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It’s that wonderful, magical and thrilling time of year again: Mardi Gras. Although Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, we refer to it as an entire season of events. This celebration dates back centuries to pagan celebrations of fertility and the season of spring....

The 2017 rewrite of Louisiana’s $50 billion, 50-year plan for coastal restoration and hurricane storm surge protection, and the $644 million budget for its fiscal 2018 projects were both approved this year. These bills are necessary to ensure that Louisiana’s coast remains to thrive and...

As most are aware, the Atlantic hurricane season is moving along mercilessly this year. In just four months, the 2017 season has seen 11 named storms, six named hurricanes, and three major hurricanes- Harvey, Irma, and Jose. With these and more major storms likely forming,...

Here in Louisiana, we are prone to flooding. Amphibious architecture refers to buildings that sit on dry land like ordinary buildings, except when there is a flood in which case they are capable of rising and floating on the surface until the floodwater recedes. There...

As most are aware, the Atlantic hurricane season is moving along mercilessly this year. In just four months, the 2017 season has seen 11 named storms, six named hurricanes, and three major hurricanes- Harvey, Irma, and Jose. With these and more major storms likely forming,...

A gnat buzzes by your ear for the 500th time. You can hear leaves rustle in the distance as some large animal works its way through the underbrush. The sun is beating down through the leaves and as sweat beads on your forehead, the unmistakable...

The state of Louisiana has the unique and unfortunate problem of containing some of the world’s most beautiful and fragile wetlands along its coast. Annually, Louisiana loses approximately 75 square kilometers of coastline due to a variety of natural and man-made factors. Without these wetlands...