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CPRA working on new Coastal Master Plan

July 14, 2016

A new coastal master plan addressing sea level rise and sinking land is expected to be released January. The plan will take on the issues through a series of projects over the next five years.

Bringing back the bayou: NASA helps Louisiana wetlands avoid bleak future

June 29, 2016

Louisiana’s coastal wetland habitats are imperiled by several natural and anthropogenic phenomena, including the extreme effects of climate change. They’re home to 40 percent of the nation’s wetlands and account for 80 percent of the annual wetland loss, prompting scientists…

Penalties for small oil spills could help raise money to restore coast

June 13, 2016

Small oil spills off Louisiana's coast could help pay for coastal restoration projects as part of a state law signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Obama signs estuary bill, money for BTNEP

May 25, 2016

Money for federal estuary programs such as Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program has been locked in for the next five years after President Barack Obama signed the bill authorizing the funding.

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…

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