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2009-07-24 16:33:00

Creation of new group part of comments due today evaluating the Louisiana Coastal Restoration PlanWASHINGTON, July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition including Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), the National Wildlife Federation, National Audubon Society, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, and the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation today called on the Obama Administration to bring together a task force to speed up efforts to restore coastal wetlands, help communities reduce their...

2008-05-05 12:00:00

By Richard A Webster It's safe to swim in Lake Pontchartrain. Seriously, said Andrea Calvin, program coordinator for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

2006-08-26 15:52:26

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Louisiana's governor on Saturday said the state could not rest easy as Tropical Storm Ernesto churned through the Caribbean with the potential to strengthen and land in New Orleans around the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

2006-07-01 14:25:00

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Never mind the hurricanes, it is rain New Orleans has to fear, say residents who fear inadequate repairs from Hurricane Katrina have opened the city to major flooding from less severe summer storms. As floods swept the U.S.

2006-05-01 07:40:00

As a New Orleans firefighter, Randy Cookmeyer stayed on the job as Hurricane Katrina slammed the city on August 29. It was four days before he could go home, and by then he had to moor a boat to the rain gutter of his garage to retrieve clothes for his two sons.

2006-03-23 17:47:15

By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Mayor Ray Nagin said on Thursday he is confident that $770 million of levee repairs will protect most of New Orleans this hurricane season, but officials warned another Katrina-strength storm could swamp low-lying areas again. The U.S.

2006-01-24 21:05:00

New Orleans leaders hope to hold a summit soon on one of the biggest questions facing the still-devastated city -- the rebuilding of the levees Hurricane Katrina fractured.

2005-12-07 16:13:36

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Former U.S. Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton unveiled on Wednesday a $90 million aid program for universities and other organizations shuttered by Hurricane Katrina three months ago.

2005-11-29 14:20:00

In the latest issue of Restoration Ecology, researchers describe a new model for coastal development. Using survey data conducted in Lake Pontchartrain, LA, they created a Potential SAV (Submersed Aquatic Vegetation) model. It predicts potential habitat changes in SAV caused by the changes in water clarity or shoreface slopes as a result of natural disturbances or restoration efforts. Often, only the existing SAV beds are considered for conservation efforts. This model helped set a...

2005-10-03 14:31:35

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - High tides due to gusty winds threatened renewed flooding in storm-ravaged New Orleans, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Monday, but steps were being taken to prevent it.


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