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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »