environment

Scarlet Pearl is going green

In honor of Earth Day, Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort is launching a new environmentally friendly initiative that they hope will spark a change. The Scarlet Pearl is going green to help the environment. Hotel, Food, and Beverage Vice President Roy…

Plastics affecting local sea life

The Gulf of Mexico is one of the area’s most beneficial resources. It is important that we take good care of it. Enough plastic is thrown away each year to circle the Earth four times. A lot of that plastic…

Gulfport family concerned about hazardous living conditions

A Gulfport family says they’re being forced to live under hazardous conditions because of their landlord’s negligence. Robert Clark, the tenant of the unit on West Railroad Street, says he is turning to the media for help after failing to…

Dangers of plastic in our oceans

Today, veterinarians at the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies in Gulfport performed a necropsy on a large loggerhead sea turtle to determine the role plastic had in its health and eventual death. The doctors point to this as a prime…

BP Oil Spill Projects Mississippi

Seven years ago today the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill devastated the gulf coast. And on the day before the anniversary, Mississippi received approval for nearly $50 million dollars in restoration projects related to the 2010 oil spill in the…

Curbside recycling could make a comeback in Hancock County

Curbside recycling could make a comeback in Hancock County and waste officials are reaching out to see if there’s enough interest from the community. Hancock County residents haven’t been able to leave recyclable waste bins outside their homes since before…

Tulane Receives Leed Gold Standard

Architects recognize Tulane’s Mississippi Gulf Coast campus for its outstanding sustainability efforts. The campus received the gold standard of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design award also known as the Leed Award. Leed certified buildings are resource efficient, use…

Climate Change Rally

News 25's Laurene Callander tells us about the rally that is taking place today at Gulfport about Climate Change and the people that have been chosen to represent the USA government that could have a direct impact on decisions about…

Mississippi Power Partners with Schools

Mississippi Power partners with local schools to make sure that their students learn about the importance of conservation. Forty schools were awarded grants, receiving a portion of $15,000 set aside to assist teachers with lessons in environmental education. Among those…

Public Meeting on Gulf of Mexico Drilling

Dozens of men and women took a stand against offshore drilling leases this afternoon in Gulfport. The Obama administration recently released its proposed five year offshore drilling plan for the years 2017 to 2022. Tonight, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…

Renew our Rivers Campaign

Today, Mississippi Power put the power of Earth Day in their hands for the seventh annual Deer Island Clean Up. News 25’s Laurene Callander has the details on the company’s Renew our Rivers Campaign. It is as simple as 1,…

Local Casino Wants to Save on Energy

LED lights use only a fraction of the energy a normal light bulb uses, saving energy and benefiting the environment. Beau Rivage Casino and Resort in Biloxi has recently installed nearly 6,000 high efficiency LED lights in their retail area,…

Group Needing Donations for Testing

Concerned citizens in an area of Jackson County have decided to take their life and safety into their own hands and now they need your help. The group of Pascagoula residents from the Cherokee neighborhood joined forces about a year…

Red Tide Moving Out

News 25 has been closely following the red tide issue and the toxins seem to be moving out at a steady pace.

Renew Our Rivers Cleanup

300 tons, that’s how many tons of debris have been removed from South Mississippi waterways thanks to Mississippi Power’s Renew Our Rivers program.

Mississippi Phosphates Trouble

Mississippi Phosphates is looking at having to pay thousands of dollars in fines after the U.S. Attorney’s Office charged them with violations to the Clean Water Act.