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Guest column: Spend coastal money quickly

Dec 21, 2016

How can Louisiana get more out of the billions of dollars coming its way for marsh restoration in the next few decades? Spend the money as quickly as ...

Students to present project on water quality

Dec 14, 2016

MUNCIE, Ind. — You'll soon be able to learn more about the quality of Indiana's water — and its far-reaching impact — thanks to a group of Ball State ...

Louisiana coastal work delays could cost billions of dollars, study says

Dec 13, 2016

Adding another urgent note to Louisiana's effort to rebuild its coastline, a new study says delays in creating wetlands and ridges in open water with ...

Bees of the sea: Tiny crustaceans pollinate underwater plants

Dec 2, 2016

Seagrass pollen swirls around on currents and tides, but it turns out that the grains can also hitch a ride on tiny marine creatures. Underwater inver...

Grants offered for research aimed at saving Louisiana’s coast

Nov 28, 2016

Nov 28, 2016 — Students, professors, businesses and others can apply for a combined $3 million in state grants for research aimed at helping Louisiana...

New downtown Baton Rouge Festival set to start in 2017

Nov 8, 2016

Nov 8, 2016 — A new arts and music festival celebrating Baton Rouge’s economic and ecological connection to the Mississippi River will be held in 2017...

River diversions to rebuild the coast may not be as water-hungry as we thought

Oct 31, 2016

Oct 31, 2016 — Since engineers first proposed diverting water from the Mississippi River to rebuild Louisiana’s sinking coast, they have held firm to ...

BP fine-funded science center seeks comments on research plan

Oct 28, 2016

New Orleans, La. — A new science center funded with BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill fine money announced Thursday that it is  looking for public feedba...

New Tulane's Bywater Institute is a hub of science, conservation, and conversation

Oct 21, 2016

Oct 21, 2016 — Finding ways to protect the coast is one of the main priorities for Tulane's Bywater Institute, a new facility dedicated to applied res...

Gov. Edwards To Lead Louisiana Trade Mission To Cuba

Sep 30, 2016

Baton Rouge, La. — Gov. John Bel Edwards will lead a Louisiana trade mission to Cuba next week, setting the stage for greater economic and cultural ex...

Water Campus up and running with first tenant on site, second tenant soon to follow

Sep 30, 2016

Baton Rouge, La. — Nearly three years after it was announced, The Water Campus is beginning to take shape. In early August, the state Coastal Protecti...

The Water Institute of the Gulf awarded research grant from Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Sep 26, 2016

Baton Rouge, La. — The Water Institute of the Gulf, in partnership with the University of Arizona Bureau of Applied Research in Anthropology, received...