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Coastal Summit Leaders Declare Louisiana Engulfed In A Continuous Emergency

Feb 17, 2017

Urging citizens, government leaders, businesses and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to recognize a continuous storm destroying Louisiana's coast...

Guest column: Sea level rise a real threat to Louisiana

Feb 1, 2017

Advocate columnist Jeff Sadow recently wrote a column questioning the validity of sea level rise projections in Louisiana’s Draft 2017 Coastal Master ...

Putting the Mississippi River Back to Work

Feb 1, 2017

Along the northern Gulf of Mexico coast, few things have had a greater influence on Louisiana and the current dramatic coastal land loss the state fac...

Opinion: State should spend coastal money quickly

Jan 17, 2017

Houma — As the state advances coastal restoration and protection projects to address our increasingly urgent land loss crisis, there's a simple way it...

Study reveals how salt water impacts La. wetlands

Jan 17, 2017

A new study by Louisiana scientists indicates that exposure to salt water leaves coastal wetlands less capable of battling sea level rise. The paper, ...

Battling wetland loss in coastal Louisiana

Jan 17, 2017

When The Water Institute of the Gulf (the Institute) was founded in 2011 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, it set out a mission to provide independent resear...

Commercial Properties planning parking garage, new streets for Water Campus

Jan 5, 2017

With two buildings complete and a third one currently under construction, Commercial Properties Realty Trust is moving forward with plans to develop i...

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...