Environment http://wwno.org en State Representative In New Orleans East Sounds Call Over Coastal Erosion http://wwno.org/post/state-representative-new-orleans-east-sounds-call-over-coastal-erosion <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The face of coastal erosion in Louisiana is often defined by the most visibly threatened communities. Towns that are literally trying to determine how long they have before they might have to move. And while there’s few people calling on New Orleans residents to start making Plan B’s, some local leaders are trying to get their constituents to be more aware.&nbsp;</em></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:16:40 +0000 Jesse Hardman 64644 at http://wwno.org Funds Still Needed To Rebuild Cat Island, But Restoration Begins http://wwno.org/post/funds-still-needed-rebuild-cat-island-restoration-begins <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The 2010 BP Oil Spill ruined the Cat Island bird sanctuary, a pelican nesting site. </span>Plaquemines<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Parish got initial funds to restore the island, but has failed to raise the rest needed. Now, the project leader is starting restoration anyway.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 22:37:22 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 64101 at http://wwno.org Coastal Restoration Drives An Industry Boom http://wwno.org/post/coastal-restoration-drives-industry-boom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This spring a state committee approved $477 million for coastal protection and restoration. When you throw in federal dollars, and private funding as well, fixing Louisiana's coast is becoming big business.</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Here are some of the people who stand to benefit.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:55:57 +0000 Jesse Hardman 63540 at http://wwno.org Environmentalists Trek 100 Miles To Governor's Mansion To Protest Block Of Levee Board Lawsuit http://wwno.org/post/environmentalists-trek-100-miles-governors-mansion-protest-block-levee-board-lawsuit <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A group of environmentalists are walking</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">100 miles from Grand Isle to Baton Rouge, along Louisiana Highway 1. They’re protesting Governor </span>Jindal’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> signing of Senate Bill 469, which blocked a New Orleans levee board lawsuit against oil and gas companies.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:56:40 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 63404 at http://wwno.org Restoring The Coast By Creating Oyster Beds In St. Bernard Parish http://wwno.org/post/restoring-coast-creating-oyster-beds-st-bernard-parish <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; font-weight: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap; ">A consortium of environmental and industry stakeholders are making concrete reefs on the Gulf Coast in an attempt to create new oyster habitats. The Lake Athanasio project covers a half a mile of St. Bernard Parish coastline, and seeks to satisfy coastal restoration and commercial interests by giving oysters a sustainable habitat to mature.</span></p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 17:41:31 +0000 Jesse Hardman 62107 at http://wwno.org What To Do With Bayou Bienvenue?: James Stram http://wwno.org/post/what-do-bayou-bienvenue-james-stram <p></p><p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Eve Troeh 61796 at http://wwno.org What To Do With Bayou Bienvenue?: George Barisich http://wwno.org/post/what-do-bayou-bienvenue-george-barisich <p></p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 61795 at http://wwno.org What To Do With Bayou Bienvenue?: Greg Miller http://wwno.org/post/what-do-bayou-bienvenue-greg-miller <p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 61777 at http://wwno.org What To Do With Bayou Bienvenue?: John Taylor http://wwno.org/post/what-do-bayou-bienvenue-john-taylor <p></p><p></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 61769 at http://wwno.org What To Do With Bayou Bienvenue? http://wwno.org/post/what-do-bayou-bienvenue <p></p><p>The Bayou Bienvenue Wetland Triangle of today is what is called a “ghost swamp”. Until the 1960s, it was a full of cypress trees, part of the central wetlands system that ran from the Lower 9th Ward all the way to Lake Borgne. But destructive forces — from levee and canal construction to invasive species — turned this freshwater swamp into a saltwater marsh, killing all the cypress trees in the process. You see their dead trunks like scarecrows in the water, and don’t see much else.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laine Kaplan-Levenson 61797 at http://wwno.org