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04
Nov

Jim Brown’s Common Sense: Radio Interview with Val Marmillion

AWF’s Managing Director Val Marmillion was interviewed on Jim Brown’s Common Sense Radio Show. His interview starts at 27 minute mark. Listen here: http://tun.in/tiNSFU
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02
Nov

CPRA: Check Out Our New Blog – Coastal Impacts

CPRA just announced the launch of a blog, Coastal Impacts, created to capture the essence of our coast and the collective work underway to protect and restore it. Our first post, “Reducing Risk in the River Parishes: Building Levees and Wetlands to Protect Communities,” highlights the tremendous $760 million West Shore-Lake Pontchartrain project. Currently in the...
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26
Oct

The Advocate: Louisiana has dollars at stake as Congress wrangles over oil and gas revenue

by Steve Hardy A pair of Congressional bills are in the works that could dramatically change the way Louisiana receives coastal protection funding from the oil and gas industry. Read more…
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22
Oct

WaPo: A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in U.S. history

By Darryl Fears NEW ORLEANS — An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history. Read more here...
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22
Oct

Waterways Journal: Dredging And Wetlands Creation–An Environmental Success Story

By Judith Powers and Sean Duffy – There are 6,800 acres of new marshland bordering the Passes of the Mississippi River—land that was created starting in 2011 by a coalition intent on stopping the loss of land in Louisiana at a rate once described as “a football field every hour.” The Mississippi River advocacy group Big...
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18
Oct

MPR: Climate change isn’t just an environmental issue anymore

One of the most frustrating things about Jessica Hellmann’s job as a climate scientist is how the atmosphere has become a political issue. “For most of my colleagues, that’s not why we got into this business,” she said. “We don’t pursue science because we want to be on one side or the other. And it’s...
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14
Oct

Houma Courier: Editor’s opinion: The Gulf of Mexico is here already

Some results of a new poll of south Louisiana residents on the plight of the state’s vanishing coast surprise me. The poll was conducted for the National Audubon Society on behalf of Restore the Mississippi Delta. Both environmental groups have been involved in Louisiana’s efforts to deal with the eroding wetlands, sinking land, rising seas...
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14
Oct

NYT: Among the Ruins of Mexico Beach Stands One House, Built ‘for the Big One’

AWF Comment: This is where resilience will start leading to adapting to the new normal. MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — As they built their dream house last year on the shimmering sands of the Gulf of Mexico, Russell King and his nephew, Dr. Lebron Lackey, painstakingly documented every detail of the elevated construction, from the 40-foot...
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14
Oct

NOLA.com: The former banker who went from savings accounts to saving our coast

The icon: King Milling. The legacy: King Milling, who has a long record of community service, was president of Whitney Bank for 24 years — he retired in 2008 — and also reigned as Rex, king of Carnival, in 1993. But in the wake of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 BP oil spill, he...
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