There’s An Environmental Disaster Unfolding In The Gulf of Mexico

Rocky Kistner / HuffPost ENVIRONMENT 11 July 2019 A slow-moving flood of polluted Mississippi River water is causing serious damage to Gulf species, and a major storm threatens to make it worse. As fishermen deep in the Louisiana bayou, Kindra Arnesen and her family have faced their share of life-altering challenges in recent years. First [...]

2019-12-06T17:09:24+00:00July 11th, 2019|News|Comments Off on There’s An Environmental Disaster Unfolding In The Gulf of Mexico

Tropical disturbance eyes Gulf, south Louisiana: Major rainfall possible, experts say

Mark Schleifstein / The Times Picayune 8 July 2019 National Hurricane Center forecasters believe a tropical depression or storm is very likely to form later this week in the Gulf of Mexico, but they're hedging their bets on exactly where it might pop up. In their 2 p.m. forecast Monday, forecasters estimated there’s an 80 percent [...]

2019-07-10T15:34:56+00:00July 8th, 2019|News|Comments Off on Tropical disturbance eyes Gulf, south Louisiana: Major rainfall possible, experts say

All 21 of Mississippi’s beaches are closed because of toxic algae

Michelle Lou / CNN 7 July 2019 (CNN)Summer's the perfect time to hit the beach -- unless you live in Mississippi. Along the state's Gulf Coast, all 21 of the state's beaches have been shut down for swimming due to a blue-green harmful algal bloom (HAB), according to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). HABs [...]

2019-07-10T15:14:05+00:00July 7th, 2019|News|Comments Off on All 21 of Mississippi’s beaches are closed because of toxic algae

PRECAUTIONARY CLOSURE OF MOLLUSCAN SHELLFISH GROWING WATERS IN LOUISIANA

Justin Gremillion / LDH/OPH Sanitarian Services 3 July 2019 Pursuant to the provisions of LSA RS 40:5.3, as amended and re-enacted by Act 1 of the First Regular Legislative Session of 1988, and RS 40:5, molluscan shellfish growing areas 1, 2 and a partial section of 3, as designated by attached map, are hereby "CLOSED" [...]

2019-07-10T15:23:23+00:00July 3rd, 2019|News|Comments Off on PRECAUTIONARY CLOSURE OF MOLLUSCAN SHELLFISH GROWING WATERS IN LOUISIANA
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