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  • New Map Shows Wetland Losses on Louisiana Coastline

    June 2, 2011 10:42 PM

    In Baton Rouge, scientists released a new map Thursday that shows the amount of land wiped away on the Louisiana coastline. The map will help scientists locate exactly where land is breaking apart to help them identify where coastal restoration is needed. In the past 78 years scientists say coastal... 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 »
  • Terrebonne Levee District Restoring Wetlands

    September 27, 2010 7:25 AM

    HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish has begun an experimental environmental project that officials hope will save millions of dollars to build hurricane protection levees. The Terrebonne Levee District is the first in the state to use its own staff to restore wetlands, work required by law to make up... more »
  • BP avoiding hunter's crosshairs

    September 7, 2010 7:34 PM

    BP's clean-up crews want hunters to know they'll be in the wetlands and to watch where they aim. This weekend kicks-off teal season and BP is taking steps to protect their workers and the shoreline itself. First, crews are going to be held-back until nine in the morning- giving hunters... more »
  • Crude Still Coats Marshes and Wetlands Along Gulf

    August 6, 2010 9:04 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Much of the crude still in the Gulf and coastal areas more than three months after BP's blowout has permeated deep into marshes and wetlands, complicating cleanup. Crews are still finding plenty of crude in those interior areas, even as government officials say... more »
  • State of the Coast Conference

    June 8, 2010 7:21 PM

    Three organizations are gathering in Baton Rouge to discuss the Gulf Oil Spill's effects on Louisiana's wetlands. Over 650 people are attending the State of the Coast Conference. The groups: The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, The US Army Corps of Engineers, and The Coalition to Restore Coastal... more »
  • LA Will Protect Wetlands With or Without Permission

    May 24, 2010 1:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Showing growing impatience with the federal government, Louisiana's top lawyer says the state will proceed with plans to protect its wetlands from the Gulf oil spill - with or without permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The action by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell could... more »
  • La. AG: State Will Protect Wetlands Regardless

    May 24, 2010 10:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Showing growing impatience with the federal government, Louisiana's top lawyer says the state will proceed with plans to protect its wetlands from the Gulf oil spill - with or without permission from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The action by Attorney General Buddy Caldwell could... more »
  • Farming Methods Around the Wetlands

    October 13, 2009 7:54 AM

    It's a history lesson in Vermilionville. Dr. Whitney Broussard will be on hand today (October 13) discussing farming methods around the wetlands from the 16-hundreds and how the land has shifted over the past 300 years. There will be an interactive demonstration and a question and answer session. The free... more »

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