As extreme weather events become more frequent and intense, multiple disasters in southwest Louisiana during the pandemic show how unequipped disaster aid systems are during compounding events.
Nearly half of known Gulf of Mexico worker fatalities didn’t fit the agency’s reporting criteria.
We spoke with the Lake Charles-raised author about her debut short story collection, Last One Out Shut Off the Lights.
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 […]
We caught up with the hoppers who went on strike to demand better pay and safety precautions during the pandemic. They say little has changed.
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 […]
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 […]