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Meet the mastermind behind Louisiana's plan to rebuild land

Jun 20, 2017

LAKE CHARLES - On a cement platform below the I-10 bridge, Ehab Meselhe pulled a jug of muddy water out of an unassuming metal box. The box held water...

Louisiana coast sinking 50 percent faster than thought, new study says

Jun 15, 2017

Land along Louisiana's coastline is sinking 50 percent faster than was estimated just two years ago, according to a new map published Wednesday (June ...

Making Waves: Building A Water Management Mecca

Jun 15, 2017

For all its high-tech sheen, California’s Silicon Valley sprouted from a modest military investment in radio technology—and grew into a global technol...

Predicting flood locations, depths, is aim of new computer simulation

Jun 6, 2017

When a big rain is forecast, south Louisiana braces for flooding. But exactly where the flooding will occur is harder to predict.Now, however, a team ...

Experts focus on coastal restoration

May 26, 2017

A regional coastal advocacy group held its annual meeting today and hosted coastal scientists, industry professionals and others to talk about what th...

Coastal advocacy group to host annual meeting

May 18, 2017

Tickets are available for a local coastal advocacy group’s annual meeting that will focus on coastal issues and the future of regional industries and ...

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette Area People in Business for April 23, 2017

Apr 23, 2017

Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center has named Jason Rogers as assistant vice president of nursing, responsible for the nursing units within t...

Topping-off ceremony held for third building at Water Campus in downtown Baton Rouge

Apr 5, 2017

On Wednesday, April 5, a topping-off ceremony was held for the third building at the Water Campus, located along the Nicholson corridor between downto...

Aboard tall-mast ship, Dutch scientist's pep talk lauds Louisiana coastal initiative

Mar 30, 2017

Aboard a tall-masted sailing ship in the Mississippi River in New Orleans, The Water Institute of the Gulf celebrated its fifth anniversary as a think...

In St. Bernard Parish, fishers wary of Louisiana's plan to save coast

Mar 29, 2017

Along Louisiana 46 near Shell Beach, dead trees still line the old Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet, closed since 2009. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

Bogged Down: With billions on the way, regulatory and financial issues are slowing down the pace of major restoration projects along Louisiana’s vanishing coast

Mar 29, 2017

In early March, the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced it was soliciting proposals from engineering firms to design the Mi...

To rebuild the coast, Louisiana must show its river diversions won’t kill native dolphins

Feb 21, 2017

When asked to list the major hurdles facing Louisiana’s 50-year plan to rebuild its coast, state officials have pointed to a menu of truly massive cha...