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Geologist Michael Miner to join Institute as Director of Applied Geosciences

Aug 2, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (Aug. 2, 2018) – Whether it’s offshore sand sources needed for barrier island restoration or more efficient use of dredge material fo...

Toxic algae impact extends far beyond just the surface waters

Jul 31, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (July 31, 2018) – The impact of toxic algae blooms run much deeper, literally, than the green, brown, or red smelly sludge people wit...

Understanding what happens under New Orleans matters

Jul 25, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (July 25, 2018) – As subsidence, sea level rise, and increasingly intense rainfall continue to challenge New Orleans, understanding w...

Melissa Baustian, coastal ecologist at The Water Institute of the Gulf, honored with 2018 Coastal Stewardship Award

May 31, 2018

Baton Rouge, La. (May  2018) – The Waters Institute of the Gulf's Melissa Baustian was one of six recipients of Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana...

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Our Views: Study to understand what's going on beneath New Orleans vital to city, state

Jul 27, 2018

In the next century, Louisiana is one of the most vulnerable states in the nation, not just because of hurricanes and tropical storms but the addition...

Port of LC partners with city, parish to warn flood-prone areas

Jul 24, 2018

Port of Lake Charles officials on Monday agreed to partner with the city of Lake Charles and the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury on an effort that would ...

A tiny sea worm could be a gateway for human exposure to neurotoxin

Jul 12, 2018

Humans could consume a neurotoxin produced by algae through a food chain of creatures that begins with a tiny sea worm, according to a study published...

New Orleans: Ready Or Not? The Storms Will Come

Jul 12, 2018

Improvements to the federal hurricane protection system mean New Orleans is better prepared for storms than ever before. But just outside the levees, ...

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