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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...

Tulane River and Coastal Center launches on the Mississippi

Sep 15, 2016

New Orleans, La. — You barely notice the small building tucked between the Port of New Orleans headquarters and Mardi Gras World's warehouses in the M...

Big Coastal Cities Sink Faster than Seas Rise

Sep 1, 2016

Baton Rouge — While the threat of rising seas is well established, a phenomenon that is, in a sense, its opposite receives far fewer headlines: large ...

Letters: Make Smart Preparations Against New Disasters

Aug 22, 2016

Baton Rouge, La. — The flooding events of the past week have been truly devastating. Tens of thousands are displaced, potentially with billions of dol...

Louisiana's Sinking Coast is a $100 Billion Nightmare for Big Oil

Aug 17, 2016

From 5,000 feet up, it’s difficult to make out where Louisiana’s coastline used to be. But follow the skeletal remains of decades-old oil canals, and ...