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Science

TX - Nurdle Patrol Racks up the Surveys in February. There Sure is a lot of Plastic in our Waters

There were 323 surveys performed in February 2021 a total of 7,584 surveys that Nurdle Patrol has performed since November 2018. A total of 3,598 different sites have been surveyed. Feel free to browse all the data on the map at www.NurdlePatrol.org.

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Tourism

TX - Texas beaches, businesses brace for spring break after governor ends mask mandate

As a result of the governor’s decision Tuesday to lift the state’s mask mandate and all restrictions tied to capacity, the news comes as a double-edged sword that’s positive financially, but at the cost of less power for Texas businesses.

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Property

LA - FEMA shares Hurricane Laura recovery statistics after 6 months

Six months ago, communities across 21 parishes in Louisiana experienced the devastating effects of Hurricane Laura.

Gulf of Mexico
Advocacy

TX - How South Padre Island Convention Center Helped Save Thousands of Sea Turtles

As the heart of South Padre Island’s meeting and event business, the South Padre Island Convention Center is accustomed to hosting an array of year-round corporate and consumer events.

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Property

LA - What New Flood Insurance Rates Could Mean For Louisiana

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to release new rates this fall, and it’s likely to result in an increase in premiums for Louisiana homeowners. One study finds rates would need to quadruple for the program to stay afloat.

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Waterways

LA - Short-term relief continues with yearly lease for popular Gibson marina

Bob’s Bayou Black Marina in Gibson can stay open for at least another 12 months.

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Energy

USA - How the Gulf Coast Can be a Model for Industrial Sector Decarbonization

Last year, Louisiana joined a growing list of states that pledged to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 2050.

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Fisheries

TX - Assessing the impacts of the freeze on Texas’ fisheries

The winter storm that swept across Texas and took power, water and lives last month also hit the state’s coastal fisheries.

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Local

MS - Black-owned businesses once thrived in historic Coast neighborhood. Is a revival coming?

There wasn’t much reason to leave the neighborhood. That’s what people remember about Soria City, one of Gulfport’s historic Black communities, during the mid-20th century.

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Fisheries

TX - Early Assessments Say Bay Systems South of Galveston Bay Received Most of the Impacts From Winter Storm

Freezing events along the Texas Coast are rare, but extreme cold temperatures can be a natural cause of fish kills.

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Energy

LA - Climate Initiatives Task Force Requests Public Input on Actions to Incorporate into State Climate Plan

Gov. John Bel Edwards’ Climate Initiatives Task Force published its “action proposal template” to solicit ideas from the public on ways Louisiana can reduce greenhouse gas emissions statewide.

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Property

AL - Flooding Concerns for Coastal Alabama Residents as Sea Levels Rise

MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — No, it's not your imagination. Sea levels are rising. And while you can debate the reasons all you want, it's already happening.

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Fisheries

TX - 'Uncommon' Species Washes up Shore at Padre Island National Seashore After Winter Storm

Sea turtles and fish weren't the only species washing ashore last week. A rare and uncommon pygmy sperm whale was found along the shore at Padre Island National Seashore on Sunday.

Gulf of Mexico
Local

MS - Dr. Shannon Campbell Selected to Lead USM’s Coastal Operations

The University of Southern Mississippi has selected a leading strategic planning and economic development professional to position USM’s coastal teaching and research sites in Long Beach, Gulfport, Ocean Springs and at the Stennis Space Center for future growth in support of the education, business and industry needs unique to the region.

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Engineering

LA - More of the Same for Spending in the Atchafalaya Basin, Though New Task Force Brings Hope

Little is new in Louisiana's annual plan for addressing the rapid filling-in of the Atchafalaya Swamp.

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Advocacy

MS - Biloxi Wade-Ins Were Part of a National Movement. A Virtual Panel Will Tell the Story.

During the civil rights movement, Biloxians were far from the only Americans who protested for equal access to beaches.

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Science

LA - How Much Carbon Can Louisiana's Wetlands Hold? New Study Aims to Find Out

Report to quantify benefits of coastal restoration, might help price carbon credits

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Advocacy

LA - Bob Marshall: Saving Louisiana Jobs Lost to Climate Change Critical to Coastal Preservation

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago, Louisiana’s political and civic leaders admitted what science and facts on the ground had been shouting for decades: If the state was to have a sustainable future, it urgently needed to embark on a holistic effort to address our sinking, crumbling, drowning coastal zone.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Louisiana Coastal Authority Plans to Spend $887M Next Fiscal Year

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority expects to spend $887 million next fiscal year if the money is available, according to a draft plan CPRA’s director presented Friday to the board.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

MS - More Concrete Swales Coming to Ocean Springs Despite Residents Asking to Halt the Project

Front Beach in Ocean Springs will soon see more construction of concrete swales, despite some residents expressing their concern to the Jackson County Board of Supervisors.

Gulf of Mexico
Engineering

LA - Breakwaters Aim to Halt Ongoing Erosion at Coastal Refuge

A series of breakwaters to protect a coastal wildlife refuge in southwestern Louisiana incorporated an innovative, lightweight design. Despite extremely poor soils and ongoing erosion that kept changing the shoreline throughout the project, the breakwaters are already showing dramatic results.

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Advocacy

TX - Thousands of Stunned Sea Turtles Are Being Rescued From the Texas Freeze

The abnormally cold temperatures in Texas aren’t just affecting people. They’re also causing sea turtles to freeze up in the ocean, leaving volunteers scrambling around-the-clock to save thousands of the creatures washing up on the Gulf Coast.

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Engineering

LA - Levee System Would Bolster Southeast Louisiana Storm Protection, but $1.9b Price Tag Raises Concerns

The federal government has proposed building a levee system that could give residents of seven southeast Louisiana parishes the same level of storm flood protection as New Orleans, but local officials are hoping to whittle down the estimated $1.9 billion price tag.

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Engineering

LA - $1.9B levee system price tag raises concerns – New Orleans CityBusiness

The federal government has proposed building a levee system that could give residents of seven southeast Louisiana parishes the same level of storm flood protection as New Orleans, but local officials are hoping to whittle down the estimated $1.9 billion price tag.

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