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2 years 3 months ago

Storms, tornado threats for Christmas around US

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Nasty weather is already complicating travel in parts of the U.S., with forecasts of snow, thunderstorms and more threatening a sloppy Christmas Day from Texas to Florida. In Oklahoma, authorities were already warning would-be travelers to stay home Tuesday as freezing rain and sleet caused a...

4 years 8 months ago

Oil spill reaches Lake Pontchartrain

Lake Pontchartrain north of New Orleans is the latest site where oil from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico is appeared. The lake was rescued from pollution in 1990s and had once again become a bountiful fishing ground and a popular spot for boating and swimming. ...

4 years 9 months ago

Arkansas searchers seek victims

Another day of searching today has begun as crews try to find one person still missing after flash floods swept through an Arkansas campsite and killed at least 19 people. A torrent of water swept through the Albert Pike Recreation Area before dawn Friday and piles of tangled debris...

4 years 9 months ago

'Drilling moratorium causes economic harm'

Despite the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu is reiterating her call to end the Obama administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling, saying it will cause economic hardship in the region. Speaking Thursday on ABC's "Good Morning America," Landrieu said the moratorium was issued...

4 years 9 months ago

Obama to Gulf: 'You are not alone'

President Barack Obama has promised Gulf Coast residents that they are not alone and will not be abandoned or left behind. Obama made the pledge as he visited Louisiana on Friday to tour areas threatened by the disastrous oil spill and get an update on response efforts. Speaking outside...

4 years 10 months ago

Tar balls washed up on Louisiana beach

Louisiana wildlife officials say workers have found huge tar balls littering the beach at Port Fourchon, some of them 8 inches across. Laura Deslatte, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, said Friday that the glossy globs of oil were found along the entire beach at...

4 years 10 months ago

Oil spill reaches Louisiana coast

Fishermen rushed to scoop up shrimp and crews spread floating barriers around marshes as a faint glaze of oil started to wash ashore along the Gulf Coast from a sunken rig. The oil slick could become the nation's worst environmental disaster in decades, threatening hundreds of species of fish,...

4 years 11 months ago

Louisiana chemical warehouse erupts in flames

Louisiana state police say a huge fire has erupted at a warehouse used for chemical storage, forcing the evacuation of about 20 nearby residents. No injuries were immediately reported. Lt. Doug Cain, a state police spokesman, says the blaze at the Coco Resources warehouse was reported about 2:10 p.m....

5 years 2 weeks ago

Disposal of coal ash a long haul

More than a year after a Tennessee coal ash spill created one of the worst environmental disasters of its kind in U.S. history, the problem is seeping into several other states. It began Dec. 22, 2008, when a retaining pond burst at a coal-burning power plant, spilling 5.4 million...

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