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City of Shreveport Seeking Federal Help to Close Harrelson Landfill

Mayor Cedric Glover says Shreveport will seek federal assistance in its ongoing fight to permanently close the Harrelson Landfill, which has blanketed a Shreveport neighborhood with smoke and fumes for years.

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Public Meeting Being Held to Review Harrelson Landfill Shutdown Plan

Mayor Cedric Glover is holding a public meeting at 5:30 this evening (Sept. 4) to offer insight on the state-approved plan that seeks to close the commercial landfill that continues to operate even though an underground fire burns regularly at the site.

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Red River Waterway Commission Hosts Giant Salvinia Field Day

It could be a break-through in the ongoing war against Giant Salvinia. A scientist at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas has developed something called "endocides" -- a shortened form of saying Endogenous Biocides.

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Can You Pass the KEEL ‘Survivalist Quiz’?

I'm trying to think of the names of all of TV's survivalist themed shows. There's 'Survivor', of course. Don't forget 'Doomsday Preppers' and 'Doomsday Bunkers'. And I know there's a bunch more including 'Man vs. Wild', 'Survivorman' and even one or two with people wandering around naked in the woods.

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Southern Louisiana Weather Cool For Mid August

If you're planning a time to visit New Orleans, now might be a good time. Climatologist Barry Keim says  northerly breezes move into Louisiana causing the humidity levels to drop dramatically.

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DEQ Orders Harrelson Landfill Closed

The Department of Environmental Quality has issued an Order to Close to Harrelson Materials Management.

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Shreveport Purchasing Street Sweepers to Battle Litter Problem

The Shreveport City Council will formally consider today spending $600,000 on two street sweepers to target debris on arterial streets, highway ramps, intersections and medians.

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EPA Regulations Killing Ruston Peach Orchards

Joe Mitcham says his peach orchard near Ruston is the largest in Louisiana. And having been established by his family in 1946, it's certainly one of the oldest. But Mitcham says he'll be lucky to stay open a few more years...all because of EPA regulations.

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How Hot Could Louisiana Summers Be in 2100? Find Out Here

Louisiana summers are already blistering. Will they be even hotter in the year 2100?

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Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts June 1

Hurricane Season Officially kicks off today (6/1/14), and state officials are urging Louisianans to put their game plan in place now.

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