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Gulf Coast Environmental Justice Organizers launch the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp

     by Indigenous Rising Springfield, LA – Following legal victories for the Tribes at Standing Rock, Water Protectors in Southern Louisiana will open the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp tomorrow. The launch marks the next fight to protect Indigenous rights, life-giving water and to stop Energy Transfer Partners from committing acts … Continue reading Gulf Coast Environmental Justice Organizers launch the L’eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp

Fracking corporation turns Louisiana bayou country into toxic sinkhole

By Mike Ludwig / TruthOut For residents in Assumption Parish, the boiling, gas-belching bayou, with its expanding toxic sinkhole and quaking earth is no longer a mystery; but there is little comfort in knowing the source of the little-known event that has forced them out of their homes. Located about 45 miles south of Baton … Continue reading Fracking corporation turns Louisiana bayou country into toxic sinkhole

Study finds wetlands being destroyed at twice previous rate due to BP oil spill

By Claudia Adrien / University of Florida The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill temporarily worsened existing manmade problems in Louisiana’s salt marshes such as erosion, but there may be cause for optimism, according to a new study. A study appearing online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found the 2010 spill … Continue reading Study finds wetlands being destroyed at twice previous rate due to BP oil spill

Climate change poses a flooding threat to nearly 4 million people in United States

By Environment News Service Nearly four million Americans are at risk of severe flooding as climate change raises sea levels and intensifies storm surges during the coming century, new research indicates. Two studies, published today in the journal “Environmental Research Letters,” provide evidence that sea levels are rising, creating higher and higher floods that will … Continue reading Climate change poses a flooding threat to nearly 4 million people in United States

Report finds that fracking fluids cause death and reproductive damage in animals

By Krishna Ramanujan A new report has found dozens of cases of illness, death and reproductive issues in cows, horses, goats, llamas, chickens, dogs, cats, fish and other wildlife, and humans. It says these conditions could be the result of exposure to gas drilling operations. Hydraulic fracturing, popularly called hydrofracking, is a process for extracting … Continue reading Report finds that fracking fluids cause death and reproductive damage in animals