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2012-04-12 10:20:54

NEW ORLEANS, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- America's Wetland Foundation has received a $200,000 grant from Entergy Corporation to help the group build public support for policies that protect the Gulf Coast region from a changing environment. The $200,000 grant brings to $450,000 the amount Entergy has donated to America's Wetland Foundation within the past year as the group works to raise awareness of the need to make the Gulf Coast more resilient to changing environmental conditions,...

2012-01-18 08:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va. and NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, announces an open public comment period for a first-of-its-kind carbon offset methodology that will both quantify how wetland restoration work can combat climate change and provide a way to help pay for rebuilding the Gulf of Mexico's disappearing coastal wetland. The methodology, Restoration of Degraded Deltaic Wetlands of the Mississippi Delta, was...

2011-11-17 10:19:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) is giving a $250,000 grant to America's Wetland Foundation to help the group build public support for policies that protect the Gulf Coast region against a changing environment. Entergy announced the donation Wednesday evening following a Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities/America's Energy Coast forum in Galveston. The Galveston event is the latest in an ongoing series of community forums being held across the...

2011-09-23 10:00:00

Restoration Project Uses New Technology to Preserve Unique Culture ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, La., Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of volunteers helped launch 187 "floating islands" in a demonstration project of new technology to protect the area south of Houma, Louisiana, that is considered to be "ground zero" for coastal land loss in America. The islands offer promise, not only to protect existing land against eroding wave action, but also as a means of building new land...

2011-08-29 11:31:00

Public wants common-sense approaches to reducing carbon emissions NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new national poll shows 91% of Americans believe the Gulf Coast is vital to the nation's economy and domestic energy security and the U.S. should invest additional funds in restoring the area. Protecting the Gulf Coast area that supplies energy to the country should be the responsibility of the federal government, according to 90 percent of respondents, with only 10%...

2011-06-23 13:47:00

Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director a coastal restoration advocate NEW ORLEANS, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- H. Dale Hall, CEO of Ducks Unlimited Inc. and former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has joined the board of directors of the America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF). R. King Milling, AWF chairman, said that Hall brings "vast conservation knowledge and experience to the Foundation and has been an outstanding contributor to the coastal restoration...

2011-04-14 18:01:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The introduction today by Senators Landrieu and Vitter of "RESTORE the Gulf Coast Act of 2011" represents an important milestone in securing essential funding for the restoration of the Gulf Coast, particularly the dramatic land loss in the Mississippi River Delta that threatens the environmental and economic stability of the region. The legislation rightfully directs 80% of BP oil spill penalties to areas most hard hit by the impacts...

2011-02-15 10:00:00

America's WETLAND Foundation launches new program to assist communities in preparing for their future BELLE CHASSE, La., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The America's WETLAND Foundation (AWF) announced the "Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities: Envisioning the Future of America's Energy Coast" (BRRC) initiative today to help Gulf Coast communities from Texas to Florida prepare for resiliency against the threats of storms, rising sea levels, and disasters like the BP oil spill. The...

2011-02-15 09:09:00

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) and America's WETLAND Foundation today announced the "Blue Ribbon Resilient Communities: Envisioning the Future of America's Energy Coast" initiative. The BRRC initiative was conceived as a way to help Gulf Coast communities prepare for resiliency against the threats of storms, rising sea levels and disasters like the BP oil spill. The BRRC will be chaired by Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and co-chaired by Buddy...

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2010-10-21 10:45:00

Communities in the Gulf Coast area, many of which have already fallen victim to devastating hurricanes and massive man-made environmental disasters, could face in excess of $350 billion is losses over the next two decades due to climate change and related factors, according to a report released Wednesday by the Entergy Corporation and America's Wetland Foundation. According to the study, annual economic losses in some 77 coastal parishes and counties in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and...