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Louisiana gets $13.2 million from National Fish & Wildlife Foundation

November 18, 2014

The state of Louisiana will receive $13.2 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to support the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority's Adaptive Management Program, with the money aimed at tracking ongoing efforts to rebuild barrier islands and to…

Louisiana submits requests for oil spill penalty money

November 17, 2014

State officials are submitting four projects and one program to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.

Louisiana coastal authority questions proposed Clean Water Act changes

November 17, 2014

The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority is taking issue with a proposed federal rule that board members say could expand the number and types of waterways and wetlands regulated by the federal government.

Sounding the alarm on coastal erosion

November 14, 2014

Some are sounding the alarm about a major problem in Louisiana, coastal erosion.

Our Views: Lifetimes of the coast

November 13, 2014

Louisiana’s disappearing coast is a crisis measured in decades, and it’s been a tangible process for those of us who were born and raised here. From childhood to age 60 is not a long time in geological terms, but the…

After BP’s disaster, a massive plan to revive the Gulf of Mexico

November 12, 2014

As funds from the BP oil spill fines become available for environmental and economic development projects this month, an alliance of conservation groups has produced a master plan to protect the entire Gulf of Mexico coastline in the U.S.

Louisiana coastal authority joins ‘Waters of the U.S.’ opposition

November 12, 2014

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority voted unanimously Wednesday to oppose the "Waters of the U.S." rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers.

Louisiana recommends five projects for Restore Act oil spill fine money

November 12, 2014

Louisiana has settled on the five projects it will ask a board made up of federal and Gulf Coast states' officials to fund from fines levied against BP and its partners for their role in the Deep Water Horizon spill.

State awards $145 million contract for second phase of Caminada Headland reconstruction

November 12, 2014

The state has awarded a $145.7 million contract to Weeks Marine dredging company to build the second phase of the Caminada Headland beach and dune restoration project in Lafourche Parish, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority said.

Research and modeling facilities to open to students, community in 2016

October 31, 2014

Beginning in 2016, some coastal and environmental science and engineering students will have the opportunity to experiment outside the classroom and inside the recently approved Water Campus on Oklahoma Street.

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