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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.

Corps selects three restoration projects to mitigate east bank post-Katrina levee construction environmental damage

July 9, 2014

The Army Corps of Engineers has chosen three new restoration projects to mitigate damage done to the environment within the Bayou Sauvage Urban National Wildlife Refuge and elsewhere during the construction of post-Katrina levees on the east bank of the…

Levee officials to question corps about debris, lack of rip-rap stone in parts of 17th St. Canal levees

July 7, 2014

Levee officials plan to question representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers Thursday on what the agency is doing about debris discovered in the earthen levee on the Jefferson Parish side of the 17th Street Canal.

Coastal Restoration Drives An Industry Boom

June 30, 2014

This spring a state committee approved $477 million for coastal protection and restoration. When you throw in federal dollars, and private funding as well, fixing Louisiana's coast is becoming big business.

St. Bernard hopes artificial oyster reef will protect shoreline

June 30, 2014

St. Bernard Parish President, David Peralta, is hoping funding will come through to complete a shoreline protection project and help restore the marshland.

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