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Storm Surge Barrier Going Up to Protect New Orleans

Article: Storm Surge Barrier Going Up to Protect New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, December 29, 2008 (ENS) – Defense of Greater New Orleans’ most vulnerable area from storm surge has begun with the groundbreaking for the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Lake Borgne Surge Barrier Project, the largest design-build civil works project in Corps history. It is unusual for a civil works project to be designed…

EP: 05 – NEW KID IN TOWN BY  STAN BERTHEAUD

Article: EP: 05 – NEW KID IN TOWN BY STAN BERTHEAUD

The TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour at the Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, US of A took place a few weeks before “Architecture School” hit the airwaves. It was a classic LA industry event; chock full of agents, industry execs and talent… very organized and very cool. We unveiled “Architecture School”, our Sundance Channel series,…

EP: 04 – RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME  BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

Article: EP: 04 – RIGHT PLACE AT THE RIGHT TIME BY MICHAEL SELDITCH

When it comes to film locations, you can’t ask for a livelier, more multi-colored urban backdrop than New Orleans, Louisiana. And we tried to include this vibrant city in our series whenever possible. The obvious place to start is Mardi Gras; the Tuesday preceding Lent, the day before Ash Wednesday. Many cities around the world…

Hurricane Gustav Spares New Orleans

Article: Hurricane Gustav Spares New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, September 1, 2008 (ENS) – Weaker than feared, the center of Hurricane Gustav made landfall as a Category 2 storm near the small town of Cocodrie in Terrebonne parish on the Louisiana coast 72 miles southwest of New Orleans. The storm hit about 10 this morning local time. Forecasters had warned that…

Louisiana to Invest $1 Billion in Coastal Protection, Restoration

Article: Louisiana to Invest $1 Billion in Coastal Protection, Restoration

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, August 13, 2008 (ENS) – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced plans for more than $1 billion in coastal protection and restoration projects in Louisiana – the largest investment in coastal protection in Louisiana history These projects, along with nearly $15 billion in ongoing coastal restoration and hurricane protection projects in New Orleans…

Oil Spill Closes 80 Miles of the Mississippi River

Article: Oil Spill Closes 80 Miles of the Mississippi River

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, July 24, 2008 (ENS) – Crews are struggling to contain and clean more than 419,000 gallons of fuel oil from an 80 mile closed stretch of the Mississippi River that extends from New Orleans downstream to the Gulf of Mexico. The oil spilled early Wednesday near downtown New Orleans when the 600-foot…

2008 Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Could Be Largest Ever

Article: 2008 Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Could Be Largest Ever

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, June 18, 2008 (ENS) – As a record-breaking volume of floodwater laden with sewage and fertilizers rolls down the waterways of the Mississippi Basin towards the Gulf of Mexico, a joint federal-state task force released an updated action plan to reduce low oxygen levels that cause a dead zone each summer in…

Dozens of New Satellites Planned to Monitor Climate

Article: Dozens of New Satellites Planned to Monitor Climate

GENEVA, Switzerland, January 21, 2008 (ENS) – An international strategy for deployment of dozens of new satellites to help scientists better understand global warming got a boost Wednesday as the world’s space and meteorological agencies gave their support to the World Meteorological Organization proposal at a high-level space conference. Approval came at the end of…