The Plan to Save Louisiana's Coast Costs More Than the Manhattan Project

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,… » 12/08/14 8:15pm 12/08/14 8:15pm

Louisiana loses a football field of land every hour to the ocean

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. » 8/28/14 12:45pm 8/28/14 12:45pm

Massive Louisiana sinkhole might ignite into a fiery explosion

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. » 11/15/13 7:31pm 11/15/13 7:31pm

The Happiest and Saddest Places in the Country as Told by Your Tweets

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,… » 2/19/13 4:20pm 2/19/13 4:20pm

Verizon Introduces "Unlimited Any Mobile" Plan To Texas And Louisiana…

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,… » 8/03/10 9:30pm 8/03/10 9:30pm

Moto RAZR Stops Bullet, Saves Man's Life

This may be the first good news Motorola's had in a long while: A feller named RJ Richard down in the New Orleans suburb of St. Tammany Parish was on his lawnmower in his backyard when something struck him hard on the chest. When he pulled his Moto RAZR out of his breast pocket to see if it had been damaged by what he… » 11/23/08 2:30pm 11/23/08 2:30pm