Stories tagged: "louisiana"

Court rules Texas and Louisiana can cut Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, putting a host of medical services low-income patients rely on at risk. Image via Shutterstock.
Texas and Louisiana Want to Defund Planned Parenthood. That Is Having Consequences Beyond Those States.

Low-income patients in Texas and Louisiana who utilize Planned Parenthood’s many health services will soon see their options restricted.

An abortion rights rally outside of the Supreme Court in March 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images)
Colorado Voted to Protect Reproductive Rights. Louisiana? Not So Much.

Election Day saw reproductive rights in the US take one step forward and potentially 50 steps back with anti-abortion measures on the ballot in both the West and South.

While the economic toll of 2020's wildfires is still not known, the US has experienced huge increases in billion-dollar weather disasters in the past four decades due to climate change (AP Photo/Noah Berger).
Billion-Dollar Disasters Are More Frequent Than Ever in the US—Wildfires Are Only Part of That Toll

Wildfires in the West will have an enormous financial toll, but they are part of a more worrying trend of huge financial losses tied to extreme weather events caused by climate change.

This satellite image released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows Hurricane Laura churning in the Gulf of Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. Forecasters say Laura is rapidly intensifying and will become a “catastrophic” Category 4 hurricane before landfall. (NOAA via AP)
Time Is Running Out: Hurricane Laura Now a Category 4 With Landfall Less Than 12 Hours Away

Texas and Louisiana brace for a catastrophic landfall and devastating storm surge as the monster storm continues to strengthen.