coastal desk

David Grunfeld / |The Times-Picayune

The Trump Administration has rolled back a rule that restricts methane emissions from oil and gas refineries.

Photo courtesy of Blue Ocean Mariculture via NOAA.

Huge floating fish farms in the Gulf of Mexico? Plans were in the works, until this week.


The latest forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts there could be a record-breaking number of hurricanes this year.

Though headed toward the Texas coast, Tropical Depression Eight is expected to bring rain, storms, and gusty winds to Louisiana through the weekend.
National Hurricane Center

Thursday, July 23

A weather disturbance tracking over the Gulf of Mexico has strengthened into a tropical depression.

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.