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.
The Mayan civilization probably collapsed due to extreme droughts, according to new research published in the journal Scientific Reports.
The BP oil spill left an oily “bathub ring” on the sea floor that’s about the size of Rhode Island, new research shows.
It was with mixed emotions that Nancy Rabalais and other scientists headed to the Gulf of Mexico for the annual mapping of the low-oxygen area known commonly as the “dead zone.”
It was the 30th year Rabalais led the crew to conduct research on the nature and extent of this low-oxygen area, and the team didn’t find much improvement.