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State: Arbitrator should settle argument with Corps over contamination at 2 New Orleans canals

September 10, 2014

For the second time in a month, the state has asked the Army Corps of Engineers to let an independent arbitrator recommend who should hire a contractor to remove contaminated soil from two New Orleans canals where permanent pump stations…

The State of the Birds: Four critical habitats

September 9, 2014

Wetlands are one of the habitats to benefit most from conservation. The North American Wetlands Conservation Act has enabled strategic conservation projects covering a collective area larger than Tennessee. While wetland loss continues in some regions, the Act has helped…

Louisiana Loses Its Boot

September 8, 2014

Early this year, I drove from Arnaudville, Louisiana, to Morgan City, hoping to walk where I’d heard there was land.

Losing Ground

August 28, 2014

In 50 years, most of southeastern Louisiana not protected by levees will be part of the Gulf of Mexico. The state is losing a football field of land every 48 minutes - 16 square miles a year - due to…

Swipe the photos and see Hurricane Katrina disaster dissolve into present-day recovery

August 27, 2014

Drag your cursor (on a computer) or swipe your finger (on a phone or tablet) across each photo below. The 2005 Hurricane Katrina photo will dissolve into a picture from the identical vantage point nine years later

River Diversions And The Fate Of Louisiana’s Coast

August 26, 2014

A big part of Louisiana’s coastal Master Plan centers around something called “diversions.” Fresh water from the Mississippi River is diverted so that the water, and the silt it carries, can rebuild the sinking coast. But this technique, a centerpiece…

Institute looks to expand water research

August 26, 2014

In its first 2½ years of existence, The Water Institute of the Gulf has focused primarily on coastal research in Louisiana, but in the long term, it’s expected that view will expand far beyond the state borders.

Water Institute introduces Louisiana-based water, coastal expertise to global market

August 25, 2014

There's a market for Louisiana-based expertise when it comes to coastal systems, resources and managing the state's water systems. That's according to Water Institute of the Gulf President and CEO Chip Groat.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installs new concrete stabilization mats on Mississippi River bank at New Orleans-Jefferson Parish line

August 25, 2014

An Army Corps of Engineers team was installing new articulated concrete mat material on the east bank of the Mississippi River at the New Orleans-Jefferson Parish border on Monday (Aug. 25).

Authority pushes lake restoration project

August 23, 2014

Restoration of TeBo Point on Grand Lake in Cameron Parish could begin next year if state coastal restoration authorities approve the proposal.

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