John Snell

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

A melon-headed whale is on the road to recovery after beaching itself on the Mississippi Gulf Coast last week, offering a rare opportunity for scientists studying marine mammal deaths.

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

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

Continued Coverage

  All four Category Five U.S. hurricanes rapidly intensified 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

Flooding claims more lives in hurricanes, but meteorologists warn do not underestimate the winds

  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

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

  The most powerful hurricane ever recorded in Louisiana had no name

  Poll finds broad support for restoration among coastal LA voters

  State pitches reluctant Plaquemines Parish on controversial coastal project

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

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