Roundup: Fossil fuels undermine climate talks / Seafood harvest woes / Workforce HOPE

    Differing views: Fossil fuel industry giants—such as ExxonMobil—are maintaining an outsized presence at global climate discussions, working to undermine scientific consensus and slow policy progress, according to findings released Wednesday. The Climate Investigations Center report claims that fossil fuel trade associations have sent more than 6,400 delegates to climate talks since 1995, including delegates from Shell, BP and ExxonMobil. Read more. 

    ‘Dying in the shell’: Oyster harvests, as well as crab and shrimp harvests, have been significantly affected by the spring Bonnet Carre opening, WVUE-TV reports. The depleted harvests are putting Louisiana commercial fishermen, some who have worked in the industry for multiple generations, in a bind as restaurants find supply in areas west of the Mississippi River. Read more. 

    Grand opening: Students have started class at nonprofit HOPE Ministries of Baton Rouge’s The Way to Work Learning Center. HOPE, which focuses on preventing homelessness and promoting self-sufficiency, repurposed its chapel in north Baton Rouge for the center, which teaches students skills like time management, attitude and HR terminology. A grand opening celebration will be held at the center at 10 a.m. Thursday. Read more. 

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