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  • Oral histories capture impact of eroding La. coast

    November 8, 2014 2:40 PM

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Jed Joseph Pitre was born in Thibodaux in 1961 and remembers when the beach at Grand Isle seemed wider and thriving coastal marshes were used for family fishing. But the beach is now narrower and the coastal marshes are gone, replaced by open water. A science... more »
  • Study projects $20M impact from stadium expansion

    June 1, 2014 1:05 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The expansion of Cajun Field will pump $20.2 million into the local economy and create an estimated 143 jobs, according to an economic development study released this past week. Once complete, the expansion will nearly double seating in the stadium to about 62,000. The Advocate reported... more »
  • Study: LSU has $3.9 billion impact on state

    February 3, 2014 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A study done by the university's Division of Economic Development has determined that LSU's nine campuses impact the state by as much as $3.9 billion every year. To come up with a snapshot of LSU's value to Louisiana, the study measures everything from the goods... more »
  • Nesting turtles give clues on oil spill's impact

    June 1, 2011 10:09 AM

    PADRE ISLAND NATIONAL SEASHORE, Texas (AP) - Scientists are closely monitoring nesting sea turtles this year, hoping to assess the impact the Gulf oil spill had on these reptiles. The greatest concern is for the Kemps ridleys, the smallest and most endangered sea turtle. Hundreds of turtles, most of them... more »
  • Sen. Landrieu Holds Field Hearing on the Impact of Moratorium on Deepwater Drilling

    August 16, 2010 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Today, August 17, 2010, United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, will hold a field hearing on the impact of the deepwater drilling moratorium on small businesses in Louisiana and along the Gulf Coast. The field hearing entitled... more »
  • Impact of Oil Spill on Wildlife Likely to Linger for Decades

    August 4, 2010 3:12 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A top government scientist says the impact of the Gulf oil spill on wildlife is likely to linger for decades. Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, made the comment Wednesday even as the Obama administration was citing a federal report that only about... more »
  • S. Florida And The East Coast Will Likely Not See Any oil Impact

    July 30, 2010 1:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Government scientists are saying South Florida and the East Coast will likely not see any oil impact from the massive Gulf of Mexico spill. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday that an analysis shows most surface oil remaining in the Gulf has degraded to... more »
  • Scientists Are Beginning to Determine the Full Impact of the Spill

    July 21, 2010 4:21 PM

    SUITLAND, Md. (AP) - The Smithsonian's vast collection of 137 million objects can come in handy at a time like this. Scientists are beginning to determine the full impact of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and help guide its recovery. And they will need to know about... more »
  • Miss. Yearlong Economic Impact Study To Examine Oil Spill

    July 8, 2010 11:27 AM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gov. Haley Barbour has announced a yearlong economic impact study to examine the effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Barbour said Wednesday that participants will include the state College Board, Departments of Employment Security, Environmental Quality and Marine Resources, Mississippi... 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 »

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