Tag: Louisiana

Favorite Nature: Bryan Piazza on Coming to the Atchafalaya

Written by | April 7th, 2014

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How does a self-described Wisconsin boy come to love the Louisiana bayou? Blogger Cara Byington talks to Bryan Piazza, author of “The Atchafalaya River Basin.”

The Green Buzz: Monday, September 30

Written by | September 30th, 2013

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We’re ending the month of September with some good reads on issues like coexisting with keystone species and sinkholes. Yikes.

  1. Here are five big takeaways from the IPCC’s big global warming report on Friday. (National Geographic)
  2. The Bayou Corne Sinkhole: growing bigger and dividing a town, in the process. (New York Times)
  3. Can Burmese pythons in the Everglades be lured into traps? Pretty much everyone hopes so… (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. A commercial freighter completed the first-ever voyage through the Northwest Passage this week. (NPR)
  5. Can ranchers coexist with coyotes? In California, an innovative method is showing it’s possible. (MNN)

Decisions, Decisions: How to Get to Yes with Science and Water

Written by | October 19th, 2012

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Intern Justin Kozak learned a few things when he bought his first car—lessons that he’s applying today at his internship with the Conservancy to create a science-based decision process for restoration in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin.

Shifting Sands in the Bayou

Written by | October 15th, 2012

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Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin is gaining land, which seems like a good thing in an era of rising sea levels, right? Conservancy intern Anne Hayden explains what shifting sands mean in this landscape already altered by people.

How’s Our Water Doing? Answering that Question in the Bayou State

Written by | October 11th, 2012

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Louisiana has historically been a water-rich state, but that could change as sea-level rise and scarcity problems come closer. See how scientists are helping devise a state-wide water plan.

Hurricane Isaac Is a Wake Up Call for Coastal Restoration

Written by | September 7th, 2012

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Hurricane Isaac is a reminder of our vulnerability and a wake-up call that we need to use this amazing opportunity to reverse the fate of the Gulf Coast by investing in coastal restoration.

Nature Photo of the Week: Peeking Cardinal

Written by | November 18th, 2011

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Well, hello there, Mr. Cardinal! Flickr user Lana Gramlich photographed this colorful cardinal in the backyard of her home in Louisiana. She writes, “My husband and I half-jokingly refer to our yard as the “Cardinal Emporium,” we have so many around.” That Emporium sure makes for some great photo opportunities! Thanks to Lana for this great […]

Facing the Floods, Finding Resiliency

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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The executive director of our Louisiana chapter watches the floodwaters rolling past his house but instead of destruction he sees the reasons for hope.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 23

Written by | May 23rd, 2011

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Hey, we’re all still here! Let’s celebrate with some great green news:

  1. Protected land is protecting communities in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya Basin from flooding. (NPR)
  2. The more energy-efficient your home/appliance/car/etc. is, the more energy you burn…maybe. (The Daily Green)
  3. What are we going to do about all that plastic in the ocean? (Green)
  4. Ask Umbra offers up more eco-friendly alternatives to those ubiquitous single-serving coffee cups. (Grist)
  5. One blogger doesn’t believe we can shop our way to sustainability. Here’s why. (GreenBiz)

Cool Green Morning: Monday, May 16

Written by | May 16th, 2011

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Looks like someone’s got a case of the cool green Mondays…

  1. Australian products are destroying Australian forests. (Mongabay)
  2. A swollen Mississippi River floods Louisiana’s Cajun country as the Army Corps of Engineers tries to protect New Orleans. (Guardian)
  3. Endangered-salmon-eating sea lions are being sentenced to death. (Green)
  4. Staples of the American diet, such as blue box mac & cheese, Oreos and Jell-O, are getting greener. (GreenBiz)
  5. The Italian city of Naples calls in the army to take out its trash. (Treehugger)
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