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Science

FL - Shored-up shoreline withstands Elsa

Manasota Key’s restored Gulf of Mexico beaches fared well after Hurricane Elsa swiped the coastline earlier this month.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

FL - Scientists in Sarasota are concerned red tide may have long term effects on the human brain

When a red tide bloom gets close to the coast or even in Tampa Bay, it’s impossible to miss. It’s that infamous smell of dead fish, and if it’s bad, it can irritate your respiratory tract. But doctors don’t think it stops there. Now they're looking at the side effects red tide might have on the human brain.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

TX - Billion-dollar benefit: Gulf Coast Protection District aims to fund coastal barrier project

Nearly 13 years since it was first proposed, the coastal barrier between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula is one milestone closer to reality with the creation of the Gulf Coast Protection District.

Gulf of Mexico
Energy

LA - La. energy battles show challenge of reaching net zero E

More than a year after it debuted, Entergy Corp.’s New Orleans Power Station still has climate advocates steaming over the decision to spend $210 million on a project that relies on natural gas.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

LA - Want Proof We Need a Civilian Climate Corps? Look No Further Than Louisiana

Gulf Coast communities are on the frontline of climate change. A program now being debated in Congress could put people to work building a more resilient South

Gulf of Mexico
Property

FL - Florida to be ‘insurer of last resort’ for 766,000 properties by year’s end

In November, Citizens Property Insurance Corp. – Florida’s state-backed “insurer of last resort” in a state abandoned by large corporate property insurers – predicted its enrollment would increase by more than 100,000 by the end of 2021 with 630,000 properties insured by the state.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

LA - Watch: Ground-breaking ceremony for West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection system

On Monday morning, Gov. Edwards joined the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) along with federal, state, and local officials for a groundbreaking ceremony on the West Shore Lake Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection system.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

AL - Alabama EMA urges homeowners to purchase flood insurance

With heavy rains drenching parts of Alabama, flooding has become an issue in many communities.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

FL - Lake Okeechobee plan fosters east side-west side split among Florida Republicans

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed Lake Okeechobee release schedule unveiled last week appears to favor environmental concerns over agriculture and development, but the real divide between proponents and opponents is an east side-west side story.

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

FL - FreightWaves Classics: Port of Jacksonville is building for the future

Compared to most ports in the United States – particularly the ports along the Eastern Seaboard – the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) is a relatively new entity. It was created by a special act of the Florida Legislature in 1963 to develop, maintain and market Jacksonville’s port facilities.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

US - Billion-dollar benefit: Gulf Coast Protection District aims to fund coastal barrier project

Nearly 13 years since it was first proposed, the coastal barrier between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula is one milestone closer to reality with the creation of the Gulf Coast Protection District.

Gulf of Mexico
Recreation

FL - These Florida beaches often test positive for fecal coliform bacteria; see data

The Florida Panhandle, a prime summer vacation destination for thousands of southeast Louisiana residents, is home to six of the Sunshine State's beaches that most often test positive for fecal coliform bacteria, according to a new report from the Environment America Research and Policy Center.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

FL - Beach erosion closes two Jupiter crossovers

Two Jupiter Beach crossovers are closed because of beach erosion Thursday. Officials with the county’s environmental resources tell us the closures of crossovers #46 and #47 aren't surprising.Two Jupiter Beach crossovers are closed because of beach erosion Thursday.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

LA - Home of Uncertainty: The costs of climate change hit housing

It was 117 degrees in the normally temperate Pacific Northwest late last month. A few days later, an entire town in British Columbia was nearly wiped off the map when it was hit by an eerie phenomenon known as “fire clouds” and wildfires. Not to be outdone, the Gulf of Mexico then caught on fire when a pipeline ruptured.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

FL - Tourism bed-tax collections for May reflect 52% jump over pre-pandemic May 2019

As coronavirus concerns ease, Volusia County tourism officials and hoteliers report the subsequent surge in visitors has yielded a welcome spike in daily hotel room rates.

Gulf of Mexico
Property

FL - Pressure Mounts to Expand Miami-Dade's Urban Development Boundary

Developers seek to expand the boundary near Homestead and West Miami to add industrial and residential development

Gulf of Mexico
Waterways

TX - Houston Port Director Is Appointed By Texas Governor To Coastal Protection Board

Roger Guenther, executive director of the Port of Houston, is one of six people named by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to the Gulf Coast Protection District board of directors.

Gulf of Mexico
Tourism

FL - Red tide detected near Longboat Key, remains strong in Tampa Bay

Red tide has made its presence devastatingly known over the past several days in Pinellas County, where, to the horror of residents, Tropical Storm Elsa washed tons of dead fish ashore in the St. Petersburg area.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

TX - Redefine infrastructure for a resilient future

In February of this year, Texans faced a triple threat. There was the ongoing pandemic, with its devastating toll on lives and jobs. Then came the winter storms that crippled the state’s poorly prepared electrical grid.

Gulf of Mexico
Science

US - MSU-led program at Gulf to receive $86 million for research, programs

The Northern Gulf Institute has continued to make immense strides in strategic research and development in the Gulf region of Mississippi.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

FL - The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces More Than $5.3 Million to Improve Infrastructure, Community Redevelopment, and Job Creation in Tampa Communities

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced grant awards totaling more than $6 million in the Tampa area. Grant funding will be used to improve infrastructure, community redevelopment, and job creation in small and rural communities.

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