans
About 3,000 National Guard troops along with other rescue crews were posted around the state with boats, high-water vehicles and helicopters. Drinking water was lined up, and utility crews with bucket trucks moved into position in the region.
Nation Jul 12Tropical Storm Barry’s wind and rain hit Louisiana coast
A hurricane warning was in effect along the Louisiana coast, with forecasters predicting landfall as a hurricane by early Saturday.
Nation Jul 10Tropical storm swamps New Orleans as possible hurricane lurks
In New Orleans, streets turned into small, swift rivers that overturned garbage cans and picked up pieces of floating wood. Water was up to the doors of many cars. Other vehicles were abandoned.