John Snell

  Coastal activists and scientists point to new land resulting from this year’s high Mississippi River

The French Quarter makes TripAdvisor’s list of the world’s most popular attractions

  Land Builders: Giant dredges create new delta near the mouth of the Mississippi

  Sediment piled high in the Bonnet Carre Spillway after an unprecedented year

  How baby oysters in Mississippi survived this year’s influx of fresh water

  The Barn: Injured animals find a home in an unlikely place

Continued Coverage

  Whale beached along the Mississippi Gulf Coast is out of critical condition

The Saints on New Orleans TV rate as America’s top hit show

  Portions of Lake Pontchartrain turn green as algae bloom

  A high stakes water fight waging over Louisiana’s most expensive coastal projects

  Millions of dump trucks worth of river sand build new land along Louisiana coast

  A baby boom comes to the Audubon Institute’s West Bank facility

  High Mississippi River brings unexpected crawfish population explosion

Fishermen are trapping mudbugs by the thousands in Mardi Gras Pass thanks to the high waters of the Mississippi River.

  Fishermen pull up dead and dying oysters in areas affected by the Bonnet Carre Spillway opening

Fishermen in St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes had already complained about various cuts, both man-made and natural, that have made Breton Sound more fresh.

  Voices in Mississippi complain about being on the receiving end of Louisiana flood waters

Mississippi officials criticize the operation of the Bonnet Carre Spillway

  All four Category Five U.S. hurricanes rapidly intensified before making landfall

All four Category 5 hurricanes intensified rapidly before making landfall

  Mississippi River has been running higher than normal for a few years

  One million cypress and Tupelo seeds could help revive Louisiana’s forests

  High river levels could trigger the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway

  State plans for river diversions spark a ‘mud fight’ over coastal restoration

  LSU researcher believes simply filling in oil field canals reverses some coastal land loss

  Hurricane Michael could be upgraded to a Cat. 5

  Victims of the second strongest hurricane to strike the Gulf Coast feel forgotten

Mexico City Beach and other communities struggle to recover from Hurricane Michael and with the lack of media attention

Gov. Edwards commits to restore funding for coast

Gov. John Bell Edwards committed Wednesday to restoring millions of dollars that Louisiana cut from coastal funding a few years ago as its budget was hemorrhaging.

John Snell’s Tribute to Coastal Louisiana

A photographic tribute to Louisiana's vanishing coast

Plaquemines Parish government raises conflict of interest concerns over state coastal director’s new job

Louisiana Coastal Chairman Johnny Bradberry takes a new job with a state contractor, drawing fire from critics

A little late this year, the Smoky Mountains are about to light up in fall color

Annual autumn display draws thousands of onlookers

  The most powerful hurricane ever recorded in Louisiana had no name

Monday marks the 125th anniversary of the 1893 hurricane along the Louisiana coast

  Poll finds broad support for restoration among coastal LA voters

Poll finds 97% of coastal Louisiana voters favor restoration

  State pitches reluctant Plaquemines Parish on controversial coastal project

In Plaquemines Parish, just the mention of the largest coastal restoration project ever proposed can spark spirited debate.

Deepening Mississippi River could lure some of the world’s largest ships to N.O.

Congress and the White House Office of Management and Budget must still sign off on the funding. However, Duffy called the Corps action "monumental" for the Mississippi River.

The New Orleans and San Diego zoos team up in a first-of-its-kind partnership to breed animals

The Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife gives animals room to roam Betty the Bongo acclimates to her new surroundings, dense woods that hug the river on the New Orleans West Bank. It marks a first-of-its-kind-partnership between the Audubon Institute and San Diego Zoo Global.

John Snell reports: A Coast in crisis

Each year, Louisiana loses 25-35 square miles of its coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Since 1932, the state has shed 1,900 square miles, or an area the size of Delaware.Tonight, Fox 8 presents