Topic: environmental studies

a brown pelican rests on a tree branch in City Park New Orleans
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The brown pelican is, as many people may know, a symbol of Louisiana.

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Quoted: John Sabo

“It isn’t going to be easy, but to have a chance of maintaining the Mississippi River basin — and the Colorado, and really, any major freshwater system — we must stop thinking about floods and droughts in extreme terms that leave the impression that these are infrequent outliers." John Sabo, director of the Tulane ByWater Institute, writes a piece in Forbes about the Mississippi River’s record low water levels and lessons that can be learned from the Colorado River’s water shortage.

ghostly yellow industrial plant at night with smoke
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After Images

Photography professor AnnieLaurie Erickson captures the strange beauty of an industrialized Louisiana landscape.

Liz Davey, director of the Office of Sustainability stands with trees near Dinwiddie Hall
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Green Impact

Liz Davey, director of the Office of Sustainability, has worked closely with students and administrators for 20 years on recycling efforts, energy efficiency and sustainable construction to get to this point, but there’s still more to do.

water lilies
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Understanding the Gulf Coast Is Key to Resilience

A national report on the future of the Gulf Coast draws heavily on the work of two Tulane University scientists who have spent most of their careers studying coastal systems in Louisiana and around the world.