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  • Mold Issues Ongoing Problem in Schools

    September 10, 2013 6:31 PM

    Mold issues in Lafayette Parish Schools continue to be an ongoing battle. In total, nearly 200 mold complaints have been filed in Lafayette Parish Schools over the past three years. As of last week, all have been taken care of except ten. This school year, pre-k students at... more »
  • Artificial Reef Named in Honor of Acadiana Family

    July 12, 2013 7:25 PM

    In Iberia Parish, a big environmental project is underway. In Cypremort Point, officials have started construction of a new artificial reef. Once complete, the reef will cover more than eight acres of Vermilion Bay, helping to strengthen the marine environment. This is no ordinary reef. It's taking on a... more »
  • Sheriff Ackal says Lake Peigneur Could be Worse than Assumption Sinkhole

    March 19, 2013 7:13 PM

    "If we have a collapse there, it would be a hell of a catastrophe and it worries me, it has worried me for many years. Seeing it first hand, I know what could happen," said Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal. He vividly remembers the Jefferson Island Salt Mine Collapse... more »
  • Vitter top Republican on environment committee

    January 4, 2013 4:47 AM

    U.S. Senator David Vitter has been named deputy Senate whip and will take over as the top ranking Republican on the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. The committee has jurisdiction over levees, the Army Corps of Engineers, the Environment Protection Agency, and two major bills coming up this... more »
  • Crowley Oil Spill Update

    June 18, 2011 11:11 PM

    An update on that oil spill in Crowley we told you about last month. According to the Department of Environmental Quality, some eight thousand gallons of oil have been picked up since a leak at an oil storage tank. The D.E.Q also reports that there are no longer... more »
  • Lafayette's Newest Festival: LA Festival

    November 11, 2010 9:11 AM

    Lafayette's newest festival kicks off Saturday at Parc International. "LA Festival" sets itself apart from the rest because of its cause-- proceeds benefit the Atchafalaya Basin, supporting the Basinkeeper project. Also, for every ticket sold, boy scouts will plant a cypress tree in the Basin. The event... more »
  • Love Your Coast Rally

    June 17, 2010 7:22 PM

    With signs in hand and music to chime their message, citizens from all over Louisiana are making sure their voices are heard at the state capital. One protestor, Albert Tolle, said, “the biggest travesty is that it's taken so long for someone to do something." ... more »
  • Bird's Eye Look of the Gulf

    May 31, 2010 7:20 PM

    It's hard to see the oil resting on Louisiana’s shore 5,000 feet in the air, but fly 50 miles into the gulf and the oil stretches into the horizon. Lieutenant Michael Patterson of the U.S. Coast Guard said, "you do see this patchwork of sheen, emulsified oil and... more »
  • Coast Guard Monitors Oil Spill Daily

    May 28, 2010 7:12 PM

    The coast guard flies over the gulf daily to monitor how the spill is moving. It takes a 45 minute flight from Houma to reach the heart of the oil spill--right where the deep water horizon sunk. All along the way there are booms scattered throughout the water.... more »
  • Jindal Looks to St. Mary Parish for Help

    May 13, 2010 7:24 PM

    Governor Jindal spent his day in St. Mary Parish, taking an ariel tour of where oil has actually made contact with land, places like Whiskey Island and Raccoon Island. Jindal said, “we did not see the emulsified oil off those islands." Even though it isn’t bad yet, Jindal says he’s... more »
  • Dead Crawfish in the Atchafalya Basin

    May 9, 2010 10:26 AM

    Mike Bienvenu has been fishing for crawfish in the Atchafalya basin, since 1973--but he fears his way of life is coming to an end. "We used to catch a boat load of crawfish with 150 cages, now we have to run 700 or 800," Bienvenu said. ... more »
  • Litter Build-up on Highway 182

    April 28, 2010 7:27 PM

    Newspaper, trash bags and Styrofoam can be seen for miles along Highway 182. Cade Resident, David Pugh, said, "We were just driving down the road and we said, oh god what happened." Pugh doesn’t know the exact cause of the litter build up, but says he... more »
  • Leaked Oil Creeps Toward Coast

    April 26, 2010 7:27 PM

    An oil slick is sluggishly moving toward the coast. It's seeping out of a wrecked deep-water drilling platform spewing 42-thousand gallons a day. The oil sheen is now 600-square miles in the Gulf of Mexico. As of Monday, it was about 30 miles out, but creeping towards the coast at... more »
  • UL Going Green?

    November 29, 2009 7:05 PM

    The University of Louisiana in Lafayette is making strides in its efforts to go green. In fact a group called S.P.E.A.K is spear heading those efforts. S.P.E.A.K stands for students for peace, action, environment, and knowledge. They're working with UL's student government and the campus president to formulate a green... more »

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