News - Resilient Communities and Economies

10-year commemoration to bring new tools, storm surge markers

With the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina coming up next week, the Coast has been bustling. There are ceremonies planned to commemorate the progress of communities, media requests from around the country, book signings, fund-raising...

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By: Tracie Sempier / Published: Aug 21, 2015

Tracie Sempier receives first-place EPA Gulf Guardian Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Gulf of Mexico Program recognized Mississippi resident Tracie Sempier with the First Place 2015 Gulf Guardian Award in the Individual Category. The awards ceremony was held July 30, 2015, at the Texas...

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By: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency / Published: Aug 07, 2015

Delcambre wins Spirit of Community Award for resilience efforts

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Delcambre Port Director Wendell Verret, third from left, accepts the Spirit of Community Award on behalf of the Town of Delcambre during the Gulf of Mexico Climate Outreach Community of Practice annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla....

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jun 22, 2015

There’s a new shipwreck in Alabama

Coastal Alabama gained its newest shipwreck this month, which the sinking of the Capt. Shirley Brown Memorial Reef.

Originally named the H.H. Hardin -- but commonly known as the Tenneco -- the Capt. Shirley Brown is a 128-foot long Ferro-cement...

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By: Chandra Wright / Published: Jun 12, 2015