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Report: N.O. could become a world leader in flood losses

July 24, 2014

Annual flood loss projections are dire for New Orleans, which ranks fourth in the world behind only two other U.S. cities and a city in China, if the nation doesn’t do a better job of managing the risk associated with…

National vision needed to better reduce storm risk along Gulf, East coasts, new study says

July 23, 2014

The United States needs a national vision to manage risks from catastrophic storms along Gulf and East Coast communities that would funnel money for risk reduction measures, concluded a National Academy of Sciences study released Wednesday.

NWF stresses need for river diversions

July 22, 2014

After a day spent showcasing the progress of current coastal restoration projects, members of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) stressed the need for sediment diversions off of the Mississippi River to help replenish disappearing wetlands. According to the NWF’s staff scientist Alisha Renfro, the controversial sediment diversions are necessary to build long-lasting and healthy coastal marshes. Renfro…

South Lafourche Levee District working to raise levees in Golden Meadow area

July 21, 2014

The South Lafourche Levee District plans to finish raising the levees protecting Larose to Golden Meadow in the coming year.

Plaquemines moves forward to restore pelican nesting site damaged by BP oil spill

July 14, 2014

This spring, P.J. Hahn pleaded with the Legislature and the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority to provide the remaining $3 million of the $6.5 million he needs to rebuild a Cat Island pelican rookery destroyed by BP’s oil spill.

Levee District plans second year of record spending

July 14, 2014

For the second consecutive year, the Terrebonne Parish Levee District will spend a record-breaking amount of money.

GNO: New Advocates for Louisiana Restoration Programs (USA)

July 14, 2014

Greater New Orleans, Inc. announced the launch of the Coalition for Coastal Resilience and Economy (CCRE). CCRE is a business led coalition that will create an educated, informed voice of advocacy for sustainable restoration efforts in Louisiana’s wetlands, rivers, deltas,…

Envisioning Profit in Environmental Good Works

July 12, 2014

ABOARD THE DREDGE BUTCHER, OFF THE LOUISIANA COAST — All day and all night, this ship off a knob of Louisiana at Alligator Bend sucks up silt from the floor of Lake Borgne and pumps it through a half-mile of…

Two-year-old breach in Mississippi River could be formally named ‘Mardi Gras Pass’

July 11, 2014

When the Mississippi River broke through its east bank south of Pointe à la Hache on Mardi Gras two years ago, a spirited debate broke out: Was the new opening simply a temporary breach or a natural pass

La. ranks 2nd for homes at risk from hurricane storm surge

July 10, 2014

Louisiana trails only Florida in the number of homes at risk for damage from hurricane-driven storm surge, according to CoreLogic, a global data analysis services firm.

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