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  1. Keeping N.O. levees high, building levees on central coast studiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 11 |

    The Army Corps of Engineers and state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority officials signed two agreements this week that clear the way for the corps to study when and how high east bank and West Bank New Orleans area levees must be raised to keep up with future sea level rise and subsidence. Also signed were two agreements to study what new levees are needed for communities in four central Louisiana parishes and in the Upper Barataria Basin just west of New Orleans.


  2. Oct. 1: The no-name hurricane of 1893 that killed more than Katrina -- archived photosRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 1 |

    More than 1,800 people died in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit southeast Louisiana and Coastal Mississippi. But did you know about the 1893 hurricane that struck near Grand Isle on Oct. 1? The unnamed Category 4 storm made landfall at Cheniere Caminada and killed 2,000, from Louisiana to Alabama.


  3. Proposed oil export terminal may conflict with Mid-Barataria Sediment DiversionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 |

    Oil and liquids terminal site plan on an aerial map of the property included in a federal-state permit request. Hatched areas are wetlands.


  4. Cormier letter flurry: stop Mid-Barataria DiversionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 |

    Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier III, flanked by parish fishers, explains why he opposes the state's proposed Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton sediment diversions during a June 2018 news conference. During the past 30 days, Cormier has written 16 letters to federal officials, from the Army Corps of Engineers to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, outlining his objections to the diversions.


  5. Mississippi River's land building ability is focus of Coastal Connections eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 |

    The ability of the Mississippi River to build land when it's diverted from its banks will be the focus of a Coastal Connections event jointly sponsored by the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the Mississippi River Delta Coalition. The event, to be held in Buras on Sept.


  6. Jean Lafitte: Vintage photos of the Jefferson Parish town named after a pirateRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 |

    Like the city of New Orleans, the Town of Jean Lafitte can trace its history back 300 years. The lifeblood of the city is the water: shrimping and fishing are the town's major industries, and the area's lush beauty attracts nature lovers and tourists.


  7. State creating groups to help fishing industry adapt to levee, restoration projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 |

    Louisiana officials have begun creating "adaptation working groups" aimed at addressing potential impacts to producers of oysters , shrimp , finfish and crabs that will be caused by construction of coastal restoration and hurricane protection projects to be built as part of the state's coastal Master Plan , the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced Wednesday . "You often hear us say that our coastal landscape is continuously changing," Chip Kline, deputy director of the Governor's office of Coastal Activities, told the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority board.


  8. Plaquemines businessman appointed to state coastal authorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 |

    Belle Chasse insurance agent Bill Bubrig was appointed to the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority board by Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday . Bubrig was recommended to represent Plaquemines Parish by state Rep. Chris Leopold , R-Belle Chasse, and also had the support of Lt.


  9. Plant smothering marsh grasses on Bayou Sauvage NWRRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 |

    A vine that covered and killed otherwise healthy marsh grass in the Delacroix area more than a decade ago has taken off on Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in eastern New Orleans. Vigna luteola , commonly known as pea vine or deer pea, turned extensive stands of thriving spartina alternaflora to bare mud flats and eventually open water in the late 1990s and early 2000s near the popular St. Bernard Parish port.


  10. Why you may find mushrooms growing in your houseplantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 |

    Tiny white mushrooms grow on a sunken log in the Barataria Preserve in Marrero on Sunday, March 26, 2017. (Photo by Chris Granger, Question for Dan Gill: We collect rain water and have been using it on our houseplants.


  11. 10 worst plant invaders on the Louisiana coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 |

    Weed scientist Dearl Sanders wades through giant salvinia, one of Louisiana's worst invasive plants, in 2014. Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter They clog waterways, overrun marshes and make it harder for animals to find food.


  12. Pirogue racing returns to the Town of Jean LafitteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2018 |

    After nearly 20 years, pirogue racing returned to the Town of Jean Lafitte Saturday at the town's newly opened Jules Nunez Seafood Pavilion and AJ & Sheron Fabre Market on Bayou Barataria. The 2018 Jean Lafitte Pirogue Races and Festival brought out veteran racers as well as young people experiencing the competition for the first time with racing categories divided by age and boat type.


  13. The Mississippi isn't so muddy, and that could be bad for restoring Louisiana's coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2018 |

    Chris Macaluso shows off a handfull of mud, made up of mucky, decaying vegetation in the wetlands in Plaquemines Parish, site of the planned Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion. plans to build in Plaquemines Parish would channel sediment-rich water from the Mississippi into estuaries and bays that have been starved of sediment by the river's levee system.


  14. Coastal Authority hears pros -- and cons -- of Mid-Barataria Sediment DiversionRead the original story

    Jul 8, 2018 |

    An artist's conception of the construction of the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion at Ironton, on the west bank of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish. A stand-in for Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier lectured the state's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority board on Wednesday on why the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion should be abandoned in favor of simply dredging sediment from the Mississippi River and elsewhere to build new wetlands.


  15. Diesel fuel spills into Bayou Barataria from partially sunken barge: Coast GuardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 |

    Diesel fuel spilled into Bayou Barataria in Lafitte from a partially sunken barge Sunday evening , according to the United States Coast Guard. The spill was reported shortly before 6:30 p.m. near Tom's Marine and Salvage in the 3000 block of Jean Lefitte Boulevard, a Coast Guard spokesman said.


  16. 'Louisiana's moment' for coastal restoration, protection: Gov. EdwardsRead the original story

    May 30, 2018 |

    Gov. John Bel Edwards told those attending the 2018 State of the Coast conference on coastal restoration and hurricen protection that, with as much as $20 billion for coastal Master Plan projects over the next 15 years, "I actually believe this is Louisiana's moment." ( Edwards said that with as much as $20 billion in BP oil spill-related money and offshore revenue guaranteed to the state over the next 15 years, the state is finally positioned to pay for a number of major projects included in the state's $50 billion, 50-year Coastal Master Plan.


  17. State to lose $400,000 a month if Plaquemines Parish delays restoration project, official saysRead the original story

    May 22, 2018 |

    If Plaquemines Parish continues to delay permits for a major coastal restoration project, the state could start to lose $400,000 per month on engineering and design, the state's Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority chairman said at a meeting Tuesday . The state has requested parish permits to take soil samples near the site of the planned Mid-Barataria sediment diversion .


  18. Infrastructure Week: Stressing link between coastal restoration and jobsRead the original story

    May 18, 2018 |

    Showing off Louisiana's rapidly-expanding coastal restoration program with an aerial view, representatives of Greater New Orleans Inc. , the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several national environmental groups stressed the job link between those projects and the state's economy. From the window of a Southern Seaplane, the views provided to reporters and photographers as part of a two-day Infrastructure Week program in New Orleans included of the area's now-completed hurricane risk reduction levee system, including views of the West Closure Complex and the Lake Borgne surge barrier.


  19. Wild otter caught on video eating at Barataria PreserveRead the original story

    May 1, 2018 |

    A Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve maintenance worker caught a rare sighting Tuesday morning The worker captured a video of a wild otter eating near the Barataria Preserve boardwalk. River otters were more frequently seen in the early days of the Barataria Preserve, but became a rarity in the 1990s and 2000s, according to a Facebook post by the park.


  20. Birds - and watchers - are flocking to Grand IsleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 |

    Since 1998, Grand Isle has hosted the Grand Isle Migratory Bird Festival which draws birders from throughout the country. This year's festival is April 20-22.


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