Hurricane Ida Batters Louisiana

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Hurricane Ida Batters LouisianaPreliminary reports suggest it is the fifth-strongest storm ever to make landfall in the continental U.S.

A Changed Landscape in Southern Louisiana

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A Changed Landscape in Southern LouisianaHurricane Ida left behind large new patches of open water that scientists will be watching closely to see if vegetation and healthy marshes return.

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Louisiana dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida

Inhabitant

Residents of Louisiana are stuck in the dark following destructive Hurricane Ida on Sunday. Officials are still counting losses and have said that it may take weeks before power is restored in some areas

Fight against fracking continues in Louisiana

Sierra Club Compass

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 General Honoré now heads the GreenARMY , "an alliance of civic, community, and environmental groups and concerned citizens from around the state ready to effect meaningful social, political, and environmental change in Louisiana."

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. Then Emmanuel talked about the protective role of marshes for Louisiana. Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, May 2006, post-Hurricane Katrina.

Q3 2021: Walmart, Microsoft empower communities; wind-powered hydrogen; Louisiana solar

AGreenLiving

See the rest here: Q3 2021: Walmart, Microsoft empower communities; wind-powered hydrogen; Louisiana solar. The major corporate renewable energy deals announced in the third quarter of 2021 tracked higher than the year-earlier period, but well below contracts announced for the same period in 2019. Business Green 2021-tracked but-well deals-announced major-corporate renewable energy same the-same the-third year

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Louisiana dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida

AGreenLiving

Residents of Louisiana are stuck in the dark following destructive Hurricane Ida on Sunday. The hurricane hit Louisiana with winds at speeds of 150 mph (240 km/h). Further, about 1 million residents of Louisiana are in the dark following destroyed power supply systems. Louisiana dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Officials are still counting losses and have said that it may take weeks before power is restored in some areas.

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. It’s exactly what Sightline has found when examining coal dust complaints at terminals in Alaska , northern British Columbia , southern BC , Louisiana , South Carolina , Virginia , Australia , India , and South Africa. The Louisiana lawsuit is not, ultimately, a story about the health of the Mississippi.

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. "The meeting extension was a huge win for public access and transparency on the permitting process, something that's not always a given here in Louisiana," Martin said.

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. "Jefferson is Louisiana's second most populous parish, the home turf of some of our most powerful and infamous politicians, and so deep Red that it falls into the infrared spectrum of political leanings."

Louisiana governor pledges to turn the oil and gas state carbon-neutral

AGreenLiving

In a shocking move, Louisiana’s Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards has announced his intentions to make the state carbon-neutral. Climate Alliance aligns with a previous executive order to make Louisiana carbon-neutral by 2050. Related: Louisiana wants to divert the Mississippi River to restore its coast Louisiana is currently the fifth-largest carbon-emitting state in the U.S. Louisiana governor pledges to turn the oil and gas state carbon-neutral.

Hurricane Laura causes dangerous chemical fire in Louisiana

AGreenLiving

But the people of Westlake, Louisiana had an additional reason to stay inside last week with the windows clamped tight as Hurricane Laura started a fire at BioLab, unleashing chlorine gas over the small town. The hurricane killed at least 14 people, obliterated buildings and tore off roofs as it blustered through southwest Louisiana, home to many of the state’s petrochemical industries. Related: Environmental racism in America Chemical leaks are common in Louisiana.

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. While its Pegasus pipeline continues to poison the Arkansas town of Mayflower, a thick liquid chemical mixture is infecting the air and ground in 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. In addition to these creatures in or near the ocean, the wildlife from Louisiana’s wetlands is at stake. Although the oil spill is right outside Louisiana, neighboring states are at risk including Florida.

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. In relation to the British Petroleum (BP) oil spill that is threatening the Gulf coast, Coast Guard official are estimating that at least 1.6 million gallons of oil could have been released. On May 1, the oil slick was calculated to be 130 miles long and 70 miles wide.

This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic

AGreenLiving

This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic Barry Yeoman Wed, 07/01/2020 – 00:15 When the COVID-19 outbreak first reached Louisiana and residents were ordered to stay at home, Marie Marlene V. Foret chairs the tribal council of the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, which has lived along the bayous south of Houma, Louisiana for generations.

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. News has been buzzing about the catastrophic oil spill that occurred from a British Petroleum (BP) offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico, but this isn’t the first and it won’t be the last oil spill the U.S. witnesses.

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." Gretna, La., might be a small city, but the residents are banding together to speak out against a proposed coal export terminal and the increased coal trains that would come with it.

Satellite Observes Power Outages in New Orleans

Environmental News Network

Three days after Hurricane Ida, many people in Louisiana are going without electric power due to downed power lines and damaged transmission towers.

The Atchafalaya River Basin: The Future of Nature?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin (ARB) — home of the reality TV show “ Swamp People ,” safety valve for the swollen Mississippi River, and one of the richest and most fascinating natural places in North America — might finally have met its match…in Conservancy scientist Bryan Piazza’s new book about it. 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 Louisian

Tissue Abnormalities Found in Oysters Years After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Environmental News Network

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) petroleum drilling rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, resulting in the world’s worst oil spill in history with more than 4 million barrels of oil released into the Gulf of Mexico. .

Favorite Nature: Bryan Piazza on Coming to the Atchafalaya

Cool Green Science

In a way, I came to Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Delta via Canada. I was finishing out my time there and really wanted to come to Louisiana, and this Louisiana State University professor said, “Do you have any interest living out in the middle of the marsh working on a project with colonial water birds?”. The Atchafalaya itself is one of my oldest friends in Louisiana and I never get tired of it. Favorite Nature Atchafalaya Bayou books Bryan Piazza Fresh Water Louisiana

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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. Lately, there has been a lot of controversy on how best to restore Louisiana’s coastal wetlands. Photo: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Louisiana’s coastal fisheries will be affected, whichever way we go.

Dead zones expand in the Gulf of Mexico and on Oregon coast

Inhabitant

Four million acres of habitat off the Texas and Louisiana coasts are so oxygen-depleted that fish and other bottom-dwelling species can’t live there Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week that the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico are worse this year than they expected.

Hurricane Ida brings floods to Northeast U.S.

Inhabitant

Although miles away from Louisiana, where the hurricane first landed, the Northeast received heavy storms as the hurricane moved inland New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut residents have faced flooding due to Hurricane Ida.

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 30

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Hurricane Ida supercharges climate change in the US

A Greener Life

Last week a major hurricane hit the southern US, bashing the coast of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans and surrounding states. It also left more than a million people with no power on its destructive path in Louisiana. . Hurricane Ida shortly after it made landfall.

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."

Gulf coast oil workers are building America’s offshore wind industry

A Greener Life

The biggest misconception about transitioning from offshore drilling to offshore wind is the idea that oil platforms can be reused to hold wind turbines,” Louisiana state Representative Joseph Orgeron said in a recent phone interview. Louisiana’s governor supports the idea.

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 rcaffey@agcenter.lsu.edu

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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 GasBuddy.com 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 money.cnn.com.

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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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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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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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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. At that time as many as 80,000 Louisiana black bears may have ranged across 120,000 square miles in eastern Texas, southern Mississippi, southern Arkansas and all of Louisiana. 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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Hurricane Ida brings floods to Northeast U.S.

AGreenLiving

Although miles away from Louisiana, where the hurricane first landed, the Northeast received heavy storms as the hurricane moved inland. Hurricane Ida first landed in Louisiana , where it claimed lives and destroyed property.

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: whiteheadjc@appstate.edu (with “AERE SEA” in the subject line of the e-mail). Deadline to submit is March 1, 2012.

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Last day to submit papers for AERE sessions at the SEA meetings

Environmental Economics

Here is the call for papers ( pdf ): SEA Annual Meeting November 16 - 18, 2012 Sheraton New Orleans Hotel New Orleans, Louisiana AERE Sessions—Call for Papers. The 2012 Southern Economic Association Conference will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel on November 16-18, 2012.

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The biggest fish in a small pond

Environmental Economics

the top five faculty researchers) of each institution's economics faculty reveals that Appalachian State University, James Madison University, Southeastern Louisiana University, Trinity University and Loyola University – New Orleans currently maintain the top five economics faculties, respectively, among the approximately 200 regional universities in the U.S.

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Marine Resource Economics Vol. 29, No. 1, March 2014

Environmental Economics

A National Survey of Willingness to Pay for Restoration of Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands. Special Feature.   Steering the Global Partnership for Oceans.   Joshua Abbott, James L. Anderson, Liam Campling, Rögnvaldur Hannesson, Elizabeth Havice, M. Susan Lozier, Martin D. Smith, and Michael J. Wilberg.   DOI: 10.1086/676290.   Marine Resource Economics March 2014, Vol. 29, No. 1: 1-16.   Articles.   America’s Wetland?

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Katrina may have stabilized coastal wetlands

Eco Friendly Daily

Eugene Turner, an ecologist at Louisiana State University (LSU) in Baton Rouge. The study also counters beliefs that the loss of wetlands especially on the eastern Louisiana coastline has been caused by flood-prevention levees on the Mississippi River, he adds. “I don’t think most people expected that,” said Mark Ford, deputy director of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) in Baton Rouge.

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