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  • Legislature passes coastal master plan

    May 23, 2012 7:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A $50 billion, 50-year proposal aimed at stopping coastal land loss in Louisiana has passed the state Legislature. The Senate voted 94-0 Tuesday in favor of the 2012 coastal master plan. By law, the state has to update it every five years. Funding for the... more »
  • With tweaks, coastal plan heads to La. lawmakers

    March 22, 2012 6:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A $50 billion, 50-year proposal aimed at stopping coastal land loss in Louisiana was approved unanimously Wednesday by a governor's panel and moved on to the state Legislature. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority approved a series of changes to a draft report issued in January,... more »
  • Sweep of coastal waters brings up 1,900 crab traps

    March 16, 2012 9:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State officials say a sweep of coastal waters in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes found more than 1,900 abandoned and derelict crab traps. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the traps were picked up and taken to a salvage yard for recycling. More than... more »
  • Coastal Carolina's Gradnigo charged with assault

    March 5, 2012 8:53 AM

    CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Coastal Carolina forward Chris Gradnigo has been arrested and charged with third degree assault and battery. Campus police arrested the 6-foot-7 player around 5 a.m. Sunday. The details of the charges were not immediately available Monday morning. The senior from Lake Charles La., averaged nearly 15... more »
  • State to unveil new coastal master plan

    January 11, 2012 10:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new blueprint for saving coastal Louisiana from sea level rise, hurricanes and erosion will be unveiled Thursday. The document will lay out strategies and challenges facing Louisiana as it struggles to deal with a host of problems along its coast. The new plan is a... more »
  • Small Coastal Shark Season Opens Jan. 1

    December 31, 2010 4:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 2011 season for small non-sandbar coastal sharks in Louisiana state waters will open Jan. 1. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham announced the new season Thursday. The 2010 season closed in November. The shark group is composed of bonnethead, Atlantic sharpnose,... more »
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act

    October 14, 2010 2:35 PM

    KATC is at the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA)today. The event, "A Renewed Call to Action" is being held at southwestern Louisiana at the Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge. In its 20 year tenure, CWPPRA has approved 148 projects benefiting... more »
  • Oil beneath the surface? Thousands of boats in Gulf

    August 26, 2010 7:00 PM

    More than a thousand Vessels of Opportunity are still scanning the Gulf of Mexico for traces of oil, but where are crews looking? Four months after BP's oil disaster, there are no signs of crude from the air. "We saw no large concentrations of oil," said Lt. Regina Caffrey... more »
  • The First Brown Pelicans Released into LA Coastal Habitat

    August 5, 2010 6:33 PM

    State and federal biologists today released the first brown pelicans back into Louisiana coastal habitat since rescue and rehabilitation operations began following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The 15 pelicans were transported from the Bird Rehabilitation Center in Hammond and carefully off loaded on to Rabbit Island by... more »

    July 19, 2010 12:47 PM

    Lafayette, LA- Cypress Tees, LLC joined forces with America's WETLAND Foundation's Conservation Corps to help with the oil spill recovery. 30% of the proceeds of 'Bird of Paradise' t-shirt or romper sales will be donated by Cypress Tees to AWF's restorative planting efforts to begin rebuilding Louisiana's damaged coastal nesting... more »
  • 2 UL Professors Going to Gulf

    July 5, 2010 2:02 PM

    Two UL professors are being sent by the National Science Foundation to the Gulf of Mexico to study the oil spill's impact. Biology professors Suzanne Fredericq and Darryl Felder got an almost 200,000 dollar grant to study these life forms in the Gulf. Fredericq focuses on plants, and... more »
  • Coastal Region Economically And Environmentally Will Take Months Rather Than Years To Restore

    June 30, 2010 12:55 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - President Obama's point man overseeing the cleanup of the massive oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico expects a plan to restore the coastal region economically and environmentally will take months rather than years. U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says there are already numerous studies that... more »
  • Coastal Areas of Acadiana Preparing for Alex

    June 29, 2010 12:01 AM

    Even though Tropical Storm Alex has focused it's attention west of Louisiana, coastal areas of Acadiana aren't out of the woods just yet. "The further [north] it comes before it'll make that westerly turn the more impact we'll feel from the tides and the waves," said Becky Broussard head of... more »
  • Mortgage Relief for Oil-Stricken Areas

    June 18, 2010 2:33 PM

    If you live along the oil-stricken coast you may be able to get some financial relief on your mortgage payments. Government-sponsored mortgage purchaser Fannie Mae says servicers may suspend or reduce mortgage payments for those impacted by the oil spill. Fannie Mae says it is at the mortgage... more »
  • Governor Jindal and Saints to Rally Support for Coastal Louisiana

    June 8, 2010 11:43 AM

    Press Release- Today at 11:00 AM, Governor Bobby Jindal will participate in a Saints Rally to Support Coastal Louisiana that will be held at the Fort Jackson Wildlife Center on 100 Herbert Harvey Drive in Buras, LA at 11 AM. The event is open to the public. Along with Jindal... more »
  • Vermilion Lawmakers Push To Postpone Coastal Restoration Vote

    March 2, 2010 12:29 PM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted to delay until October putting a proposed 5.7-mill property tax for coastal storm protection before voters. The tax, if passed, would fund $20 million in bonds for coastal protection. The jury initially agreed at its last meeting in February... more »
  • Vermilion Parish police jury blocks delay in tax election

    February 18, 2010 7:27 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish Police Jury has voted to block an attempt by Juror Mark Poche to delay a special March election that calls for a 5.7 mill tax for coastal storm protection. Potential revenue from the tax, if passed, is expected to be used as leverage... more »
  • Vermilion Awarded Money for Coastal Restoration

    January 21, 2010 11:35 AM

    Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced that the Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Task Force (CWPPRA) approved nine projects for design and construction that will ultimately benefit more than 3,100 acres of Louisiana’s fragile coastal wetlands, barrier islands and beaches. The task force approved the projects at its meeting... more »
  • U.S. Rep. Boustany announces grant to Vermilion coastal protection

    December 1, 2009 1:36 PM

    Washington D.C. - U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., (R-Southwest Louisiana), today announced the Minerals Management Service awarded a $217,782 grant to construct coastal protections in Vermilion Parish. "Rebuilding our coast throughout Southwest Louisiana is a monumental project, but we are making progress," Boustany said. "With the end of... more »
  • Coastal Impact Grant Awarded to Vermiliion Parish

    December 1, 2009 12:10 PM

    (Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced the awarding of a $217,782 Coastal Impact Assistance Program grant to Vermilion Parish for Shoreline Protection on Southwest Point at Southwest Pass. "This grant will add to the important coastal and wetlands restoration in Vermillion Parish, and - as all... more »
  • Coastal Erosion Pt. 2

    November 25, 2009 11:25 AM

    Since 2000 the LSU Coastal Roots program has educated over 3500 students on why and how our coastal ecosystems need to be protected. Students from Lafayette Middle Environmental Science academy took the first of two trips to collect a special seed. The Mangrove, or Propugoles, seeds are brought back to... more »

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