Three LSU students plan to build an app to help the public hold police accountable, one of eight projects in the Social Media News Challenge. Jerry Ceppos, dean of LSU’sManship School of Mass Communication, chose seven projects Friday to receive mini-grants under the school’s Social Media News Challenge grant from the Knight Foundation.
Robert Twilley, professor of Oceanography at Louisiana State University, and Bloomberg’s Bonnie Schneider track the progress of Hurricane Arthur as it grows into the first official storm of the Atlantic hurricane season and heads towards the North Carolina coast. They speak on “Market Makers.”
The oil industry’s quest for energy from creatures that died eons ago is finding new ones that are still very much alive. The latest discovery – what may be a new species related to squids – showed up just this month on an underwater camera near a Shell Oil Co. production platform in the Gulf… Read More
A decadeslong fight over cleaning up one of the nation’s most contaminated riverbeds has posed a difficult question: how to safely remove enough toxic material from New Jersey’s Passaic River to fill two MetLife Stadiums.
Members of the media may be interested in contacting LSU experts for comment or analysis throughout the 2014 hurricane season. LSU’s faculty study all aspects of risks associated with living in the coastal zone, and their areas of expertise include evacuation and emergency preparation; waves, wind and storm surge; water and environmental issues; and coastal land… Read More