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2012-03-05 23:16:00

The increasing use of large breakwaters and other hard structures to reduce erosion in "living shorelines" along coastal estuaries may be no better for the environment than the ecologically harmful bulkheads they were designed to replace, according to a report this week by scientists at Duke and Western Carolina universities. Originally, living shorelines were designed to use natural methods such as replanted native marsh grasses and oyster reefs to stabilize and protect eroding...

2008-09-29 03:00:20

By Anonymous The Minerals Management Service has awarded an $8.5 million grant to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources to study different types of shoreline protection at the existing Rockefeller Refuge area along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline. The proposed project will install and analyze the effectiveness of four different test sections of shoreline protection located along the Gulf, from Beach Prong to Joseph Harbor, approximately 45 miles southeast of Lake Charles....

2008-09-17 21:00:14

By John Canalis LONG BEACH - A local business group plans to host a panel discussion next week on the future of the Long Beach breakwater. Among those slated to discuss the 57-year-old breakwater's impact on tourism, quality of life and the environment are Gordana Kajer, vice chairwoman of the Surfrider Foundation, Long Beach Chapter; Preston Smith, Alamitos Peninsula community leader; and Bud Johnson, retired engineer and former member of the Long Beach Marine Advisory Commission....

2008-07-02 12:00:56

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 2, 2008) - Management of NVI Mining Ltd. (owner of the Myra Falls mine and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Breakwater Resources Ltd. (TSX:BWR)) and the CAW Local Negotiating Committee, representing hourly employees at Myra Falls, met with the assistance of a provincially appointed mediator to exchange initial monetary proposals and as a result of those meetings, progress was made. The CAW Local 3019 Executive elected to go back to their membership to...

2005-08-30 14:40:00

A study published in the latest issue of Restoration Ecology finds that in coastal Louisiana, oyster reefs help to deter erosion. Oyster reefs are self-sustaining, and are additionally attractive because they use native materials, have the potential for long-term growth, and contribute to overall ecosystem stability and quality. Oyster larvae move in groups and water-borne chemicals stimulate the oysters' settlement; reefs are therefore able to maintain themselves as new recruits settle and...

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