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Our Views: Meeting the future’s challenge

Oct 22, 2018

If there are two cities in the world, not just the Gulf Coast, where the challenges of water management and climate change should be top priorities, i...

Nicholls State University and the Institute sign MOU for future collaboration in water-related research and projects

Oct 9, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (Oct. 9, 2018) – The Water Institute of the Gulf and Nicholls State University signed a memorandum of understanding Tuesday that outl...

Nicholls partners with coastal researchers

Oct 9, 2018

Nicholls State University has partnered with a Baton Rouge research group to work on projects to fight coastal erosion and flooding in south Louisiana...

As Storms Keep Coming, FEMA Spends Billions in ‘Cycle’ of Damage and Repair

Oct 8, 2018

DAVANT, La. — In the exact spot where Hurricane Katrina demolished the Plaquemines Parish Detention Center, a new $105 million jail now hovers 19 feet...

How will South Carolina cope as ‘extreme’ weather becomes the new norm

Sep 23, 2018

Rain-soaked skies, seas and rivers have pummeled South Carolina for four years running, causing billions of dollars of damage as raging floodwaters sw...

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...

Planning for Coastal Changes Together

Aug 8, 2018

The Louisiana Coastal Master Plan strategically plans restoration and risk reduction projects for the current and future Louisiana coast. This state-w...

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, ...