By: Associated Press
NEW YORK -- Coastal communities should assume floods are going to happen more frequently and realize that spending now on protective measures could save money later, according to a report issued by a presidential task force charged with developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
By: Maureen McCollum, National Public Radio
Army Corps of Engineers officials say they’ll have to drastically change how they manage navigation and habitats along the Mississippi River.
By: John Snell, WVUE Fox 8 New Orleans
St. Mary Parish, La. - Azure Bevington, a PhD student in coastal wetlands ecology at LSU, stands in the Wax Lake Delta, a spot that did not exist when she was born in 1980.
WASHINGTON - In just four years, farmers in the Mississippi River basin will have implemented conservation practices on more than 880,000 acres to improve water quality through one targeted initiative.
By: Daniel Looker, Agriculture.com
Friday, a group of Louisiana fishermen were on their way to visit an ethanol plant in South Dakota, as part of a four-day exchange trip aimed at increasing understanding between independent business owners who all face challenging water quality issues.
By: Dan Vergano, USA Today
A climate change-spiced gumbo of marsh destruction, sea-level rise and the threat of stronger hurricanes looms over the state as volunteers work to restore Louisiana's coastal wetlands.
By: Pooja Lodhia , ABC13 Houston
GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) -- Could part of Galveston Island be under water within the next 10 years? What about other cities along the Texas coast? A new study is out and that's what it is predicting, unless something is done now.
By: William D. Cohan, Vanity Fair
At opposite ends of the country, two of America’s most golden coastal enclaves are waging the same desperate battle against erosion. With beaches and bluffs in both Malibu and Nantucket disappearing into the ocean, wealthy homeowners are prepared to do almost anything—spend tens of millions on new sand, berms, retaining walls, and other measures—to save their precious waterfront properties. What’s stopping them? William D. Cohan and Vanessa Grigoriadis report on the clash between deep-pocketed summer people and local working folks.
By: Alan Raymond, Weather.com
A string of uninhabited islands in the Gulf of Mexico have gone from teeming with wildlife to nearly non-existent thanks to constant pummeling from tropical systems, and according to some scientists, climate change is making matters far worse.
By: Sidney Coffee, America's WETLAND Foundation
This letter is in response to your article on July 14 — Delays on restoration work spark concerns — that expressed the ire of local officials and others over a proposed environmental impact study that would cause yet another bureaucratic delay to early restoration work planned after the BP oil spill.
By: Houston Chronicle, OA Online
Imagine a Category 4 storm that makes landfall 30 miles west of the spot where Hurricane Ike came ashore. According to models by Rice University’s SSPEED Center (Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters), a storm like that would generate a 25-foot surge of water into the Houston Ship Channel. And that’s not counting the waves crashing atop that wall of water.
By: Nikki Buskey, HoumaToday.com
Local officials and environmental advocates stressed Thursday that early restoration work planned for the Gulf Coast after the BP oil spill is urgently needed and can't keep suffering bureaucratic delays.
By: Mark Schleifstein, New Orleans Times-Picayune
The National Marine Fisheries Service has raised a series of questions about a state proposal to build a diversion on the Mississippi River near Myrtle Grove that would pump between 50,000 and 75,000 cubic feet per second of sediment and freshwater into Barataria Bay to build wetlands.
By: Bruce Alpert, New Orleans Times-Picayune
WASHINGTON - Senator Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency Monday not to force communities to adopt new flood insurance maps until the agency validates their accuracy.
By: Virginia Gewin, Nature.com
Reefs, dunes and marshes are key to protecting lives and property against storm surges and long-term sea-level rise.