Everyone remembers the catastrophic oil spills like BP’s in 2010. Few remember the slow motion spills, like Taylor Energy’s, which has been drip drip dripping for all of the past 10 years—a leak shrouded in secrecy and seemingly impossible to fix.
Louisiana is sinking, faster than you might think. Every hour, it loses more than a football field-sized chunk of land to the ocean. Or, to use more evocative words, it's like "a layer cake made of Jell-O, floating in a swirling Jacuzzi of steadily warming, rising water." To save its disintegrating coastline,…
If you compare a map of the Louisiana coastline in the 1920s to today, the difference is striking. About 1,883 square miles of land has just disappeared — swallowed into the Gulf of Mexico. And each year Louisiana loses more. In fact, roughly a football field's worth of land is lost every hour.
A sinkhole the size of twenty football fields swallowing trees and swamps—like the one that evacuated Bayou Corne, Louisiana, a year ago—is already terrifying. But what's more scary might be what's happening now: the danger of an exploding sinkhole that will look like the gates of hell.
Louisiana residents probably won't be too pleased to hear the following news, which, for them, won't really be a change of pace at all. According to a team at the very not-real-sounding Vermont Complex Systems Center and based on what is surely a totally objective and not at all arbitrary analysis of tweets,…
This dramatic visualization of hurricane Katrina masterfully captures the monster storm for a period of 1.5 days as it gathers strength over warm ocean waters.
It should first be stated that these ants aren't just crazy, they're scientifically crazy. Known as the Rasberry Crazy Ant, they've garnered a reputation in the US for moving in massive colonies and destroying everything in their path. And they're spreading.
The next time you think about hitting up Baton Rouge for some historical enrichment, you can save yourself the trip. Because at this statue of Louisiana's first governor, the biographical write-up is two printed out pages out from his Wikipedia entry. From 2009. Including external links.
In 1980, Texaco drilled down to look for oil beneath Lake Peigneur. A little too far down. The mistake drained the entire lake like a bathtub, creating an enormous whirlpool that consumed barges, drills, and 65 acres of land. Oops.
The plans allow customers to call or send text, picture, or video messages to anyone of any service provider in the US. Pricing ranges from $59.99 for a 450 minute Single Line Plan to $129.99 for a 2000 minute Family Share Plan, but unfortunately, are only available if you have one of the following area codes: 210,…