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The Advocate: Louisiana should gain 3,500 oil and gas jobs by 2023, new LSU study says

Louisiana should gain back 3,500 upstream oil and gas jobs by mid-2023, but natural gas prices along the Gulf Coast should remain elevated, compared to pre-2022 levels, despite expected increases in production, according to an LSU report released Wednesday.

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Scientific American: How Rare Are November Hurricanes?

November weather in most of North America is synonymous with chilly breezes rustling through red, yellow and orange leaves as fall edges closer to winter. It’s generally not a time people associate with destructive tropical cyclones churning toward the U.S

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National Geographic: Why these fish moms cannibalize their babies

Raising babies can be exhausting—so much so that some mouthbrooding mothers snack on their young, according to a new study. A central African cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni—commonly called Burton’s mouthbrooder—sometimes consumes more than three-quarters of their own eggs and baby fish.

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The Washington Post: What it looks like as drought strangles the mighty Mississippi

The drought is “showing us the other extreme,” said Clint Willson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at LSU and director of its Center for River Studies. “We’ve engineered it to promote this navigation and enable the commerce and the trade and reduce the risk for communities and ports. But at the end of the day, it’s still Mother Nature who is supplying the water.”

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Policy Genius: How to deal with the home insurance crisis in Louisiana

The cost of homeowners insurance is weighing heavier on the budgets of Louisiana residents this year as insurers across the state struggle with inflation and the impact of Hurricane Ian in neighboring Florida.

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EPA: Environmental Protection Agency Selects Recipients of More Than $9 Million in Pollution Prevention Grants

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the selection of 32 recipients across the country that will receive over $9 million in pollution prevention (P2) grants made possible by recurring appropriation to EPA’s P2 program.

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National Academies: Gulf Research Program Announces Second Cohort of Gulf Scholar Program Institutions

The National Academies’ Gulf Research Program today announced the addition of six colleges and universities to the Gulf Scholars Program, a five-year, $12.7 million pilot program that prepares undergraduate students to address the most pressing environmental, health, energy, and infrastructure challenges in the Gulf of Mexico region.

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