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5.25.12

2012 Coastal Master Plan aims to stem tide of Louisiana land loss

Looking 50 years into the future, Louisiana's 2012 Coastal Master Plan aims to turn back the tide of the relentless land loss plaguing the state. "We've been losing roughly 30 miles a year off of our coast. We can not continue to lose that amount of land and protect our people, protect our ecosystems," said Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-Louisiana.

5.16.12

Sen. Boxer promises quick action on bill to give Gulf states bulk of BP fines

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer said Wednesday she'll quickly move legislation giving Louisiana and other Gulf states the vast majority of fines imposed on BP for last year's massive BP oil spill.

5.16.12

Click Here to See Photos of Why Should We Save the Wetlands!

Check out this amazing photo project by one of our proud partners, Bayou Grace Community Services, on why should the Wetlands be saved!

5.15.12

UN to Help Give World’s Poor Fairer Share of Carbon Credits

Efforts by the United Nations to ease rules for carbon-cutting projects may encourage investments in small-scale projects in solar water heaters and efficient cookstoves in Africa and Asia.

5.14.12

River charts new course

Scientists saw something new happen to the lower Mississippi River on Mardi Gras Day — the birth of a new Mississippi River pass.

5.11.12

Students at Episcopal Day School help replant the Wetlands

Bishop Noland Episcopal Day School students are spending two days in Cameron Parish replanting wetlands. 58 students will be in Cameron Parish from 9:00 a.m. until Noon on Thursday, May 10, and Friday, May11, helping plant 9,000 marsh grasses, called Bitter Panicum, that will help protect the coast.

5.8.12

Legislator says coastal plan not optional for state

Louisiana has little choice but to adopt a $50 billion plan to pay for projects that would protect and restore the state’s coastline, the second-highest-ranking member of the Louisiana House of Representatives said Monday.

4.19.12

Restore America’s Estuaries Releases Landmark Climate/Coastal Habitat Restoration Report

A landmark study released today by Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE) for the first time links ecologically important coastal habitat restoration with adaptation and mitigation strategies as a way to reduce the impacts of ongoing global climate change.

4.17.12

Editorial: We must save state’s unique treasures in coastal wetlands

One of Louisiana’s most popular businesses, the McIlhenny Company of Avery Island, announced recently a program to let the world know about our state’s vanishing wetlands.

4.17.12

Students Participating in LSU’s Coastal Roots Program Honored by America’s Wetland Foundation

Students from two schools in the LSU College of Education’s Coastal Roots Program won five of the nine awards in America’s Wetland Foundation’s “Keep Your Eye on the Prize” contest in February.

4.16.12

Special message

Iberia Parish’s best-known business is getting more involved in the fight for Louisiana’s coast.

4.16.12

Restoring Louisiana coast a national priority, report says

Louisiana and the nation can't wait 50 years to restore economically and environmentally important coastal wetlands, a task that is likely to cost $50 billion or more, says a new report released Monday by a team of state and national environmental and social scientists and engineers. And the rest of the nation should shoulder part of the cost, the report says.

4.16.12

Entergy Donates $200,000 to America's Wetland Foundation

America's Wetland Foundation has received a $200,000 grant from Entergy Corporation to help the group build public support for policies that protect the Gulf Coast region from a changing environment.

4.16.12

Hundreds of Leaders Across the State Meet to Discuss Coastal Restoration

Hundreds of leaders from across the state met at Avery Island to discuss ways to restore Louisiana's wetlands. St. Mary Parish president Paul Naquin is worried about the future of his parish.

4.16.12

Tabasco CEO to bring attention to Louisiana's wetlands

The campaign to save Louisiana's wetlands is getting worldwide attention. The Chairman and CEO of the McIlhenny Company, Paul McIlhenny, said both the America's Wetlands logo and information on how to save the wetlands will be printed on bottles of Tabasco Hot Sauce.

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