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Oil Spill Dissolving Wetlands

April 22, 2014

Four years after deepwater horizon a lot of the damage in this part of Louisiana comes in what you don't see--and what you don't see here is a lot of Cat Island. The island was once a vibrant place full…

Louisiana Highway 1: The Wild Game Supper Of Larose

April 22, 2014

Louisiana Highway 1, or just LA-1, is the longest continuous road in the state, running from the northeast corner down to Grand Isle. One particular stretch of it poses a particular challenge: as coastal erosion and sea level rise continue…

For all the breast-beating about diversions, decision to build them has yet to be made

April 22, 2014

If opponents of the sediment diversions in the 2012 Master Plan for the Coast ever write a book about their struggles, they might want to borrow the title from Shakespeare: “Much Ado About Nothing." That’s because the Coastal Protection and Restoration…

Cost-benefit a factor in deciding best path to coastal restoration

April 21, 2014

A new study is asking policy makers to expand their thinking about the costs and benefits of two coastal restoration techniques: diverting sediment and freshwater from rivers versus creating marshes primarily through dredging.

Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, private pension funds file Deepwater Horizon oil spill fraud suits aganst BP

April 21, 2014

A group of U.S. pension funds, including those for public employees in Louisiana, Maryland and Texas, filed suits in federal court in Texas on Friday that accuse BP of making public statements about the Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill…

Mississippi River will carry enough sand needed to build new Louisiana wetlands for at least 600 years, new study says

April 20, 2014

The lower Mississippi River should carry enough sand during the next six centuries to supply the needs of sediment-capturing diversions proposed for Louisiana to rebuild wetlands, according to a scientific letter published online Sunday in Nature Geoscience.

Southeast Louisiana coastal restoration, hurricane protection are new, booming ‘water management’ economic sector, Data Center says

April 20, 2014

Southeast Louisiana’s economy, long dependent on the oil and gas, shipping and tourism industries, has a new major player, according to a report released Sunday morning by The Data Center: water management.

Gulf Coast residents moving inland, more commuting to jobs

April 20, 2014

A new report confirms what anyone trying to get through Belle Chasse in the early morning or late afternoon already knows: Most people working in Plaquemines Parish don’t live there.

BP Oil spill four years later: Return to Barataria Bay and Cat Island

April 20, 2014

When a crew of journalists and environmental groups studying the effects of the BP Deepwater Macondo oil spill disembarked on Cat Island in Baratria Bay last week, there was a collective gasp.

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Jerome Zeringue on status of BP oil spill clean-up

April 16, 2014

Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Jerome Zeringue discusses the state's concerns about the Coast Guard decision to transition to a more directed response to remaining oil from the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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