Latest news: July 31, 2012

07.31.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Welcome to a growing industry
Editorial, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). July 30, 2012.
“The word doesn’t roll off the tongue, but south Louisianans might just get used to geosynthetics as a growing local industry…” (Read more)

Coastal restoration fuels emerging geosynthetics industry
By Jeremy Alford, The Daily Comet. July 30, 2012.
“BATON ROUGE — A new study published by Duke University predicts the oncoming wave of coastal restoration and protection work will help give rise to the geosynthetics industry in Louisiana…” (Read more)

New study: Geosynthetics industry poised to grow as Gulf Coast restoration ramps up
Synthetic Fabrics Review. July 30, 2012.
“What are geosynthetics and why are they central to the creation of jobs and expansion of coastal restoration projects?

A July 26 press release from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) describes a new Duke University study, “Geosynthetics: Coastal Management Applications in the Gulf of Mexico.” This study details how the emerging geosynthetics industry can create jobs benefitting nearly 200 employee locations in 36 states, including more than 72 in the five Gulf Coast states…” (Read more)

New show highlights serious problem
By Xerxes A. Wilson, The Houma (La.) Courier. July 30, 2012.
“A new television series looking to cash in on the success of other Louisiana “reality” TV shows features so-called swamp commandos using “bayou ingenuity” to annihilate invasive populations of giant rodents…” (Read more)