Posted inClimate, Gulf Coast, Louisiana, Water, Wildlife

Louisiana government researcher says she was fired for raising alarm about dolphin deaths

According to studies, a major coastal project could lead to more dolphin fatalities. This story was published in partnership with Louisiana Illuminator.  Gulf Coast researchers are raising alarms about a $1.4 billion coastal restoration project’s potential to kill and injure bottlenose dolphins. Now, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries employee whose job it was […]

Posted inClimate, Gulf Coast, Land, Louisiana, Water

‘The water’s coming in’: How Grand Isle residents are coping as their home washes into the sea

Without more sand, Louisiana’s barrier islands are shrinking at a rapid rate as sea levels rise, and becoming more costly to maintain.  This story was published in collaboration with Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate and freelance photographer Virginia Hanusik, and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative. Jean Landry sits on […]

Posted inClimate, COVID-19, Gulf Coast, Justice, Louisiana, Public Health, Water

How we made a mental health resource guide for southwest La. residents

Mental health was a recurring theme in our series on hurricane recovery during the pandemic. Download the guide here. After Hurricanes Laura and Delta hit Lake Charles last year, it took months for the Kay Doré Counseling Clinic at McNeese State University to return to campus, where it offers low-cost counseling out of a trailer […]