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OysterBreak rings are a reef-building product from Water Challenge winner ORA Estuaries. Courtesy of ORA Estuarie

Region’s water woes addressed at Entrepreneur Week

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer At last Monday’s fourth annual Water Challenge, an event during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week or NOEW 2014, business owners vied

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Study: In some cases, pipelines can rebuild wetlands more cheaply

By Bob Marshall The Lens A recently published study by a team of economists from Louisi­ana State University and Missis­sippi State University disputes the state’s

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Funds for tracing Gulf seafood slated to expire
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Louisiana seafood vendors were hurt by the 2010 BP spill, fishing closures and consumers’ fears that Gulf shrimp, oysters and fish were tainted. The seafood catch isn’t ...
“If a terrorist group wanted to locate here and promised to create jobs, would we let them in?”
Gen. Honoré lambasts La.’s relationship with oil and gas industry
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer “Earlier generations had World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam but the biggest challenges for this generation are water and air,” retired Lt. General Russel Honoré ...
Zeringue takes state’s coastal reins as Graves departs
Zeringue takes state’s coastal reins as Graves departs
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Houma native Jerome Zeringue, known as Zee, starts as chairman of the state’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority this week, and replaces Garret Graves--who resigned after ...
Scientific studies funded by BP start to yield results
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Scientists who gathered in Alabama in late January said current research on impacts of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion will help authorities deal with future disasters. ...
EPA funds studies as honeybee numbers shrink
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Honey bees are dying off in Louisiana and across the nation at rates that have alarmed their keepers and affected food cultivation. Bees pollinate fruits, vegetables, nuts ...
ExxonMobil refinery on the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge. Photo by Monique Verdin, courtesy of the Louisiana Bucket Brigade
ExxonMobil denies its Baton Rouge plants had safety violations
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer ExxonMobil must pay $2.329 million in a settlement, announced by the state’s Dept. of Environ-mental Quality last August and finalized early this month, to address violations from ...
More massive tar mats from BP oil spill discovered on La. beaches
By Bob Marshall The Lens The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster was just a month old and BP’s crude oil was still gushing from the Gulf floor when state officials began to grasp ...
Flooding in the Lower Ninth Ward during Hurricane Katrina was blamed on the MRGO channel, which was closed in 2009.
Two CPRA lawsuits add to recent coastal litigation
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer The blame game over who’s responsible for Louisiana’s wetlands loss and hurricane defenses and how to pay for them accelerated this month. The state’s Coastal Protection and ...

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