NEWS

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...
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...
07
Oct

Louisiana has a decade to move on its coastal master plan

After covering (and living) Louisiana’s coastal crisis for decades, the most common question I get these days is this one: When will we know if state’s coastal master plan will succeed? Read more…
04
Oct

MEDIA ADVISORY: SUMMIT ON THE MASTER PLAN AND BEYOND

WHAT: SUMMIT ON THE MASTER PLAN AND BEYOND Topics to be covered: Coastal Resiliency as a Unifying Force for Louisiana Setting the Research Agenda for the Master Plan for the Next Ten Years Holding the Line for Restoration in an Era of Budget Shortfalls A Community Approach to Telling Time in Generations What are we...
27
Sep

EDF: New Poll Shows Louisianians’ Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Coastal Restoration

Press Release from Environmental Defense Fund (NEW ORLEANS) There is widespread, bipartisan support for action in addressing Louisiana’s coastal land loss crisis, according to a new poll released today by BDPC, LLC + Pinsonat and Restore the Mississippi River Delta. Of note, 79 percent of coastal voters said they support sediment diversions, large-scale engineering projects...
24
Sep

Watchdog.org: Zinke talks Land and Water Conservation Fund reform with Louisiana officials, oil execs

By John Haughey Watchdog.org U.S. Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke addressed the Louisiana Oil and Gas Industry (LOGA) and then visited a local park this week to announce the annual national distribution of $100 million in federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) monies. Read more…
20
Sep

Daily Beast: We’re Ignoring the Best Way to Protect Ourselves From Hurricanes

America has largely destroyed its coastal wetlands, which act as sponges for hurricanes, even as the government encourages people to build in flood-prone areas. The worst damage from hurricanes doesn’t always come from wind. In fact, some of history’s most damaging hurricanes—like Sandy, for example—were very low-power but caused massive amounts of destruction because they...
12
Sep

NOLA.com: Stay or go? Isle de Jean Charles wrestles with the sea

Island in Crisis – Isle de Jean Charles Isle de Jean Charles – or what’s left of it – is a small enclave of houses on a narrow, one-and-and-a-half mile long strip of land, Wednesday, July 6, 2016. As south Louisiana wetlands continue to sink and as sea levels continue to rise, the island has...
27
Aug

MEDIA ADVISORY: COASTAL WETLAND COMMUNITIES ADAPTATION LEADERSHIP FORUM

WHAT: Coastal Wetland Communities Adaptation Leadership Forum Topics to be covered: Update from 2011 Blue Ribbon Resiliency Leadership Forums A Generational Approach and Timeframe for Adaptation Educating for the Adaptation Generation Shared Responsibilities: The Master Plan and Beyond Toward a New Era in Private Sector Sustainability The Louisiana Coastal Exchange – A Gulf Wide Private...
20
Aug

Coastal Wetland Communities Adaptation Forum

The America’s WETLAND Foundation is hosting a Leadership Forum on August 29, 2018, at Nicholls State University in partnership with BHP and Resource Environmental Solutions (RES). Read here…  
18
Aug

Eco Magazine: Mapping Blue Carbon in Mangroves Worldwide

By: Robert Twilley, LSU Sea Grant New research led by LSU Department of Oceanography & Coastal Sciences Professor Robert Twilley offers a more precise estimate of how much blue carbon is stored by mangroves around the world. Read More
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14
Aug

America’s Wetland Restoration Exchange

The America's Wetland Restoration Exchange (AWRE) is an environmental sustainability fund in which private donors
13
Aug

Houma Courier: Local forum to address coastal threats

By: Keith McGill, The Houma Courier Coastal advocates and public officials will meet Aug. 29 in Thibodaux to discuss ways Terrebonne and Lafourche can adapt as the Gulf of Mexico continues its march inland. The Coastal Wetland Communities Adaptation Leadership Forum will be led by America’s Wetland, a group that has pushed for solutions to...
03
Aug

UCS: Heat Waves and Climate Change: What the Science Tells Us about Extreme Heat Events (2018)

By: Union of Concerned Scientists Staff, Union of Concerned Scientists Extreme heat has become increasingly common. It will become even more intense in the years to come. This has serious implications for people, communities, and infrastructure. Read More
01
Aug

NOAA Releases Annual State of the Climate Report

By: Matt Callihan, WBRZ NOAA has released its 28th annual State of the Climate report, and it highlights some troubling issues with our changing climate. 2017 was the third warmest year on record, with 2016 being the warmest and 2015 the second warmest. The top 10 warmest years have all occurred since 1997, but the...
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