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How an 85-year-old engineering marvel protects New Orleans and shapes the region

Aug 8, 2017

New Orleans, La. — Though it was a wet and cold January morning, Gerald Donaldson, 66, rode his bicycle through the traffic jam outside his house in t...

A Bayou Crevasse Centuries ago Holds Lessons for Today's Coastal Restoration

Jul 14, 2017

Scientists studying a pre-Columbian bayou crevasse in south Louisiana have a lesson for today's coastal restoration efforts: Use mud instead of sand. ...

The Water Institute of the Gulf and The Water Campus

Jul 14, 2017

What a new partnership could mean for the growing Water Campus in Baton Rouge. Specifically, we learn from leaders at the Water Institute of the Gulf ...

Global Risks and Research Priorities for Coastal Subsidence

Jul 13, 2017

Baton Rouge, La. — Some of the world's largest cities are sinking faster than the oceans are rising. Humans are part of the problem, but we can also b...

Study: No major hurricanes, Louisiana wetlands loss slowed

Jul 12, 2017

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new federal study says Louisiana's devastating wetlands loss has slowed slightly since 2010, but cautions that the main reason is...

Louisiana, Dutch water institutes join hands on coastal solutions

Jul 10, 2017

The Baton Rouge-based Water Institute of the Gulf will work with Deltares, a Netherlands-based water think tank, to develop a variety of coastal prote...

Baton Rouge Water Institute expands collaboration with Dutch

Jul 10, 2017

The Baton Rouge-based Water Institute of the Gulf today announced a new partnership with a Dutch research group to study coastal protection and restor...

Louisiana institute, Dutch research group launch partnership to study water issues

Jul 10, 2017

Long before the first European explorers set foot on the Louisiana coast, residents of what is now the Netherlands already were dealing with problems ...

Lost Near Sea

Jul 3, 2017

Imagine a coastal community slowly swallowed up by the water that provides its way of life. This is what Earl Armstrong, a resident of Venice, Louisia...

These are the most vulnerable communities in Louisiana's coastal parishes

Jun 28, 2017

Louisiana's land loss and vulnerability to storms threaten communities across the coast. But in addition to geographic challenges, the effects of the ...

Coastal Research To Be Funded With BP Settlement Money

Jun 23, 2017

Much of the money the state plans to get through the BP oil spill settlement will go toward big construction projects -- building barrier islands and ...

Louisiana scientists, students to share $2.5 million in BP spill fine money

Jun 23, 2017

Louisiana university scientists and students will use most of $2.5 million in grant money over two years to conduct research aimed at assisting the st...