Southern Louisiana

Bayou Community Struggles with Sinkhole

From Hurricanes to oil spills, the people of Southern Louisiana are used to environmental threats. But a sinkhole in the tiny swamp community of Bayou Corne is giving residents a handful of unique challenges.

LOE Retrospective/ Cancer Alley

To commemorate our 20th anniversary, Living on Earth is digging back into our archives to revisit some of our first shows. This week, we travel down to the lower Mississippi River in Louisiana, an area that over a hundred petrochemical plants, and many African Americans call home.

LOE Retrospective/ Cancer Alley

To commemorate our 20th anniversary, Living on Earth is digging back into our archives to revisit some of our first shows. This week, we travel down to the lower Mississippi River in Louisiana, an area that over a hundred petrochemical plants, and many African Americans call home.

Bayou Community Struggles with Sinkhole

From Hurricanes to oil spills, the people of Southern Louisiana are used to environmental threats. But a sinkhole in the tiny swamp community of Bayou Corne is giving residents a handful of unique challenges.