Unlike almost any other archaeologist on earth, Jessi Halligan does her digging underwater.
It’s been one year since Hurricane Ian hit Lee County at a strong Category 4 intensity causing more than 150 direct and indirect deaths and creating more than $112 billion in damage, making it the costliest hurricane in Florida’s history.
The Oil Belt will join the Rust Belt in the economically withered parts of America. Throwing money at protecting it makes no sense.
"Installation of the future" includes strengthened envelope and elevation requirements, coastal resilience
The Alabama Department of Insurance announces the launch of the Office of Risk and Resilience, an office dedicated to writing the future of mitigating various types of risk and keeping Alabama first in the nation in protecting residents and their property safe from severe weather.
White blankets of sand, bright blue water and palm trees swaying with the breeze – it’s the picturesque landscape that comes to mind when you think of Florida’s beaches. But this stunning scenery comes at a cost with the need to regularly artificially replenish eroding shorelines, a process also known as beach nourishment.
The river model was instrumental in charting the potential impacts of the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project, which broke ground in August.
WASHINGTON — From Fort Myers to Central Florida to Daytona Beach, Hurricane Ian cut a wide swath of destruction unlike anything most Floridians had ever experienced.
PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. (WGNO) — Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that 500,000 gallons of fresh water from the Mississippi River have been transported to a water treatment plant in lower Plaquemines Parish.
The river has reached near-historic lows amid extreme drought in much of the basin for the second year in a row, which is slowing down shipping and driving up costs for everyone from barge companies to grain elevators. The whole industry is grappling with how to adapt to an increasingly chronic problem.
(CNN) — Hurricanes, heat and humidity have always been looming threats on the Gulf Coast. But as drought grows in the Central US and sea level rises, residents in southern Louisiana are finding a formerly unusual emergency is becoming more frequent: saltwater is infecting drinking water city by city up the Mississippi River.
Inflation could push the cost of Texas' coastal barrier project — already expected to be the largest civil engineering project in U.S. history — to $57 billion, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said.
The Big Three, Plus One: Home builders Lennar, Pulte Homes and D.R. Horton—nicknamed “the Big Three”—continue to dominate in Southwest Florida. But they are running out of land on which to build in Lee County, other than off Corkscrew Road, where thousands of homes are already being planned and built. That means the strategy for the future shifts to Charlotte County, said Darin McMurray, the regional vice president for Lennar.
(The Center Square) – Last week a federal judge ruled the Biden administration must go through with offshore lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico by Sept. 27 as originally planned and under original conditions. One week later, the Fifth Circuit amended the ruling, pushing back the lease sale date to Nov. 8.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Commercial citrus growers have dwindled over the past few decades in south Louisiana, where farmers have had to battle hurricanes, flooding, invasive insects, freezes and drought to keep their groves alive.
New Orleans, LA - The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is postponing Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sale 261.
A federal judge has ruled that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management cannot use new whale-protection provisions when it holds its next lease sale, finding that the agency provided too little advance notice to bidders. In response, BOEM has delayed the sale while a federal appeal led by four environmental groups proceeds.
County officials estimate they've lost almost 50,000 cubic yards worth of sand in places like Coquina Beach.
Concern is increasing in New Orleans with every mile a wedge of salty water gains in its slow creep up the Mississippi River toward the city, but there's still much locals and officials don't yet know.
GALVESTON, Texas -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District (SWG) awarded the fourth and final multimillion dollar contract for the Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project (CCSCIP) September 25, 2023.
Pinellas County officials are taking emergency measures to shore up some beaches that were slammed by Hurricane Idalia. It will be paid for with money from county tourist development taxes.
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There are likely fewer than 100 Rice’s whales left in the Gulf of Mexico, the species’ only habitat. But the federal government unlawfully changed the terms of a lease sale to protect them, a judge said.
Orphaned wells, which weren’t properly plugged and abandoned, are more likely pathways for CO2 leaks. And state databases show seven orphaned wells within the townships slated to provide underground carbon-dioxide storage for Venture Global’s Plaquemines LNG terminal.
For our special one-year anniversary coverage of Hurricane Ian, The News-Press and Naples Daily News reporters have connected with local leaders about important lessons learned and what's next for their communities.
Potential health risks of high salt concentrations for those who rely on Mississippi River lead mayor to sign declaration