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  • Forum: Prepare for Mississippi River changes

    November 12, 2012 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Speakers at a coastal conference say the mouth of the Mississippi River is moving north, and authorities need to prepare for it. Paul Kemp, vice president of the Louisiana Audubon Society's Gulf Coast Initiative, says the changes present opportunities to get more sediment into eroding coastal... more »
  • X-Tex used to fight oil

    July 12, 2010 6:49 PM

    Oil has a new foe in St. Tammany Parish. It’s called X-Tex and is being installed now to stop oil from hitting the marshes of the Rigolets. News 2’s Stephanie Ryan got answers on how it works to defend our coast. more »
  • National Guard completes barrier at Grand Isle

    June 26, 2010 9:44 AM

    The Louisiana National Guard says it has finished an 8.2-mile barrier on Grand Isle's beach to fight the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Soldiers erected a barrier known as a tiger dam, which is made from a series of interlocking flexible tubes inflated with water. The dam was built to... more »
  • Marsh clean-up proving to be tricky

    May 27, 2010 3:35 PM

    Oil has invaded some sensitive areas, including the Delta Wildlife Refuge and the marshy area of Pass a Loutre. Clean-up is proving to be quite a task. Dr. Qianxin Lin of LSU has studied the effects of oil on our marshes for more than 20-years. He says the marsh... more »

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