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Coastal Restoration

Scientists Urge For Funds To Prevent Coastal Disasters, Not Just Recover From Them

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green

July 23 (Reuters) - A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how the United States deals with risks to its Atlantic and Gulf...

Global Partnership for the Oceans

Peter Neill | Posted 06.21.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Of the many organizations and initiatives dedicated to ocean sustainability, we often point to smaller groups and individuals attempting and succeeding in making a difference through specific actions directed at local issues and solutions.

Four Years After the BP Oil Spill, Hope for a Full Recovery in the Gulf Remains Strong Despite Slow Progress

Kara Lankford | Posted 06.17.2014 | Green
Kara Lankford

To restore the Gulf will take a comprehensive, holistic approach. We have to mitigate the environmental effects of the oil spill as well correct for prior problems triggered by stressors.

One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

By Jane Lubchenco, Former Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Mark R. Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservan...

Kate Sheppard

White House Unveils New Project To Prepare For Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is set to unveil a new Climate Data Initiative on Wednesday to make government-held data more available to researchers a...

For One State, Eroding Coastlines Put Homeowners And Government At Odds

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 01.25.2014 | HuffPost Home

HONOLULU -- Little focuses the mind about far-off dangers better than when those dangers start to get close. Real close. Residents of Rocky Poin...

Innovation Earth: Green Bus To The Rescue

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.22.2013 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

While this year's hurricane season has been thankfully quiet so far, it does have some now questioning global warming's role in all of this; that is, whether climate change will actually increase, or decrease, the likelihood of Superstorm Sandy-type storms. I say forget all that.

Why Coastal Restoration Is Imperative For The Gulf

AP | JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Wildlife tourism, from hunting and fishing to bird and dolphin watching, is a $19 billion-a-year business along the Gulf of Mexico, and...

Gulf Spill Trial's First Act Ends As BP Rests Its Case

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.20.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 22, 2013 edition.) Last week, BP called its final witnesses in the first phase of ...

BP defends its well-safety record at Gulf spill trial

Susan Buchanan | Posted 06.15.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the April 15, 2013 edition.) Last week, BP executives and others testifying at U.S. District ...

New Orleans-Based Trial Assesses 2010 Gulf Spill Blame

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the March 4, 2013 edition.) A landmark environmental trial kicked off last week at United Sta...

As BP Trial Begins, Gulf Businesses and Communities Call for Ecosystem Restoration and Economic Opportunity

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
Jeffrey Buchanan

Monday marked the beginning of arguably the biggest trial of this century, as the U.S. Department of Justice went to court with global oil giant, BP. With money most likely on the way to states, and needs still so acute, the question is, how to invest it most effectively.

Restoring the Gulf by Pointing Baby Turtles Back to Sea

Dennis Takahashi-Kelso | Posted 12.11.2012 | Green
Dennis Takahashi-Kelso

Sea turtles are at sea for most of their life cycle, but they return to beaches in Texas, Alabama and Florida to lay their eggs. Although the Deepwater Horizon oil spill harmed turtles, we can help them recover by taking steps on the shore to protect their nesting habitats.

The Gulf One Month After Hurricane Isaac

Steven Apfelbaum | Posted 11.25.2012 | Green
Steven Apfelbaum

For the now-destabilized Gulf Coastal wetland ecosystems, a slow-moving hurricane with heavy rain and high, shoreline-pounding surf may be the most damaging type of storm. This is true especially around the mouth of the Mississippi River, which took a direct hit from Hurricane Isaac.

Two Years Later: New Partnership for People and Nature in the Gulf

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.20.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

I am proud to announce The Nature Conservancy's new partnership with Oxfam America in the Gulf of Mexico. We aim to show that environmental restoration is the foundation for lasting economic security for Gulf Coast communities.

Coastal Restoration: A Smart Investment

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.23.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Unless a wide range of conservation and restoration actions are taken, we could lose up to 70 percent of coral reefs by 2050.

Getting More Out of the Men's Room

Steve Fleischli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

The Metropolitan Water District is considering two competing projects -- with two very different approaches -- to provide Southern California an extra fifty million gallons of freshwater per day.