Gulf
Gulf
Engineering

Ike Dike concept raises more questions than it answers for environmentalists and Rice University

A group of Rice professors are, however, among a handful of political, engineering and environmental experts who plan to raise significant questions about the proposed barrier during the project’s public comment period.

Gulf
Fisheries

Asian Carp: Eating the Most Hated Fish on the Mississippi

Nearly a decade ago, John Crilly, a psychiatrist and academic living in New Orleans, read an article that changed his life. It was about a local chef who had begun cooking one of the most reviled species in America—silver carp, commonly known as Asian carp.

Gulf
Property

Hurricane Michael is looking even more violent on closer scrutiny

Government scientists are still trying to take the measure of the historic storm. Although Michael was officially a Category 4 hurricane, with 155 mph sustained winds when it made landfall, that could potentially be revised upward, to Category 5 - 157 mph and higher - in the ongoing National Hurricane Center analysis.

Gulf
Tourism

Okaloosa County TDD discusses goals for upcoming year

More advertisements will also appear in publications such as Real Simple, Better Home and Gardens and Garden and Gun.

Gulf
Local

PHOTOS: Memorable photos from Hurricane Michael

These photos were chosen by staff members at the Panama City News Herald as some of their more memorable images from the Hurricane Michael disaster.

Gulf
Energy

Hess Corp. to pay $8.7 million for 12-barrel Breton Sound oil spill in 2005

The company agreed to pay $8.7 million for natural resource projects and reimbursement of federal and state cleanup costs in an agreement filed in federal court Friday

West Coast
Engineering

Oceanside Harbor dredging extended to get more sand on beaches

The dredging that began Oct. 17 at the Oceanside Harbor has been extended by about two weeks to get more sand, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday.

Southeast
Energy

Solar Power Is About to Boom in the Sunshine State

Florida has lagged in renewable energy use, but declining solar costs are set to change that

Gulf
Engineering

USACE Urges $30B Coastal Barrier System Along Texas Coast

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has recommended its preferred method for protecting parts of the Texas Gulf Coast from storm surges and flooding

Gulf
Waterways

Army Corps of Engineers begins dredging San Jacinto River

One of the first flood mitigation projects to break ground post-Hurricane Harvey, the Army Corps of Engineers began a nearly $70 million project to dredge a portion of the West Fork of the San Jacinto River in September.

Gulf
Engineering

Everglades needs more freshwater to combat peat soil collapse

More saltwater in the Everglades could make climate change worse, a new Florida International University study found.

Gulf
Recreation

Dunes flattened, trails obliterated: Some Florida state parks undone by Hurricane Michael

Michael wiped out dunes, created new beaches and destroyed access roads from St. George to St. Joe and inland to the Caverns.

Gulf
Engineering

State’s new mega-hotel ready to weather storms that may come

The Lodge at Gulf State Park, under construction in this September 2018 photo, will officially open during a ceremony on Friday, November 2, 2018

Gulf
Tourism

No End in Sight for Florida’s Algae Emergency as Red Tide Spreads up Atlantic Coast

The red tide that’s plagued Florida’s Gulf Coast for a year and made a rare jump east earlier this month wasn’t vanquished by Hurricane Michael.

Gulf
Tourism

Tourism promoters stress Pensacola unscathed by Hurricane Michael

Tourists once headed to Panama City Beach and other parts of the eastern Panhandle are now winding up in Pensacola Beach.

Gulf
Local

Holgate beach erosion: Must-see drone footage of LBI after Hurricane Michael

An aerial survey of damage done to dunes at the south end of Holgate and storm damage at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

Gulf
Engineering

La Quinta Aquatic Habitat Flourishing in Corpus Christi Bay

The La Quinta Aquatic Habitat Mitigation Project had as its goal to exceed regulatory requirements by creating more than 6.6 acres of marsh habitat and 19.2 acres of shoal grass habitat. This goal was exceeded as of March 2017 when 12.6 acres of smooth cordgrass and 25.3 acres of shoal grass were planted onsite.

Gulf
Advocacy

Coastal Cleanup attracts hundreds of volunteers

They collected more than 1,900 cigarette butts

Gulf
Engineering

Trump signs law speeding up levee, flood protection projects in Louisiana

The Morganza to the Gulf project would protect Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes from storms and floods.

Gulf
Local

Walton considers adding a penny to tourist development tax

The additional penny can be used “to acquire, construct, extend, enlarge, remodel, repair, improve, maintain, operate, or finance.”

Gulf
Tourism

Bed tax collections could reach $60 million this year – a record high

As of August, more than $56.5 million in bed tax, aka tourist development tax, had been collected.

Gulf
Science

Oil Spill Settlement Pays for Climate Curriculum in Gulf States

Grants will focus on education around sea level rise, water quality, and air pollution

Gulf
Science

LSU professor honored in China for coastal wetlands research

Environmental sciences professor Ed Laws received the Friendship Award from the People’s Republic of China on Sept. 29 for his coastal wetlands research.

Gulf
Waterways

Dredging project complete at the Port of Vinton

It has been more than seven years since any maintenance dredge work has been performed on the channel.

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