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  • Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

    August 10, 2014 3:16 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes. The U.S. estimates didn't take into account that the added oil from the pipeline would drop prices by about $3 a barrel,... more »
  • Study Finds Medical Pot Farms Draining Streams Dry

    June 2, 2014 1:42 AM

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Some drought-stricken rivers and streams in Northern California's coastal forests are being polluted and sucked dry by water-guzzling medical marijuana farms, wildlife officials say - an issue that has spurred at least one county to try to outlaw personal grows. State fish and wildlife officials... more »
  • Grant would fund study of rail service expansion

    May 11, 2014 8:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Southern Rail Commission has applied for a $1 million federal grant to study the feasibility of restoring passenger train service between New Orleans and Orlando in central Florida. Amtrak's Sunset Limited, which runs from New Orleans to Los Angeles, included a leg to Orlando until... more »
  • Band Life Better than a Solo Career

    December 21, 2012 10:52 AM

    LONDON (AP) - Is rock and roll hazardous to your health? A new study indicates it might be - for those who play it. The academic study finds that rock and pop musicians are more likely to die prematurely than the general population. The researchers from Liverpool, England looked at... more »
  • Tulane prof gets grant for meth ingredient study

    December 12, 2012 6:07 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Tulane University faculty member has received a grant to study the possible effects of placing more severe restrictions on an ingredient found in cold and sinus medications. The same ingredient is used to illegally produce methamphetamine. Keith Finlay, an assistant professor of economics at Tulane,... more »
  • LSU faculty get $1.5M to study New Orleans' coast

    October 3, 2012 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to investigate whether southern coastal Louisiana has reached the tipping point, becoming too costly to sustain. The interdisciplinary research project will investigate the sustainability of coastal communities that are especially vulnerable to natural resource... more »
  • Experts Say Study Finding High Levels of Arsenic in Rice is Nothing New

    September 19, 2012 8:55 PM

    A new study released Wednesday by "Consumer Reports" found high levels of arsenic in rice and rice products. "Consumer Reports" suggests that the FDA should regulate how much rice a person should consume. But is this cause for alarm? Experts at the LSU AgCenter Rice Research Station said no. ... more »
  • Study: Oil spill caused some land erosion

    June 27, 2012 5:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A scientific study has found that heavily oiled areas in Barataria Bay showed twice the normal land erosion rates in the year and a half after the massive BP oil leak in 2010. The Advocate reports the study found oil killed marsh plants and that... more »
  • Bossier, Webster water study

    May 29, 2012 9:43 AM

    MINDEN, La. (AP) - A Bossier Parish study begun in 2010 may be revived to see in a dormant Camp Minden water treatment facility could supply water to rural areas of both Bossier and Webster parishes. The study was the first leg of a seven-phase study to evaluate Camp Minden's... more »
  • Firm to study toll road potential

    May 10, 2012 10:01 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - West Baton Rouge Parish officials have taken what they say is an important next step in building a toll road linking La. Highway 415 to La. 1. Parish President Riley Berthelot tells The Advocate a consulting engineering firm has been hired to produce a highly... more »
  • Study: Agriculture worth $10.7B in Louisiana

    March 27, 2012 5:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The LSU AgCenter says agriculture was worth $10.7 billion to Louisiana's economy last year. AgCenter economist John Westra says the 7 percent gain from 2010 represents the first $10 billion year since 2007. Last year was plagued by drought and flooding. But Westra said Monday... more »
  • McNeese May Study Need for New Jail in Jeff Davis

    February 11, 2012 1:29 PM

    McNeese State University will be asked to lead a study that would determine whether a new jail is needed in Jefferson Davis Parish. The American Press reports ( ) the study would include projected construction costs as well as the impact of overcrowding and operational expenses at the existing... more »
  • Corps, La. join forces to study river diversions

    August 24, 2011 6:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers and state officials say they will join forces to study the best methods for turning the Mississippi River into a land-making device by diverting its water and sediment into coastal areas that are eroding. Army Corps and state officials say they... more »
  • Pennington gets grant to study troop nutrition

    August 11, 2011 9:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is getting a $6 million grant to fund a study of new ways to boost the performance of wartime personnel. Known as the Collaborate Research to Optimize Warfighter Nutrition Project, the plan is trying to discover ways... more »
  • US Officials Conducting Dead Bird Study in Gulf

    August 7, 2011 2:29 PM

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A new study being conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aims to determine how many birds may have died during the Gulf oil spill last year. The Press-Register in Mobile ( ) reports that in the "Carcass Drift Study" funded by BP PLC, researchers... more »
  • Study affirms concussion dangers to young athletes

    June 20, 2011 10:28 AM

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A new study highlights the heightened danger to young athletes who suffer concussions and sustain new head blows before they've fully recovered. The study, published Monday in Pediatrics, dug into the National Registry of Sudden Death in Young Athletes, a database maintained by the Minneapolis Heart Institute... more »
  • Study: Lifespan sank in hundreds of US counties

    June 15, 2011 9:06 AM

    ATLANTA (AP) - Americans are living longer, but not in every corner of the country. A new study shows that in hundreds of U.S. counties - mostly in the South - life expectancy has fallen. The researchers believe problems like smoking and obesity are partly to blame. "There are enormous... more »
  • Jindal asks for study of SUNO, UNO merger

    January 18, 2011 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has asked the state's top higher education board to research a possible merger of the University of New Orleans campus with the Southern University-New Orleans campus. Jindal also is asking the Board of Regents to consider whether that merged campus should then... more »
  • Committee to Study ways to Simplify Jury Instructions

    January 9, 2011 12:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A committee will study ways to simplify instructions that jurors are given before they start deliberating verdicts in state civil cases in Louisiana. Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Catherine Kimball says the legal instructions should be in plain language so juries are not confused. According to... more »
  • Pentagon Study Dismisses Risk of Gay Troops

    November 30, 2010 12:24 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A Pentagon study on gays in the military has determined that overturning the law known as "don't ask, don't tell" might cause some disruption at first but would not create any widespread or long-lasting problems. The findings were confirmed by two people familiar with the findings. They... more »
  • New Orleans to study raising downtown interstate

    October 20, 2010 9:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans got $2 million in federal money Wednesday to look at tearing down an elevated section of Interstate 10 that runs past the French Quarter that's been blamed for ruining one of the city's most important black neighborhoods when it was built in the 1960s.... more »
  • Experts Craft Study of BP Oil Spill Health Effects

    September 22, 2010 11:45 AM

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Doctors, scientists and public health experts began sketching the outlines Wednesday of a large-scale study of the health effects of the BP oil spill on cleanup workers and the public, hoping to include thousands of people in a review funded by BP. The federal Department of... more »
  • BR center to continue supplement study

    August 31, 2010 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An LSU campus gets a second, five-year federal grant to study whether plant extracts can keep people from getting fat and developing other conditions which often lead to diabetes. The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is one of five centers getting the $7.5 million awards announced... more »
  • Major Study Charts Long-Lasting Oil Plume in Gulf

    August 20, 2010 6:21 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A 22-mile-long invisible mist of oil is meandering far below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, where it will probably lester for months or more, scientists reported Thursday in the first conclusive evidence of an underwater plume from the BP spill. The most worrisome part is... more »
  • Study: Smoking scenes on the decline in top movies

    August 19, 2010 10:00 PM

    NEW YORK (AP) - There's a lot less smoking in the movies these days, a new report shows. Tobacco use on the silver screen peaked in 2005 and has been on the decline since, according to research that looked at the most popular films from 1991 to 2009. Last year... more »
  • New Study to Determine Why Some Hurricanes Rapidly Intensify

    August 13, 2010 12:41 PM

    VIRGINA KEY, Fla. (AP) - A new study is trying to determine why some hurricanes rapidly intensify into destructive storms, while others remain weak. Michael Montgomery, a meteorology professor at the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School, says researchers believe that there are unseen, protected areas of developing storms that... more »
  • Study: Students in Private School Pilot Score Low

    July 13, 2010 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A pilot plan backed by Gov. Bobby Jindal that uses state tax dollars so certain students can attend private schools is producing low test scores, a new study shows. The pilot program stems from a 2008 state law that provided $10 million for up to... more »
  • Sneeze Study

    July 12, 2010 12:14 PM

    ATLANTA (AP) - A new swine flu study finds that most people use their hands to stifle a cough or sneeze - an unsanitary practice that contributes to the spread of germs. For a study in New Zealand last August, medical students secretly watched hundreds of people cough or sneeze... more »
  • Miss. Yearlong Economic Impact Study To Examine Oil Spill

    July 8, 2010 11:27 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Haley Barbour has announced a yearlong economic impact study to examine the effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Barbour said Wednesday that participants will include the state College Board, Departments of Employment Security, Environmental Quality and Marine Resources, Mississippi... more »
  • Study Rips Defender Office; Defender: It's Wrong

    June 17, 2010 9:11 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -A new study finds little or no coordinated management in the public defender's office serving Lafayette, Vermilion and Acadia parishes. The report, to be released Thursday, also says the man in charge, David Balfour, has no official contract and was allowed to hire himself and decide his... more »
  • Dr. Barred From Practicing After Autism Study

    May 24, 2010 11:44 AM

    LONDON (AP) - A gastroenterologist who persuaded millions of parents worldwide that a common vaccine could cause autism was barred from practicing medicine in his native Britain on Monday after the country's top medical group found he conducted his research unethically. Dr. Andrew Wakefield was the first researcher to publish... more »
  • February 21 is College Goal Sunday in Louisiana

    February 17, 2010 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Louisiana's third annual College Goal Sunday will be held on February 21, 2010, from 2-4 p.m. at seventeen locations around the state. The purpose of College Goal Sunday is to provide students and their families with free professional assistance in completing the primary student financial aid... more »
  • President Obama launches "Educate to Innovate"

    November 24, 2009 10:20 AM

    PRESIDENT OBAMA LAUNCHES "EDUCATE TO INNOVATE" CAMPAIGN FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH (STEM) EDUCATION Nationwide effort includes over $260 million in public-private investments to move American students to the top of the pack in science and math achievement over the next decade President Obama today... more »
  • La Tech president wants TOPS continuance

    November 19, 2009 8:28 AM

    RUSTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana Tech University President Dan Reneau says he remains a firm supporter of the state's Taylor Opportunity Program for Students or TOPS that pays tuition at in-state schools for high-achieving high school students. The program has come under the spotlight recently after LSU President John Lombardi... more »
  • Epiphany Day School Hosts 5th Annual Medieval Festival

    November 6, 2009 2:54 PM

    New Iberia, LA (November 6, 2009)-EDS fifth grade students engaged in a comprehensive study of Medieval times for the past nine weeks. Beginning with the year 400 A.D. and climaxing with enlightenment of the Renaissance, students enjoyed a multi-discipline approach to their study. Enrichment curricula, such as literature (Library Science... more »

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