Apr Louisiana gets $94.7 million in offshore money for restoration, flood protection

Louisiana will get $94.7 million in fiscal year 2018 Gulf of Mexico offshore oil revenue, almost $13 million more than the previous year, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Thursday (April 25). The state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will get $75.8 million of the money, which can be used for flood protection and...
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Apr Corps studies improving New Orleans levees to keep pace with hurricane flood risk

The Army Corps of Engineers is embarking on studies of potential improvements to the east bank and West Bank hurricane levee systems because portions of the post-Katrina levee system are likely to be inadequate to reduce risk from stormwater surges created by a so-called 100-year storm as early as 2023. Read more here…
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Inside Climate News: Rising seas threaten Norfolk Naval Shipyard, raising fears of ‘catastrophic damage’

“Every year you wait to make decisions and take actions, the risk goes up,” said retired Rear Adm. Jonathan White. By Nicholas Kusnetz, InsideClimate News PORTSMOUTH, Va. — At the foot of the Chesapeake Bay in southeast Virginia lies a Naval shipyard older than the nation itself. One of the country’s first warships was built...
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Curbed: Man vs. nature Can engineering save Louisiana’s coastline?

By Nate Berg Down at the southern tip of Louisiana, on a barrier island called Grand Isle, the stilts holding up the houses are getting taller. There are about 20 feet of air between the ground and the top of the pilings holding up a new two-story house on the island’s main drag, running parallel...
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