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Group raises $8.2M to preserve land along East Lake Okoboji

Sep. 08, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa (AP) — A preservation group has raised enough money to buy and preserve 50 acres on the East Lake Okoboji shoreline in northwest Iowa. The Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation announced Tuesday it had raised $8.2 million to buy the land near Spirit Lake,...

EXPLAINER: How wetlands can help buffer Louisiana storms

Sep. 01, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

A multi-billion dollar system of seawalls, levees, pumps and other flood controls helped shield New Orleans from the surge of ocean water swept up by Hurricane Ida. But Ida also encountered natural barriers like wetlands that act as a “speed bump” and blunt the impact of storms. ...

Louisiana to have 1st delta-dominated site in estuary system

Aug. 22, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana is considering which of three areas will become the first site dominated by a river delta in a federally sponsored network to protect, study and teach about estuaries. Nine virtual town hall meetings –- three each about the...

Heavy equipment, dredge rebuild Louisiana barrier island

Aug. 01, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

WEST GRAND TERRE ISLAND, La. (AP) — Excavators, bulldozers and a dredge miles away from them are working on a $100 million project to raise and reshape a Louisiana barrier island. West Grand Terre Island helps protect communities from New Orleans' west bank to Bayou...