By: Bruce Alpert, Times-Picayune
WASHINGTON -- The first attempt to restore funding requested by the Obama administration for ecosystem restoration projects in Louisiana has failed. The House of Representatives voted 246-162 Monday night against an amendment that would have retained fiscal year 2011 funding for new construction projects by the Corps of Engineers.
By: Art Chapman, Star-Telegram
Every year for the past 10 years, Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine has published its July issue devoted especially to the state of water in Texas. And, every year during that period I have dutifully purchased that special edition and tried to update myself on the serious issues of Texas and its constant battle to provide enough water for an exploding population and still keep enough for healthy lakes, rivers, estuaries and bays. It's not that I am a devoted conservationist, though I do have causes I support. I consider myself kind of a middle-of-the-roader. I wouldn't know a snail darter from a blind salamander, and even if I did, I'm not sure I would consider life without either one of them truly catastrophic. I could be wrong.
By: LSU Media Center
BATON ROUGE – LSU’s two-year-old Coastal Sustainability Studio, or CSS, was recently named the 2011 Place Research Award winner by The Environmental Design Research Association, or EDRA, an international, interdisciplinary organization founded in 1968 by design professionals, social scientists, students, educators, and facility managers.
By: Rep. Reynolds, Ron, Texas House of Representatives
America's Energy Coast (AEC), is a national initiative of the America's WETLAND Foundation. The AEC is an initiative that joins the four energy producing Gulf states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama by bringing together leaders from government, academia, industry, the national environmental and conservation community, and stakeholders from coastal communities all along the Gulf to create a regional, balanced voice in the national discussion on America's energy future.
By: Press Release, 3 KATC.com
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) announced today that it has awarded a $1,345,000 Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grant to St. Tammany Parish in Louisiana. The grant will provide funding for the Green Property Preservation Project, an initiative to purchase a private parcel of land in the parish for preservation and restoration.
By: Wesley Johnson, President, East Ascension Sportsman’s League, Livingston
Father’s Day is always a time for me to reflect and be thankful for all the time I’ve spent with my dad. That almost always means remembering the great trips we’ve made together to hunt and fish in Louisiana’s coastal wetlands.
By: Associated Press
GALVESTON, Texas — Restoring the flow of sediment to Gulf Coast wetlands and barrier islands that are key wildlife habitats and provide crucial protection from storms is one of the biggest challenges officials face as they seek to restore a region whose long-time ecological problems came into focus after last year’s disastrous oil spill.
By: Pat Hernandez, 88.7 KUHF.FM News
It should come as no surprise, but a new report finds Houston, with its population, geography and infrastructure, is vulnerable to natural and man-made disasters. The findings were presented at a conference by the America's Wetland Foundation. Participants offered their take on the report. Pat Hernandez has more.
By: MATTHEW TRESAUGUE, Houston Chronicle
By: Business Week
By: Lauren Thompson, Thibodaux Daily Comet
By: Shell Armstrong, Tri-Parish Times
By: Steven Solomon, Bloomberg
By: Nikki Buskey, Houma Courier