Gulf of Mexico
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Advocacy

AL - Alabama Political Reporter Partners With Covering Climate Now

We’re making a commitment to inform you, our readers, about the parts of climate change that are within your spheres of influence.

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Waterways

LA - Louisiana Port Begins Clearing Channel for Ships to Pass

PORT FOURCHON, La. (AP) — Port officials have begun clearing a shipping channel in Louisiana after sediments pushed into the waterway by hurricanes made the water too shallow for some vessels to pass safely.

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Engineering

LA - Racing to Beat the Next Hurricane Season

Work is under way to construct a permanent floodgate on Bayou Chene near Morgan City, La., that will provide backwater flood protection for six parishes in the path of Mississippi and Atchafalaya river overflows that result from high water events.

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Engineering

MS - Thousands Comment on Proposed Mississippi Pump Project

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says thousands of people have sent comments about a proposal for huge pumps to drain floodwaters from parts of the rural Mississippi Delta.

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Advocacy

LA - An Effort to Plant Queen Bess Island for Louisiana Pelicans

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. (AP) — After Louisiana officials finished restoring 37-acre Queen Bess Island in February, much of the vegetation planted on its small footprint of newly pumped sand didn’t have time to take root before more than 6,000 brown pelicans arrived for breeding season.

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Engineering

TX - Bahia Grande Unit of Laguna Atascosa Handed $5.6 Million Restoration Grant

HARLINGEN — Federal and state officials have announced a major windfall of $5.6 million for restoration of wetlands and protection of bird nesting sites at the Bahia Grande Unit of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge.

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Federal

LA - Louisiana Wants Billions for Hurricane Risk Reduction Included in Federal Appropriations Bill

Louisiana coastal officials are pushing the state’s congressional delegation to support an expected emergency supplemental appropriation bill aimed at this year’s record-breaking hurricane season to provide money for emergency repairs to beaches, barrier islands and other wetland restoration projects.

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Tourism

TX - Big Crowds Expected at Beaches Over Holiday

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Nueces County Coastal Parks Director Scott Cross says, if the weather is nice, crowds flock to coastal beaches every year during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

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Engineering

TX - Congressman Vela: $150K for City of South Padre Island

Texas Congressman, Filemon Vela, has announced that the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have awarded $150,000 to the City of South Padre Island as part of the National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF).

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Engineering

GA - Judge Says Dam Can't Be Removed if Water Level Will Fall

A federal court says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers can’t demolish a dam downriver from Augusta if it doesn’t maintain the current water level.

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Property

TX - Texas A&M Researchers to Address Chemical Pollution Following Gulf Coast Storms

The team will identify facilities at risk for flood-induced chemical spills and support efforts to mitigate potential impacts on nearby communities.

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Property

AL - Alabama Cities Struggle With Hurricane Zeta Debris Cleanup

Ross Wood took the oath of office on November 2 to become the new mayor of Grove Hill and got to work focusing on the small town’s Hurricane Zeta clean-up.

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Engineering

TX - Tunneling Floodwater Under Houston May Be Back on the Table for the Corps

With ample public feedback, the Army Corps of Engineers is now re-evaluating which projects to push forward to reduce flooding along Buffalo Bayou.

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Engineering

LA - Louisiana Approved for $234.6 Million in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill NRDA Funds for Coastal Restoration Projects

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) has approved $234.6 million in funds resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement for restoration projects that will create and restore wetlands in Plaquemines and Terrebonne Parishes.

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Science

MS - Biologists Developing Mobile App for Coastal Marine Assessment

Glenn Parsons and Richard Buchholz lead new Gulf of Mexico Citizen Scientist Initiative

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Waterways

LA - Coastal Harm From Invading Saltwater 'Happening Right Now'

Four Native American tribes on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast requested United Nations assistance this year to force action by the U.S. government on invading salt.

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Energy

USA - US Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale Larger Than Expected: BOEM

The twin challenges of low oil prices and uncertain demand recovery that has resulted from the coronavirus pandemic this year – which with more clarity might lift prices somewhat –did not appear to dampen operator enthusiasm for obtaining US Gulf of Mexico acreage during that region’s offshore lease sale Nov. 18.

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Engineering

TX - Texans Need Ample Time to Study Coastal Barrier Plan

In response to the commentary by Armin Cantini (“Coastal study of storm-surge system deserves support,” The Daily News, Nov. 13): The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office are proposing a multi-billion tax dollar-funded two-mile long gate system across the mouth of Galveston Bay and levees in Galveston and Port Bolivar to “keep storm surge in the Gulf.”

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Engineering

LA - $1 Million in RESTORE Act Money to Fund Louisiana Coastal Research, Like Carbon Capture

While Louisiana will not receive any additional funds with the release of the second phase of the latest RESTORE Act funding plan, Louisiana is expected to receive $1 million to fund various research and planning initiatives.

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Engineering

AL - Nearly $26M of Fish and Wildlife Grants Coming to Alabama's Gulf Coast

Governor Kay Ivey announced Thursday that $25,970,000 million worth of projects on Alabama’s coastline have been funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

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Energy

USA - Despite Uptick, Interest in Gulf of Mexico Oil Drilling Remains Low

Oil industry interests expressed optimism after Wednesday's Gulf of Mexico lease sale attracted more winning bids than the last one.

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Energy

USA - Feds Propose 2021 Offshore Lease Sale

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) on Tuesday proposed offering approximately 78.2 million acres for a region-wide Gulf of Mexico (GOM) lease sale scheduled for March 2021.

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Property

AL - Where Is FEMA? Alabama Waits on Hurricane Zeta Relief

More than 21 days after Hurricane Zeta carved through Alabama, county and city officials are asking: Where is the federal disaster declaration?

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Energy

LA - Bob Marshall: Louisiana Will Still Be an Energy State Even Without Oil. Here's Why.

In the postelection chaos that gripped the nation, many readers may have missed last week’s historic announcement by Gov. Jon Bel Edwards: Louisiana is going to join the energy industry!

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Energy

LA - Exxon Oil Rig Becomes Tallest Structure Converted to Artificial Reef in Gulf of Mexico

An oil rig taller than the Empire State Building is now undergoing conversion into a habitat-boosting artificial reef about 50 miles south of Grand Isle.

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Science

USA - National Academies’ Gulf Research Program Awards $5.27 Million to Enhance Understanding of Gulf Ecosystems

WASHINGTON — The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced grant awards totaling $5.27 million for six new projects. These projects, planned to span two to three years, aim to improve understanding of how natural processes and human activities interact to affect coastal ecosystems in the U.S. Gulf Coast region.

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Engineering

MS - Several Years Into BP Settlement Spending, the Bulk of Mississippi's Restoration Work Remains Undone

Ten years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the state is slowly pushing billions in settlement dollars towards coastal restoration.

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Energy

LA - Port of Greater Baton Rouge Could Be Home to $9.2 Billion Renewable Fuel Complex

Grön Fuels LLC, a portfolio company of Fidelis Infrastructure is studying the feasibility of a renewable fuel complex at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge.

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Engineering

TX - Officials Discuss Funding Options for Coastal Barrier

Officials have finalized the feasibility study for a coastal barrier that would protect Galveston Bay and its surrounding communities from hurricanes, and residents have a chance to weigh in on the plan before it goes to the U.S. Congress.

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Local

MS - MSU Provides Aid to Coastal Regions Affected by Recent Hurricanes

Following the recent coastal impacts of Hurricanes Delta and Laura, Mississippi State University is reaching out to help affected families in numerous ways.

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Energy

LA - Gov. Edwards Announces Renewable Energy Initiative for Gulf of Mexico

Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced a renewable energy initiative for the Gulf of Mexico, with plans to harness Louisiana's strengths in offshore energy production for the development of wind power, the nation's No. 1 source of renewable energy.

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Engineering

LA - Army Corps Reconsidering Permit for $9.4B Plastics Complex

The Army Corps of Engineers is considering whether potential environmental impacts require it to change, suspend or revoke the permit for a $9.4 billion plastics complex planned in Louisiana by a Taiwan company, U.S. Department of Justice lawyers said Wednesday.

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Engineering

LA - Letters: Good News for Dredging Is Good News for Louisiana

These are exciting times for the U.S. dredging industry, as companies respond to growing demand.

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Engineering

TX - Corps Names Team on Port Arthur Hurricane Flood Protection Project

An $863 million effort to improve hurricane flood protection and resiliency, including levees and floodwalls, for a 65-square-mile area that includes Port Arthur, Texas, and adjacent communities will move forward under a contract awarded to a joint venture of Freese and Nichols, COWI and CDM Smith (FCC-JV) by the U.S. Corps of Engineers Galveston District and Jefferson County Drainage District No. 7 for some of the work.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

TX - Environmental Groups Ask for More Time to Consider Coastal Barrier

More than two dozen environmental groups have asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Texas General Land Office for more time to comment on a new plan for a storm-surge barrier on the Texas coast.

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Fisheries

LA - The big business of catching tiny fish won't be restricted in coastal waters, Louisiana leaders decide

A growing conflict over Louisiana’s but largest but perhaps least-known commercial fishery came to a head this week when state leaders rejected a plan to restrict large-scale menhaden fishing near the state’s coastline.

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Engineering

LA - Facing Deadline to Respond to Criticisms, Corps Asks Court for Time to Rework Formosa Permit

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to temporarily suspend a permit critical for the construction of a $9.4 billion chemical complex proposed in St. James Parish in hopes of addressing criticisms raised by environmental and community groups.

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Property

USA - Study on the Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael was the first category 5 storm to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, with the third lowest pressure ever recorded for a landfalling storm in the Atlantic Basin.

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Property

TX - GLO Action Plans Approved

HUD approves GLO state action plans for 2018 and 2019 disaster funding allocations

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Property

LA - 'There's Nothing Protecting Us' After Hurricane Zeta Blasts Through Grand Isle's Levee

Kelli Scardino's little restaurant, Yum's Cafe, sits on one of the highest and widest spots on this exceedingly low and narrow island. When it comes to hurricanes, Yum's is what constitutes as Grand Isle's "safe ground."

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Property

USA - Hurricane Zeta's Insured Property Loss Put at $4.4bn by KCC

Catastrophe risk modeller Karen Clark & Company (KCC) has estimated that the insured loss to onshore properties caused by Hurricane Zeta will be close to $4.4 billion.

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Property

LA - Zeta's Toll on Louisiana Island 'Like a Bomb Was Dropped'

GRAND ISLE, La. -- Zeta's remnants moved off the northeastern U.S. coast Thursday night, but its effects were evident Friday through a swath of the Southeast.

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Property

USA - The U.S. Needs a Gulf Coast Wall, Not a Mexico Border Wall

Rising sea levels and more frequent hurricanes are a much bigger threat to the country than immigrants.

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Property

LA - Louisiana Homeowners Should Expect Rate Increases After Active Hurricane Season

BATON ROUGE - November 30, the final day of hurricane season can't come soon enough for Louisianians after a record five named storms have hit the state this year.

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Engineering

FL - Collier to begin $2 million beach renourishment project near Lowdermilk Park

A Collier County beach renourishment project on Naples shores is set to begin early next month.

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Engineering

TX - Revised ‘Ike Dike’ Plan Would Cost $26.2B, Include Massive Sea Gates and 43 Miles of Sand Dunes

The Army Corps of Engineers has released the second draft of proposed coastal barrier that would fundamentally alter the southeast Texas coastline, with massive sea gates across the Houston Ship Channel and 43 miles of dunes and renourished beaches spanning Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston.

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Property

TX - TAMU-CC Researchers Looking at Beach and Dune Erosion Caused by an Active Hurricane Season

Hurricane Hanna caused major damage to the dune system along the coast and all the storms thereafter have made that damage even worse.

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Federal

AL - Byrne Introduces Bill to Protect Underwater Forest

This is the only known site where a coastal ice age forest this old has been preserved in place, with thousands of trees still rooted in the dirt they were growing millennia ago before being reclaimed by the Gulf of Mexico.

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Waterways

LA - Ports Closing Ahead of Hurricane Zeta (With Forecast Video)

The Coast Guard has all but closed Louisiana ports as Hurricane Zeta closes in on the Gulf Coast.

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Science

Gulf of Mexico - Scientists at Work: Sloshing Through Marshes to See How Birds Survive Hurricanes

As Huricane Zeta menaces the Gulf Coast, residents know the drill: Board up windows, clear storm drains, gas up the car and stock up on water, batteries and canned goods. But how does wildlife ride out a hurricane?

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Energy

Gulf of Mexico - BP Evacuates Four Gulf of Mexico Platforms Ahead of Storm

Oil major BP on Sunday started evacuating workers from four of its Gulf of Mexico platforms ahead of the Tropical Storm Zeta.

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Fisheries

LA - Storms Extend Louisiana Fisheries COVID-19 Aid Deadline

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Damage from Hurricanes Laura and Delta has prompted Louisiana to extend the deadline for fisheries' workers and businesses to apply for help under a coronavirus pandemic program.

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Federal

USA - The Coast Survey's Role in the Hurricane Delta Response

NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has concluded its hydrographic survey response following Hurricane Delta.

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Engineering

LA - La. Governor Issues Proclamation Marking 30 Years Since Breaux Act’s Passage

A proclamation issued Wednesday honors the 30th anniversary of legislation that has fueled Louisiana’s fight against coastal erosion.

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Property

AL - Tree Experts Survey Gulf Coast Damage From Hurricane Sally

Fallen trees are still piled up in Mobile and Baldwin Counties, more than a month after Hurricane Sally struck the Alabama Gulf Coast.

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Tourism

MS - Mississippi Islands Reopen Following Hurricane Delta

Gulf Islands National Seashore has completed damage assessments and all Mississippi barrier islands are now open for visitor access, except the Ship Island pier remains closed due to Hurricane Sally damage and the Ship Island facilities including restrooms and the water system are closed per routine seasonal closures.

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Waterways

LA - Louisiana Cameron LNG Terminal Reopens After Hurricane Delta

The first liquefied natural gas tanker to go to Cameron LNG’s export plant in Louisiana since Hurricane Delta was set to arrive on Tuesday.

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Engineering

AL - EDA Announces Federal Investment Award to Dredge the Port of Epes Industrial Park

The grant will be matched with $540,000 in local funds and is expected to create 85 jobs and generate $175 million in private investment.

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Fisheries

TX - A Guide to Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico

Approximately 3 million people go fishing in the Gulf of Mexico every year. The Gulf is one of the most ecologically diverse bodies of water, offering first-time fishers and expert anglers alike the chance to see sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, and more.

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Engineering

LA - Editor's Opinion: 'It Sounds Like a Business Opportunity'

The law of supply and demand is not working in coastal Louisiana's favor.

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Engineering

MS - Engineers' Report Bolsters Miss. Pump Project

A previous report said huge pumps at the confluence of the Yazoo and Mississippi rivers would hurt wetlands.

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Energy

USA - Trump Administration Sets Gulf of Mexico Drilling Auction for Nov. 18

(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday said it would offer all available areas in the Gulf of Mexico for auction to oil and gas drillers on Nov. 18, the first major test of the offshore sector’s appetite for investment since early this year.

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Property

LA - Louisiana's Back-to-Back Hurricanes: Future Unsure for Many

The future is uncertain for the coastal Louisiana region where two hurricanes made landfall six weeks apart

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Property

LA - AIR Worldwide Estimates Insured Losses for Hurricane Delta Will be Between USD 1 Billion and USD 3 Billion

Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses to onshore property resulting from Hurricane Delta’s winds and storm surge will range from USD 1 billion to USD 3 billion.

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Property

TX - Turning Back the Tide of Flooding

Texas A&M landscape architecture professor Galen Newman is seeking solutions to devastating flood events.

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Fisheries

LA - Shrimpers Facing New Rules Can Get Help Buying Turtle-Saving Gear

A new program will foot part of the cost Louisiana shrimp fishermen will have to pay for mandated devices that prevent sea turtles from getting trapped in their nets.

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Energy

USA - US Gulf Production, Operations Restart After Delta

US oil and natural gas producers are redeploying staff to offshore platforms and restarting operations after Hurricane Delta's pass through the region late last week.

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Engineering

LA - Scarcity of Dredges Could Make Rebuilding Louisiana's Coast Slower and More Expensive

Just as Louisiana begins an ambitious slate of projects to rebuild its crumbling coastline, the essential ingredients — sea sand and river silt — will be harder to come by.

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Property

LA - Dramatic Aerial Photos Show Devastation in Louisiana After Hurricane Delta

Louisiana on Sunday was picking up the pieces after Hurricane Delta swept through, wreaking havoc on a region already devastated by Hurricane Laura six weeks ago.

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Property

TX - Government Insurance for Hurricanes and Floods Going Broke

Real estate is the most valuable asset most people will ever possess, and insuring against natural disasters like floods and storms is common sense.

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Property

TX - Busy Storm Season Takes Toll on South Padre Island's Dunes

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — There wasn’t much of a beach to access at South Padre Island’s Beach Access 5 on Friday morning.

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Energy

USA - Hurricane Delta Shuts Most U.S. Offshore Oil Output in 15 Years

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Large and powerful Hurricane Delta dealt the greatest blow to U.S. offshore Gulf of Mexico energy production in 15 years, halting most of the region’s oil and nearly two-thirds of natural gas output.

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Property

LA - Hurricanes pose growing risk to Coast industrial sites with toxic chemicals

Superfund sites, like Mississippi Phosphates in Pascagoula, face big risks when major storms hit. However, preparations are taken for storms of all sizes. When Hurricane Sally was projected to hit Pascagoula, the 70 engineers, managers and construction workers at the former plant, which is the largest active superfund site in the Southeast, put their disaster plan into action.

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Property

LA - Hurricane Delta forecast for Louisiana landfall, models point to single-digit billion loss

Hurricane Delta struck the Yucatan Peninsula region of Mexico yesterday, causing damage to properties including in the high-value Cancun resort region. The hurricane weakened slightly, but has since intensified again after emerging fully over the Gulf of Mexico.

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Energy

TX - Trump's Historic Undoing of Environmental Rules a Boon to Texas Oil Industry

WASHINGTON - Environmental protections in the United States steadily increased for nearly half a century, removing toxic waste from rivers that once caught fire and reducing smog-causing air pollution that choked cities and their residents.

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Property

AL - Still Reeling From Hurricane Sally, Alabama Braces for Delta

Alabama beach communities that are still recovering from Hurricane Sally warned residents Tuesday to get ready for rapidly strengthening Hurricane Delta, which is forecast to hit the Gulf Coast later this week.

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Fisheries

Gulf of Mexico - These Inexpensive Tools Could Help Increase Gulf Fish Stocks, Advocates Say

Sport-fishing groups and federal officials say mandating that offshore anglers carry a simple $12 tool could help sustain red snapper and other fish stocks in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Aquaculture

MS - Aquaculture Advancement Would Benefit Mississippi’s Economy

During the past several months, Mississippians have faced many challenging situations. One way that we can embark on a path to recovery to grow our economy, create jobs and support our industries is by increasing the production of sustainable seafood through aquaculture.

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Property

AL - Recovery From Hurricane Sally Incomplete on Alabama coast

GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s beaches have reopened, but the state’s coast has hardly recovered fully from the effects of Hurricane Sally last month.

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Engineering

LA - 'Only Way to Describe Them Is Massive': Two BP-Funded Coastal Restoration Projects Get Underway

The state is undertaking two “record-breaking” restoration projects aimed at reviving 7 square miles of coastal habitat and bolstering natural storm defenses east of New Orleans and near Venice in lower Plaquemines Parish.

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Engineering

TX - Why One Expert Predicts a Major Hurricane Hitting Houston Would Be “America’s Chernobyl”

Terence O’Rourke has spent a decade warning officials a storm making landfall directly in Galveston Bay could be much worse than even Harvey.

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Waterways

TX - 4 Missing After Pipeline Explosion at Port In Corpus Christi

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A dredging vessel at a Texas port hit a natural gas pipeline Friday, sparking an explosion that sent six people to the hospital and left four others missing, authorities said.

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Energy

TX - Opinion: Sun, sand and tankers? Port Aransas battles big oil ambitions

PORT ARANSAS — For generations of Texans, our very first memory of summer at the beach begins with driving aboard a tiny ferry at a place called Harbor Island, last stop on the Texas mainland. Turning off the engine and setting the brake, we have rolled down our windows, filling our noses with moist salt air and our ears with the screeches of seagulls. Kids jump out to stare over the side at the frolicking of the little sand trout. The boat docks in Port Aransas only a few minutes later, which means one thing: sunny vacation on the world’s longest barrier island.

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Tourism

FL - Destin Seeks Input On Beach Access From Locals, Visitors

If you’ve visited Destin’s beaches recently, the city wants to hear about it.

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Aquaculture

FL - Commissioner Fried Welcomes NOAA Announcement of Aquaculture Opportunity Areas Off Florida's Gulf Coast

Tallahassee, Fla.— Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the selection of sites in federal waters off Florida in the Gulf of Mexico as one of the first locations designated as Aquaculture Opportunity Areas.

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Engineering

LA - Construction Set to Begin on $400 Million Flood-Protection Lock in Terrebonne

Construction will begin later this year on a $400 million lock in the Houma Navigation Canal that serves as the linchpin to Terrebonne Parish's hurricane-protection system.

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Waterways

TX - Coast Guard, Partner Agencies Continue to Respond to Dredging Vessel

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — Coast Guard crews and partner agencies continue pollution and salvage response Sunday for the dredging vessel Waymon L Boyd in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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Energy

Gulf of Mexico - Oil Companies Evacuate Gulf of Mexico Workers Ahead of Hurricane Marco

Offshore companies have started to evacuate workers from production platforms and drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura.

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Property

LA - The Last Major Hurricane Landfall in Louisiana, Rita, Was 15 Years Ago. It's Been Forgotten By Some.

This week, Laura could bring Louisiana its first landfall from a Category 3 or stronger hurricane in 15 years, since Hurricane Rita throttled parts of the state.

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Property

TX - As Twin Hurricanes Converge on the Gulf Coast, $31 Billion 'Ike Dike' Still in Planning Stages

As Tropical Storm Laura powers up the Gulf of Mexico, bringing the risk of “life-threatening storm surge” to the Texas Gulf Coast including Galveston, an ambitious and costly proposal for protecting the area from a massive storm continues to slowly grind its way through the federal approval process.

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Property

MS - Biloxi’s 15-Year Recovery From Hurricane Katrina Offers Lessons for Other Coastal Cities

The one-two punch of tropical storms Marco and Laura along the U.S. Gulf coast eerily echoes Hurricane Katrina’s arrival 15 years ago, on August 29, 2005.

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Property

TX - How Hurricane Laura Could've Caused 'One of the Worst Environmental Disasters Ever' in Houston

Tuesday, Phil Bedient kept checking noaa.gov for the most up-to-date information on Hurricane Laura, which was gathering strength in the 90-degree Gulf of Mexico.

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Tourism

MI - State Officials Testing Saginaw Bay and Its Beaches to Study Water Quality Issues

BAY CITY, MI — State officials have resumed testing the water of Saginaw Bay and the beaches lining it.

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Property

Gulf of Mexico - Hundreds of Thousands Flee as Hurricane Laura Barrels Toward the U.S. Gulf Coast

Hurricane Laura is forecast to rapidly power up into a “catastrophic” Category 4 hurricane, even stronger than previously expected, as it churns toward Texas and Louisiana, swirling wind and water over much of the Gulf of Mexico.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

Dr. Rob Young: What to Watch as Hurricane Laura Approaches the TX/LA Gulf Coast

Please see the latest analysis for the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines at Western Carolina University. We will be following the storm closely and will be releasing follow-up products post-storm.

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