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  • 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 »
  • State, Shell team up for coastal reef project

    December 14, 2010 11:14 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal announced today that Shell was donating $1.5 million to the state for coastal conservation projects, including a reef project due to begin this spring. The donation was made to the Coastal Conservation Association, and will be used first for reef restoration projects on... more »
  • Water, Water All Around but None to Drink

    August 13, 2010 8:27 PM

    A water emergency exists in Ames, Iowa after record flooding and eight water main breaks. The breaks allowed tainted water to infiltrate the system. The city's water towers have enough water to start flushing the system but residents were warned to conserve so the city can return to normal. A... more »
  • California delegation visits Gulf Coast

    July 29, 2010 5:09 AM

    Californian conservation specialists are offering to help the Gulf Coast deal with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. During a trip to Louisiana on Wednesday, California Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado urged Gulf Coast officials to tap into the disaster experience of the California Conservation Corps, a group that specializes in... more »

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