updated Wed. October 19, 2022
April 21, 2018
Investigators are probing possible links between two macabre discoveries 150 miles apart, one on Lake Houston and the other on Calcasieu Lake in Louisiana, where the severed heads of two woman were found in plastic bags near lakes and RV parks. The unidentified victims, both white women withÃâÃÂ ...
The Weather Channel
April 11, 2018
An algae bloom on Lake Ponchartrain in early March was spotted by a NASA satellite in a newly released image. Unseasonably warm weather, among other factors, allowed the algae bloom to grow rapidly on the lake's northern side. An algae bloom grew rapidly on the northern end of Louisiana's LakeÃâÃÂ ...
High Plains Journal
April 8, 2018
“To put that in tangible terms, the amount of water we hope to help growers save is over 10 percent more than the Lake of the Ozarks or roughly half the size of Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain,” he said. “In terms of carbon emissions, the savings is equivalent to 200,000 passenger vehicles operating for aÃâÃÂ ...
April 3, 2018
Sometimes referred to as "watermoss," salvinia has been a huge problem for Lake Bistineau and other Louisiana lakes, overtaking and smothering native plants that provide food and habitat for native animals and waterfowl. As the insidious plant grows, it also blocks out underwater sunlight and decreasesÃâÃÂ ...
January 10, 2018
Freezing temps tamp down invasive aquatic plant that's been overtaking Louisiana lakes. Updated January 11, 2018 at 12:28 AM ; Posted January 10, 2018 at 5:50 AM. A large swath of giant salvinia, an invasive species from Brazil that grows quickly and crowds out native plant species. (Photo courtesy of LouisianaÃâÃÂ ...
U.S. News & World Report
December 11, 2017
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The body of a missing woman has been found in a south Louisiana lake, after an angler hooked her purse. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz (GIH'-droze) told news organizations that divers found the body in Lake Dubuisson (DOO'-bih-sawn) early Monday. Authorities areÃâÃÂ ...
The Daily Herald
October 16, 2017
Associated Press. KENNER, La. — An oil rig explosion on a lake north of New Orleans, apparently caused when cleaning chemicals ignited, injured seven people and left authorities searching for another who was missing. There were “a lot of injuries,” many of them serious, with at least seven confirmedÃâÃÂ ...
October 16, 2017
An explosion at an oil rig Sunday night near Kenner, Louisiana, left at least seven people injured and one missing as of Monday morning. Two of the rig workers injured sustained critical burns and others sustained trauma from the blast, which happened in Lake Pontchartrain, about 20 miles north of NewÃâÃÂ ...
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