“We can rebuild a piece of marsh, but in 30 years, that may be the only piece of marsh there.”
Curtis Haynungs is in his happy place as he’s about to set off for the open water on the Gulf of Mexico. The hobby fisherman unties the ropes holding his white, eight-metre-long, twin engine boat to the dock, and eases away as the engines begin to purr.
Its is a race against time for Barefoot Beach, Florida, as they rush to restore protective sand dunes that were destroyed by Hurricane Ian before the 2023 hurricane season begins.
Over the years, lionfish have become a growing concern along the Gulf of Mexico. Indigenous to coral reefs of the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, lionfish are an invasive species in the region that prey on native fish.
$50 billion worth of levee and wetland restoration projects called for in updated plan
A milestone was surpassed this year when projects funded through the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement exceeded $1 billion, Commissioner Blankenship said.
In the latest milestone for the growth of the U.S. offshore wind supply chain, offshore wind joint development partners Ørsted and Eversource today marked the “sail away” of the first American-built offshore wind substation, which departed a Texas fabrication facility yesterday.
About a year after county commissioners twice rejected a proposal by land owner Christopher Ferrara to build what he called a "high end" RV park on Navarre Beach, they appear to be forced to accept a much larger and more problematic development that includes three 16-story buildings on the sound side.
A weekend of rowdiness that authorities say included public drunkenness and disorderly conduct at an annual Jeep gathering in Texas led to about 230 arrests, authorities said.
Every morning, more than 600 workers clock in at the Louisiana shipyard where the Eco Edison, the first US-built vessel to service offshore wind farms, is under construction. At quitting time, a parade of pickups and dusty sedans forms a traffic jam on the road back into town, past buildings that serve the long-dominant oil and gas industry.
To realize a future in which we thrive with water in a place as precarious as New Orleans, we need to tinker–to experiment with strong inference and learn from success and failure. A very controversial wetland construction project underway in Louisiana presents a prime opportunity to demonstrate that this approach—intentional investments in clinical trials for planetary health—can catalyze progress. Should we tinker with it?
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior, is proposing the first offshore wind farm lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico.
Champions of restoring Louisiana’s coastal wetlands recently celebrated another milestone when they marked the rebuilding of a natural ridge in Spanish Pass, west of Venice in southern Plaquemines Parish. The Spanish Pass project comprises nearly 1,700 acres of freshly formed land extending about six miles into Yellow Cotton Bay.
Hy Stor Energy on Thursday took the next step to develop a large-scale hydrogen production and storage hub in Mississippi. The company said in a press release it submitted an application to the U.S. Department of Energy for funding of the operation that would generate zero emission hydrogen energy and create hundreds of jobs. The funding would come through DOE’s Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub initiative.
An islander is urging officials to investigate why jagged and rusted metal, chunks of concrete, lumps of clay and sharp seashells are emerging at the site of a recently completed $6.8 million beach remediation project in the West End.
Black cemeteries have long been a window into the past, where communities have gathered to mourn and remember their loved ones.
Outgoing Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is an unabashed fan of competitive markets. Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, and again after Laura and Ida in 2020 and 2021, he aimed to keep homeowners insurance available and affordable by luring more companies to Louisiana.
Louisiana’s most recent plan to restore and protect its coast at a cost of $50 billion advanced Wednesday through the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment.
It's been about five months since current Volusia County Council members started working together, and last week they set a new slate of goals for the county.
At 25, Devon Parfait is working to preserve customs while dealing with coastal erosion.
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Waves pounded on shore sending streams of water up to the houses on Bonita Beach. Water crept toward the beach access parking lots and formed large pools beside and under homes. It wasn’t a hurricane or even a tropical storm. It was simply a recent stormy afternoon during high tide that sent the water far beyond its usual high tide line.
Stormwater, sewage, and agricultural runoff have polluted waters of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin for decades. From 2002 to 2021, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded about $31 million for projects to help restore this basin by, for example, improving local sewer systems.
Departing water manager leaves the 106-mile waterway cleaner, safer and more inviting
Video shows an enormous alligator off an Alabama island over the weekend. The video was taken at Dauphin Island, a small town in the Gulf of Mexico
U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., weighed in after news that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied Pinellas County’s request for a waiver to complete the Sand Key Beachrenourishment project.