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David vs. Goliath: John Barry, New Orleanian of the Year 2013

John Barry vs. Bobby Jindal

In his attempt to secure funding for coastal restoration and hurricane protection, John Barry refused to back down in his fight against Big Oil and Gov. Bobby Jindal Clancy Dubois, The Gambit For story click here From his 26th-floor office atop the Tidewater Building, John Barry can look out his window and see the fragile […]

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Oil Drilling Water Pollution Confirmed in Four States

Oil fracking rally protest

Kevin Begos, AP5:20 p.m. EST January 5, 2014 USA Today Click here for story Associated Press review of complaints casts doubt on industry view that it rarely happens. PITTSBURGH (AP) — In at least four states that have nurtured the nation’s energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or […]

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Texas Brine to Build New Barrier at Sinkhole

Bayou Corne sinkhole levee

Existing levee sinking, to be repaired and raised near Bayou Corne The Advocate BY DAVID J. MITCHELL January 03, 2014 For full story click here Texas Brine to build new barrier at sinkhole Show caption Existing levee sinking, to be repaired and raised near Bayou Corne BY DAVID J. MITCHELL January 03, 2014 […]

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Texas Brine Draws Up New Sinkhole Containment Plans

Bayou Corne Texas Brine Sinkhole to grow

Worst-case sinkhole scenario would reroute Bayou Corne BY DAVID J. MITCHELL December 30, 2013 Click here for full story Texas Brine Co. has developed a backup plan to replace the cracked southern section of a protective levee surrounding the sinkhole in northern Assumption Parish and may look to reroute Bayou Corne if conditions deteriorate […]

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Hold Against The Tides: Coastal Restoration

Holly Beach Cameron Parish Oil Destruction

Opinion The Advocate for full story click here December 27th, 2013 While some may have forgotten the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the people of southwest Louisiana can never forget the devastation of its 2005 sister in destruction, Rita. The giant hurricane savaged the region. Thankfully, because of the heavy loss of life caused by official […]

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More MassiveTar Mats from BP Oil Spill Discovered on Louisiana Beaches

Fourchon Beach Oil transport barges tar

By Bob Marshall, Staff writer  of THE LENS  December 18, 2013  for full story click here 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 the true scope of the insult to Louisiana’s coast: Beaches, estuaries and wetlands […]

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Our Views: Building on Water

Our Views: Building on Water The Advocate Opinion for full story click here In water, there is opportunity. We see a great chance that Louisiana might generate the intellectual power to profit from water, and our long and varied history with it. A research center called The Water Campus will be built on the Mississippi […]

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Half of bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay were seriously ill or dying in 2011, new study finds

Barataria Bay Dolphin study Louisiana

By Mark Schleifstein, | The Times-Picayune December 18, 2013 For full story click here Nearly half the bottlenose dolphins in Barataria Bay tested in mid-2011 to assess natural resources’ damage in the aftermath of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill were in “guarded or worse” condition, including 17 percent that were not expected to survive, according to a peer-reviewed […]

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New ‘Water Campus’ in Baton Rouge Will Be Hub for Scientists working on coastal, wetlands issues

Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden Announces Water Campus

by Diana Samuels, | The Times-Picayune  December 17, 2013 Click here for full story Baton Rouge will soon be home to a major new research hub that aims to bring together world-class scientists who will look for ways to restore and protect Louisiana’s shrinking coastline. Gov. Bobby Jindal announced at a press conference Tuesday that […]

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The Sinkhole That Is Eating Louisiana

Newsweek By Alexander Nazaryan / December 17 2013 Click here for full story “They goin’ down,” John Boudreaux recalls telling a colleague as he recorded the watery cataclysm unfolding before him with an iPhone camera. “They” were a grove of cypress trees; “down” was into a sinkhole in rural Louisiana that had steadily grown to […]

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