Five years after the 2016 flood devastated much of Livingston Parish, the local government had finally emerged from the mire of red tape and federal funding challenges to finish cleaning 400 miles of waterways across the region.
Caloosahatchee River flows are looking good at a time when algae is absent from the entire system, and other health indicators seem promising as the region transitions into the brunt of the dry season.
$2 billion Mid-Barataria project expected to result in net elevation gain in first century
The New Orleans-based Pelican Institute highlighted several issues in two legislative bills that would establish a central Coastal Zone Restoration Fund and credit-trading structure in Louisiana.
Bluewater Texas Terminal, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phillips 66 is proposing the Bluewater SPM Project. The proposed Project would export crude oil from the two single point mooring (SPM) buoys located in federal waters off the coast of Corpus Christi, Texas.
Local environmentalists have sued the Army Corps of Engineers after the agency reissued a permit for a liquified natural gas (LNG) export plant.
Mobile County is financing the $2.1 million purchase through the state’s allocation of federal Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, or GOMESA, which generates its revenues from offshore oil and gas leases.
New Orleans' commitment to renewable energy caught eye of growing industry
A $100,000 grant from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to jumpstart the shellfish aquaculture industry and water quality initiatives has been awarded to Ashley Smyth, an assistant professor of biogeochemistry and soil and water sciences at the University of Florida (UF).
ByThe Fish Site
According to a June 2020 FEMA policy, state-recognized tribes should be treated as local governments rather than tribal governments, with a nation-to-nation relationship with the federal government. Without federal recognition, many of Louisiana’s coastal tribes are left navigating a complex bureaucracy in a moment of crisis. Tribal leaders said that since Ida — one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the state in recorded history — they have had to bounce among parish, state and federal agencies in attempts to get crucial recovery resources. Coastal Louisiana tribal leaders are calling for that to change.
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) has completed the first segment of the Freeport Harbor Channel Improvement Project.
$800 million coastal land-building project downsized from 47 to 31 square miles
That’s a wrap. The third beach replenishment project at Babe’s Beach, west of 61st Street, is complete and crews are mobilizing off the site. More than 600,000 cubic yards of sand have been placed along the stretch of beach that came into existence just six years ago.
Texas A&M scientist has found that late season storms to have greater potential for intensifying than early season storms.
Gulf Shores considers raising bed tax an additional three percent. Expected $7million per year windfall will be used for roads, schools
Total likely to drop as further study confirms whether some wetlands will regrow
The Editorial Board strongly supports moving forward with the Galveston Bay barrier study so that critical questions can be answered.
Two new studies led by former Tulane University doctoral students show the likely benefits of land building by river diversions, despite these deposits initially causing rapid subsidence in coastal Louisiana.
Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance, the state-backed insurer of last resort, is expecting to incur $461 million in losses from Hurricane Ida, but says that the vast majority of losses will be absorbed by its reinsurance program.
APTIM Environmental and Infrastructure is planning to complete Longboat Key's sea level rise study by June 2022.
Lee County Board of County Commissioners approves state funding, will match a portion of funding
The $1.1 billion Houston Ship Channel expansion dubbed “Project 11” began in the first half of 2021 in an effort to speed up a deepening and widening project to accommodate bigger ships, Roger Guenther, executive director of Port Houston, said.
Gulf Shores, AL – (OBA) – The city council will consider raising the lodging tax on vacation rentals in the city by 3 percent taking the total condo, beach house, camping, hotels and individually houses renting short term to 16 percent. Gulf Shores’ will discuss making the city’s portion of the tax 10 percent at a council work session.
A $7 million restoration project spawned in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is expanding.
Vickie Oldham, president of the SAACC, said Sarasota’s history of desegregating Lido beach is one of the most important civil rights stories coming out of the city.