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16

Nov

BREAKING NEWS: Oil rig explosion and fire off Louisiana coast, 2 missingThe U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that a Black Elk Energy Co. oil and natural gas platform had some sort of explosion occur in the gulf, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky over the water.

BREAKING NEWS: Oil rig explosion and fire off Louisiana coast, 2 missing
The U.S. Coast Guard confirmed that a Black Elk Energy Co. oil and natural gas platform had some sort of explosion occur in the gulf, sending plumes of black smoke into the sky over the water.

30

Aug

A fallen tree rests atop a cemetery tomb after being blown over by Isaac on Aug. 29 in Oakville, La. The storm downed numerous trees, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and caused extensive flooding in several low-lying towns in Plaquemines Parish.See more photos of Isaac’s aftermath.

A fallen tree rests atop a cemetery tomb after being blown over by Isaac on Aug. 29 in Oakville, La. The storm downed numerous trees, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and caused extensive flooding in several low-lying towns in Plaquemines Parish.
See more photos of Isaac’s aftermath.

28

Aug

Photo of the day: Dogs of Louisiana prepare for Isaac’s arrivalA small dog is picked up by the Plaquemines Parish animal control on Aug. 27 near the hurricane shelter at the Belle Chasse Auditorium in Belle Chasse, La. When a mandatory hurricane evacuation is called, owners may register their pets with the parish’s animal control to be transported to a temporary pet evacuation shelter until the storm passes.See more puppy pics.

Photo of the day: Dogs of Louisiana prepare for Isaac’s arrival
A small dog is picked up by the Plaquemines Parish animal control on Aug. 27 near the hurricane shelter at the Belle Chasse Auditorium in Belle Chasse, La. When a mandatory hurricane evacuation is called, owners may register their pets with the parish’s animal control to be transported to a temporary pet evacuation shelter until the storm passes.
See more puppy pics.

14

Sep

Chevron confirms Gulf of Mexico oil leakAbout 15,000 barrels per day of crude oil production was shut in due to the pipeline, Chevron said.

Chevron confirms Gulf of Mexico oil leak
About 15,000 barrels per day of crude oil production was shut in due to the pipeline, Chevron said.

02

Sep

Louisiana declares state of emergency as new storm loomsOil companies began evacuating workers from rigs in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of what forecasters said could be a powerful and dangerous storm.

Louisiana declares state of emergency as new storm looms
Oil companies began evacuating workers from rigs in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of what forecasters said could be a powerful and dangerous storm.

19

Aug

U.S. investigates possible oil sheen off Louisiana coastThe U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is looking into reports of an oil sheen in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. investigates possible oil sheen off Louisiana coast
The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is looking into reports of an oil sheen in the Green Canyon area of the Gulf of Mexico.

09

Jun

Coast Guard checks reported oil spill off Louisiana coastA fisherman reported an apparent oil spill ‘several miles’ long near Venice, Louisiana on Wednesday morning.

Coast Guard checks reported oil spill off Louisiana coast
A fisherman reported an apparent oil spill ‘several miles’ long near Venice, Louisiana on Wednesday morning.

14

Apr

Search for tar balls, answers a year after BP’s Gulf oil spillWhat’s most frightening to residents is what will happen to the fish, shrimp and crabs swimming through the oil and chemical dispersants still floating in Gulf waters and clogging the nearby marshes that act as nurseries.

Search for tar balls, answers a year after BP’s Gulf oil spill
What’s most frightening to residents is what will happen to the fish, shrimp and crabs swimming through the oil and chemical dispersants still floating in Gulf waters and clogging the nearby marshes that act as nurseries.

07

Jan

Mass bird deaths rare, not apocalyptic

Storms, hail or lightning can kill birds while tornadoes or waterspouts may suck up small fish or frogs and drop them far away. Human causes, such as fireworks, power lines or a collision with a truck, may also explain avian deaths.

04

Jan

Louisiana has mass bird kill just days after Arkansas

About 500 birds dropped to their death in Louisiana, littering a quarter-mile stretch of highway near Baton Rouge.