Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council released the Regional Resiliency Action Plan in November aimed at strengthening the region against extreme weather events.
Thousands of folks in the south no longer have home insurance because companies are leaving the area after years of devastating storms.
Environmentalists push for tougher oil and gas restrictions to protect rare whale in Gulf of Mexico Environmental scientists say Rice’s whale, discovered in 2021, faces extinction unless the federal government sets tougher restrictions on oil and gas activities in the gulf.
As predicted in September, a state rule change due to be implemented Wednesday will drastically reduce the size of the area within the Pensacola Bay System in which oysters can be farmed and harvested.
Historically low snowfall in the plains and mountains in the Missouri River Basin, as well as tributary runoff, has contributed to less water in the reservoirs that feed the lower Missouri River. Due to those reduced levels, the Army Corps of Engineers shortened the navigation season on the Missouri River by about a week in 2022.
ByRyan Pivoney |
A new report by activists fighting expansion of liquified natural gas exports says residents are getting little protection from dangerous pollutants being emitted in large amounts in southwest Louisiana.
An updated draft of the state’s $50 billion Coastal Master Plan predicts that 61 new projects to build or protect land, a dozen new levees and new efforts to raise, flood or relocate flood-prone homes will reduce annual damage from hurricane storm surges will be at least $11 billion a year by 2073.
City officials have approved a three-year study agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to find solutions to coastal storm risks.
ByDan Scanlan | WJCT News
Sugar-white sand beaches. A breeze coming off waterfronts. Families flocking for surf, sun, and fun. For most in coastal Alabama, it sounds like picture-perfect day in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, or Dauphin Island. But it’s also a future coveted along the western shorefront of Mobile Bay where public beaches are non-existent.
ByJohn Sharp | AL.com
Millions of dollars will go toward coastal environment projects and education programs in the Crossroads this year.
President Biden signed the Water Resources Development Act of 2022 into law on Dec. 23, 2022, which includes authorization of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Coastal Texas Program.
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (WPMI) — Five months ago, residents stormed the Dauphin Island towns planning commission meeting after a proposal stirred up quite a bit of debate.
Officials in Louisiana unveiled the latest version of the state’s 50-year, $50 billion plan to restore its degraded coast and enhance hurricane protection on Friday afternoon, kicking off what will be a months-long approval process.
The willow trees and cutgrass emerging from the muck in this swampy stretch of St. Charles Parish west of the Mississippi River are in some ways Louisiana’s past brought back to life. They could also be its future.
“Sculpting Endless Forms," opening this Saturday at Redbud Gallery, makes striking art from the damage of Deepwater Horizon.
The spill originated from a pipe failure at Flint Hills Resources’ Ingleside crude oil terminal. The company estimates that 335 barrels, or 14,000 gallons, leaked into Corpus Christi and Nueces bays.
Three-month project begins to ease road flooding, beach erosion in Naples
BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Indian mounds scattered along Louisiana’s Gulf coast could be lost forever to rising sea levels unless they’re included in the state’s coastal restoration plans.
Hurricane Ida sidelined hunters but likely drowned many nutria
After the Great Flood of 1927, and the subsequent construction of levee systems for protection of Louisiana from high water, it was recognized that restrictions on water flow affect the dispersal of sediments coming downstream in the Mississippi River.
As the Biden administration gets ready to push offshore wind in the Gulf of Mexico, fossil fuel companies wonder what’s in it for them.
A project to build a massive storm-surge barrier in and around Galveston Bay is still far from a done deal, but the years-long effort took a major step forward Friday when President Joe Biden signed the $860 million National Defense Authorization Act into law.
The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County has announced a Health Alert for Pinellas County Beaches as a result of red tide bloom.
ByColleen Cole / WMNF
CPRA transaction advances coastal restoration, protects cultural sites, and enables $6+ million to be deployed to support community resiliency and development