By: The Times-Picayune
Named "Louisiana's Alure," this sleek, hand-blown glass fishing-lure ornament by Vella Vetro Art Glass and Custom Designs in Bywater will add local sparkle to your tree. With each sale, Deanie's Seafood will give $5 to the America's Wetland Foundation, which works to raise awareness of wetlands loss and advocates for protection of coastal Louisiana. $45 and up at Deanie's Seafood, 841 Iberville St.; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie; shopdeanies.com
By: Editorial Staff, The New York Times
The Obama administration this week officially began what it hopes will be a sustained push to reverse decades of man-made degradation in the Gulf of Mexico. The trigger for this effort is last year’s disastrous BP oil spill.
By: Nikki Buskey, Daily Comet
Federal lawmakers trying to push through a bill that would dedicate billions in BP oil-spill fines to the Gulf Coast are encountering questions and resistance from some of their peers.
By: Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune
Louisiana will receive a share of $50 million that will target environmental concerns in 16 priority watersheds in seven major river basins in Gulf Coast states, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday.
By: Rick Jervis, USA TODAY
A hundred miles of oyster reefs. A multimillion-dollar marketing blitz. Barrier island restoration. Marsh rebuilding.The wish list is long and growing for how best to spend the potential billions of dollars in fines expected for last year's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
By: Nikki Buskey, Houma Today
A Cocodrie scientist said his research shows Louisiana is sinking more slowly than in previous years, a phenomenon that could translate into cost and time savings for coastal-restoration projects.
By: Jay Blazek Crossley, Houston Tomorrow
Residents, public officials, businesses, and nonprofits of the Texas Gulf Coast met in Galveston to plan for the health of the entire Gulf and its communities, according to Guidry News:
By: America's WETLAND Foundation
The Keep Your Eye on the Prize program is designed to encourage students across the state to consider the significance of Louisiana's coastal wetlands to their own lives by writing essays, creating artwork or taking photographs on the topic. The subject of the 2012 contest essay entries will be "How can Louisiana adapt to coastal land loss and what changes should be made?" The subject of the 2012 contest art/photo entries will be, "Why should the area known as "America's WETLAND be saved?"
By: American Press
The federal government appears to be getting serious about a problem that has plagued Gulf of Mexico fishermen for decades.The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Service is overseeing a five-year, $320 million project to reduce upstream agriculture runoff that flows down the Mississippi River and eventually winds up in the Gulf with alarming results.
By: Steve Emmett-Mattox, Restore America's Estuaries
This post started off as a means to thank three organizations who have recently provided support to the Restore America’s Estuaries wetland carbon initiative: the State of Maryland Department of Natural Resources Power Plant Research Program, GenOn Energy, and America’s WETLAND Foundation. Thank you, and thanks to all of our partners who are helping advance coastal blue carbon.
By: Galveston Daily News
a recent survey of Galveston stakeholders and resiliency experts “shows a mixed level of confidence in Galveston’s ability to manage efforts before, during and after an event like Hurricane Ike.”
By: Mike Gunning, Galveston Daily News
A recent survey of Galveston stakeholders and resiliency experts shows a mixed level of confidence in Galveston’s ability to manage efforts before, during and after an event like Hurricane Ike.
By: R. King Milling
The Gulf Coast — its estuaries, marine and wildlife habitats, industries and communities the nation depends upon for its energy, fisheries and waterborne commerce — is the most vulnerable region in the U.S. The five Gulf Coast states are among the seven states most “at risk of disaster,” according to a recent report by personal finance and insurance risk information experts Kiplinger and ISO.
By: Mike Gunning, Galveston Daily News
The America’s WETLAND Foundation brought together a diversified collection of people — academics, environmentalists, land owners, representatives of energy companies and state and local bureaucrats — during the Texas Gulf Forum at the Hotel Galvez on Thursday.
By: Heber Taylor, Galveston Daily News
Just a reminder: The America’s WETLAND Foundation is conducting a forum today in Galveston as part of an initiative called “Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities: Envisioning the Future of America’s Energy Coast.”