NEWS

29
Nov

PHYS.org: Wetlands hold the key to cutting emissions

By Evelyn S. Gonzalez – A team of scientists has identified more ways to mitigate climate change. Restoring coastal wetlands, rewetting drained soils, preventing erosion and reconnecting wetlands to exchange with saltwater can reduce more greenhouse gas emissions if done together, according to their report. Read more here…
27
Nov

Schedule a Tour of the LSU Center for River Studies for your Class

Calling all 4th-12th grade educators, @LouisianaCPRA is NOW scheduling class tours for 2019. Visit coastal.la.gov to find out more. #OurCoast
27
Nov

Donate Today it’s #Giving Tuesday

It’s #GivingTuesday! Join us in helping to save Louisiana’s coast – home to more than 5 million migratory waterfowl. americaswetland.com/donate/
26
Nov

Check out this Cyber Monday Hack that Gives Back!

This Cyber Monday, do your regular Amazon shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/30-0192739 and AmazonSmile donates to Americas Wetland Foundation.
24
Nov

Truth Out: Google Searches Reveal Public Interest in Conservation Is Rising

By Shreya Dasgupta – OK, Google: Has the general public lost interest in biodiversity conservation? Has people’s interest in environmental issues been overshadowed by climate change alone? Read more here…
23
Nov

USA Today: U.S. impacts of climate change are intensifying, federal report says

By Doyle Rice – A massive report issued by the Trump administration on Friday emphasizes the dire threat that human-caused global warming poses to the United States and its citizens. Read more here…
23
Nov

LSU: Are We Sinking? NGA Visits LSU Campus to Measure Subsidence

BATON ROUGE, LA – Throughout the month of October, 10 members of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency visited LSU’s campus and other statewide GPS sites to take gravity measurements for a research project spearheaded by LSU Center for Geoinformatics (C4G) Chief of Geodesy Cliff Mugnier. Read more here…
19
Nov

NatGeo: Rising seas give island nation a stark choice: relocate or elevate

Climate change means the low-lying Marshall Islands must consider drastic measures, including building new artificial islands – By Jon Letman – The navigational prowess of Marshall Islanders is legendary. For thousands of years, Marshallese have embraced their watery environment, building a culture on more than 1,200 islands scattered across 750,000 square miles of ocean. Read...
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...
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…
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…
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…
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...
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...
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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