Birding Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana

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Louisiana is known for a lot of things. Louisiana, I do so love you for your birding opportunities! The post Birding Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana appeared first on 10,000 Birds. Trips louisiana national wildlife refuge

Louisiana Waterthrush Photo Gallery

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One of the earliest wood-warblers to arrive each spring here in the northeast is the Louisiana Waterthrush ( Parkesia motacilla ). And though Louisiana Waterthrush prefer habitat with clear, rushing streams next to which to nest, while they are on migration they are much less picky and can be found in a variety of wet habitats. I don’t know what this Louisiana Waterthrush is eating but I know that I am glad that I am not eating it.

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What is the State Bird of Louisiana?

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Brown Pelicans are quite popular in Louisiana. One of the state’s nicknames is “The Pelican State,” the bird is on the state’s flag, the state seal, the state painting (yes, apparently states have official paintings), as well as on one of Louisiana’s bicentennial coins. Good thing too – Louisiana is the only state that has named the pelican its official bird. Birds Brown Pelican louisiana state bird

Big Whoop, Indeed: Whooping Cranes in Louisiana!

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For the first time in 75 years, a pair has successfully nested in Louisiana , producing not one but two fuzzy, wild-born chicks. Louisiana’s last wild Whoopers disappeared just after World War II. In 2011, a collaborative effort among state and federal wildlife agencies teamed up with Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to begin releasing captive-bred birds into the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area. Photo by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Fight against fracking continues in Louisiana

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The former head of the Hurricane Katrina Joint Task Force Hurricane Katrina who commanded the military response to the devastating 2005 hurricane is now a major environmental activist in Louisiana - and those who love clean air and water are happy to have him. "He

Marine Restoration Week: Tales from the Cab — Risk & Restoration in SE Louisiana

Nature Conservancy - Science

I was blown away by Emmanuel’s perspectives on the role wetlands used to play in southeast Louisiana; his enthusiasm for restoring them (using funds from the RESTORE Act and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill fines); and his deep first-hand knowledge of insurance and federal policy regarding flooding.

Louisiana Animal Shelter is Run By Prison Inmates


The Pen Pals animal shelter in northern Louisiana is a unique one: it’s run by a prison official and staffed with inmates. The not-for-profit, no kill shelter is located in on Read More The post Louisiana Animal Shelter is Run By Prison Inmates appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

Louisiana’s Captive Animals Need Your Help Now


Show your support for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries'' proposed rule that will protect wild animals to make sure it passes. Read More The post Louisiana’s Captive Animals Need Your Help Now appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Grassroots Activists Mobilize Against Proposed Louisiana Coal Export Terminal

Sierra Club Compass

" The "RAM" coal export terminal being rammed through Louisiana's permitting process by coal companies has aroused the ire of communities that would rather keep the state's natural places from being trampled by dirty fuels.

What the Northwest Can Learn from Louisiana

Sightline Daily

I returned from a recent visit to the southern tip of Louisiana with a new found appreciation for how important it is to prevent coal exports in the Northwest. The Louisiana lawsuit is not, ultimately, a story about the health of the Mississippi.

Momentum builds in Louisiana, the latest front in the fight against coal exports

Sierra Club Compass

In recent weeks, something amazing has been happening in the Gulf Coast of Louisiana – communities have been standing up and casting votes to ring the alarm about proposed coal export projects. Case in point - the small town of Gretna, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish.

Louisiana's "Bermuda Triangle”


What is the Bermuda Triangle? The Bermuda Triangle is an area of ocean in the North Atlantic reported to swallow everything from ships to shoes.

‘True Blood’ Star Fights To Free Captive Tiger In Louisiana


Tony the tiger (not the cereal mascot), has been living at a truck stop in Grosse Tete, Louisiana for the past decade as a “tourist attraction.&# Bauer ended by saying, “My character, the vampire Pam on True Blood , fends for herself just fine in her unlikely Louisiana home.

More oil and chemical spills in both Michigan and Louisiana

Green Blog

Two days later in Chalmette, Louisiana, a pipeline connected to a drum full of chemicals broke, releasing the toxic liquid into the surrounding area, along with airborne cancer-causing agents. Both of these facts are more than can be said for Louisiana.

The After Effects of the Louisiana Oil Spill

Eco Friendly Daily

The recent Louisiana oil spill may be the most tragic one is American history. waters until the Louisiana spill can be looked over more closely. The circumference of the oil spill is 600 miles, and it’s 20 miles away from Louisiana.

Taking a stand against a proposed coal export terminal in Louisiana

Sierra Club Compass

"From there, we will work to engage the entire Parish of Jefferson, the most populous parish in Louisiana, to do the same to stop this new coal export terminal that puts so much at risk for so many in one of the most vulnerable regions of the world for climate change and sea level rise."

Relief for Louisiana Oil Spill: How Can You Help?

Eco Friendly Daily

In addition to negatively affecting the ocean, it has also reached the Louisiana shoreline, and it’s predicted to move into Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. The month of May didn’t start well for the environment.

The calm after the storm

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Hurricane Nate looked set to disrupt my first visit to Louisiana. Birding louisiana New OrleansReports predicted that we would make landfall in New Orleans at around the same time.

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A Quick Comparison: Louisiana Oil Spill of 2010 vs. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill of 1989

Eco Friendly Daily

Although this tragedy that happened more than 20 years ago is one for the record books, the Louisiana oil spill may be the worst oil spill we have seen. Louisiana Oil Spill of 2010. Location Affected: Louisiana, possibly Alabama and Mississippi too.

Birding New Orleans

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Trips Bird louisiana New OrleansNew Orleans. The Big Easy. There’s no doubt that it is one of the most famous cities in the south, and I spent 24 hours there over the weekend! While I did not go NOLA to bird specifically, I always keep my eyes out. The Garden District.

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The Atchafalaya River Basin: The Future of Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

PIAZZA: South-central Louisiana, where the Atchafalaya River starts at the confluence of the Red River and the Mississippi River. Science Atchafalaya Basin Bryan Piazza Louisiana Atchafalaya bald cypresses.

Restoring Coastal Wetlands: Complex Problems Need Multiple Solutions

Nature Conservancy - Science

Many of Louisiana’s coastal marshes in Louisiana are eroding away, like this one east of the Mississippi River. By Bryan Piazza, director of freshwater and marine science, The Nature Conservancy in Louisiana. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Favorite Nature: Bryan Piazza on Coming to the Atchafalaya

Conservancy Talk

In a way, I came to Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Delta via Canada. But all these years later, I’m still part of a tight group of coastal wetlands ecologists in Louisiana – some of my buddies now are friends I made that first season in the Delta and up on river. Bryan Piazza at work.

More Whooping Cranes Shot, Killed

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Sad news out of Louisiana. Maybe we shouldn’t encourage people to shoot any cranes? Hat-tip to Julie. Asides

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The Green Buzz: Monday, September 30

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Adaptation Arctic Climate Change Climate Science & Research Conservation Issues Environmental News Global Warming Invasive species The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Arctic sea ice Burmese pythons California Christian Science Monitor commercial freighter coyotes Everglades global warming global warming report IPCC Louisiana marin county melting MNN National Geographic New York Times northwest passage npr ranchers sinkhole snakes traps

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Ian Somerhalder Supports Anti-Fracking Movement


Tammany in his native state of Louisiana. Somerhalder, who’s originally from Covington, Louisiana, attended attended Read More The post Ian Somerhalder Supports Anti-Fracking Movement appeared first on Ecorazzi.

What It's Like When Big Oil Owns Your Politicians

Sierra Club Compass

Last night the Louisiana House approved a bill that retroactively kills a lawsuit by the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East against 97 oil and gas companies for the industry's pollution and damage to the state's wetlands. As Sierra Club environmental justice organizer Darryl Malek-Wiley put it, "this ends our latest effort to restore Louisiana's democracy and take down the Exxon flag flying from our Capitol building."

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Stop the Madness: More Whooping Cranes Shot

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Another pair of Whoopers has been shot , this time in Louisiana. Image above by AP Photo/Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.). The pair was part of a project aimed at restoring the birds to Louisiana. As if the last month’s revelation of a pair of murdered Whooping Cranes wasn’t devastating enough, the bad news just keeps on coming. The female was killed but experts suggest the male will survive, although perhaps without the ability to fly.

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CNREP 2019: Call for abstracts and session proposals

Environmental Economics

The conference is scheduled for May 19-21, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Caffey, Professor and Director, Center for Natural Resource Economics & Policy LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant College Program 225-578-2393

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Tropical Storm Lee Hits Gulf Coast, New Orleans

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The center of the storm will be moving across Louisiana, pelting the region with heavy rainfall and causing power outages. Thirty-five Louisiana parishes have declared states of emergency and some officials are suggesting voluntary evacuations in the most heavily battered parts of the state. Troops from the Louisiana National Guard have been deployed to be ready for any emergencies. Tropical Storm Lee made landfall early today all along the Gulf coast.

Daily Demand and Supply: Who else ya' gonna call when you have a bourbon-related supply decrease paired with a negative environmental side-effect? We'll be waiting by the phone.

Environmental Economics

The distillery owner Sazerac, a Louisiana-based spirits company, already was facing a state fine stemming from the initial collapse. I'm not sure how I missed the original story, but I'm surprised John and I weren't the first call when this happened : Whiskey barrels were piled in a mountainous heap Wednesday after the rest of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed in Kentucky, nearly two weeks after part of the decades-old structure came crashing down.

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Daily Demand and Supply: Who else ya' gonna call when you have a bourbon-related supply decrease paired with a negative environmental side-effect? We'll be waiting by the phone.

Environmental Economics

The distillery owner Sazerac, a Louisiana-based spirits company, already was facing a state fine stemming from the initial collapse. I'm not sure how I missed the original story, but I'm surprised John and I weren't the first call when this happened : Whiskey barrels were piled in a mountainous heap Wednesday after the rest of a whiskey storage warehouse collapsed in Kentucky, nearly two weeks after part of the decades-old structure came crashing down.

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Recovery: The Great Teddy Bear Rescue

Nature Conservancy - Science

But the animal spared by TR was a Louisiana black bear, a subspecies larger than the other 15, with a narrower, flatter, longer skull. But the State of Louisiana was openly hostile to an ESA listing, and Nowak’s bosses kept brushing him off. Adult Louisiana black bear.

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Where is the congressional outcry over price suppression (or whatever the opposite of price gouging is)?

Environmental Economics

Data from price tracker shows that three states -- Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio -- have at least one station each selling regular gas for less than $1.90 a gallon. Cheap gas is most frequently found at stations in Oklahoma, which was the first state to break the $2 a gallon mark on Dec. Another ten states -- Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia -- also have gas for less than $2. via

LSU Sets Big Day Record in Peru with 354 Species!

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Well, a team from Louisiana State University managed to pull that off on 14 October, seeing an astounding 354 species in one day in Peru. How would you like to see a lot of bird species in a day? Like, more species than anyone else anywhere has ever seen in a day? Jealous?

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Ian Somerhalder Will Strut His Mutt To Help Animals


Ian Somerhalder will participate in Best Friends Animal Society’s annual Strut Your Mutt event at in Louisiana on September 22, 2012. Read More The post Ian Somerhalder Will Strut His Mutt To Help Animals appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News ian somerhalder

CNREP 2013

Environmental Economics

We are thrilled to have Ed Maltby as our keynote speaker for this forum,” said Rex Caffey, conference co-chair and professor of natural resource economics at Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU AgCenter. “Dr. Maltby has been a global visionary in the realm of ecosystem services and he’s intimately acquainted with the challenges we face in Louisiana and the northern Gulf region.” This is a great conference. I've attended two, I think, and regret that I missed the most recent.

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BP: Truth in Advertising?


Petroleum rep Randy Prescott is reportedly quoted as saying: “Louisiana and Mississippi aren’t the only places that have shrimp.” ” Here’s Randy’s office phone number: (713) 323-4093 and his e-mail: Let him hear from you. One of my friends suggested that we tell him, “And BP isn’t the only place that has fuel for [.]. Cranky Rants demotivational despair oil spill petroleum Prescott shrimp

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Best Time to Bird South Florida? Fall Migration

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As the cold fronts begin to sweep through the northern states ushering in a wave of seasonal change and color, South Florida becomes a gathering place for migratory birds far and wide across the country.

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The biggest fish in a small pond

Environmental Economics

Abstract: This study applies the methodology of a recent study that ranks economics departments at national universities in the U.S. South to economics faculties at regional universities in the same geographic location. Ranking results from a “core” (i.e.,

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Daily Demand and Supply: Farmers make teaching econ 101 easy

Environmental Economics

farmers from Louisiana to North Dakota are preparing to switch more land to soybeans as they seek to limit losses from a slumping corn market. While corn remains the biggest domestic crop, prices have tumbled so much after two years of record harvests that the grain fetches less than it costs some farmers to produce.

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Is it ironic?

Environmental Economics

It found that the demand for natural gas would, in turn, drive job creation, corporate revenue and government royalties in states that produce it, which, in addition to Oklahoma and Texas, include Arkansas and Louisiana. But even taking those costs into account, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas together would experience an annual net economic benefit of up to about $16 billion, according to the study. I think so: Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Senator James M.

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Southern Economic Association: AERE Call for Papers

Environmental Economics

Via the latest issue of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (link added): The 2012 annual meeting of the SEA will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, November 16–18, 2012. Authors wishing to have a paper considered for the AERE sessions should send a.pdf file by e-mail to John Whitehead, Appalachian State University: (with “AERE SEA” in the subject line of the e-mail). Deadline to submit is March 1, 2012.