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16
Nov

NOLA.com: Louisiana to get $91 million in fiscal year 2018 federal oil and gas revenue

By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Oil and gas produced from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico and on federal land in Louisiana in fiscal year 2018 will add $91 million to the budgets of the state and coastal parishes, the Interior Department announced recently, with much of the money dedicated to state...
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14
Nov

Carbon Brief:US could meet Paris emissions pledge with ‘natural climate solutions’, study says

By Robert McSweeney – The US could meet its pledge to cut emissions under the Paris Agreement through “natural climate solutions” (NCS), a new study suggests. Read more here…
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14
Nov

PHYS.org: New US study reveals natural solutions can reduce global warming

By the Nature Conservancy – Restoring the United States’ lands and coastal wetlands could have a much bigger role in reducing global warming than previously thought, according to the most comprehensive national assessment to date of how greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced and stored in forests, farmland, grasslands, and wetlands. Read more here…
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13
Nov

Miami Herald: Experts raise concerns about Texas Ike Dike proposal

The Associated Press – HOUSTON – Rice University researchers are concerned about the Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office’s preferred $31 billion proposal to protect the Houston-Galveston region from devastating storm surge. Read more here…
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13
Nov

Houston Chronicle: How Katy Prairie landowners could help Houston fight flooding

By Elizabeth White Olson – fter Hurricane Harvey, environmental lawyer and Rice University SSPEED (Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters) Center co-director Jim Blackburn has arisen as one of the leading voices on reducing flooding in Houston and surrounding areas. I sat down with Blackburn to learn what role the Katy Prairie could...
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13
Nov

HuffPo: Is Your Home At Risk Of Flooding From Rising Seas By 2050? Check This Map.

By Zahra Hirji – Homeowners in these areas will need to get used to flooding year after year. Even if the world more aggressively tackles global warming, about 350,000 homes across the US, worth about $190 billion at today’s prices, are built on land that’s at risk of annual flooding by 2050 — which is...
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09
Nov

LBP: The State We Are In – Summit Coverage

Val Marmillion was interviewed by The State We are In host Andre Moreau and we hear from coastal experts and state leaders including the governor on the current state as our coastal master plan begins to see the building of some of the major projects on board.  Watch the segment here.
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08
Nov

NOLA.com: Gov. Edwards warns that coastal master plan must be guided by science, not politics

By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune As Louisiana moves into an era of dramatically increased spending on coastal restoration projects – approaching $1 billion a year – the state’s leaders must remain guided by science and not politics, Gov. John Bel Edwards warned Wednesday (Nov. 7). Speaking at a summit on the future of...
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08
Nov

WAFB: La. governor speaks at summit on state’s coastal future

By WAFB Staff BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Governor John Bel Edwards joined a summit Wednesday to discuss the future of Louisiana’s coastlines. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and America’s Wetland Foundation hosted the meeting. The governor talked about how he thinks the state should use funds to control the loss of the coast,...
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05
Nov

WRFK: Jim Engster’s Interview of Val Marmillion

AWF’s Managing Director Val Marmillion was on Jim Engster’s radio show in Monday, discussing coastal challenges threatening Louisiana. You can listen here: tinyurl.com/ybc7lbtw
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