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  • New Orleans Fire Department probes marsh fire

    October 10, 2012 6:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Firefighters are monitoring a marsh fire in a remote section of eastern New Orleans. Authorities say firefighters were dispatched to the area just before 2 p.m. Tuesday and found an uninhabited two-mile area burning west of Interstate 510 between the Intercoastal Waterway and Bayou Bienvenue. A... more »
  • National Guard helps recycle Xmas trees for marsh

    March 15, 2012 6:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Call it a springtime Christmas present for the wetlands. Louisiana National Guard helicopter crews carefully placed more than 100 bundles of recycled Christmas trees between guidelines in the Bayou Sauvage National Wetland Refuge to help fight erosion. In all, the bundles held about 5,000 trees that... more »
  • Smoke From New Orleans Marsh Fires Makes Its Way to Acadiana

    September 1, 2011 12:01 AM

    Smoke from those marsh fires in New Orleans has made its way to Acadiana. Wednesday night's sunset cast a hazy, pink glow over much of the area. "It's just a thick haze, almost choking, the smell is out of control," said Jamie Boudreaux of Lafayette. The haze was... more »
  • Oil beneath the surface? Thousands of boats in Gulf

    August 26, 2010 7:00 PM

    More than a thousand Vessels of Opportunity are still scanning the Gulf of Mexico for traces of oil, but where are crews looking? Four months after BP's oil disaster, there are no signs of crude from the air. "We saw no large concentrations of oil," said Lt. Regina Caffrey... more »
  • $31.3M Recovery Grants for Louisiana, Gulf

    August 16, 2010 7:19 PM

    Loading WASHINGTON – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke visited Louisiana today to hear from local business owners and community members who have been directly affected by the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill. At an economic roundtable... more »
  • Marsh Across the LA Coast is Healing Itself

    August 11, 2010 6:51 PM

    BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - Shoots of marsh grass and bushes of mangrove trees already are starting to grow back in the bay where just months ago photographers shot startling images of dying pelicans coated in oil from the massive Gulf oil spill. More than a dozen scientists interviewed by... more »
  • Shrimping Season Closed Again in Marsh Island

    May 26, 2010 6:43 PM

    LDWF Secretary Robert Barham announced the following precautionary closure to recreational and commercial fishing activities near Marsh Island effective immediately, today, May 26. These closures are a result of confirmed reports of oil. Territorial Sea Closure All state outside waters extending seaward of the inside/outside... more »
  • Oil on Marsh Island

    May 20, 2010 4:34 PM

    Photos from the Shoreline Cleanup and Assessment Team that visited Marsh Island Wednesday show emulsified oil washed ashore. The state had received reports of oil sheen in the area. Upon receiving these reports, a SCAT team was sent to confirm the presence of oil there. Department of Environmental Quality... more »
  • Oil Reaches Acadiana, Another Fishing Area Closed

    May 18, 2010 5:23 PM

    The Louisiana departments of Health and Hospitals (DHH), and Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced today the closure of recreational and commercial fishing activities, and oyster harvesting near Marsh Island (Iberia Parish) and in harvesting bed Area 28 due to confirmed reports of oil associated with the BP oil spill in... more »
  • Oil Type Harder to Remove From Marsh

    April 30, 2010 5:30 PM

    NOLA.COM-The potential environmental damage from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as it washes into Louisiana coastal estuaries increased Friday with the news that the petroleum involved might not be the light, easily treated Louisiana Sweet Crude, but a thicker, more viscous type that will be harder to remove from... more »
  • Cypremort Point Fire

    March 29, 2010 7:32 PM

    A grass fire continues to burn in Cypremort Point tonight. Our photographer captured this image just after 6:00 pm. He tells us the blaze is getting close to some beach homes there. We did touch base with St. Mary Parish Sheriff who says they got the call around 1:30... more »
  • St. Charles marsh fire expected to burn out

    February 21, 2010 10:01 PM

    St. Charles Parish officials say a marsh fire that was burning near Interstate 310 has moved away from the highway. State police spokeswoman Melissa Matey said authorities closed a lane on the interstate Saturday evening, causing traffic to back up considerably. By Sunday morning, however, the wind was... more »
  • Agencies responding to La oil spill

    October 24, 2009 11:50 PM

    The Coast Guard says it's helping coordinate cleanup of a 200-gallon oil spill in a marsh near the Port Sulfur High School. The spill was reported Friday, and the Coast Guard says an investigation team responding found the spilled crude along about 3,000 feet of shoreline. The Coast Guard... more »

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