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Louisiana parishes face some of highest flood risk of any U.S. counties, new study says

Oct 18, 2021

It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s been caught in a sudden downpour in New Orleans, Lake Charles or many points between. A new analysis layin...

A city of water: Experts explain how climate change impacts Pittsburgh’s infrastructure

Aug 9, 2021

As the climate crisis hastens, many experts believe Pittsburgh — at the center of the Rust Belt — will be a part of something new: the “waterbelt.” In...

Hurricane simulations by Bridges, Bridges-2 inform state decision making

Aug 8, 2021

Destruction of coastal habitat doesn’t just affect wildlife—it endangers human lives and impacts employment and the larger economy. Working for the Lo...

Water Works - A jaunt to Jazz Fest leads to a mission for Louisiana’s wetlands

Jul 30, 2021

The weekend after April 20, 2010, was a fateful one for Justin Ehrenwerth ’01. He took a trip with friends to Jazz Fest in New Orleans, where he met u...

Here are Louisiana's seven strategies to cut greenhouse gas emissions

Jul 30, 2021

The Louisiana Climate Initiatives Task Force - charged with finding ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that lead to hotter temperatures, higher s...

Baton Rouge summit will address pending groundwater crisis

Jul 29, 2021

Advocates in Baton Rouge are continuing to lobby for protection of the region’s source of drinking water: the Southern Hills Aquifer. Together Baton R...

Nicholls State University to receive $500,000 grant for coastal research

Jul 27, 2021

Nicholls State University will receive nearly $500,000 to conduct research aimed at helping Louisiana preserve its eroding coast. The $495,368 will c...

SmartPort Project to Collect Crowdsourced Sediment Data

Jul 23, 2021

Ports along the Mississippi River in Louisiana will begin working with the Water Institute of the Gulf, an applied research nonprofit in Baton Rouge, ...

Louisiana SmartPort to boost data awareness for inland shipping

Jul 23, 2021

The SmartPort initiative was launched in June 2021 through a $1.6 million grant from the US Economic Development Administration and a $1.4 million com...

The RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana Awards Second Round of Research Grants

Jul 22, 2021

BATON ROUGE, La. (July 22, 2021) – Today, the RESTORE Act Center of Excellence for Louisiana (LA-COE) announced the second round of two-year grants to...

Louisiana funds plan to examine life at the base of the Barataria food web

Jul 14, 2021

The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has approved $785,000 in Monitoring and Adaptive Management funding to facilitate the development of a plan...

Smart Port navigation of Mississippi River coming to port of Baton Rouge

Jul 13, 2021

Smart Port, a crowd-sourced technology dashboard aimed at allowing ships to better navigate the lower Mississippi River, will soon be coming to the Po...