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Why many Louisiana homeowners lack flood insurance

Aug 17, 2016
Most Louisiana homeowners aren't covered.
Two people walk through a flooded street in Sorrento, Louisiana as an early morning fog blankets the area. 
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Examining the Gulf Coast's master plan

Aug 21, 2015
Louisiana comes up $20 billion short for its coastal restoration plan.

The high cost of gridlock

Jul 13, 2015
In 2013, traffic jams in the U.S. cost consumers an estimated $124 billion.

Falling oil prices hurt state budgets

Nov 17, 2014
For states trying to balance budgets that rely on oil taxes, it's crunch time.

Tech on the bayou: Louisiana and New Orleans make a play for start-ups

Jan 24, 2014
Technology is so integrated with all industries these days that tech companies can locate almost anywhere. New Orleans is pushing its advantages.

Can dog food help Louisiana's wetlands?

Sep 20, 2013
Large rodents called nutria damage thousands of acres of coastal wetlands in Louisiana each year. But trappers are becoming a dying breed.

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Louisiana's Gulf Coast adapts to global warming's rising seas

Sep 9, 2013
Flood protection uses construction techniques developed by the oil industry. Coastal protection in Louisiana grows into an export industry.

Louisiana alligator hunters set to reel in profits

Aug 27, 2013
For the next month, it's open season on wild alligators in the Bayou State, and it's big business for hunters and luxury fashion houses like Hermes and Gucci.

Lumber mills buzzing again in Louisiana

Jul 1, 2013
Louisiana manufacturers that produce lumber plan to reopen and expand factories, as nationwide housing market shows steady recovery.