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.”
By: King Milling
The residents of coastal communities along America’s Energy Coast — there are about 12 million of us from Texas to Alabama — are increasingly more vulnerable to larger and stronger storms, higher surges, flooding, rising sea levels and natural and man-made disasters.
By: Joe Macaluso, The Advocate
The first days of our waterfowl seasons usually produce lots of surprises — some good, some not so good.
By: Susan Buchanan
South Louisiana residents know the coast is losing wetlands to the Gulf--at the rate of a football field an hour--as well as they know how the New Orleans Saints played last weekend. Climate change may be controversial but state and local agencies and utility-giant Entergy Corp. are beginning to adapt to new weather trends. Adaptation could be key to the coast's future.
By: Amanda Casanova, Galveston Dailey News
The Gulf Coast could lose $350 billion in assets during the next 20 years if nothing is done to protect the region, according to a study from America’s Wetland Foundation. The long-term loss is one of the reasons why the foundation is meeting with island stakeholders for a leadership forum this month to discuss planning for the coast’s future.
By: Sustainable Business
In an attempt to restore wetlands off the Louisiana coast, 187 "floating islands," made of recycled PET plastic bottles and filled with native grasses, are being placed in in shallow waters.
By: Bruce Alpert, Times - Picayunne
Despite support from President Barack Obama and influential congressional Republicans, a bill that would channel 80 percent of BP oil spill fines to the Gulf Coast is far from enactment.