Scientists have just linked a massive, ongoing die-off of dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico with the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. But that’s not the only fallout from this spill, one of the biggest in U.S. history. Oozing oil is a recurring yet hard-to-control problem on marshes in a bay just south of New Orleans. One day, a patch of the wetland is green and lush. The next it’s drenched in thick, noxious goo.
An LSU AgCenter scientist has received more than $187,500 for research to develop smart drilling fluids used in oil and gas exploration with more efficiency and greater efficacy.
The Louisiana State University Center for Computation and Technology recently received a large grant from the National Science Foundation to begin updating the coastal modeling system known as Advanced Circulation, or ADCIRC. The project, known as STORM, began in October of 2014 and work on the program will continue for four more years.
Crawfish fans are running into a complicated menu of problems as Louisiana’s industry faces what one restaurateur calls “a helluva pickle” entering prime mudbug season.
New land is blossoming at the mouths of the Atchafalaya River and the Wax Lake Outlet in Louisiana, bucking the trend of lost ground in this Gulf state.
It’s all bare earth now, but a big future is envisioned for the property along River Road at Oklahoma Street in Baton Rouge. The Water Campus is expected to be a national and international hub for river, coastal and delta research, and on Wednesday, government and nonprofit officials gathered to mark the beginning of construction for the project.
Gov. Bobby Jindal, LSU President F. King Alexander, Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden and representatives from several public and private agencies gathered Wednesday in a sunny field beside the Mississippi riverbank to break ground on the new Center for River Studies.
Private and public sector officials broke ground Wednesday (Feb. 11) on the Center for River Studies, the first of three buildings to be housed at The Water Campus in Baton Rouge.
At first glance, the inky Antarctic waters lying beneath nearly 2,500 feet of solid ice don’t seem like a hospitable place for fish – or anything else – to make their home. But that’s exactly what a team of scientists discovered.