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Proposals being taken for coastal programs

December 15, 2014

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, in collaboration with The Water Institute of the Gulf, is accepting submissions for its Applied Research and Coastal Innovation programs.

Hurricane center: New warnings on storm surge

December 12, 2014

If tropical weather approaches the U.S. next year, coastal residents will see new, separate warnings about storm surge in addition to those about winds, the National Hurricane Center said Thursday.

West Bank levee authority mulls campaign for possible flood protection tax referendum

December 11, 2014

When West Jefferson and Algiers residents go to the polls in October to vote for governor, they might also be asked to consider a property tax for flood protection. Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-West officials are weighing a campaign for…

Environmental groups offer suggestions on spending BP money to rebuild coast

December 11, 2014

With some money from the Deepwater Horizon disaster already flowing to the states for coastal restoration work, a coalition of environmental groups on Tuesday released its list of 19 priority projects that could be done in the next five years.

Saving Louisiana

December 11, 2014

Louisiana is disappearing. Every year, land mass equal to the size of Manhattan is lost--simply washed out to sea off the continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico.

Jefferson Parish Council to ask U.S. Treasury for $400,000 to develop Restore Act project plan

December 9, 2014

The Jefferson Parish Council plans to vote Wednesday on a resolution asking the U.S. Treasury for $400,000 to develop a multi-year plan of projects to be built with what could be tens of millions of dollars in BP Deepwater Horizon…


December 8, 2014

MANDEVILLE, Louisiana — A new levee board created to build flood protection projects in St. Tammany Parish is meeting for the first time Wednesday.

Muck mined from Calcasieu Ship Channel rebuilding marshes

December 8, 2014

H ACKBERRY — The muck that dredge boats scraped off the bottom of the Calcasieu Ship Channel had for years been dumped in big piles along the water’s edge.

Governor’s Office Gives Update on RESTORE Act

December 4, 2014

The Governor’s Advisory Commission met today to receive an update on the RESTORE Act from Chris Barnes, a legal advisor from the governor’s office.

Panel: Diversions help rebuild Mississippi delta

December 4, 2014

Diverting the Mississippi River's water and sediment is an effective way to restore Louisiana's eroding coastal land, officials with an influential governor's panel agreed Wednesday.

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