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  • Shrimpers, feds meet to talk sea turtle devices

    June 5, 2012 6:30 AM

    BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) - Federal regulators are in Louisiana to talk about a proposal to make shrimpers working in state waters put special devices on their trawl nets allowing sea turtles to swim out to safety. The National Marine Fisheries Service is holding a meeting Tuesday in Belle Chasse... more »
  • Requirements for Shrimpboat Nets Starts Federal Debate

    May 11, 2012 12:12 AM

    A new regulation on shrimpboats not only has has shrimpers upset, it's now the center of a federal debate. The NOAA Federal Fisheries Agency said by next year, all shrimping trawls must have turtle excluder devices (TEDs), a trap-door that would protect sea turtles from drowning in shrimp nets. The... more »
  • Lafayette firefighters to get CO exposure devices

    January 9, 2012 9:32 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Lafayette Fire Department has received a federal grant for equipment to monitor carbon monoxide exposure. The $22,400 grant will go to the purchase of seven devices known as pulse oximeters. Authorities say the devices provide a quick way of detecting carbon monoxide poisoning in both... more »
  • Technician challenges BP's claim on key devices

    October 7, 2010 3:09 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A technician is challenging BP's claim about how long it would have taken to install an additional number of a key device the oil giant had been warned was essential to prevent a significant gas flow problem in its well that later blew out. Centralizers make... more »
  • Sharp Shows 3-D Displays For Mobile Devices

    April 2, 2010 2:02 AM

    TOKYO (AP) Sharp's latest 3-D displays deliver bright, clear imagery without the cumbersome glasses usually required for such technology. Now the bad news: They only work on a 3-inch (7.5-centimeter) screen held one foot (30 centimeters) from the viewer's face. Sharp Corp. demonstrated liquid crystal screens Friday for mobile... more »

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