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  • Gulf 'dead zone' above average but not near record

    July 29, 2013 11:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - This summer's "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, where there's so little oxygen that starfish suffocate, is bigger than average but not the predicted near-record. Scientists led by Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium say the area of low oxygen, called hypoxia, covers 5,840... more »
  • Explosion, fire rocks apartment complex

    May 7, 2013 1:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters responded to an apartment fire and reported explosion at a complex this afternoon in Baton Rouge. People living near the Oaks of Kingsbridge at 11888 Long Ridge Drive told News 2 they felt an explosion which shook their homes, then called 911. The fire... more »
  • Man escapes fire, explosions at his home Play Video

    January 18, 2013 10:45 AM

    ST. AMANT - Firefighters said an elderly man awoken by a fire blowing up bottles of oxygen managed to crawl to safety early this morning. Members of the St. Amant Volunteer Fire Department were called to the home on Brignac Road around 4 a.m. Assistant Chief Derek LeBlanc said... more »
  • Restroom oxygen

    June 25, 2012 7:33 PM

    The FAA is about to order airlines to put oxygen systems back in restrooms. It will reverse a decision made over fears terrorists could use them to start a fire during flight. The FAA says its doing an about-face to "eliminate a hazard that could jeopardize flight safety." The rule... more »
  • Pentagon limits F-22 flights

    May 15, 2012 7:44 PM

    Flights of the F-22 advanced stealth fighter are now limited to regions where pilots can make quick landings if they experience oxygen problems. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the decision after pilots complained about oxygen-deficit problems which have resulted in dizziness,blackouts and other symptoms that arise when the body doesn't... more »
  • TPSO: Woman, dog suffocate from generator fumes

    December 28, 2011 11:49 AM

    AMITE CITY - Deputies in Tangipahoa Parish reported a woman and her dog found dead in their home were overcome by fumes from a generator. Sheriff's deputies were called out to the home of Jerri Lynn Hall yesterday, after she was found deceased in her bed. They said the... more »
  • LDWF: Latest fish kill also not tied to oil

    September 15, 2010 3:51 PM

    Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says low tide and high temperatures caused low oxygen levels that suffocated huge numbers of fish in Plaquemines Parish. Spokeswoman Olivia Watkins said Wednesday that department biologists found the fish kill had nothing to do with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The fish... more »
  • Microbes munch oil, haven't robbed Gulf of oxygen

    September 7, 2010 1:24 PM

    A new federal report says microbes that are gobbling up oil from the BP spill haven't caused problems with oxygen loss in the Gulf of Mexico. Federal officials say some underwater oxygen levels have fallen by 20 percent, but the levels aren't low enough to create 'dead zones.' They say... more »
  • Microbes munch oil, haven't robbed Gulf of oxygen

    September 7, 2010 1:07 PM

    A new federal report says microbes that are gobbling up oil from the BP spill haven't caused problems with oxygen loss in the Gulf of Mexico. Federal officials say some underwater oxygen levels have fallen by 20 percent, but the levels aren't low enough to create 'dead zones.' ... more »
  • Oil spill not cause of record-size dead zone in Gulf

    August 2, 2010 10:29 PM

    The oil spill apparently hasn't made the annual "dead zone" in the Gulf grow. It's where nothing lives in an area about the size of New Jersey. It's caused by a lack of oxygen in the water. The predictions on the record-size were made before the spill and the... more »
  • Dead zone in the Gulf one of the largest ever

    August 2, 2010 10:26 AM

    Scientists say this year that the "dead zone" area that forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the largest ever measured. The large area of low oxygen that chokes marine life comes in addition to the massive BP oil spill. Microbes that eat the... more »
  • Scientist: Oxygen levels down in Gulf oil plumes

    June 22, 2010 5:47 PM

    A marine scientist says underwater oil plumes are reducing oxygen in parts of the Gulf of Mexico, but the drop-off isn't steep enough to endanger marine life just yet. Samantha Joye of the University of Georgia said Tuesday that water samples show oxygen concentrations within the plumes are dropping... more »
  • 2 Your Health for Dec. 9

    December 9, 2009 5:34 PM

    The effectiveness of a popular flu medication and a new treatment for headaches are discussed in this 2 Your Health report. more »
  • Ascension Parish Oxygen Supply

    August 28, 2009 11:47 AM

    A mobile oxygen supply trailer is now in place to serve oxygen-dependent residents across Ascension Parish during an emergency. The trailer holds 10 cylinders that can supply about 300 oxygen tanks, before being refilled. Ascension is the first parish in the state to have an oxygen supply trailer... more »

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