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How Baton Rouge is Aiming to Become the Hub of Coastal Restoration and Climate Change Solutions

Oct 30, 2017

You’ve probably heard the numbers: Louisiana’s coast loses about one football field of land an hour. Coastal erosion and climate change continue to be...

Does coastal erosion help or harm the Gulf's blue crabs?

Oct 20, 2017

Blue crab populations could see an initial boost as Louisiana wetlands break up and erode, according to an ongoing study by researchers with the Water...

Louisiana plans to restore the dying Maurepas Swamp with water diverted from the Mississippi

Sep 29, 2017

Louisiana’s coastal restoration agency has gotten about $14 million to engineer a system to reconnect the Mississippi River to the Maurepas Swamp, whi...

Coastal restoration industry to grow in Louisiana

Sep 26, 2017

Coastal advocates say Louisiana’s coastal master plan combined with the reparations from the BP oil spill will help expand the coastal restoration and...

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area People in Business for Sept. 24, 2017

Sep 24, 2017

BATON ROUGE AREAJill Roshto has been named chief executive officer and president of the Pennington Biomedical Research Foundation, the nonprofit fundr...

Port partners to tackle ship channel dredging

Sep 23, 2017

The Port of Lake Charles has partnered with the Water Institute of the Gulf on a study that will identify the source of sediment building up in the Ca...

‘Business Report’ Publisher: The ‘green grass’ of Baton Rouge

Sep 13, 2017

This special anniversary issue represents a celebration of a 35-year journey for our Baton Rouge business community—and for Business Report. Much has ...

S&WB expected to update pump status, appoint interim director Friday

Sep 1, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, LA. - City officials are scheduled to give an update Friday on the status of repairs at New Orleans’ drainage pumping stations. Member...

Harvey, Aug. 5 New Orleans rain, prompt focus on flood planning

Sep 1, 2017

The devastating Texas coastal flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey's staggering rainfall and exacerbated by levee breaches and emergency reservoir rele...

New Orleans Looks To Amsterdam For A New Flood Plan

Aug 29, 2017

NEW ORLEANS ― Twelve years after Hurricane Katrina became the worst natural disaster in U.S. history, New Orleans is still struggling with infrastruct...

Louisiana fights the sea, and loses

Aug 26, 2017

WHEN Roosevelt Falgout was a boy, the brackish water that now laps within a few feet of his three-room cabin at Isle de Jean Charles was miles off. “T...

Making Waves: Louisiana emerges as global leader in water management

Aug 9, 2017

In Louisiana, firms by the dozen focus their skills on the fragile relationship between coastal lands and water. More than 100,000 professionals work ...