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GOM - National Academies' Gulf Research Program Awards $8.6 Million to Promote Equity in Health and Community Resilience for At-Risk Communities

The Gulf Research Program (GRP) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today announced grant awards totaling $8.6 million for 11 new projects supporting health equity and community resilience. These awards are targeted to vulnerable communities in the Gulf of Mexico region at risk from the impacts of climate hazards and other threats.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

LA - $90 million dredging project expected to create economic boom for Acadiana

A $90 million dredging project in Iberia parish is underway. It’s a project more than 20 years in the making. The goal is to attract larger ships to the Port of Iberia. Bigger ships mean more commerce, and more jobs for Acadiana.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Construction Starts on 'Living Shoreline' Near New Orleans

Louisiana has begun construction of a $67 million project to create miles (kilometers) of oyster reefs to protect the shoreline in a New Orleans suburb.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

TX - New Texas plan for federal Hurricane Harvey aid yields same old result: Funds diverted away from Gulf Coast

Despite an admonition from federal authorities, Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s plan still steers aid disproportionately to whiter, inland counties at less risk of natural disasters.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Construction Starts on 'Living Shoreline' Near New Orleans

Louisiana has begun construction of a $67 million project to create miles of oyster reefs to protect the shoreline in a New Orleans suburb.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Petrofac Awarded a US$200 Million Decommissioning Contract in the Gulf of Mexico

Promethean Decommissioning Company (PDC) has awarded Petrofac a decommissioning project worth US$ 200 million based on the BSEE estimated cost.With more than two decades of experience in large project execution and incredible in-house engineering,

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - Here's why offshore oil co. Talos Energy is betting on carbon capture and storage

Talos is leveraging decades of experience with conventional geology and offshore energy operations to become a leader in the development of future carbon capture and storage opportunities. The Company is actively evaluating potential project opportunities through its collaborative arrangements along the United States Gulf Coast.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

TX - Research to begin at largest artificial reef in Texas

The city limits of South Padre Island Texas encircle approximately 1,600 acres comprised of some of our nation’s most beautiful beach and bay shores. Approximately thirteen miles northeast of the city, on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico, is a 1,650 acre site, approximately 80 feet below the waves, that is not so visible. This is the site of the largest artificial reef in Texas.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

TX - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi center to study coastal resiliency

A new center at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi aims at researching how technology and data can help coastal communities like Corpus Christi respond in the wake of disasters.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

LA - Katrina survivors sued by Louisiana after using grant money to rebuild

After Hurricane Katrina, struggling homeowners said, they were told not to worry about the fine print when they received grants to elevate their homes.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

USA - Biden Scraps Offshore Oil Auctions

The Biden administration is scrapping planned auctions of drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska’s Cook Inlet -- a move that deepens uncertainty over the future of the US government’s offshore oil leasing program.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

FL - Tampa Bay Coast Guard Auxiliary helps set students up for success

Since 2007, a special opportunity within the United States Coast Guard has helped pave the way for college students to serve their country.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

TX - Unqualified short-term rental owners fined for not being in compliance with new ordinance

A spokesperson with the City told 3News that 101 citations have been issued by Code Enforcement to short-term rental operators who are not registered.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

TX - SpaceX sued over Boca Chica beach closures for rocket tests

The Sierra Club and a South Texas organization of Indigenous peoples have sued the Texas General Land Office alleging repeated closures of Boca Chica Beach for SpaceX operations violate the state constitution.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

FL - Drowning in dirt: How homebuilders are making floods worse

The soul of this Florida Panhandle city lives in the Tanyard, a 200-year-old neighborhood so steeped in history that locals give it an extra capital “T” — as in “The Tanyard.”

Gulf of Mexico
Property

GOM - New Tool from UCF-led Team Shows Homeowners and Renters the True Cost of Disasters

The tool can provide disaster readiness reports for 13.3 million addresses in 196 counties along the Gulf of Mexico — including all of Florida, and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Texas.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Work begins on Louisiana’s largest-ever marsh creation project

2,700 acre project near Lake Borne will move more than three Superdomes worth of mud

Gulf of Mexico
Property

FL - Climate change expert Rob Young presenting at CivicCon in Pensacola

Professor Rob Young is an expert on how climate change, sea level rise and storm impacts will affect America's coastal cities.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - Lido Beach project has not eroded Siesta says report

The recent Lido Beach renourishment is not eroding the Siesta Key shoreline says the US Army Corps of Engineers following analysis of the shoreline, erosion and wave activity.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - RWE Renewables to Help Louisiana's Oil & Gas Supply Chain Diversify into Offshore Wind

RWE Renewables has partnered with Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO, Inc.) and the GNOwind Alliance to help establish an offshore wind supply chain in Louisiana that could serve projects across the US.

Gulf of Mexico
Fisheries

Destructive Practices by Menhaden Fisheries Wreaks Havoc on Louisiana's Environment and Threatens the Sportsman's Paradise |

Louisiana is known to many as the Sportsman’s Paradise for its excellent fishing and wildlife, but that moniker may be in jeopardy if the menhaden reduction fishing industry continues to wreak havoc on the state’s shoreline and deplete fish populations through unsustainable and irresponsible fishing practices.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

TX - Port of Corpus Christi ready to step up to meet demand for crude oil

Ken Britton, CFO for the Port of Corpus Christi, said the Port stands ready to get more oil to Europe now that the region is apparently set to go Russian free.

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Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

FL - A new study shows the Piney Point spill likely made red tide worse

A new study shows that the wastewater dumped into Tampa Bay last year from the Piney Point phosphate plant likely made the subsequent outbreak of red tide much worse. It says a year's worth of nutrients flowed into the bay in 10 days.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Gov. Edwards Celebrates Completion of Bayou Chene Floodgate

Gov. John Bel Edwards today joined the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the St. Mary Levee District for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Bayou Chene Floodgate. The permanent structure will prevent Atchafalaya River backwater flooding from impacting St. Mary, Terrebonne, Lafourche, St. Martin, Assumption, and Iberville parishes.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

GOM - GOM Oil Drilling Makes Too Little Too Late Comeback

A new wave of oil platforms is sweeping into the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as crude prices are riding historic levels and demand for barrels is higher than ever.

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