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Troubled Waters: A Year After Harvey, Has Houston Learned Anything?

Aug 22, 2018

Before Hurricane Harvey, the buzzword that dominated Houston’s leadership circles was “transformative.” As in, the transformative projects made possib...

ECO Magazine Announces Special ‘State of the Coast’ Issue Dedicated to Coastal Restoration

Aug 14, 2018

STUART, Fla. August 14, 2018 – ECO Magazine (ECO), the marine science publication written by ocean experts and explorers, today announced the upcoming...

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, ...

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...

Why We Need Seagrass

Jun 25, 2018

Seagrass meadows are not only vital habitats for a variety of marine life, they are also a vital link between land and sea, improving water quality an...

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,...