Damage from severe storms such as Sandy is likely to escalate by the end of the century as the population grows and people continue to build along the Eastern Seaboard.
Saltwater marshes on the Gulf Coast are far more resilient than freshwater marshes, new research finds. The results could reframe how scientists work to stop the chronic erosion of coastal wetlands in the Gulf.
The EPA says some communities in Louisiana face a 'moderate health risk' due to hydrocarbon fumes from the Gulf oil spill. Researchers will report air quality findings this week.
Tar balls from the Gulf oil spill were first spotted entering New Orleans' Lake Pontchartrain on Sunday, and have disrupted the lake's rebounding fishing industry.
The plan to build 90 miles of sand berms to protect Louisiana wetlands from the Gulf oil spill is now getting under way. But it could take nine months and have unintended consequences.
Honors College, an new American-style university for Palestinians, offers dual degrees from Palestinian and American universities.
President Obama's visit to New Orleans Thursday lasts barely four hours, and includes a stop for some soul food at the famed Dooky Chase.
In hurricane's wake, local artists found themselves competing with outsiders to record the event.