Coastal Desk

Southeast Louisiana is sinking under the waves faster than any coastal landscape in the world. With so much at stake for Louisiana and the nation, New Orleans Public Radio has made coastal news a priority.

Since mid-2014 our Coastal Desk reporting team has been producing frequent news reports and in-depth features covering coastal erosion and restoration; hurricane protection; offshore energy and other coastal businesses; wildlife and fisheries impacts; and coastal communities and culture.

Support for the Coastal Desk comes from the Walton Family Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and local listeners.

Sheriff's deputies negotiate with protesters disrupting construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Sept. 2018.
Travis Lux / WWNO

The temporary closure of the Dakota Access Pipeline will not affect Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge Pipeline, according to the company that owns both.

NOAA

The big Saharan dust cloud headed for the southeastern United States seems a bit much in our current moment, but it's not that unusual.

Eileen Fleming / WRKF

The state of Louisiana has joined two lawsuits as a defendant over the operation of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Joan M. Garvey

Residents along the 2300 block of Esplanade Avenue have had unusual neighbors for the past several years – hundreds of night herons.

NOAA GOES

Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in southeast Louisiana late Sunday afternoon, before weakening to a tropical depression. The effects of the storm were fairly routine and the threat of storm surge along the Gulf coast has been discontinued according to the National Hurricane Center.

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