5 Sep 2021
The storm has damaged buildings and caused massive power outages. President Joe Biden has promised federal assistance in the Gulf Coast region for "as long as it takes."
31 Aug 2021
Residents carry out rescue missions in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida made landfall, killing two and stranding many in rising floodwaters. Ida, which has been downgraded to a tropical depression, knocked out power for all of New Orleans, with more than a million properties across Louisiana without power, according to an outage tracker.
30 Aug 2021
Hurricane Ida hit the US coast after escalating into a Category 4 storm. Residents and officials are now facing what Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has warned could be the worst storm since the 1850s.
29 Aug 2021
On a long ribbon of land between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, industrial pollution puts the area's mostly African-American residents at nearly 50 times the risk of cancer than the United States average, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Then "Cancer Alley," as it's known, began making headlines for a different reason last spring: one of its parishes -- Louisiana's equivalent of US counties -- was hit with the highest rate of Covid-19 related deaths in the country.
13 May 2018
A plague of Louisiana crayfish is affecting the streams and the lakes of the German capital. Biologists think the little critters were abandoned as pets, and since then their numbers have exploded. The latest attempt to control them involves capturing, cooking and crunching.
3 Sep 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit Louisiana as relief efforts continue in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
2 Sep 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump travels to Houston and Lake Charles, Louisiana on Saturday to meet victims of catastrophic storm Harvey, one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history that is presenting a test of his administration.
11 Aug 2017
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has declared a state of emergency in New Orleans where flood pumps failed over the weekend, threatening the city haunted by Hurricane Katrina.