The east bank levee authority on Thursday (July 16) approved settlements of BP oil spill damage claims totaling $9.2 million, including $8.2 million for levee districts in New Orleans and St. Bernard and east Jefferson parishes, and $1 million for claims of...

The east bank levee authority on Thursday (July 16) approved settlements of BP oil spill damage claims totaling $9.2 million, including $8.2 million for levee districts in New Orleans and St. Bernard and east Jefferson parishes, and $1 million for claims of...

Canada Train Blast ~ Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Canada Train Blast ~ Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in downtown Lac Megantic, Quebec, Canada, Saturday, July 6, 2013.

Legal experts say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear BP's challenge to the multibillion-dollar oil spill settlement was a predictable end to one of the more contentious chapters of the ongoing disaster litigation. But the setback may not keep BP from appealing to the nation's highest court on future oil spill disputes.

Legal experts say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear BP's challenge to the multibillion-dollar oil spill settlement was a predictable end to one of the more contentious chapters of the ongoing disaster litigation. But the setback may not keep BP from appealing to the nation's highest court on future oil spill disputes.

The spill covers about 8 square miles, including some wetlands, to the west of Empire.

Coast Guard reports 4,200-gallon crude oil spill in Barataria Bay

The spill covers about 8 square miles, including some wetlands, to the west of Empire.

Rebuilding Louisiana's coast, including the rapidly eroding Mississippi River delta, should be the main use of billions of dollars in expected BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill fine and restoration money, according to two reports released Tuesday by the National Wildlife Federation and...

Rebuilding Louisiana's coast, including the rapidly eroding Mississippi River delta, should be the main use of billions of dollars in expected BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill fine and restoration money, according to two reports released Tuesday by the National Wildlife Federation and...

Nearly half the bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay tested in mid-2011 to assess natural resources' damage in the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill were in “guarded or worse” condition, including 17 percent that were not expected to...

Half of bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay were seriously ill or dying in 2011, new study finds

Nearly half the bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay tested in mid-2011 to assess natural resources' damage in the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill were in “guarded or worse” condition, including 17 percent that were not expected to...

You might get to see the eggs hatch in late April, thanks to the real-time video stream provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

You might get to see the eggs hatch in late April, thanks to the real-time video stream provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Between 2 and 4 inches of rain are predicted from Sunday through Monday night, with higher amounts possible near the Atchafalaya River.

Wet weekend, followed by possible severe weather on Monday

Between 2 and 4 inches of rain are predicted from Sunday through Monday night, with higher amounts possible near the Atchafalaya River.

'The message is significantly more severe than any of us thought even 5 or 10 years ago', governor's chief adviser says

The $50 billion plan to save Louisiana's coast gets a rewrite

'The message is significantly more severe than any of us thought even 5 or 10 years ago', governor's chief adviser says

Project would allow access by 'Panamax' ocean-going vessels with much more cargo capacity

50-foot dredging depth proposed for parts of lower Mississippi River

Project would allow access by 'Panamax' ocean-going vessels with much more cargo capacity

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