Ida Showed the Fossil Fuel Industry Has Left Louisiana Defenseless

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Above us was LA-1, an elevated highway nicknamed the “Gateway to the Gulf” because it is the only connector between what can still be considered mainland Louisiana to Grand… Read more.

Shocking Aerial Images Show Extent of Ida’s Damage in Louisiana

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Hurricane Ida slammed into the Gulf Coast this weekend, but we’re still getting a handle on the damages from the storm.

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New Orleans Loses Power as Hurricane Ida Inundates Louisiana

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Hurricane-Ravaged Louisiana Just Can't Catch a Break

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Hurricane Delta tore through southern Louisiana late Friday evening, leaving hundreds of thousands without power in a state still reeling from the last powerful windstorm that hit the region just six weeks ago. hurricane delta hurricanes louisiana extreme weather

Evacuations Underway as Hurricane Laura Beelines for Louisiana and Texas

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This week, Louisiana caught a fortunate break from Tropical Storm Marco, which rapidly lost steam before its a projected landfall. hurricane laura hurricanes hurricane season texas louisiana

The Louisiana City Struck by Two Hurricanes Last Year Is Suffering in This Week's Deep Freeze

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On Monday night, the temperature in Lake Charles, Louisiana dipped to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (7.8 degrees Celsius), more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit (17.2 degrees Celsius) below average.

National Guard Cracks Down on String of Cyberattacks in Louisiana Ahead of Election: Report

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The Louisiana National Guard stepped in to thwart a series of cyberattacks after several government offices across the state were targeted in recent weeks, according to a Friday Reuters report. ransomware cyberattacks louisiana cyber attack 2020 election 2020 presidential election

Hurricane Ida Is Hitting Louisiana Amid a Covid-19 Surge. It's a Nightmare in the Making

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Hurricane Ida has officially made landfall in Louisiana. There’s never a good time for one of the worst storms to ever strike the state to make landfall, but now is a particularly nightmarish moment. Read more.

Louisiana Representative Boldly Offers to Make His State a ‘Sanctuary’ for Fossil Fuels

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A brave Louisiana legislator has a plan to protect poor, helpless fossil fuels by offering up his state as a safe space where they can be dug up, refined, and burned free from judgment (and government regulation).

Hive Slayer Is A Free New VR Game Aiding Louisiana Hurricane Relief Via Donations

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” King Crow is releasing the project in aid of the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana Hurricane Relief & Recovery fund. “Our founder Cody Louviere has been traveling multiple times a week to Lake Charles, Louisiana – hurricane ground zero,” the post reads.

Louisiana Activists Face Terrorism Charges, 15 Years in Prison for Harmless Plastic Stunt

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Two Louisiana environmental justice activists face up to 15 years in prison for—wait for it—delivering boxes of plastic to oil and gas lobbyists.

Indigenous Communities Feel Like a ‘Sacrifice Zone’ in the Wake of Ida’s Destruction

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Since Sunday, she’s been hard at work gathering data on the damage Hurricane Ida wrought in her corner of southeast Louisiana. Christine Verdin, 62, serves on the recovery committee for the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe, of which she is a member.

Flying a Drone Near a Pipeline Could Soon Cost You $4,000 in Louisiana

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Louisiana’s looking out to protect its pipelines and chemical plants from drone, raising the specter of nefarious climate protesters to pass the legislation.

Hurricane Laura topples a controversial Confederate monument in Louisiana

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The powerful storm intensified into a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, early Thursday morning. Hurricane Laura was so forceful that it caused widespread damage, including knocking a Confederate statue right off of its pedestal.

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana law that would've drastically restricted abortion

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On Monday, the Supreme Court struck down a law that would restrict abortion in Louisiana. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said the restriction would not close clinics. The 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo declared the law, passed in 2014, unconstitutional.

Hey Exxon, Maybe Stop Tweeting

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You quite literally can’t write this joke: Exxon, one of the companies most responsible for the climate crisis, tweeted Monday that it was keeping people in Louisiana and the Gulf Coast affected by Hurricane Ida in its “thoughts and prayers.”

Satellite Photos Reveal Extent of Power Outages Across Hurricane-Stricken New Orleans

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Satellite images taken before and after Hurricane Ida swept through Louisiana this week are showcasing the upsetting extent to which people have suffered without power in New Orleans.

New Orleans to Require Vaccination or Negative Covid-19 Test to Enter Bars, Stadiums, and More

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Hurricane Laura Shows Us the Injustice of the Climate Crisis

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With the storm came more than 9 feet of storm surge in parts of Louisiana. Hurricane Laura tied the strongest storm to hit Louisiana on record,… Read more. hurricane laura weather is happening climate injustice louisiana

Ugh, Zeta

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The storm is expected to reach Louisiana by Wednesday and batter a state that’s spent much too much time in the bullseye this year. hurricane season hurricanes gulf of mexico louisiana gulf coast

Come Little Children, This Hocus Pocus Inspired Cookbook Has Wonderfully Witchy Treats

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How to help those impacted by Hurricane Laura

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Early Thursday, Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane in Cameron, Louisiana, about 35 miles east of the Texas border. Laura traveled inland from Cameron to bring destruction to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where buildings and homes were destroyed.

'The Trifecta of Disasters' : This Black-Owned Business in New Orleans Survived Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill. Now It's Facing Covid-19

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How to Help People Impacted by Hurricane Laura

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Early this morning, Hurricane Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, battering the region with winds up to 150 mph. There is already one confirmed fatality , and Louisiana Gov. While there is already extensive damage in Louisiana, Laura… Read more.

Alligator Attack in Ida Floodwaters Leaves Man Missing and Presumed Dead

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A 71-year-old Louisiana man is presumed dead after an alligator lurking in Hurricane Ida’s floodwaters attacked him on Monday. Read more. alligator disaster accident environment alligatoridae crocodilians lance vitter

How to Help Hurricane Ida Victims Right Now

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Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday as a powerful Category 4 storm, dumping flooding rain whipped by sustained winds of more than 150 mph (241 kph).

Scopely raises $340 million at a $3.3 billion valuation as gaming grabs investors’ interest

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Dildo Drone Interrupts ‘Tough on Crime’ New Mexico Sheriff’s Speech, Chaos Ensues

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LA’s consumer goods rental service, Joymode, sells to the NYC retail investment firm, XRC Labs

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Join us Wednesday, September 9 to watch Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator demo day live

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The 2020 class of Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator is graduating with an official demo day on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT), and you can watch all the teams present their startups live via the stream above.

‘Nowhere Is Perfectly Safe’: A Coastal Expert on What Comes After Ida

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Hurricane Ida slammed into southeast Louisiana on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina —and less than a year after two other hurricanes hit the region.

Hurricane Delta Is Heading for the Petrochemical Hub That Hurricane Laura Hit Six Weeks Ago

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Louisiana can’t catch a break. Just six weeks after Category 4 Hurricane Laura made landfall and took over two dozen lives , another powerful storm is on its way. Read more. hurricanes hurricane season hurricane delta hurricane laura environmental justice

Partners at Sequoia, GGV, General Catalyst and Greylock join Valence’s VC initiative for Black founders

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The new, Los Angeles-based online professional network for Black talent, Valence , has launched a new initiative called the Valence Funding Network to link Black entrepreneurs with top partners at firms including Accel, Sequoia, GGV, First Round Capital, Bessemer Ventures, Greylock, Upfront Ventures and Collab Capital.

Comedian Sued For Creating Fake 'Antifa' Events on Facebook

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The mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against a 28-year-old comedian who created three fake events on Facebook that claimed “antifa” was coming to the town.

The Congressman Biden Tapped to Liaise With Climate Activists Has Received $340,000 in Fossil Fuel Money

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Cedric Richmond, a Louisiana Democrat, will reportedly serve as director of the Office of Public Engagement, Bloomberg reported on Monday evening. President-elect Joe Biden is beginning to fill top positions for his administration, including sending a climate signal.

AT&T Leaves New Orleans Unable to Contact 911 During Hurricane Ida

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Amid the human carnage that was wrought by Hurricane Ida this past weekend, the brutal rain and wind conditions that slammed the Louisiana coasts have left some awful infrastructural damage in their wake.

Hurricane Ida Makes Landfall as a Dangerous Category 4 Storm

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The storm has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 beast and is in the process of making landfall on Grand Isle, Louisiana. The worst has come to bear with Hurricane Ida. Read more. ida hurricane ida landfall environment atlantic hurricanes hurricane katrina philip klotzbach hurricanes in hispaniola weather atlantic hurricane season katrina michael disaster accident tropical cyclones andrew laura