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Work of 19th century geologist could help with Louisiana coastal restoration plans

May 10, 2016

Engineer Dennis Lambert was researching an ancestor's role in early drainage projects in New Orleans when, at the Tulane University archives, he stumbled upon some long-forgotten work of a 19th century geologist.

Funding for estuary program awaits president’s signature

May 3, 2016

A bill that would lock in federal dollars for estuary programs like the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program for the next five years has made its way to the President's desk.

Six years later, we’re still learning how badly the BP spill damaged the environment

April 27, 2016

Six years on, scientists are continuing to tally the ecological harms caused by the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Land restoration on the Gulf Coast is showing some progress

April 26, 2016

A 50-year, $50 billion plan is underway to rebuild as much as 33,000 acres of wetlands in the Mississippi River Delta. But questions about funding the project remain unresolved and even if the plan is fully implemented, the delta will…

Anglers benefit most from Louisiana decision to fast-track diversions

April 26, 2016

The state's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced this week it will pay the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers an extra $1.5 million to fast-track permits related to construction of sediment diversions on either side of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines…

Louisiana to pay Corps $1.5 million to speed sediment diversion permit review

April 21, 2016

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority signed an agreement with the Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday (April 19) that will guarantee corps review of permits for two land-building sediment diversions on the Mississippi River within three years, with…

Sediment pumped onto Shell Island West serves as the foundation for 600-acre restoration project

April 18, 2016

Mississippi River sand placed on Shell Island looks like a field of mud for now, but soon it will be part of more than 600 acres of new land off the coast of Plaquemines Parish.

Louisiana ready to move forward with restoration now that BP oil spill is settled

April 13, 2016

With the $20 billion BP oil spill settlement now a reality, Louisiana can move forward with long-expected restoration plans.

New maps say New Orleans is much less vulnerable to floods

April 11, 2016

New federal maps say New Orleans is much less vulnerable to flooding than it was before Hurricane Katrina struck more than 10 years ago.

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