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  • Scientists battle to save world's coral reefs

    June 19, 2016 3:53 PM

    HONOLULU - More than 2,000 international reef scientists, policymakers and stakeholders are gathering in Hawaii this week to discuss the latest coral science and what can be done to stop widespread death of the world's reefs. The International Coral Reef Symposium convenes Monday to try to create a more unified... more »
  • $140M in conservation work proposed for Gulf of Mexico

    August 13, 2015 5:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Ten watersheds around the rim of the Gulf of Mexico - from Florida to Texas - are being looked at as sites for $140 million in proposed conservation projects under a plan to restore the Gulf from BP's catastrophic 2010 oil spill. This money comes from... more »
  • City of Walker lifts Emergency Water Conservation Alert

    June 13, 2015 4:56 PM

    As of 2 pm Saturday, the City of Walker has lifted the Emergency Water Conservation Alert. The sample that was submitted on Friday to the Department of Health and Hospitals came back clear. Officials say that Walker water customers can go back to using their water as they... more »
  • Walker puts emergency water conservation order into effect

    June 11, 2015 6:44 PM

    WALKER - City officials requested Thursday afternoon that residents receiving water service from the City of Walker take steps to conserve water as soon as possible. Customers are asked to use water only when necessary at this time as the city places its Emergency Water Conservation Plan into effect.... more »
  • Bird's fate shaping energy development in US West

    December 4, 2014 11:07 AM

    SARATOGA, WY - Efforts to conserve a struggling species of grouse that ranges across the Western U.S. are having far-reaching effects on the region's energy industry. The Obama administration faces a September 2015 to decide whether greater sage grouse need more protections. Already sales of leases on 8.1 million acres... more »
  • Latest spill-related grants announced

    November 17, 2014 6:34 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A conservation agency has announced more than $99 million in projects funded through a settlement resulting from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill - including more than $13 million for restoration work on Louisiana's coast. The National Fish and Wildlife Federation announced the latest projects Monday.... more »
  • Nominations for Cox Conserves Heroes due today Play Video

    July 1, 2014 7:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Do you know someone who's preserving and enhancing Louisiana's great outdoors? Well Cox Communications wants to know about them. They're looking for some Cox Conserves Heroes, but you have to act fast. The deadline for nominations if 5:00 p.m. tonight. Jeremy Theriot visited 2une In... more »
  • Pat Shingleton: "Rollll Out the Barrel..."

    November 7, 2013 4:57 PM

    Years ago, our Dad, re-commissioned an old well and attached a pump to water his garden. Other locations still use the traditional rain barrel. Strategically located near a downspout, the barrel stores rainwater for numerous purposes. Rain barrels in England are called water butts and similar to other barrels, they... more »
  • La. buys wetlands with oil spill settlement funds

    January 8, 2013 10:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has acquired more than 11,000 acres of wetlands in Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes as part of a conservation project funded by a settlement over the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana said Monday that the $6.7 million purchase of the... more »

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