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Rising Risks: Baton Rouge emerges from devastating floods to lead the battle against rising water

Jun 29, 2018

Water from a stalled storm system caused nearly $4 billion in residential property damage alone in the Baton Rouge area, according to Louisiana Econom...

Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Lafayette area Business Honors for June 24, 2018

Jun 24, 2018

AROUND LOUISIANA The Louisiana State Bar Association presented its Outstanding Young Lawyer Award to Loren D. Shanklin, a partner in the Baton Rouge f...

Groundwater commission hires Water Institute to brainstorm aquifer protection, mulls fee increases

Jun 23, 2018

The regional groundwater commission is thinking about increasing the fee charged to pump water out of the aquifer beneath Baton Rouge to pay for a new...

Cities face dramatic rise in heat, flood risks by 2050, researchers say

Jun 20, 2018

"This is a wake-up call" that action is needed now to deal with fast-approaching problems, says one urban expert.In the next 30 years, cities around t...

Rethinking the River

Jun 19, 2018

By Alexander S. Kolker, Alyssa M. Dausman, Mead A. Allison, Gary L. Brown, Philip Y. Chu, Kim de Mutsert, Catherine E. Fitzpatrick, Jessica R. Henkel,...

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Louisiana's Coastal Leadership

Jun 18, 2018

“What Louisiana knows so well is what communities around the world are learning — preparing for the last disaster isn’t enough.” In Louisiana, Gov. Jo...

Melissa Baustian Receives 2018 Coastal Stewardship Award

Jun 7, 2018

Melissa Baustian, adjunct professor in the Department Of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences, was awarded the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana’s 2...

Letters: Water summit a great success

Jun 4, 2018

I write to express my gratitude to the Baton Rouge community for the success of the first annual Ten Across Water Summit, which was held on May 16 and...

'Louisiana's moment' for coastal restoration, protection: Gov. Edwards

May 31, 2018

"I actually believe this is Louisiana's moment," Gov. John Bel Edwards told those attending the 2018 State of the Coast conference on coastal restorat...

Edwards, Cantrell: No 'single day to waste' to save coast; 'This is Louisiana's moment'

May 30, 2018

Mixing dire warnings about the urgent need for action to save Louisiana's disappearing coast with optimistic statements about the future, Gov. John Be...

Louisiana's State of the Coast Conference gears up

May 30, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Louisiana's future depends on saving as much of the coast as possible, the mayor of New Orleans and the state's governor said Wedne...

Conference on coastal restoration set for New Orleans

May 26, 2018

NEW ORLEANS, La. - Gov. John Bel Edwards will be a keynote speaker when a three-day conference dedicated to restoring and preserving Louisiana's coast...