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22
Aug

Houma Today: Our opinion: Blanco’s coastal legacy transcends Katrina

As memorial observations are underway for former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco, it’s important to remember her contributions to one of the most important issues facing coastal communities like Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Blanco accepted her share of criticism for a notoriously ineffective response to Hurricane Katrina. But it’s important to consider some of the things...
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22
Aug

WVUE: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority honors Kathleen Blanco

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) – As members of the state’s effort to save Louisiana’s coast debated future billion dollar diversions Wednesday (Aug. 21), the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority took time to pay special tribute to the late former governor Kathleen Blanco. Blanco was instrumental in the creation of the CPRA and the group said...
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22
Aug

NOLA.com: Gov. Blanco remembered by coastal authority for shaping state coastal protection, restoration efforts

Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco’s role in shaping Louisiana’s hurricane protection and coastal restoration efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was showcased Wednesday during the monthly meeting of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority she helped form. “It is my belief that her greatest achievement as governor was how she changed public policy related to...
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21
Aug

CBS: Native Americans may lose their homes to rising waters on Louisiana island

Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana — Tropical Storm Chantal, churning in the north Atlantic, is no threat to land at the moment. But it’s expected to be an above-average hurricane season, which is bad news for Native Americans on a small island off the Louisiana coast. Rising waters are swallowing up their island, making them...
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19
Aug

Video: Wetlands Restoration and Creation, Lower Mississippi River Birdfoot Delta

Video of Wetlands Restoration From Mr. Jacque Kutchta, as his boat transited, very recently, downriver, below Venice, on the main River channel. The dredge material is being pumped, by the cutterhead dredge,  into open areas, where wetlands restoration is stabilizing and rebuilding areas of the Birdfoot. As seen by Jacque and many others, there is...
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13
Aug

WaPo: Extreme climate change has arrived in America

LAKE HOPATCONG, N.J. — Before climate change thawed the winters of New Jersey, this lake hosted boisterous wintertime carnivals. As many as 15,000 skaters took part, and automobile owners would drive onto the thick ice. Thousands watched as local hockey clubs battled one another and the Skate Sailing Association of America held competitions, including one...
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12
Aug

CNN: Greenhouse gases reach record levels, report finds

The dominant greenhouse gases released into the Earth’s atmosphere reached record levels in 2018, and their global warming power is now 43% stronger than in 1990, according to a new report by the American Meteorological Society released Monday. The State of the Climate in 2018 study also reported other key findings: 2018 was the fourth-warmest...
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11
Aug

TCX: Protect the Texas Coast and Store you Carbon Footprint

While on a board member retreat for Houston Wilderness in 2008, Elizabeth Winston Jones and Jim Blackburn worked together on a “green think tank,” which was created to develop innovative ideas on how to create a system that utilized the remarkable ecological resources of the Texas coast to solve the region’s greatest environmental problems. This...
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11
Aug

NOLA.com: Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, haven for nature lovers, to benefit from shoreline protection project

For years, the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge that hugs 26 miles of Gulf of Mexico shoreline in remote southwestern Louisiana has been a haven for nature lovers and researchers. But the refuge has been eroding at an alarming rate. So state and local officials are teaming up to extend a large breakwater in Cameron Parish to...
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06
Aug

Gov. Edwards Announces Partnership to Extend Shoreline Protection Project in Cameron Parish

BATON ROUGE – Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced an $18 million partnership between the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Cameron Parish Police Jury to add three additional miles of unique rock breakwaters to the shoreline that protects the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Cameron Parish. Read more here…
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