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Mississippi River, Baton Rouge to the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A navigation project provides for maintaining channels of specified dimensions in the Mississippi River from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to deep water in the Gulf of Mexico. The action consists principally of maintenance dredging at eight crossings, regulatin...

1973-01-01

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Health Hazard Evaluation Report HETA 80-232-1055, Allied Chemical, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In August 1980, NIOSH received a request from Allied Chemical, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, polyolefin plant investigate health problems attributed to chemical waste migrating from the neighboring Rollins Environmental Services chemical waste disposal facility...

R. Costello B. Froneberg J. Melius

1982-01-01

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Chloride Concentrations in Ground Water in East and West Baton Rouge Parishes, Louisiana, 2004-05  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Increasing chloride concentrations are a threat to fresh ground-water sources in East Baton Rouge and West Baton Rouge Parishes, Louisiana. Large withdrawals at Baton Rouge have lowered water levels and altered flow patterns in most of the 10 aquifers that underlie the area. Prior to development, freshwater flowed southward to the Baton Rouge fault, an east-west trending growth fault that extends through Baton Rouge and across southeastern Louisiana. Aquifers south of the fault generally contain saltwater. Ground-water withdrawals north of the fault have created gradients favorable for the movement of saltwater from south of the fault into freshwater areas north of the fault. Water samples were collected from 152 wells during 2004-05 to document chloride concentrations in aquifers underlying East and West Baton Rouge Parishes. The background concentration for chloride in fresh ground water in the Baton Rouge area north of the Baton Rouge fault is generally less than 10 milligrams per liter. Chloride concentrations exceeded 10 milligrams per liter in one or more samples from wells north of the fault screened in the '600-foot', '1,000-foot', '1,200-foot', '1,500-foot', '1,700-foot', '2,000-foot', '2,400-foot', and '2,800-foot' sands. Comparison of the 2004-05 data with historical data indicated that chloride concentrations are increasing at wells in the '600-foot', '1,000-foot', '1,200-foot', '1,500-foot', '2,000-foot', '2,400-foot', and '2,800-foot' sands north of the Baton Rouge fault.

Lovelace, John K.

2007-01-01

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West Nile virus surveillance in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.  

PubMed

West Nile virus (WNV) was detected for the first time in Louisiana in the fall of 2001. Surveillance data collected from East Baton Rouge Parish in 2002 were examined to establish baseline data on WNV activity, to support the current design of disease surveillance programs, and to target vector control efforts in the parish. The first indications of WNV activity were from a dead Northern Cardinal collected in February and from a live male cardinal sampled on 14 March. In mosquito pools, WNV was first detected on June 11. The onset of the first human case and the first detection of WNV in sentinel chickens occurred concurrently on June 24. The number of reported human cases and minimum infection rates in mosquitoes peaked in July. WNV prevalence in wild birds increased in late August and was highest in December. WNV-positive wild birds and mosquito pools were detected an average of 31 and 59 days in advance of the onset date of reported human cases, respectively, within 5 km of the residence of a human case. Antibodies to WNV were detected in sera from 7 (Northern Cardinal, House Sparrow, Northern Mockingbird, Blue Jay, Hermit Thrush, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and White-throated Sparrow) of the 42 wild bird species tested. Wild bird serology indicated WNV activity during the winter. Out of 18 mosquito species tested, the only species found positive for WNV was Culex quinquefasciatus, a result suggesting that this species was the primary epizootic/epidemic vector. PMID:17536365

Gleiser, Raquel M; Mackay, Andrew J; Roy, Alma; Yates, Mathew M; Vaeth, Randy H; Faget, Guy M; Folsom, Alex E; Augustine, William F; Wells, Roderick A; Perich, Michael J

2007-03-01

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Indicator geostatistics for reconstructing Baton Rouge aquifer-fault hydrostratigraphy, Louisiana, USA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The complex siliciclastic aquifer system underneath the Baton Rouge area, Louisiana (USA), is fluvial in origin and is characterized by strongly binary heterogeneity of sand units and mudstones as pervious and impervious hydrofacies. The east-west trending Baton Rouge fault and Denham Springs-Scotlandville fault cut across East Baton Rouge Parish and play an important role in groundwater flow and aquifer salinization. This study reconstructs the Baton Rouge aquifer-fault system architecture for a Miocene-Pliocene depth interval that consists of the 1,200-foot sand to the 2,000-foot sand. The results show the spatial extent of sand units, their interconnections, and flow paths within each sand unit. The regional-scale formation dip, the sand unit offset on the faults, and the volumetric spatial extent of individual sand units are quantified. The study reveals the complexity of the Baton Rouge aquifer-fault system where the sand deposition is non-uniform, different sand units are interconnected, the sand unit displacement on the faults is significant, and the spatial distribution of flow pathways through the faults is sporadic. The identified locations of flow pathways through the Baton Rouge fault provide useful information on possible windows for saltwater intrusion from the south.

Elshall, Ahmed S.; Tsai, Frank T.-C.; Hanor, Jeffrey S.

2013-10-01

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Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) survey of the Louisiana State Emergency Operating Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this report is to develop an engineering design package to protect the federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Radio System (FNARS) facilities from the effects of high-altitude electromagnetic pulses (HEMP). This report refers to the Louisiana State Emergency Operating Center (EOC) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This report addresses electromagnetic pulse (EMP) effects only, and disregards any condition in which radiation effects may be a factor. It has been established that, except for the source region of a surface burst, EMP effects of high-altitude bursts are more severe than comparable detonations in either air or surface regions. Any system hardened to withstand the more extreme EMP environment will survive the less severe conditions. The threatening environment will therefore be limited to HEMP situations. 76 figs., 2 tabs.

Crutcher, R.I.; Buchanan, M.E.; Jones, R.W.

1989-08-01

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Movement of Saltwater in the "2,000-Foot" Sand of the Baton Rouge Area, Louisiana  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ground-water withdrawals in southeastern Louisiana have caused saltwater to encroach into some freshwater aquifers. The most heavily pumped area, East Baton Rouge Parish, includes the city of Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. The Baton Rouge aquifer system includes 10 extensive aquifers that were pumped about 150 Mgal/d (million gallons per day) in 2003. Ground-water investigations in the 1960's delineated a freshwater-saltwater interface located at the Baton Rouge fault. Test drilling and water well data collected near the fault indicate that the fault is associated with major discontinuities in water levels and water quality. Generally, aquifers south of the fault contain saltwater and aquifers north of the fault contain freshwater with chloride concentrations less than 10 mg/L (milligrams per liter). Saltwater encroachment into freshwater areas north of the fault has been monitored and delineated with well networks in several aquifers. Saltwater was initially detected as early as the 1960's; by the 1990's saltwater had been detected in six of the aquifers north of the fault, including the "2,000-ft" sand. Northward encroachment of saltwater across the fault in the "2,000-ft" sand in East Baton Rouge Parish is in response to large water withdrawals from the aquifer totaling about 22.7 Mgal/d in the Parish in 2002. Encroachment of saltwater has been monitored by a system of wells. The approximate location of the freshwater-saltwater interface north of the fault was delineated for the years 1966, 1977, and 1992. At present, wells in the "2,000-ft" sand at two public-supply well fields located north of the fault are producing water with chloride concentrations approaching 200 mg/L. Wells at these fields may help protect the aquifer from northward advancement of saltwater by intercepting and discharging saltwater. In 2002, about 0.8 Mgal/d from the aquifer was withdrawn by the impacted wells. If withdrawals from the impacted wells were discontinued, saltwater could advance more rapidly toward the industrial district, unless remediation steps were taken to reduce northward encroachment. The resulting saltwater contamination in wells underlying the industrial district, located about 3 miles north of the fault, could affect approximately 70 percent of the withdrawals from the "2,000-ft" sand in East Baton Rouge Parish.

Tomaszewski, D. J.

2005-05-01

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The effect of the Baton Rouge fault on flow in the Abita aquifer of southeastern Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

The ground-water resources of southern Tangipahoa Parish and adjacent areas were studied to determine their potential for development as an alternative to the Mississippi River as a water supply source for Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. The study area, in southeastern Louisiana, is underlain by eight major aquifers and is crossed by a fault zone, referred to as the Baton Rouge fault. The fault restricts the flow of water in the aquifers of intermediate depth. Data from a test well drilling program and geophysical logs of a nearby oil well indicated that a significant freshwater aquifer that provides water to a nearby municipality was actually the Abita aquifer and not the Covington aquifer, as was previously thought. The Abita aquifer, a shallower aquifer with a lower hydraulic conductivity, had been displaced to a position equivalent to that of the Covington aquifer by the Baton Rouge fault. An additional final test well drilled south of the fault penetrated the leading edge of a wedge-shaped saltwater interface. Analysis of lithologic and geophysical logs indicated that the Abita aquifer has a well-sorted, clean sand at the base of the aquifer and substantial amounts of clay in the top two-thirds of the aquifer. Geophysical logs of oil test wells south of the fault zone indicated that the sand thickens substantially to the south. The thicker sand south of a public supply well that pumps water from the Abita aquifer and the higher hydraulic conductivity of the lower part of the aquifer where the saline water was detected indicate that a much larger percentage of recharge to the public supply well may come from the south than was originally thought.

Rapp, T.R. (Geological Survey, Baton Rouge, LA (United States))

1993-03-01

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Industrial-hygiene walk-through survey report of Copolymer Rubber and Chemical Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Industrywide study  

SciTech Connect

A walk through survey was conducted at the Copolymer Rubber and Chemical Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The facility produces 465 million pounds of styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) and 15 million pounds of nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) annually, requiring 120 million pounds of 1,3-butadiene. Of 470 employees, 143 were directly involved in reaction, recovery, and finishing operations, and were potentially exposed to 1,3-butadiene 8 hours per day.

Roberts, D.R.; Krishnan, E.R.

1986-06-01

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Proceedings of the Conference on Coastal Erosion and Wetland Modification in Louisiana: Causes, Consequences, and Options. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 5-7, 1981.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This volume contains 16 papers and panel discussions from a conference held in Baton Rouge, La., 5-6 October 1981. The presentations consider the causes and consequences of coastal erosion and wetland modification in Louisiana and the mitigative options a...

D. F. Boesch C. L. Cordes

1982-01-01

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Host feeding patterns of Culex mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.  

PubMed

Host feeding patterns were examined for four species of Culex mosquitoes collected from 18 sites in or adjacent to East Baton Rouge Parish, LA, from November 2002 to October 2004. Host DNA from 37 bloodfed Culex coronator Dyar and Knab, 67 bloodfed Cx. salinarius Coquillett, 112 bloodfed Cx. nigripalpus Theobald, and 684 bloodfed Cx. quinquefasciatus Say were identified. The percentages of bloodmeals containing mammalian DNA were 94.6% for Cx. coronator, 82.1% for Cx. salinarius, 66.1% for Cx. nigripalpus, and 40.1% for Cx. quinquefasciatus. Human DNA was detected in 7% of the bloodmeals from Cx. quinquefasciatus and 2.7% of the bloodmeals from Cx. nigripalpus. The northern cardinal was the most frequent avian host of Cx. quinquefasciatus and Cx. nigripalpus. In 2003 and 2004, there was no significant relationship from May through October between the proportion of Cx. quinquefasciatus feeding on mammalian hosts and the date of collection. Of the six avian species most frequently fed on by Cx. quinquefasciatus, the northern cardinal, northern mockingbird, common grackle, and brown thrasher were fed on more frequently than expected based on their abundance. House sparrows were fed on less frequently than expected based on their abundance. These data support the conclusions of previous studies that Cx. quinquefasciatus is the most important vector for both the enzootic amplification and transmission of West Nile virus to humans in southern Louisiana. PMID:20380306

Mackay, Andrew J; Kramer, Wayne L; Meece, Jennifer K; Brumfield, Robb T; Foil, Lane D

2010-03-01

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Industrywide studies report of an in-depth survey at Copolymer Rubber and Chemical Corporation, Baton Rouge, Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

An in depth industrial hygiene survey was conducted at the Copolymer Rubber and Chemical Corporation located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The facility produced styrene-butadiene rubber and nitrile-butadiene rubber by continuous emulsion polymerization. The ultimate use of this product was for the manufacture of tire and rubber products. The authors recommend that leaking pumps which can present a potential for 1,3-butadiene exposure in the tank farm and recovery areas should be controlled through the use of dual mechanical seals. Employees assigned to maintenance tasks should use respirators with organic vapor cartridges.

Krishnan, E.R.; Fajen, J.M.

1987-05-08

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Railroad Accident Report - Vinyl Chloride Monomer Release from a Railroad Tank Car and Fire Formosa Plastics Corporation Plant, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 30, 1983.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

At 3:45 a.m., on July 30, 1983, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) under pressure escaped from a railroad tank car at the loading facility within the Formosa Plastics Corporation chemical manufacturing plant at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The released VCM was ignit...

1985-01-01

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Research in elementary particle physics. [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State Univ,. Baton Rouge, Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Theoretical work on effective action expansion on an effective low; energy theory of hadron, dynamical symmetry breaking, and lattice gauge theories is described. The high-energy experimental group at Louisiana State University has analyzed data on a neutrino oscillation experiment at LAMPF. Preparations for the LSND neutrino experiment have stated. IMB data have also been analyzed. On the ZEUS electron n-proton colliding bean experiment, the production of the barrel calorimeter has been completed. Several modules of the calorimeter have been tested at Fermilab, and preparations for data taking are underway.

Chan, L.H; Haymaker, R.; Imlay, R.; McNeil, R.; Metcalf, W.; Svoboda, R.

1992-01-01

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Final Environmental Assessment. Groom Road Emergency Temporary Housing Site, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Hurricane Katrina, a Category Four hurricane with a storm surge 25 feet above normal high-tide levels, moved across the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama gulf coasts on August 29, 2005. First landfall occurred near southern Plaquemines Parish, south of ...

2005-01-01

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A School Desegregation Plan for East Baton Rouge Parish.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper outlines an alternative desegregation plan that would replace the one implemented in the East Baton Rouge Parish (Louisiana) School District in 1981. Known as the Incentives Desegregation Plan, the alternative plan was designed to produce interracial contact comparable to the earlier plan, without incurring the attendant costs of…

Rossell, Christine H.

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An Analysis of Faith-Based Homeless Social Service Providers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and their Role in Helping Homeless People  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, there has been a strong push on the federal level to support efforts of faith-based organizations, which provide a variety of social services ranging from literacy improvement efforts to homeless prevention. This thesis sheds light on the current efforts by faith-based homeless service providers in the Baton Rouge area, and examines their role in helping the homeless.

Green Willie Jr

2006-01-01

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Water-quality characteristics of urban storm runoff at selected sites in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, February 2006 through November 2009  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water samples were collected at three watersheds in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, during February 2006 through November 2009 for continued evaluation of urban storm runoff. The watersheds represented land uses characterized predominantly as established commercial, industrial, and residential. The following water-quality data are reported: physical and chemical-related properties, fecal coliform, nutrients, trace elements, and organic compounds. Results of water-quality analyses enabled calculation of event-mean concentrations and estimated annual contaminant loads and yields of storm runoff from nonpoint sources for 12 water-quality properties and constituents. Lead met or exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Maximum Contaminant Level of 15 micrograms per liter for drinking water standards in 4 of 14 samples. Low level concentrations of mercury were detected in all 14 samples, and half were two to four times above the reporting limit of 0.02 micrograms per liter. The average dissolved phosphorus concentrations from each land use were two to four times the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency criterion of 0.05 milligrams per liter. Diazinon was detected in one sample at a concentration of 0.2 micrograms per liter. In the residential watershed, the largest at 216 acres, contaminant loads for 5 of the 12 water-quality properties and constituents were highest, with 4 of these being nutrients. The industrial watershed, 97 acres, had the highest contaminant loads for 6 of the 12 water-quality properties and constituents with 3 of these being metals, which is indicative of the type of land use. Zinc had the highest metal load (155 pounds per year) in the industrial watershed, compared to 36 pounds per year in the residential watershed, and 32 pounds per year in the established commercial watershed. The industrial watershed had the highest yields for 8 of the 12 water-quality properties and constituents, whereas the established commercial watershed had the lowest yield for 5 of the 12. Lower yields from the established commercial and residential watersheds could be from Best Management Practices in place that help control increased runoff from impervious areas and land development. Metal yields from all the watersheds were less than 1 pound per acre per year, except for the zinc from the industrial watershed, which was 2 pounds per acre per year. Nutrient yields in the established commercial watershed were lowest for total nitrogen, ammonia plus organic nitrogen (Kjeldahl nitrogen), and dissolved phosphorus.

Frederick, C. Paul

2011-01-01

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Numerical Modeling to Assess DNAPL Movement and Removal at the Scenic Site Operable Unit Near Baton Rouge, Louisiana: A Case Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Detailed three-dimensional multifluid flow modeling was conducted to assess movement and removal of dense nonaqueous phase liquid (DNAPL) movement at a waste site in Louisiana. The site's subsurface consists of several permeable zones separated by (semi) confining clays. In the upper subsurface, the two major permeable zones are, starting with the uppermost zone, the +40- and +20-MSL (mean sea level)

Mart Oostrom; Paul D. Thorne; Mark D. White; Michael J. Truex; Thomas W. Wietsma

2003-01-01

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District Composite Report: East Baton Rouge Parish. 2002-2003.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The passage of the Children First Act in 1988 ushered in a new era of data collection, analysis, and reporting about the overall quality and condition of education in Louisiana. Implemented in 1990, this major piece of legislation resulted in the publication of the Progress Profiles (School Report Cards, District Composite Report, and the…

Louisiana State Department of Education, 2004

2004-01-01

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Mr. Randy Pausina Assistant Secretary Louisiana Department ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Text Version... Mr. Randy Pausina Assistant Secretary Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Post Office Box 98000 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70898-9000 ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/food/recallsoutbreaksemergencies

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Water-Quality Characteristics of Urban Storm Runoff at Selected Sites in East Baton Rouge Parish, Lousiana, Frebruary 1998 Through April 2002  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water was sampled at four watersheds for continued evaluation of urban storm runoff in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, during February 1998 through April 2002. Eighteen samples were collected from four watersheds representing land uses characterized predominantly as established commercial, industrial, new commercial, and residential. Results of water-quality analyses enabled calculation of event-mean concentrations and estimated annual contaminant loads and yields of storm runoff from nonpoint sources for 12 water-quality properties and constituents. The following water-quality data are reported: physical and chemical-related properties, fecal coliform and enterococci bacteria, major inorganic ions, nutrients, trace elements, and organic compounds. The residential land-use is the largest of the watersheds (550 acres), which resulted in high estimated annual contaminant loads compared to other watersheds for 8 of the 12 water-quality properties and constituents. This may indicate that the size of the watershed and runoff from residences with their associated contaminants had substantial effects on annual loads within this land use. The industrial land-use area had the highest estimated annual contaminant loads for metals, followed by the residential landuse area. However, when comparing yields among the watersheds, the industrial watershed had the highest yield for 9 of the 12 water-quality properties and constituents, whereas the residential watershed had the lowest yield for 7 of the 12. The industrial watershed yielded more metals per acre per year than any other watershed. Zinc yields were 2.71 pounds per acre per year from the industrial watershed, compared to 0.35 pounds per acre per year from the residential watershed, which was the lowest of all the watersheds. Lead concentrations exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Maximum Contaminant Level of 15 micrograms per liter for drinking water standards in 10 of 18 samples. Low-level concentrations of mercury were detected twice at both the new commercial and residential sites, with all concentrations at or just above reporting limits. The average dissolved phosphorus concentrations from each land use were two to four times higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency criterion of 0.05 milligrams per liter. Diazinon, which is widely used as a general-purpose insecticide for lawns and gardens, was detected in all 18 samples. The maximum diazinon concentration detected, 2.7 micrograms per liter, was from the residential site. Malathion, another insecticide used on lawns, gardens, and plants, was also detected at least once from each site, but all concentrations were below the minimum detection limit of 0.1 micrograms per liter.

Frederick, C. Paul

2003-01-01

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75 FR 54778 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Baton Rouge 8-Hour...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Texas 75202-2733. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sandra Rennie, Air Planning Section (6PD-L), Environmental Protection...665-7367, fax (214) 665-7263, e-mail address rennie.sandra@epa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Throughout this...

2010-09-09

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Mapping digital divide in neighborhoods: Wi-Fi access in Baton Rouge, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the Internet becomes widely available, one possible effect is to level the playing field for all members of the society. The opposite effect is to produce a new kind of inequality, commonly referred to as the ‘digital divide’. This study uses the access point mapping technique to obtain the Wi-Fi access point density and analyzes its association with various

Luke Driskell; Fahui Wang

2009-01-01

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Survey for Selected Diseases in Nutria (Myocastor coypus) from Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Thirty-two trapper-caught nutria (Myocastor coypus) from East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena Parishes in Louisiana (USA) were sampled for several disease agents. Antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii, Chiamydia psittaci, Francisella tula- rensis, Leptospira spp. , and encephalomyocar- ditis virus were detected in 7%, 14%, 0%, 7%, and 0% of nutria, respectively. Both animals seropositive for leptospirae were positive for

E. W. Howerth; A. J. Reeves; M. R. McElveen; F. W. Austin

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Screening of three proposed DOE geopressured-geothermal aquifer natural gas project areas for potential conflicting commercial production: Freshwater Bayou, Lake Theriot, and Kaplan, Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Three proposed DOE geopressured geothermal prospects defined by the Louisiana State University resource assessment group were screened for possible conflict with existing gas production. The analysis used the public records available at the Louisiana Department of Conservation offices in Baton Rouge and structural and statigraphic interpretations made by the L.S.U. resource assessment group. (MHR)

Knutson, C.F.; Rogers, L.A.

1982-02-01

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The Reported Dietary Fat Compostion of 9-12 Year Old Children in Southern Louisiana is Comparable to National Averages  

Microsoft Academic Search

LEARNING OUTCOME: To describe the dietary composition of a group of racially balanced male and female school children in Southern Louisiana and compare intakes with national survey data.The diet composition of 123 students in East Baton Rouge parish was examined as part of a study designed to determine the relationship between energy expenditure and body size in a population balanced

B. A. Eberhardt; C. M. Champagne; J. P. DeLany; D. W. Harsha; G. A. Bray

1997-01-01

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The Louisiana Go Local Experience  

PubMed Central

Between 2006 and 2009, two health sciences librarians at Baton Rouge General Medical Center created and launched the Louisiana segment of the National Library of Medicine’s Go Local program, whose ultimate goal was to improve the health information-seeking experience of the general public. Louisiana Go Local was successfully launched in October 2009, but in spring 2010, the national umbrella project was cancelled by the National Library of Medicine. This article describes the three-year development of a statewide database of health services descriptions and contact information to assist non-expert health information seekers in finding those health care providers located geographically closest to them.

Fahrmann, Melissa; Pesch, Wendy T.

2012-01-01

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3-D seismic redevelopment of Louisiana`s Tuscaloosa trend, Port Hudson field case history  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Port Hudson field is a salt-cored anticline which produces from the Cretaceous Tuscaloosa Formation 15 miles north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Approximately 480 BCF and 45 MMBO have been produced in the last 18 years from depths between 15,400 and 17,400 feet. An extensive grid of 2-D seismic was acquired over the field during the 1970`s and early 1980`s.

Chip Story

1996-01-01

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Cultural Resources Survey of Arlington Revetment and LSU Berm Levee Improvement Item, East Baton Rouge Parish Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes the results of a cultural resources investigation on the east side of the Mississippi River within a reach between M-228.1 to 222.2-L. The project area included survey of unrevetted portions of the batture side of the levee, as well ...

D. Jones J. Mossa F. T. Smith B. Banta J. Treffinger

1993-01-01

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Space science public outreach at Louisiana State University  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the last seven years the Astronomy / Astrophysics group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Louisiana State University has developed an exten- sive Space Science education and public outreach program. This program includes the local park district (the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge, BREC), the local amateur astronomer group (the Baton Rouge As- tronomical Society, BRAS), the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum (LASM), and Southern University (SU, part of the largest HBCU system in the nation). Our effort has directly led to the development of the Highland Road Park Observatory (HRPO, http://www.bro.lsu.edu/hrpo) that supports student astronomy training at LSU and SU, amateur observations and a public program for adults and children, establishment of a series of teacher professional development workshops in astronomy and physics, and the "Robots for Internet Experiences (ROBIE)" project (http://www.bro.lsu.edu/) where we have several instruments (e.g. HAM radio, radio telescope, optical tele- scopes) that can be controlled over the internet by students and teachers in the class- room along with associated lessons developed by a teacher group. In addition, this year the LASM, will be opening a new planetarium / space theater in downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We are currently working to bring live views of the heavens from the HRPO telescope to audiences attending planetarium shows and will be working closely with planetarium staff to develop shows that highlight LSU astronomy / space science research. During the presentation we will provide some details about our in- dividual projects, the overall structure of our program, establishing community links and some of the lessons we learned along the way. Finally, we would like to acknowl- edge NASA, Louisiana State University, the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program and the Louisiana Technology Innovation Fund for their support.

Guzik, T.; Babin, E.; Cooney, W.; Giammanco, J.; Hartman, D.; McNeil, R.; Slovak, M.; Stacy, J.

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Rate-Limited Desorption of Volatile Organic Compounds from Soils and Implications for the Remediation of a Louisiana Superfund Site  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rates of desorption of trichloroethylene (TCE) and 1,3-dichlorobenzene (DCB) from a silty soil at a Superfund site and a silty-clayey soil from an uncontaminated bottomland hardwoodswamp in Baton Rouge, Louisiana were studied in laboratory batchsystems. The effect of the age of soil contamination was studiedusing a laboratory-spiked soil incubated for 3 days, 3 months and5 months. An empirical non-linear

Sangjin Lee; R. R. Kommalapati; K. T. Valsaraj; J. H. Pardue; W. D. Constant

2002-01-01

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Survey for selected diseases in nutria (Myocastor coypus) from Louisiana.  

PubMed

Thirty-two trapper-caught nutria (Myocastor coypus) from East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Tangipahoa, and St. Helena Parishes in Louisiana (USA) were sampled for several disease agents. Antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii, Chlamydia psittaci, Francisella tularensis, Leptospira spp., and encephalomyocarditis virus were detected in 7%, 14%, 0%, 7%, and 0% of nutria, respectively. Both animals seropositive for leptospirae were positive for L. interrogans serovar canicola. No Salmonella spp. were isolated from feces, and no Giardia spp. were seen in trichrome-stained fecal preparations. PMID:7933295

Howerth, E W; Reeves, A J; McElveen, M R; Austin, F W

1994-07-01

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Supplemental Cultural Resources Investigations and Site Testing for the Pointe Coupee to Arbroth Levee Enlargement and Seepage Control Project, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the results of Phase I/II archeological survey and site testing of three planned ditch alignments and five previously recorded archeological sites (16WBR18, 16WBR19, 16WBR20, 16WBR26, and 16WBR29) within the Pointe Coupee to Arbroth L...

S. Hinks P. V. Heinrich R. Draughon J. Cohen W. P. Athens

1993-01-01

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Workshop on Cosmic Ray and High Energy Gamma Ray Experiments for the Space Station Era, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, October 17-20, 1984, Proceedings  

SciTech Connect

The potential of the Space Station as a platform for cosmic-ray and high-energy gamma-ray astronomy is discussed in reviews, reports, and specific proposals. Topics examined include antiparticles and electrons, science facilities and new technology, high-energy nuclear interactions, nuclear composition and energy spectra, Space Shuttle experiments, Space Station facilities and detectors, high-energy gamma rays, and gamma-ray facilities and techniques. Consideration is given to universal-baryon-symmetry testing on the scale of galactic clusters, particle studies in a high-inclination orbit, balloon-borne emulsion-chamber results on ultrarelativistic nucleus-nucleus interactions, ionization states of low-energy cosmic rays, a large gamma-ray telescope for point-source studies above 1 GeV, and the possible existence of stable quark matter.

Jones, W.V.; Wefel, J.P.

1985-01-01

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Workshop on Cosmic Ray and High Energy Gamma Ray Experiments for the Space Station Era, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, October 17-20, 1984, Proceedings  

Microsoft Academic Search

The potential of the Space Station as a platform for cosmic-ray and high-energy gamma-ray astronomy is discussed in reviews, reports, and specific proposals. Topics examined include antiparticles and electrons, science facilities and new technology, high-energy nuclear interactions, nuclear composition and energy spectra, Space Shuttle experiments, Space Station facilities and detectors, high-energy gamma rays, and gamma-ray facilities and techniques. Consideration is

W. V. Jones; J. P. Wefel

1985-01-01

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Workshop on Cosmic Ray and High Energy Gamma Ray Experiments for the Space Station Era, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, October 17-20, 1984, Proceedings  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The potential of the Space Station as a platform for cosmic-ray and high-energy gamma-ray astronomy is discussed in reviews, reports, and specific proposals. Topics examined include antiparticles and electrons, science facilities and new technology, high-energy nuclear interactions, nuclear composition and energy spectra, Space Shuttle experiments, Space Station facilities and detectors, high-energy gamma rays, and gamma-ray facilities and techniques. Consideration is given to universal-baryon-symmetry testing on the scale of galactic clusters, particle studies in a high-inclination orbit, balloon-borne emulsion-chamber results on ultrarelativistic nucleus-nucleus interactions, ionization states of low-energy cosmic rays, a large gamma-ray telescope for point-source studies above 1 GeV, and the possible existence of stable quark matter.

Jones, W. V.; Wefel, J. P.

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Nuclear interactions in high energy heavy ions and applications in astrophysics. [Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State Univ. , Baton Rouge  

SciTech Connect

The overall objective is to study the mechanisms and the energy dependence of heavy ion fragmentation by studying the reactions of heavy ion projectiles (e.g. [sup 4]He, [sup 16]O, [sup 20]Ne, [sup 28]Si, [sup 56]Fe) in a variety of targets (H, He, C, Si, Cu, Pb) and at a number of beam energies exceeding 0.1 GeV/nucleon. The results have application to questions in high-energy nuclear astrophysics. Most of the discussion is on low-energy [sup 16]O,[sup 28]Si data analysis. The description includes analysis procedures and techniques, detector calibrations, data selections and normalizations. Cross section results for the analysis are also presented. 83 figs., 6 tabs., 73 refs.

Wefel, J.P.; Guzik, T.G.

1993-01-11

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Reproduction, Maturation, and Seed Production of Cultured Species: Proceedings of the U.S.-Japan Meeting on Aquaculture (12th), Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 25-29, 1983.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: Recent trends in mariculture and seed production of fish in southern Japan; Maturation of Kuruma prawns Penaeus japonicus cultured in earthern ponds; Cultivation and seedling production of brown algae in Japan; Seed production of red sea bream P...

C. J. Sindermann

1987-01-01

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Organochlorine residue levels in Mississippi River water snakes in southern Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

This study was designed to determine the usefulness of water snakes in pollution monitoring. This was accomplished by assessing the organochlorine load in tissues of snakes inhabiting three sites along the Mississippi River near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Two species of water snakes, Nerodia rhombifera and Nerodia cyclopion, were chosen for analysis of chlorinated hydrocarbons. Fishes account for 95.2 and 98.4%, respectively, of the total volume of food consumed by N. rhombifera and N. cyclopion. Thus, the organochlorine load of both species should reflect considerable biomagnification relative to water column levels.

Sabourin, T.D.; Stickle, W.B.; Michot, T.C.; Villars, C.E.; Garton, D.W.; Mushinsky, H.R.

1984-04-01

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Baton Orbit Model  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Baton Orbit Model shows the trajectory of a baton-like object orbiting under the influence of a 1/r^2 force. This model was motivated by the tumbling motion of one of Saturnâs moons, Hyperion. Hyperion is the only celestial body in our solar system which exhibits chaotic tumbling. The chaotic motion is attributed to the uneven mass distribution and highly elliptical orbit of the moon. In order to model the behavior of Hyperion, we approximate its shape using a baton-like object composed of two point masses connected by a mass-less rod. This uneven mass distribution causes a net force and a net torque on its center of mass. The Baton Orbit Model was developed as a final project in a sophomore-level Computational Physics course (Phy 200) using the Easy Java Simulations (EJS) modeling tool. It is distributed as a ready-to-run (compiled) Java archive. Double clicking the jar file will run the program if Java is installed. You can modify this simulation if you have EJS installed by right-clicking within the map and selecting "Open Ejs Model" from the pop-up menu item.

Barrick, Jessie

2012-06-16

42

75 FR 5627 - National Register of Historic Places; Weekly Listing of Historic Properties  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...N. River Rd., Oregon, 09000871, Listed, 11/05/09 Sangamon County Garvey, Hugh M., House, 8 Fair Oaks Dr., Leland Grove, 09000898, Listed, 11/10/09 LOUISIANA East Baton Rouge Parish Downtown Baton Rouge Historic...

2010-02-03

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Activities at the Louisiana State University hazardous waste research center - A status report  

SciTech Connect

Hazardous waste and the problems associated with its proper disposal are the concerns of the Hazardous Waste Research Center (H.W.R.C.), located on the Baton Rouge Campus of Louisiana State University. Initial experiments confirmed the validity of the basic experimental procedures and suggested an appropriate modeling approach based upon the narrow plume hypothesis and suitable integrations of the K-theory governing equation. Dioxins have long been recognized as major carcinogenic substances associated with creosote and pentachlorophenol contaminated sludges and soils. These hazardous waste materials have posed a significant threat not only to groundwater supplies in the southern U.S. but also have been recognized as a major potential global source of dioxin contamination worldwide via transport mechanisms such as volatilization and particulate transport. ''Detoxification of Dioxin-Contaminated sludges using combined Microbiological and Photolytic Degradative Approaches'' is a new project in the area of alternate methods of treatment/destruction.

Segesta, R.; Thibodeaux, L.J.

1987-01-01

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Hydropressure tongues within regionally geopressured lower Tuscaloosa sandstone, Tuscaloosa trend, Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

A regional study of the Tuscaloosa Formation in Louisiana, undertaken to assess geopressured-geothermal potential, revealed lobate, downdip extensions of the hydropressured zone in lower Tuscaloosa massive sandstone facies below the regional top of geopressure. Normal pressure zones within geopressured section were identified by drilling mud weights less than 13 pounds per gallon on electric logs of massive lower Tuscaloosa sandstone, and cross sections demonstrated updip continuity of these zones with the regional hydropressured zone. These hydropressure tongues are permitted by the anomalously high permeabilities reportd from the deep Tuscaloosa trend which have been attributed to both primary and secondary porosity. The hydropressure tongues correspond with lobes of thick net sandstone, principally in Pointe Coupee, East Feliciana, East Baton Rouge, and Livingston Parishes in the central Tuscaloosa trend. Limited control suggests at least one hydropressure tongue in the Chandeleur Sound area to the east.

McCulloh, R.P.; Purcell, M.D.

1983-01-01

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Media advocacy and underage drinking policies: a study of Louisiana news media from 1994 through 2003.  

PubMed

The communications literature firmly establishes the significant role of media advocacy in setting public agenda and influencing the direction of public opinion on social issues. Recent public health campaigns embrace media advocacy as an integral part of efforts to change public health policies, yet further studies are needed on the best strategies to promote legislative action. This article examines press coverage in the Baton Rouge Advocate and the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspapers and Louisiana State legislation pertaining to underage drinking from January 1994 to June 2003 and focuses on evidence of media priming and framing of underage drinking and four related legislative policies. High press coverage of alcohol bills during the legislative process was associated with defeated legislation, whereas little or no press coverage was associated with bills successfully passed into law. The authors conclude that more work is needed to understand how media advocacy strategies may hinder enactment of bills. PMID:16020619

Harwood, Eileen M; Witson, Jean C; Fan, David P; Wagenaar, Alexander C

2005-07-01

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Center-of-Mass Baton.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Described is a baton that consists of an unbreakable transparent tube with three inserted light-emitting diodes (LED) and terminal impact buffers that hold batteries and counterweights. The concepts of projectile motion and parabolic paths can be shown by analyzing the path of a thrown baton. (KR)|

Bucher, Manfred; And Others

1991-01-01

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Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (16th, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 5-8, 1994). Volume 2: Research Papers, Oral Reports, and Posters (Continued).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This PME-NA proceedings volume contains the full text of 41 research papers. In addition, brief usually one-page reports, are provided for 11 oral presentations and 13 poster sessions. The full research reports are as follows: "Cognitive Analysis of Chinese Students' Mathematical Problem Solving" (J. Cai and E. A. Silver); (2) "Mathematical and…

Kirshner, David, Ed.

48

Proceedings of the conference on coastal erosion and wetland modification in Louisiana: causes, consequences, and options  

SciTech Connect

Sixteen papers and panel discussions from a conference held in Baton Rouge, LA, 5 to 6 October 1981 are presented. The presentations consider the causes and consequences of coastal erosion and wetland modification in Louisiana and the mitigative options available to slow or reverse the rapid rate of coastal land loss. Detailed habitat mapping studies have allowed accurate estimates of coastal habitat change and land loss through 1978. Projections from these rates of change indicate an annual rate of land loss in coastal Louisiana in the early 1980's of approximately 130 km/sup 2//y (50 m/sup 2//y). The projected effects of wetland modification on the bountiful living resources of coastal Louisiana (fisheries, fur and hide bearers and waterfowl) are major because of the close dependence of these resources on estuarine wetlands. These changes and others related to flood protection, transportation and ownership of mineral resources are projected to have extensive social and economic consequences. Options proposed to slow coastal land loss include major and minor diversions of the Mississippi River, barrier island and shoreline restoration and protection, hydrological management of wetlands and more restrictive permitting of dredging activities.

Boesch, D.F. (ed.)

1982-09-01

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The state of trauma care in Louisiana--impediments and opportunities: a survey of the state's surgeons.  

PubMed

Trauma is the leading cause of death in persons under 45 years of age. A looming physician shortage, comparatively high rates of injury in the state, and the high cost of caring for the injured has raised the question of how to best deal with this problem in Louisiana. A 37-question survey was sent to all 324 Louisiana members of the American College of Surgeons. The survey assessed characteristics of surgeons, the hospitals and their resources, and perceived impediments to trauma care. Seventy-three percent of responders provide trauma coverage to their hospitals. Ninety percent of hospitals have a blood bank; only 27.4% had 24-hour operating room availability. Most hospitals had adequate subspecialty availability. Major deterrents to trauma coverage that were identified were no control of schedule, no repayment for care, and interruption of a surgeon's elective schedule. Eighty-six percent of responders agreed the state should implement a statewide network. More than 90% said tertiary trauma centers should be in New Orleans, Shreveport, and Baton Rouge to provide trauma care. Louisiana has a surgical workforce trained and capable of trauma care. Impediments to surgeon involvement revolve upon reimbursement and interruption of elective practice. An organized trauma system will help triage critically ill patients to appropriate trauma centers for improved care by appropriate surgeons. PMID:22866353

Timmer, Jeremy; Fahr, Michael; Stuke, Lance; Duchesne, Juan; Meade, Peter; McSwain, Norman; Marr, Alan; Hunt, John

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Southern Louisiana: Compelling Evidence for Pollution Enhancing Cloud-to-Ground Lightning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Fourteen-years (1989-2002) of cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning data show a significant enhancement of lightning associated with Lake Charles and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A peak density value of 7 flashes km-2 yr-1 exists on the western side of the Lake Charles urban area. The Lake Charles CG lightning enhancement is greatest during the summer season (June, July, and August), and for each season the greatest enhancement occurred during the late morning/afternoon (0900-1800 LT period). The percentage of CG flashes lowering positive charge to ground shows a relative minimum over Lake Charles and Baton Rouge (4-8%). The values of median peak negative current show a sharp difference between land and the Gulf of Mexico; inland values are near 24 kA, while over the Gulf waters immediately offshore the values are over 30 kA. A clear relationship between the CG lightning enhancements and the locations of sources of PM10 across Southern Louisiana suggests that pollution plays a key role in lightning enhancement. Urban effects can be neglected due to the small population of Lake Charles and the fact that most of the lightning enhancement is upwind (west) of the urban area. The Lake Charles anomaly is not associated with the sea breeze enhancement as it is 50 km inland from a nearly straight coastline. The observations of higher negative peak currents immediately off the Louisiana coastline and the existence of a relative minimum of negative peak current from the mouth of the Mississippi River southeastward into the Gulf gives support to the hypothesis that the surface conductivity influences the calculated negative current distribution. Land, fresh, and salt water have differing effects on the attenuation of a lightning discharge's electromagnetic signal as it travels over the particular surface. The signal is attenuated less over salt water (higher conductivity), making the negative peak current appear higher. Or alternatively, the peak current may be intrinsically higher over salt water, again because of the higher conductivity.

Steiger, S. M.; Orville, R. E.

2003-12-01

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Spring succession of necrophilous insects on wildlife carcasses in Louisiana.  

PubMed

Seven fresh animal carcasses were monitored throughout decomposition in a mixed flatwood forest in East Baton Rouge Parish, LA from 1 April to 1 July 1999. Succession patterns of necrophilous insects were documented for the following: one Louisiana black bear (threatened species), two white-tailed deer, two alligators, and two swine as the experimental reference. Our results suggest variation in the species composition of necrophilous insects among animal carcass types. A total of 93 arthropod species, from 46 families and three classes, were manually collected from the seven carcasses. Only 19 insect species were collected on all four animal types and were represented by eight families: Coleoptera: Histeridae, Nitidulidae, Silphidae, Staphylinidae; Diptera: Calliphoridae, Muscidae, Piophilidae, Sepsidae. Eleven of the 46 families were not collected at either alligator site but were observed at bear, deer, and swine carrion: Coleoptera: Cleridae, Dermestidae, Geotrupidae, Scarabaeidae; Diptera: Micropezidae, Sarcophagidae, Syrphidae; Hymenoptera: Apidae; Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae; and Odonata: Libellulidae. Residency and succession patterns of necrophilous insects are presented for each animal type with particular emphasis on selected fly (Calliphoridae, Muscidae, Piophilidae, Stratiomyidae) and beetle species (Cleridae, Dermestidae, Histeridae, Nitidulidae, Silphidae, Staphylinidae). PMID:12943113

Watson, E J; Carlton, C E

2003-05-01

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Loss of Resources and Hurricane Experience as Predictors of Postpartum Depression Among Women in Southern Louisiana  

PubMed Central

Abstract Background After a natural disaster, mental disorders often become a long-term public health concern. Previous studies under smaller-scale natural disaster conditions suggest loss of psychosocial resources is associated with psychological distress. Methods We examined the occurrence of depression 6 and 12 months postpartum among 208 women residing in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who were pregnant during or immediately after Hurricane Katrina's landfall. Based on the Conservation of Resources (COR) theory, we explored the contribution of both tangible/financial and nontangible (psychosocial) loss of resources (LOR) on the outcome of depression, measured using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS). We also investigated the influence on depression of individuals' hurricane experience through a Hurricane Experience Score (HES) that includes such factors as witnessing death, contact with flood waters, and injury to self or family members. Results Both tangible and nontangible LOR were associated with depression cross-sectionally and prospectively. Severe hurricane exposure (high HES) was also associated with depression. Regression analysis showed LOR-associated depression was explained almost entirely by nontangible rather than tangible factors. Consistent with COR theory, however, nontangible LOR explained some of the association between severe hurricane exposure and depression in our models. A similar result was seen prospectively for depression at 12 months, even controlling for depression symptoms at 6 months. Conclusions These results suggest the need for preventive measures aimed at preserving psychosocial resources to reduce the long-term effects of disasters.

Ehrlich, Matthew; Xiong, Xu; Buekens, Pierre; Pridjian, Gabriella; Elkind-Hirsch, Karen

2010-01-01

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Crown Zellerbach Well No. 2, Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Volume I. Completion and testing. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Crown Zellerbach Well No. 2, approximately 23 miles east of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is the eighth successful test of a geopressured-geothermal aquifer under the DOE Wells of Opportunity program. The well was tested through the annulus between 7-inch casing and 2-3/8 inch tubing. Two flow tests and one reservoir pressure buildup test were conducted on the lower zone during a 13-day period. A total of 12,489 barrels of water was produced. The highest flow rate achieved was about 3887 BWPD. One flow test followed by a buildup period was conducted on the combined upper and lower zones during a 3-day period. A total of 4739 barrels of water was produced. The highest flow rate achieved was about 3000 BWPD. The gas/water ratio measured during testing was about 32.0 SCF/BBL for the lower zone. The extrapolated latoratory data indicates that the solubility of the gas is 55.7 SCF/BBL. It appears that the reservoir brine is considerably undersaturated. The methane content of the flare line gas averaged 71.0 mole percent. Crown Zellerbach Company carefully studied the commercial feasibility of using the well to produce energy for a wood-drying facility and decided against the project.

Not Available

1981-01-01

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Immersing Southeastern Louisiana Middle School Students in Physics at the LIGO Livingston Science Education Center  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The LIGO Science Education Center (SEC) is located adjacent to the LIGO Livingston Observatory and brings the excitement of gravitational wave science to Southeastern Louisiana. While the SEC offers programs targeted for middle school students, we also offer programs for students through post-secondary levels, teacher professional development and the public. Programs are LIGO related inquiry based activities and include guided investigations in our classroom and free exploration of the more than 40 hands on exhibits in our exhibit hall (most built by the Exploratorium). Students also get to visit the working LIGO observatory to interact with scientists and to see the science concepts they are learning in action. The LIGO SEC is the result of the unique collaboration between a museum (The Exploratorium), science laboratory (LIGO), university (Southern University-Baton Rouge) and local education agencies (LaSIP and LaGEAR-UP) to scaffold this outreach. The SEC also serves as a test bed for educational research through collaboration with a Tulane University psychology faculty member. New initiatives of the SEC include developing programs of repeated engagement with teachers through professional development and with students through field trips in order to undertake longitudinal studies on the impact of the informal education environment.

Stuver, Amber

2010-03-01

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Movement of Saltwater in the  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ground-water withdrawals in southeastern Louisiana have caused saltwater to encroach into some freshwater aquifers. The most heavily pumped area, East Baton Rouge Parish, includes the city of Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. The Baton Rouge aquifer system includes 10 extensive aquifers that were pumped about 150 Mgal\\/d (million gallons per day) in 2003. Ground-water investigations in the 1960's delineated a

D. J. Tomaszewski

2005-01-01

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August 20, 2010 Mr. Randy Pausina Assistant Secretary ...  

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

Text Version... Mr. Randy Pausina Assistant Secretary Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Post Office Box 98000 Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70898-9000 ... More results from www.fda.gov/downloads/food/recallsoutbreaksemergencies

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77 FR 24949 - Red River Lock & Dam No. 4 Hydroelectric Project; BOST4 Hydroelectric LLC; Notice of Proposed...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Louisiana, P.O. Box Box 44247, Baton Rouge, LA 70804. 818, Elton, LA 70532. Rachel Watson or Representative, Andrew Tomlinson or Louisiana Department of Culture, Representative, U.S. Army Recreation & Tourism, P.O. Box 44247, Corps of...

2012-04-26

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77 FR 24948 - BOST5 Hydroelectric LLC; Notice of Proposed Restricted Service List for a Programmatic Agreement  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Louisiana, P.O. Box Box 44247, Baton Rouge, LA 70804. 818, Elton, LA 70532. Rachel Watson or Representative, Andrew Tomlinson or Louisiana Department of Culture, Representative, U.S. Army Recreation & Tourism, P.O. Box 44247, Corps of...

2012-04-26

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77 FR 24947 - BOST3 Hydroelectric LLC; Notice of Proposed Restricted Service List for a Programmatic Agreement  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Louisiana, P.O. Box Box 44247, Baton Rouge, LA 70804. 818, Elton, LA 70532. Rachel Watson or Representative, Andrew Tomlinson or Louisiana Department of Culture, Representative, U.S. Army Recreation & Tourism, P.O. Box 44247, Corps of...

2012-04-26

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Rails to Recovery: The Role of Passenger Rail Transportation in Post-Katrina New Orleans and Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of this research is: (1) to inform decision makers at both the state and local level on options for successfully implementing a proposed passenger train between New Orleans and Baton Rouge; (2) to evaluate the potential impacts of new streetca...

J. R. Mdal L. A. Rigenbach S. L. Swigart T. M. Tolford

2011-01-01

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Energy Savings Calculations for Heat Island Reduction Strategies in Baton Rouge, Sacramento and Salt Lake City  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1997, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the ''Heat Island Reduction Initiative'', to quantify the potential benefits of Heat Island Reduction (HIR) strategies (i.e., shade trees, reflective roofs, reflective pavements and urban vegetation) to reduce cooling energy use in buildings, lower the ambient air temperature and improve urban air quality in cities, and reduce CO2 emissions from power

S. Konopacki; H. Akbari

2000-01-01

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33 CFR 110.195 - Mississippi River below Baton Rouge, LA, including South and Southwest Passes.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Anchorage. An area 0.5 miles in length near mid-channel between mile 228.5 and mile...Anchorage. An area 0.2 miles in length near mid-channel between mile 229.6 and mile...Anchorage. An area 0.4 miles in length near mid-channel between mile 230.6 and...

2013-07-01

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The Louisiana State University waste-to-energy incinerator  

SciTech Connect

This proposed action is for cost-shared construction of an incinerator/steam-generation facility at Louisiana State University under the State Energy Conservation Program (SECP). The SECP, created by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, calls upon DOE to encourage energy conservation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency by providing Federal technical and financial assistance in developing and implementing comprehensive state energy conservation plans and projects. Currently, LSU runs a campus-wide recycling program in order to reduce the quantity of solid waste requiring disposal. This program has removed recyclable paper from the waste stream; however, a considerable quantity of other non-recyclable combustible wastes are produced on campus. Until recently, these wastes were disposed of in the Devil`s Swamp landfill (also known as the East Baton Rouge Parish landfill). When this facility reached its capacity, a new landfill was opened a short distance away, and this new site is now used for disposal of the University`s non-recyclable wastes. While this new landfill has enough capacity to last for at least 20 years (from 1994), the University has identified the need for a more efficient and effective manner of waste disposal than landfilling. The University also has non-renderable biological and potentially infectious waste materials from the School of Veterinary Medicine and the Student Health Center, primarily the former, whose wastes include animal carcasses and bedding materials. Renderable animal wastes from the School of Veterinary Medicine are sent to a rendering plant. Non-renderable, non-infectious animal wastes currently are disposed of in an existing on-campus incinerator near the School of Veterinary Medicine building.

Not Available

1994-10-26

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Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 6): Cleve Reber, Ascension Parish, Louisiana (first remedial action), March 1987. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The Cleve Reber site is located in Ascension Parish between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Louisiana. Originally a burrow pit for the construction of a local highway, it was subsequently used as a landfill for both municipal and industrial waste. There are an estimated 6400 drums buried at shallow depths on this 24.6-acre site. The site ties within a 100-year flood plain and the area surrounding the site may fall within the wetlands classification. The site currently contains four surface water ponds. Between 1970 and 1974, it was used as a landfill for both municipal and industrial waste. No records of the waste received at the site are available. The wastes were reportedly segregated into municipals, chemical waste piles, and landfilled. Numerous drums containing chemical wastes were buried onsite. Volatile chemical wastes during handling and disposal reportedly resulted in nausea and illness to the landfill employees. In 1974, the site was abandoned and in 1979 declared an abandoned hazardous waste site by the State. In 1983, the State fenced in the site due to local concern; and in July 1983, EPA conducted an emergency removal.

Not Available

1987-03-31

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Groundwater sources and flow patterns derived from stable isotopes and elemental chemistry in the southeast Louisiana freshwater aquifers  

SciTech Connect

Freshwater aquifers of southeast Louisiana constitute the core of the giant Southern Hills aquifer system that is confined to the north and east by outcropping Miocene beds and the groundwater divide, respectively, and to the south and west by the respective flushing limits. The aquifer system above 900 m consists of interbedded sands and confining clays that are Miocene and younger in age and are dipping south at about 2.8 m/km. The freshwaters contained in the stratified sand aquifers have a gravity-driven fluid flow and a dominant cation-anion combination of NaHCO{sub 3}. These aquifers provide the main source of drinking water for the Baton Rouge metropolitan area and its industrial corridor. Intensive pumping of groundwater from the deep aquifers since the early 1900s has resulted in a pronounced cone of depression centered north of Baton Rouge, and a significant decrease in hydraulic heads, which affected substantially the velocities and directions of groundwater flow. In order to evaluate the groundwater origins and flow patterns in the stratified aquifers, and predict possible migration path of contaminants from hazardous waste disposal sites into the aquifers, the authors analyzed oxygen and hydrogen isotopes and the sodium and chloride contents of 73 water wells above {minus}900 m depth. Precipitation and Mississippi River water samples were also analyzed for isotopes and elemental chemistry for the duration of the study in order to establish the hydrological background of possible recharge sources to the aquifers. The mean {delta}{sup 18}O value for precipitation in the study area is {minus}3.8 0/00 (SMOW) whereas the Mississippi River at St. Francisville has an annual weighted mean {delta}{sup 18}O value of {minus}6.9 0/00. {delta}{sup 18}O values of freshwater wells range from {minus}3.5 to {minus}4.7 0/00 and their {delta}{sup 18}O/{delta}D relationship obeys Craig's meteoric water line equation.

Gonthier, G.J.; Aharon, P. (Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge (USA))

1990-09-01

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The Rouge Education Project: Challenges of Implementation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes a program evaluation of the Rouge Education Project (REP), a school-based environmental education program that uses water monitoring, telecommunications, and student actions to improve water quality. Reports that results indicated that the REP met its goals of increasing awareness and concern about the Rouge River and developing a…

Talsma, Valerie

2001-01-01

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The Rouge Education Project: Challenges of Implementation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes a program evaluation of the Rouge Education Project (REP), a school-based environmental education program that uses water monitoring, telecommunications, and student actions to improve water quality. Reports that results indicated that the REP met its goals of increasing awareness and concern about the Rouge River and developing a…

Talsma, Valerie

2001-01-01

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Fogwater Chemistry and Air Quality in the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Corridor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The presence of fog water in polluted atmosphere can influence atmospheric chemistry and air quality. The study of interactions between fog water and atmospheric gases and aerosols are very important in understanding the atmospheric fate of the pollutants. In this Study several air samples and fogwater samples were collected in the heavily industrialized area of Gulf Coast corridor( Houston, TX and Baton Rouge, LA). A total of 32 fogwater samples were collected, comprising of nine fog events in Baton Rouge (Nov 2004 to Feb 2005) and two fog events in Houston (Feb, 2006), during the fog sampling campaigns. These samples were analyzed for pH, total and dissolved carbon, major inorganic ions, organic acids, and aromatics, aldehydes, VOCs, and linear alkanes organic compounds. Fogwater samples collected in Houston show clear influence of marine and anthropogenic environment, while Baton Rouge samples reveal a relatively less polluted environment. Also, a time series observation of air samples indicated that fog event at the monitoring site impacted the air concentrations of the pollutants. This is attributed to presence of surface active organic matter in fog water.

Kommalapati, R. R.; Raja, S.; Ravikrishna, R.; Murugesan, K.; Collett, J. L.; Valsaraj, K.

2007-05-01

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50 CFR 24.12 - Designated ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Agriculture ports at Hilo, Hawaii, and Chicago, Illinois, are designated ports...Agriculture ports at Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Baltimore, Maryland...Honolulu, Hawaii Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii Chicago, Illinois Baton Rouge, Louisiana...

2012-10-01

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LaURGE: Louisiana Undergraduate Recruitment and Geoscience Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NSF and the Shell Foundation sponsor a program called Louisiana Undergraduate Recruitment and Geoscience Education (LaURGE). Goals of LaURGE are: 1) Interweave geoscience education into the existing curriculum; 2) Provide teachers with lesson plans that promote interest in geoscience, critical thinking by students, and are consistent with current knowledge in geoscience; and 3) Provide teachers with supplies that make these lessons the highlights of the course. Biology workshops were held at LSU in Baton Rouge and Centenary College in Shreveport in July 2009. 25 teachers including 5 African-Americans attended the workshops. Teachers were from public and private schools in seven different parishes. Teacher experience ranged from 3 years to 40 years. Courses impacted are Biology, Honors Biology, AP Biology, and Environmental Science. The workshops began with a field trip to Mississippi to collect fossil shark teeth and create a virtual field trip. After the field trip, teachers do a series of activities on fossil shark teeth to illustrate evolution and introduce basic concepts such as geologic time, superposition, and faunal succession. Teachers were also given a $200 budget from which to select fossils for use in their classrooms. One of our exercises explores the evolution of the megatoothed shark lineage leading to Carcharocles megalodon, the largest predatory shark in history with teeth up to 17 cm long. Megatoothed shark teeth have an excellent fossil record and show continuous transitions in morphology from the Eocene to Pliocene. We take advantage of the curiosity of sharks shared by most people, and allow teachers to explore the variations among different shark teeth and to explain the causes of those variations. Objectives are to have teachers (and their students): 1) sort fossil shark teeth into biologically reasonable species; 2) form hypotheses about evolutionary relationships; and 3) describe and interpret evolutionary trends in the fossil Megatoothed lineage. The exercise concludes with discussion of the environmental and biotic events occurring between the Eocene and Miocene epochs that may have caused evolutionary changes in the megatooth shark’s teeth. Other topics covered include radiometric age dating, biogeochemical cycles, and human impact on the carbon and sulfur cycles. Pretests and posttests were administered to assess effectiveness of the program as well as identify teacher misconceptions. This information will be used in future workshops. NSF funding will allow the biology workshops to be repeated in 2010. In addition, a new workshop for physics teachers will be introduced in 2010.

Nunn, J. A.; Agnew, J.

2009-12-01

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76 FR 74000 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...consisting of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston, and West Baton Rouge Parishes. Consistent with the Act...Iberville Parish........ (\\2\\) Attainment. Livingston Parish....... (\\2\\) Attainment. West Baton...

2011-11-30

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Injury patterns in a plastic (AR-1) baton fatality.  

PubMed

Rubber and plastic bullets or batons have been used in countries outside the United States for several years. These devices were designed to inflict nonlethal force in riot control. The authors report a case of fatal injury sustained by an elderly woman struck in the chest by a plastic baton, including the circumstances surrounding this unusual incident, the autopsy findings and a review of the literature. PMID:9760086

Chute, D J; Smialek, J E

1998-09-01

73

The Spectator's Dancing Gaze in Moulin Rouge!  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper examines the ways in which the choreography of "Moulin Rouge!" offers a range of gazes to the audience through the perspectives of both the characters and the camera itself. Various gendered and imperial/colonial power relationships that occur within the narrative are heightened in the choreography by referring to discourses inscribed…

Parfitt, Clare

2005-01-01

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Rate-limited desorption of volatile organic compounds from soils and implications for the remediation of a Louisiana Superfund site.  

PubMed

The rates of desorption of trichloroethylene (TCE) and 1,3-dichlorobenzene (DCB) from a silty soil at a Superfund site and a silty-clayey soil from an uncontaminated bottomland hardwood swamp in Baton Rouge, Louisiana were studied in laboratory batch systems. The effect of the age of soil contamination was studied using a laboratory-spiked soil incubated for 3 days, 3 months and 5 months. An empirical non-linear model was used to describe the bi-phasic nature of desorption with one fraction (labile) being released in relatively short periods of time (typically 24-100 hr) and a second fraction (non-labile or irreversible) being resistant to desorption. The non-linear model parameters, viz., the fraction of the chemical released rapidly (F), and the first order desorption rate coefficients, k1 and k2 respectively for the labile and slowly released fractions were determined by fitting the experimental data to the model. The data fit the model well as indicated by the high r2 values. The estimate of k1 was good. However, the values of k2 are known with less precision due to the limited duration of the experiment and number of samples taken at long times. In addition, desorption kinetics of 3 and 5-month old contaminated soils showed that progressively less amount of contaminant was available for facile desorption (lower F) compared to freshly contaminated soil. The labile fraction had desorption rate constants of the order of 10(-1) h(-1), whereas the slowly released fraction had rate constants of the order of 10(-4) h(-1) in accord with literature reported values for a variety of other compounds and soils. Possible mechanisms describing these rates and implications for the site clean up are discussed. PMID:15900667

Lee, Sangjin; Kommalapati, R R; Valsaraj, K T; Pardue, J H; Constant, W D

2002-04-01

75

Le rooibos, thé rouge (red bush tea)  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Résumé  Le rooibos est un arbuste endémique d’Afrique du Sud. Ses feuilles fermentées, plus connues en France sous le nom de thé rouge,\\u000a donnent une infusion riche en polyphénols et dépourvue de caféine. La recherche scientifique a mis en évidence ses propriétés\\u000a antioxydantes et antimutagènes. Devenu boisson nationale dans son pays d’origine, le rooibos est maintenant consommé dans\\u000a le monde entier.

C. Ollier

2006-01-01

76

Irony, Gender, and Ecology in Rouge Brésil  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay develops a detailed reading of Jean-Christophe Rufin’s Rouge Brésil, an historical novel recounting the failed sixteenth-century French colonial project in South America. This tale of religious war, of cultural difference, of voyage and attempted (but failed) colonization gives an ironic, critical account of French colonialism. On the blurry borderline between Western culture and the New World, a number

Roland Racevskis

2006-01-01

77

Ground-water resources of southern Tangipahoa Parish and adjacent areas, Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Groundwater resources in southern Tangipahoa Parish and adjacent areas were studied to determine their potential for development as an alternative to the Mississippi River as a water-supply source for Jefferson Parish. Eight major aquifers consisting of thick sand units that underlie the study area are, in descending order: (1) shallow, (2) upper Ponchatoula, (3) lower Ponchatoula, (4) Abita, (5) Covington, (6) Tchefuncta, (7) Hammond, and (8) Amite. A fault zone, referred to as the Baton Rouge fault, crosses southern Tangipahoa Parish. Analyses of geophysical logs indicated that the deep aquifers south of the fault zone had been displaced from 350 to 400 feet, and that the deeper aquifers were not in hydraulic connection with the flow system north of the fault. The groundwater resources of southeastern Louisiana are immense and the quality of groundwater in Tangipahoa Parish is suitable for most uses. The quality of water in these aquifers generally meets the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standards for public supply. The hydrologic system underlying Tangipahoa Parish and adjacent areas in 1990 supplied about 19 Mgal/d of water that was suitable for public supply. However, substantial increases in pumping from the aquifer system would result in renewed water-level declines throughout the hydrologic system until a new equilibrium is established. A test we11 in southern Tangipahoa Parish, penetrated all eight aquifers. Total thickness of freshwater sand beds penetrated by the 3003-ft test hole was more than 1900 ft. Resistivity values from an electric log of the test typically averaged 200 ohm-meters, which indicates that the water has low dissolved-solids and chloride concentrations. An analysis of the Abita aquifer at Ruddock in St. John the Baptist Parish, for two of three hypothetical well fields, indicated that for a hypothetical we11 field with a pumping rate of 112 Mgal/d, the freshwater/saltwater interface could arrive at the outer perimeter we11 in 10 to 14 years. The 1990 location of the interface in the Abita aquifer is 1.9 mi from the southernmost part of the potential location of the 112 Mgal/d well field.

Rapp, T. R.

1994-01-01

78

ROSTRUM IN MEMORIAL SECTION ALONG CENTRAL DRIVE, WITH BIVOUAC OF ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

ROSTRUM IN MEMORIAL SECTION ALONG CENTRAL DRIVE, WITH BIVOUAC OF THE DEAD MONUMENT AT FAR LEFT. VIEW TO EAST. - Baton Rouge National Cemetery, 220 North 19th Street, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

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Alternate Disposal Method for Detroit and Rouge Rivers, Michigan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report describes the construction of a contained disposal facility at Pointe Mouillee, Wayne County, Michigan, for polluted dredge spoil from the lower Detroit and Rouge Rivers. The facility, including access channel, turning basin, mooring area and p...

1972-01-01

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Using Fossil Shark Teeth to Illustrate Evolution and Introduce Basic Geologic Concepts in a High School Biology Classroom  

Microsoft Academic Search

Shell Foundation sponsors a program at Louisiana State University called Shell Undergraduate Recruitment and Geoscience Education (SURGE). The purpose of SURGE is to help local high school science teachers incorporate geology into their classrooms by providing resources and training. As part of this program, a workshop for high school biology teachers was held at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge

J. G. Agnew; J. A. Nunn

2007-01-01

81

How does undergraduate college biology students' level of understanding, in regard to the role of the seed plant root system, relate to their level of understanding of photosynthesis?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This research study investigated how undergraduate college biology students' level of understanding of the role of the seed plant root system relates to their level of understanding of photosynthesis. This research was conducted with 65 undergraduate non-majors biology who had completed 1 year of biology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond. A root

James Gicheha Njeng'ere

1999-01-01

82

The Heritage Fallacy: Race, Loyalty, and the First Grambling-Southern Football Game  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|On Armistice Day 1932, the Southern University Bushmen football team left Baton Rouge and traveled to Monroe, Louisiana to play the Tigers of Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute for the first time. Normal was far younger than Southern. It was a two-year junior college in the northeast cotton town of Grambling, and its football team…

Aiello, Thomas

2010-01-01

83

An Integrated Grid Portal for Managing Energy Resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

The discovery and management of energy resources, es- pecially at locations in the Gulf of Mexico, requires an economic but technically enhanced infrastructure. Re- search teams from Louisiana State University, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and Southern University Baton Rouge are engaged in a collaborative effort to create a Ubiquitous Computing and Monitoring System (UCoMS) for the discovery and management

Promita Chakraborty; Gabrielle Allen; Zhou Lei; John Lewis; Adam Lewis; Ian Chang-yen; Itthichok Jangjaimon; Nian-feng Tzeng

2007-01-01

84

The Baton Problem: Physics and the 4 x 100 M Relay  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Success in any relay race depends on the speeds achieved by the individual runners and the successful handover of the baton from each runner to the next. Choosing top sprinters is the easy part but there are many ways for the passing of the baton to go wrong. In this article, the knowledge and judgement required by the coach for a relay team are…

Harris, Frank

2012-01-01

85

ROUGE: A Package for Automatic Evaluation of Summaries  

Microsoft Academic Search

ROUGE stands for Recall-Oriented Understudy for Gisting Evaluation. It includes measures to auto- matically determine the quality of a summary by comparing it to other (ideal) summaries created by humans. The measures count the number of ove r- lapping units such as n-gram, word sequences, and word pairs between the computer-generated sum- mary to be evaluated and the ideal summaries

Chin-Yew Lin

2004-01-01

86

Energy savings for heat-island reduction strategies in Chicago and Houston (including updates for Baton Rouge, Sacramento, and Salt Lake City)  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1997, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established the ''Heat Island Reduction Initiative'' to quantify the potential benefits of Heat-Island Reduction (HIR) strategies (i.e., shade trees, reflective roofs, reflective pavements and urban vegetation) to reduce cooling-energy use in buildings, lower the ambient air temperature and improve urban air quality in cities, and reduce CO2 emissions from power plants. Under

S. Konopacki; H. Akbari

2002-01-01

87

Adapting Tagmemic Theory for Early Entry Black Engineering Students at a Southern University.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1979, the Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge) began the Recruitment into Engineering of High Ability Minority Students program (REHAMS). The purpose of the program was to give students a head start in their college courses while providing them with an opportunity for counseling and tutoring. To balance the curriculum's scientific emphasis…

Garay, Mary Sue

88

The Impact of Enrichment Activities upon the Self-Concept of Secondary Cooperative Office Education Students.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A study examined the effect of a series of enrichment activities on the self-concept of 34 cooperative office education students in the East Baton Rouge School Parish (Louisiana). The students participated in an enrichment program consisting of 10 55-minute class periods of instruction in human relations and communication skills, ways of coping…

Davis-Newton, Hazel C.

89

Brother, can you paradigm?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Chester G. Hearn, Six Years of Hell: Harpers Ferry During the Civil War (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press 1996). Pp.319, illus., index. NP. ISBN 0–8071–2440–0.Stephen Cushman, Bloody Promenade: Reflections on a Civil War Battle (Charlottesville, University of Virginia Press, 1999). Pp.295, illus., index. NP. ISBN0–8139–1874?X.

David M. Keithly

2000-01-01

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GROWTH OF VARROA DESTRUCTOR (ACARI: VARROIDAE) POPULATIONS IN RUSSIAN HONEY BEE (HYMENOPTERA: APIDAE) COLONIES  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The growth rate (r) of Varroa destructor populations in Russian and Italian honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies was monitored from 2001 to 2003 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Over this period, our results consistently showed lower mite growth in the Russian than in the Italian colonies. In 2001, ins...

91

Al Roy: The First Modern Strength Coach  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article presents a historical perspective through the story of Alvin Roy, the first modern strength coach. Roy went against the common belief in the 1950s that weight lifting made athletes slow and bulky. When the football coaches at Istrouma High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, allowed him to set up and supervise a weight-training…

Todd, Terry

2008-01-01

92

Hepatic hemosiderosis in buffalo fish ( Ictiobus spp.)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hepatocellular hemosiderosis was observed in several species of fish associated with mixed chemical pollution in a Mississippi River Basin ecosystem. Three species of buffalo fish—smallmouth buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus), bigmouth buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus), and black buffalo (Ictiobus niger)—were collected from a contaminated site, Devil's Swamp, and a control site, Tunica Swamp, both near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Liver, kidney and spleen were

A. Thiyagarajah; W. R. Hartley; A. Abdelghani

1998-01-01

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Gill histopathology of two species of buffalo fish from a contaminated Swamp  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two species of buffalo fish, smallmouth buffalo (Ictiobus bubalus) and bigmouth buffalo (Ictiobus cyprinellus), were collected from a contaminated (multiple metals and organic chemicals) Mississippi River Basin ecosystem, Devil's Swamp and a control site, Tunica Swamp, both near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. The buffalo fish were examined for general health and histopathological effects. This research consists of an analysis of

Arunthavarani Thiyagarajah; William R. Hartley; Sharee E. Major; Michael W. Broxson

1996-01-01

94

Polyculture of Red Swamp Crawfish (Procambarus clarkii) and Several North American Fish Species.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Two polyculture studies involving red swamp crawfish (Procambarus clarkii) and several North American fish species were conducted in 0.14 ha ponds from 1975 to 1977 at Ben Hur Farm, near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In study one, red swamp crawfish stocked at ...

L. M. Green J. S. Tuten J. W. Avault

1978-01-01

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EFFECTIVENESS OF THE HEAD START PROGRAM IN ENHANCING SCHOOL READINESS OF CULTURALLY DEPRIVED CHILDREN.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|TO STUDY THE EFFECT OF A 6-WEEK HEAD START PROGRAM ON THE SCHOOL READINESS OF 81 CULTURALLY DEPRIVED CHILDREN IN EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH, LOUISIANA, COMPARISONS WERE MADE BETWEEN HEAD START AND NONCULTURALLY DEPRIVED CHILDREN. IQ SCORES AND CULTURAL-SOCIOLOGICAL-ECONOMICAL STATUS INFLUENCE UPON SCHOOL READINESS WERE STUDIED. ALL CHILDREN INVOLVED…

CHESTEEN, HILLIARD E., JR.; AND OTHERS

96

Does Healthy Food Cost More in Poor Neighborhoods? An Analysis of Retail Food Cost and Spatial Competition  

Microsoft Academic Search

The organization of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, retail food industry was analyzed to determine whether spatial competition influenced the cost and availability of food items. Using a spatial competition gravity variable, the costs of two separate market baskets were analyzed in January 2009, and the factors influencing spatial competition were determined. Store type (chain or supercenter) was found to be

Patrick L. Hatzenbuehler; Jeffrey M. Gillespie; Carol E. ONeil

2012-01-01

97

EFFECT OF SCREEN OR WOOD BOTTOMBOARDS ON POPULATIONS OF HONEY BEES AND VARROA MITES  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

This study compared brood production, honey consumption (in winter only), population growth of honey bees (Apis mellifera), and population growth of parasitic mites (Varroa destructor) in hives with screen or wood as floor material. Two experiments were conducted in Baton Rouge, Louisiana; one in wi...

98

Beowulf bootcamp: teaching local high schools about HPC  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Beowulf Bootcamp is an initiative designed to raise the awareness of and interest in high performance computing in the high schools the area of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The goal is to familiarize students with all aspects of a supercomputer, giving them hands-on experience with touching or assembling hardware components. No less significant to the High Performance Computing adventure was

Steven R. Brandt; Chirag Dekate; Phillip LeBlanc; Thomas Sterling

2010-01-01

99

No non-combatants here: women and civilians in the American civil war  

Microsoft Academic Search

They Fought like Demons: women soldiers in the American Civil War DEANNE BLANTON & LAUREN M. COOK, 2002 Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press xiii + 277 pp., ISBN 0 8071 2806 6 Disarming the Nation: women's writing and the American Civil War ELIZABETH YOUNG, 1999 Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press xvi + 389 pp., ISBN 0 226

Will Kaufman

2004-01-01

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Inquiry and the Development of Teaching: Issues in the Transformation of Mathematics Teaching. Center for the Development of Teaching Paper Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The set of papers collected in this anthology were developed from presentations given at the 16th meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA), November 5-8, 1994, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. These papers provide conceptual explorations of dimensions of teacher change such as…

Nelson, Barbara Scott, Ed.

101

Continuous bench-scale slurry catalyst testing: Direct coal liquification of Rawhide sub-bituminous coal. Technical report, July 1995December 1995  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 1994 extensive tests were conducted in the Exxon Research and Engineering Recycle Coal Liquefaction Unit (RCLU) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The work conducted in 1994 explored a variety of dispersed iron molybdenum promoted catalyst systems for direct coal liquefaction of Rawhide subbituminus coal. The goal was to identify the preferred iron system. We learned that among the catalysts tested,

L. A. Coless; M. C. Poole; M. Y. Wen

1996-01-01

102

75 FR 27641 - Safety Zone; Marathon Oil Refinery Construction, Rouge River, Detroit, MI  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2010-0333] RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Marathon Oil Refinery Construction, Rouge River...portion of the Rouge River during the Marathon Oil Refinery Construction project. This...of equipment in conjunction with the Marathon Oil Refinery Construction project....

2010-05-18

103

Louisiana Geological Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Louisiana Geological Survey, located at Louisiana State University, developed this website to promote its goal to provide geological and environmental data that will allow for environmentally sound natural resource development and economic decisions. Users can find general information about the Survey's mission, staff, plan, and history. The website features the research and publications of the Basin Research, Cartographic, Coastal, Geologic Mapping, and Water and Environmental sections. Researchers can discover stratigraphic charts of Louisiana, information on lignite resources, and other geologic data.

104

The Rouge Project: Implementing a General Storm Water Permit as Part of a Watershed Approach to Wet Weather Pollution Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wayne County's Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project (Rouge Project) is a comprehensive program to restore the water quality and beneficial uses of the Rouge River, a tributary to the Detroit River in southeast Michigan which has been designated as a significant source of pollution to the Great Lakes system along the border between the United States and Canada.

James E. Murray; Kelly A. Cave; Dale S. Bryson; Jack D. Bails

1999-01-01

105

The Flexible Baton TM12: A case report involving a new police weapon  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this case report is to describe a new type of police weapon and the injuries sustained by an individual after being shot with it. The Flexible Baton is a type of ammunition that consists of a fabric bag, filled with lead shot pellets, that is shot from a shotgun. It is predicted that this bag may cause

Ashish Sehgal; Kathryn R. Challoner

1997-01-01

106

Wetlands loss in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

One third of coastal Louisiana could sink beneath the Gulf of Mexico by 2050, if no new restoration efforts take place, the U.S. Geological Survey announced on 20 May.The state could lose about 1800 square km of coastal land on top of its earlier losses. Louisiana already has lost about 4920 square km of coastal land, mostly marshland, during the

Randy Showstack

2003-01-01

107

Poisoning of Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

The popular Governor Edwards of Louisiana is accused of opening Louisiana to chemical waste dumping, making the state the nation's fourth worst in hazardous waste generation and 43rd in environmental protection laws. Edwards disbanded the Office of Environmental Quality, allegedly to profit from the money involved in hazardous waste management. The author examines the political and human aspects of chemical

2009-01-01

108

Educational Reform in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Although education has appealed to southern governors as a catapult to historical recognition, future governors should consider Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer's ill-fated educational reform plan for Louisiana State University's College of Education, particularly its teacher evaluation and internship program. Public education seems a low-priority…

Maxcy, Spencer J.; Maxcy, Doreen O.

1993-01-01

109

The aesthetics of laboratory inscription: Claude Bernard's Cahier Rouge.  

PubMed

This essay explores the aesthetic sensibilities of the French physiologist Claude Bernard (1813-1878). In particular, it analyzes the Cahier Rouge (1850-1860), Bernard's acclaimed laboratory notebook. In this notebook, Bernard articulates the range of his experience as an experimental physiologist, juxtaposing without differentiation details of laboratory procedure and more personal queries, doubts, and reflections on experimentation, life, and art. Bernard's insights, it is argued, offer an aesthetic and phenomenological template for considering experimentation. His physiological point of view ranges from his own bodily aesthesis or sensory perception, through personal reflections on scientific discovery as an artistic process, to a broader metaphysical conception of life as an artistic creation. Such an aesthetic approach to physiology enables Bernard to reconcile his empirical methodology and his romantic idealism; it offers the history of laboratory science a framework for considering the individual, bodily, and emotional labor inherent in physiological experimentation. PMID:23789508

Sattar, Atia

2013-03-01

110

Louisiana Division of Archaeology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Louisiana Division of Archaeology is part of the state's Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. Their website offers a multitude of resources, including their homepage "What Do I Do if...?" section that helps those in Louisiana who might find artifacts on their property, an archaeological site, or an old burial site. Another helpful guide on their homepage is the "Are you looking for information about" section. Visitors should take a look at the "free books about Louisiana archaeology" to see the available books that can ordered for free, or just read directly from the site. Some of the titles include "Indian Mounds of Northeast Louisiana: A Driving Trail Guide", "El Nuevo Constante", and "Poverty Point". Visitors will enjoy the interactive "Los Adaes Site Explorer", at the bottom of the page, which highlights the Spanish mission built in the early 1700s to protect land that is now Texas, Florida, and Mexico.

111

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

LUMCON was formed in 1979 to coordinate and stimulate Louisiana's activities in marine research and education. It operates from the DeFelice Marine Center in Cocodrie, Louisiana. Information on research, facilities, faculty, and more is available. The K-12 Education section provides information on in-class and field trip opportunities, as well as teacher workshops and student summer camps. Site also features real time data from its five weather stations.

112

Louisiana: European Explorations and the Louisiana Purchase  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

When a young United States finalized the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, they in some ways literally didn't know what they were getting. Certainly a number of surveyors, explorers, and Native Americans had traversed different segments of this vast territory, but it had by no means been completely explored and documented. Recently, the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress created this rather delightful online collection that tells the historical and cultural story of the European explorations of these lands. The collection contains 119 items such as a Native American map of the Upper Missouri from 1801 and the "Accurate Map of North America" by Emmanuel Bowen from 1767. First-time visitors should make a point of reading the 118-page explanatory essay offered here. It covers such topics as the cartographic setting of the Purchase and Louisiana's tenure as a Spanish colony.

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75 FR 21983 - Standard Instrument Approach Procedures, and Takeoff Minimums and Obstacle Departure Procedures...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Amdt 10 Chanute, KS, Chanute Martin Johnson, VOR/DME RNAV OR (GPS) RWY 36, Amdt 3C, CANCELLED Coffeyville, KS, Coffeyville Muni, NDB RWY 35, Amdt 1 Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge Metro, Ryan Field, RNAV (GPS) RWY 13,...

2010-04-27

114

40 CFR 52.995 - Enhanced ambient air quality monitoring.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Enhanced ambient air quality monitoring. 52.995...995 Enhanced ambient air quality monitoring. ...revision for the Baton Rouge ozone nonattainment area...b) The Baton Rouge ozone nonattainment...

2013-07-01

115

14. INTERIOR CENTRAL STAIRWAY, FIRST FLOOR LOOKING SOUTH NEWEL POSTS ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

14. INTERIOR CENTRAL STAIRWAY, FIRST FLOOR LOOKING SOUTH NEWEL POSTS WITH LIGHTS - Louisana State Capitol, North Boulevard, Saint Philip, America & Front Streets, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

116

76 FR 1642 - Notice of Availability of Calendar Year 2011 Competitive Grant Funds  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Parish, East Baton Rouge Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Iberville Parish, Lafourche Parish, Pointe Coupee Parish, St. James Parish, St. John the Baptist Parish, Terrebonne Parish, West Baton Rouge Parish, and West Feliciana Parish. DATES:...

2011-01-11

117

Subsidence in Coastal Louisiana  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Understanding Subsidence: Implications for Coastal Restoration and Protection Planning; New Orleans, Louisiana, 13 January 2009; The high rates of subsidence in coastal Louisiana are a well-documented component of regional land loss, ecosystem function deterioration, and coastal engineering failures. For agencies tasked with managing the effects of subsidence, the wide variability of these rates and their sharp spatial gradients pose significant challenges. Further, there is a lack of scientific consensus on what processes are most responsible for the observed subsidence, which creates uncertainty surrounding spatial patterns of subsidence, as well as a lack of consensus on what areas are most susceptible to it—not trivial questions for the resource management community. To address these issues, the University of New Orleans (UNO) and the Louisiana Coastal Area Science and Technology Program held a symposium in January. The objective of the symposium was twofold: (1) to educate coastal managers on the assumptions of the contemporary methods of monitoring subsidence and (2) to solicit input from the management community on their primary subsidence concerns regarding coastal management projects such as levee construction and mechanical marsh creation, emphasizing spatial and temporal scale issues. Symposium outcomes were incorporated into a guidance manuscript prepared by UNO to help communicate the current scientific understanding of subsidence in coastal Louisiana to the nontechnical management community.

Yuill, Brendan; Reed, Denise J.

2009-06-01

118

Louisiana Adolescent Data Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report provides a comprehensive review of the status of Louisiana's youth and is designed to be used in planning efforts and in developing priorities for improving the health and welfare of the youth of the state. Chapter 1 of the report examines the concept of expanding the definition of health to include social and emotional development,…

Kimbrell, Joe, Ed.; Daly, Maureen, Ed.; Sterne, Sylvia, Ed.; Howard, Sharon, Ed.; Evans, Trina, Ed.; Lowenthal, Nancy, Ed.; Galatas, Kate, Ed.; Sumrall, Liz, Ed.

119

Louisiana Adolescent Data Book.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides a comprehensive review of the status of Louisiana's youth and is designed to be used in planning efforts and in developing priorities for improving the health and welfare of the youth of the state. Chapter 1 of the report examines the concept of expanding the definition of health to include social and emotional development,…

Kimbrell, Joe, Ed.; Daly, Maureen, Ed.; Sterne, Sylvia, Ed.; Howard, Sharon, Ed.; Evans, Trina, Ed.; Lowenthal, Nancy, Ed.; Galatas, Kate, Ed.; Sumrall, Liz, Ed.

120

"I Participate, You Participate, We Participate... They Profit," Notes on Revolutionary Educational Activism to Transcend Capital: The Rouge Forum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Ten years ago, the Rouge Forum initiated its work with this statement: "The Rouge Forum is a group of educators, students, and parents seeking a democratic society. We are concerned about questions like these: How can we teach against racism, national chauvinism and sexism in an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic society? How can we gain…

Gibson, Rich; Queen, Greg; Ross, E. Wayne; Vinson, Kevin

2007-01-01

121

"I Participate, You Participate, We Participate... They Profit," Notes on Revolutionary Educational Activism to Transcend Capital: The Rouge Forum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Ten years ago, the Rouge Forum initiated its work with this statement: "The Rouge Forum is a group of educators, students, and parents seeking a democratic society. We are concerned about questions like these: How can we teach against racism, national chauvinism and sexism in an increasingly authoritarian and undemocratic society? How can we gain…

Gibson, Rich; Queen, Greg; Ross, E. Wayne; Vinson, Kevin

2007-01-01

122

The Killing Fields on TV: A Critical Analysis of Network Coverage of Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In an effort to determine the nature of American network television news coverage of the Khmer Rouge rule in Cambodia, a study examined the television evening news from April 16, 1975, the date on which the Lon Nol government first offered to capitulate to the Khmer Rouge, through January 8, 1979, when news of the fall of Phnom Penh to the…

Smith, Ted J., III; Grassmick, David E.

123

40 CFR 81.319 - Louisiana.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...AQCR 106 Southern Louisiana-Southeast Texas Interstate Unclassifiable/Attainment...AQCR 106 Southern Louisiana-Southeast Texas Interstate Unclassifiable/Attainment...Parish AQCR 106 S. Louisiana-S.E. Texas Interstate: St. John the Baptist...

2012-07-01

124

HEADSTONES OF BERNARD AND MICHAEL JODD, FATHERANDSON CIVILIANS RESPONSIBLE FOR ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

HEADSTONES OF BERNARD AND MICHAEL JODD, FATHER-AND-SON CIVILIANS RESPONSIBLE FOR CONSTRUCTION OF BRICK PERIMETER WALL WHO DIED OF YELLOW FEVER DURING WALL CONSTRUCTION. VIEW TO WEST. - Baton Rouge National Cemetery, 220 North 19th Street, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, LA

125

Hurricane Katrina Deaths, Louisiana, 2005  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective: Hurricane Katrina struck the US Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, causing unprecedented damage to numerous communities in Louisiana and Mississippi. Our objectives were to verify, document, and characterize Katrina-related mortality in Louisiana and help identify strategies to reduce mortality in future disasters. Methods: We assessed Hurricane Katrina mortality data sources received in 2007, including Louisiana and out-of-state death

Joan Brunkard; G. Namulanda; R. Ratard

2008-01-01

126

Louisiana's Children of the Fields.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Louisiana, like other agricultural states, has long known the cyclic demand for large numbers of seasonal farm workers. These migrant workers are being replaced by machines, except during harvesting of crops which resist mechanization (e.g., strawberries). Families migrate to Louisiana to pick berries. Due to this influx of educatables, the local…

Junkin, William J., Jr.; Faser, Patricia F.

127

Classical biological control in an ephemeral crop habitat with Anticarsia gemmatalis nucleopolyhedrovirus  

Microsoft Academic Search

Anticarsia gemmatalis nucleopolyhedrovirus(AgNPV) was released as a single spray in soybean at two sites in Louisiana, near Crowley and Baton Rouge,\\u000a after which viral prevalence and population density were monitored for 3--4 years. Each site had a plot with no treatment\\u000a (control) and two virus-treated plots, one planted with soybean yearly for 3-4 years, and the other planted with soybean

James R. Fuxa; Arthur R. Richter

1999-01-01

128

Preparing Minority Students for Graduate School: The Model of the Timbuktu Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Timbuktu Academy is a comprehensive, systemic mentoring program at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge (SUBR), Louisiana. We define systemic mentoring as one that is woven into the core functions of an organization. For most universities, those functions include instruction, research, and service. While the Academy has programs for pre-college and graduate students, its Ten-Strand Systemic Mentoring

Diola Bagayoko

2010-01-01

129

Systemic Mentoring for Competitiveness: The Model of the Timbuktu Academy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Timbuktu Academy is a comprehensive, systemic mentoring program at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge (SUBR), Louisiana. We define systemic mentoring as one that is woven into the core functions of an organization. For most universities, those functions include instruction, research, and service. While the Academy has programs for pre-college and graduate students, its Ten-Strand Systemic Mentoring

Diola Bagayoko

2010-01-01

130

New books in review  

Microsoft Academic Search

JAMES K. POLK: JACKSONIAN, 1795–1843. By Charles Grier Sellers, Jr. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1957; pp. xiv+526. $7.50.SELECTIONS FROM RALPH WALDO EMERSON. Edited by Stephen E. Whicher. (Riverside Editions A 13.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958; pp. xxvi+517. Paper $1.15.HOKE SMITH AND THE POLITICS OF THE NEW SOUTH. By Dewey W. Grantham, Jr. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1958; pp.

J. Jeffery Auer; Barnet Baskerville; Gregg Phifer; Paul H. Boase; William G. McCollom; Pat M. Ryan Jr; Eugene K. Bristow; Robert Chambers; Don Geiger; Irving Deer; H. F. Harding; Lee S. Hultzén; C. M. Wise; Richard A. Hoops; James Lynch; Goodwin F. Berquist Jr

1958-01-01

131

New books in review  

Microsoft Academic Search

THE DRAMATIC IMPULSE IN MODERN POETICS. By Don Geiger. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1967; pp. vii + 165. $6.00.CONCEPTUAL FRONTIERS IN SPEECH?COMMUNICATION; REPORT OF THE NEW ORLEANS CONFERENCE ON RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT. Edited by Robert J. Kibler and Larry L. Barker. New York: Speech Association of America, 1969; pp. ix+242. $3.75; paper $255.PREACHING IN AMERICAN HISTORY: SELECTED

Charlotte I. Lee; Al Croft; Paul H. Boase; Fredrick Trautmann; Prentice A. Meador Jr; James H. McBath; Goodwin F. Berquist Jr; John B. Newman; Thomas W. Benson; Kenneth Wilkens; Larry D. Browning; Charles L. Balcer; Alvin A. Goldberg; William Brooks; C. David Mobtensen; Thorrel B. Fest; Peter E. Kane; Harry P. Kerr; John Waite Bowers; Joseph E. Kruppa; W. R. Zemlin; Joel Adedeji; Samuel L. Leiter; Robert A. Potter; Robert R. Findlay; David Knauf

1969-01-01

132

Chairs' Introduction to Workshop on Computational Finance and Business Intelligence  

Microsoft Academic Search

We have been organizing the Workshop on Computational Finance and Business Intelligence (CFBI) at International Conference\\u000a on Computational Science (ICCS) since 2003. This workshop at ICCS, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A., May 25-27, 2009 focuses\\u000a on computational science aspects of asset and derivatives pricing, financial risk management, and related topics to business\\u000a intelligence. It will include but not limited to modeling,

Yong Shi; Shouyang Wang; Xiaotie Deng

2009-01-01

133

Plant Blindness  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Eye on Education column, published in BioScience, highlights the "Prevent Plant Blindness" program. The aim of the campaign is to liberate students from the many traps that lead to a lack of appreciation for and understanding of plants, say its leaders, botanist-educators James Wandersee of Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, and Elizabeth Schussler of the Ruth Patrick Science Education Center, in Aiken, South Carolina.

Cathy Lundmark (American Institute of Biological Sciences;)

2003-10-01

134

Toward a New Mississippi history  

Microsoft Academic Search

Political Culture in the Nineteenth?Century South: Mississippi, 1830–1900. BRADLEY G. BOND. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press 1995. 342 pp., notes, bibliography, index. $35.00. ISBN 0–807–1976–8.Becoming Southern: The Evolution of a Way of Life, Warren County and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1770–1860. CHRISTOPHER MORRIS. New York: Oxford University Press. 1995. 258 pp., notes, illustrations, appendices, index. $35.00. ISBN 0–19–508366–0.\\

Edward Countryman

1997-01-01

135

Books reviewed  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Radical Persuasion, 1890–1917: Aspects of Intellectual History and the Historiography of Three American Radical Organizations. By Aileen S. Kraditor. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press. 1981. viii, 381 pp. $24.95.Servants in Husbandry in Early Modern England. By Ann Kussmaul. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981. xii, 233 pp. $29.95.The Private Life of a Country House (1912–1939). By Lesley Lewis.

Melvin Dubofsky; Charles Tilly; Nicolas Barker; John Morton Osborne; Ruth Rosen; F. M. Leventhal; Paul Buhle; Mari Jo Buhle; Mark Jenkins; C. Stewart Doty; George Esenwein; Robert G. Moeller

1983-01-01

136

New books in review  

Microsoft Academic Search

WENDELL PHILLIPS ON CIVIL RIGHTS AND FREEDOM. By Louis Filler. New York: Hill and Wang, 1965; pp. xxvii+218. $1.95.BLOOD AND FIRE! THE STORY OF GENERAL WILLIAM BOOTH AND THE SALVATION ARMY. By Edward Bishop. Chicago: Moody Press, 1965; pp. viii+114. $2.50.D?DAYS AT DAYTON: REFLECTIONS ON THE SCOPES TRIAL. Edited by Jerry R. Tompkins. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1965;

Franklyn S. Haiman; W. David Lewis; Malcolm O. Sillars; H. F. Harding; John E. Lama; William T. Hagan; Otto A. Dieter; Vincent M. Bevilacqua; James J. Murphy; Frances W. Ewbank; Wayne E. Brockriede; Merle Ansberry; H. Harlan Bloomer; Don Geiger; Hubert C. Heffner; Kent G. Gallagher; M. James Young; Esther M. Jackson; Robert R. Crosby; Robert Warnock; John A. Mills; T. J. Spencer; Earle Ernst; Peter Arnott; Richard K. Knaub; Zelma H. Weisfeld; Walter S. Dewey; Gary W. Gaiser; Tino T. Balio; John A. Walker; Carla Waal

1966-01-01

137

Oil in Louisiana’s estuarine environments: A development model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coastal erosion, accelerated by sea level rise, and subsidence are major Louisiana issues. With current sea-level-rise projections,\\u000a coupled with the state’s eroding barrier islands and coastal wetlands, the region’s estuarine environments are in jeopardy\\u000a of being lost, redefined, or permanently altered. As the coast erodes, Louisiana is endangered of losing valuable wetland’s\\u000a habitat. In addition, if the barrier islands disappear,

Donald Davis; Robert Baumann

2001-01-01

138

Louisiana Geological Survey  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is the homepage of the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS). The site includes general information about LGS and its various offices, as well as an overview of the Basin Research Energy Section, the oil, gas, and coal research section of LGS. The publications and data page features a catalog and ordering information for documents on mineral resources, fossils, water resources, geological bulletins and maps, and many others, as well as a selection of downloadable maps, including 30 x 60 minute geologic quadrangles, a generalized geologic map of the state with accompanying text, and an online map viewer of the state with selectable layers (geology, water bodies, cultural features, and Landsat imagery). There is also an online listing of well logs, grouped by parish, online listings of core samples, grouped by state, and downloadable public information documents on a variety of geologic topics.

139

Louisiana Attractions: Trends and Opportunities.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The project was conducted between the latter part of 1998 and early 1999, and its primary purpose was to investigate the factors affecting attendance at Louisiana's 320 public and private attractions. This project stemmed from concern expressed by many me...

M. M. Liffmann B. R. Henning

1999-01-01

140

Depicting Coastal Louisiana Land Loss  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Coastal Louisiana Land Loss map depicts historical (1932-2000) changes of land to water and water to land, as well as projected changes (2000-2050). Projections are based on the assumption of no future restoration.

Smith, Gregory J.

2005-01-01

141

Distributed control of multi-robot teams: Cooperative baton passing task  

SciTech Connect

This research addresses the problem of achieving fault tolerant cooperation within small- to medium-sized teams of heterogeneous mobile robots. The author describes a novel behavior-based, fully distributed architecture, called ALLIANCE, that utilizes adaptive action selection to achieve fault tolerant cooperative control. The robots in this architecture possess a variety of high-level functions that they can perform during a mission, and must at all times select an appropriate action based on the requirements of the mission, the activities of other robots, the current environmental conditions, and their own internal states. Since such cooperative teams often work in dynamic and unpredictable environments, the software architecture allows the team members to respond robustly and reliably to unexpected environmental changes and modifications in the robot team that may occur due to mechanical failure, the learning of new skills, or the addition or removal of robots from the team by human intervention. After presenting ALLIANCE, they describe the implementation of this architecture on a team of physical mobile robots performing a cooperative baton passing task. These experiments illustrate the ability of ALLIANCE to achieve adaptive, fault-tolerant cooperative control amidst dynamic changes during the task.

Parker, L.E.

1998-11-01

142

Louisiana Pearlshell ('Margaritifera hembeli') Recovery Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Louisiana pearlshell is only known from Bayou Beouf, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. It is restricted to small, clear streams of shallow depth. Populations number from a few individuals to several hundred. They are very susceptible to collecting and predat...

J. H. Stewart

1990-01-01

143

Louisiana NASA EPSCoR Project.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1994, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration issued a Cooperative Agreement (CA) to the State of Louisiana, through the Louisiana Board of Regents (BOB), for the performance of scientific research under the Experimental Program to Stimulate ...

J. P. Wefel

2002-01-01

144

Teaching about the Louisiana Purchase. ERIC Digest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The year 2003 marks the bicentennial of the 1803 Treaty of France, by which the United States of America acquired the Louisiana Territory, an area of more than 828,000 square miles. Upon this acquisition, known as the Louisiana Purchase, the territory of the United States doubled. Historians consider the Louisiana Purchase to be a landmark event…

Patrick, John J.

145

Firefloods blossom in north Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

An important segment of North Louisiana's future production may come from 2 oil fields which have been producing small amounts of oil for 40 yr. Three fireflooding projects at Bellevue and 4 at Caddo-Pine Is. are working to release the trapped 200 million bbl of oil remaining in the fields. Pilot tests prove the Bellevue production could increase 40% or

Byars

1970-01-01

146

Louisiana Business Education Journal. 1994.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This annual journal contains nine articles dealing with business education in Louisiana and elsewhere. The articles "Word Processing Competencies: Which Ones Are Really Necessary?" (Patricia Lynn Anderson, Mary Alice Griffin) and "English Basics Were Developed in Shorthand--Why Not in Keyboarding?" (Clora Mae Baker, Marcia A. Anderson-Yates, Grace…

Redmann, Donna, Ed.

1994-01-01

147

Religion and Education in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Church-state issues in education have a long history in America. Although the U.S. Supreme Court has made several landmark decisions with regard to the separation of church and state in schools, strong conservative influences in Southern states, including Louisiana, have resulted in state statutes and individual school-district policies and…

Stader, David L.; Armenta, Tony; Hill, Flo

148

Nutria (Myocaster coypus) in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biology and Natural History of the Nutria, With Special Reference to Nutria in Louisiana The nutria or coypu (Myocastor coypus) is a rodent native to South America that has been introduced almost worldwide since the early 1900’s, originally with the intent of fur farming in many cases. The nutria is a large (over 6 kg), semi-aquatic rodent with a voracious

John Baroch; Mark Hafner; Tommy L. Brown; Jeff J. Mach; Richard M. Poché

2002-01-01

149

Parental styles in the intergenerational transmission of trauma stemming from the khmer rouge regime in cambodia.  

PubMed

The impact of parental styles in intergenerational transmission of trauma among mothers who survived the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, in power from 1975 to 1979, and their teenaged children was examined in 2 studies. In Study 1, 46 Cambodian female high school students and their mothers were recruited. Each daughter completed anxiety and depression measures as well as assessment of her mother's role-reversing, overprotective, and rejecting parental styles, whereas the mothers completed measures of their trauma exposure during the Khmer Rouge regime and PTSD symptoms. In support of trauma transmission, the mother's PTSD symptoms were predictive of her daughter's anxiety. Moreover, the mother's role-reversing parental style was shown to mediate the relationship between her own and her daughter's symptoms. In support of their generalizability, the results were replicated in Study 2 in a Cambodian-American refugee sample comparing 15 mental health treatment-seeking mothers and their teenaged children with 17 nontreatment-seeking mother-child pairs. The implications of the findings within the larger literature on intergenerational trauma transmission stemming from genocide are discussed. PMID:24164520

Field, Nigel P; Muong, Sophear; Sochanvimean, Vannavuth

2013-10-01

150

Pilot oil atlas for Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

An interdisciplinary research team of engineers, geologists, and computer scientists was assembled at LSU to develop unproved methods for prospecting for bypassed oil and to support oil and gas producers in Louisiana. The overall objective of the project was to develop methods for extending the producing life of several types of reservoirs by reducing the amount of oil being bypassed and abandoned. As part of this work, the team collected information available from public sources for several example reservoirs. One task of the project was to develop a format for the compilation of the extensive but cumbersome Louisiana reservoir data so that it could be used by government and industry to evaluate the resource and plan future activities. The existing information system maintained by Louisiana is a Production Audit Reporting System (PARS). It was designed to allow auditing of oil and gas production and severance taxes associated with this production. It was not intended to be used as a database for determining reservoir recovery efficiency or prospecting for oil and gas. Its use for these purposes, however, has been increasing. The database format suggested in this report would allow production information to be easily displayed by reservoir as well as by lease, unit, or well. The data collected as part of the bypassed-oil study was used to illustrate the proposed new format. This pilot database, or atlas, contains information available for 15 reservoirs. It is recommended that LSU continue to compile and publish database information on the potential for bypassed oil in Louisiana's active reservoirs. This technology-transfer activity should focus each year on those active reservoirs involved in hearings of the Louisiana Office of Conservation. It should also focus on reservoirs being screened by LSU for EOR.

Bourgoyne, A.T. Jr.; Kimbrell, C.; Gao, Weigang.

1993-01-01

151

Pancreatic cancer mortality in Louisiana.  

PubMed Central

As a preliminary step in the investigation of high pancreas-cancer mortality among White males in a cluster of Louisiana parishes, we examined 876 pairs of certificates of death which occurred in this area during 1960--75. The pancreas-cancer death records were matched to controls by age, race, sex, year of death, and parish of residence. The odds ratios were increased about two-fold for workers in the oil refining and paper manufacturing industries, and slight elevations were seen among residents near refineries and food processing plants. Despite the limited residential and occupational information available on death certificates, this study suggests leads to environmental factors that can be further investigated by a case-control interview study in Louisiana.

Pickle, L W; Gottlieb, M S

1980-01-01

152

Pancreatic cancer mortality in Louisiana.  

PubMed

As a preliminary step in the investigation of high pancreas-cancer mortality among White males in a cluster of Louisiana parishes, we examined 876 pairs of certificates of death which occurred in this area during 1960--75. The pancreas-cancer death records were matched to controls by age, race, sex, year of death, and parish of residence. The odds ratios were increased about two-fold for workers in the oil refining and paper manufacturing industries, and slight elevations were seen among residents near refineries and food processing plants. Despite the limited residential and occupational information available on death certificates, this study suggests leads to environmental factors that can be further investigated by a case-control interview study in Louisiana. PMID:7356088

Pickle, L W; Gottlieb, M S

1980-03-01

153

Walking beam furnace well-way slot covers at Rouge Steel  

SciTech Connect

Rouge Steel's 68-in. hot strip mill is served by three walking beam slab reheat furnaces. The first two were commissioned in 1974 and the third was installed in 1980. During the period 1979 to 1981, an intensive plant-wide energy management program to reduce energy consumption was undertaken. A major part of that program involved a comprehensive upgrading of refractory and insulation systems utilized in the walking beam reheat furnaces. A durable system for reducing heat losses through the well-way floor openings associated with walking beam slab reheat furnaces has, in addition to 4 to 5% savings in fuel consumption, reduced maintenance costs. Payback is achieved in four to five months.

Campbell, F. Jr. (Steel Service Engineering, Inc., Bridgeville, PA (United States)); Meinzinger, A.D.; Faust, C.H. (Rouge Steel Co., Dearborn, MI (United States))

1993-07-01

154

Charged with war crimes during the reign of the Khmer Rouge, interrogator says he was following "orders from the top."  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

First Khmer Rouge Leader chargedhttp://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6924371.stmAs It Happens Daily: Khmer Rouge [iTunes]http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/asithappens_20070731_2982.mp3Cambodian Genocide Project [pdf]http://www.yale.edu/cgp/index.htmlTuol Sleng: Photos from Pol Pot's Secret Prisonhttp://www.tuolsleng.com/After years of wrangling over a variety of important procedural details and other matters, an UN-backed tribunal has brought formal charges against former Khmer Rouge leader, Kang Kek Ieu. This Tuesday, Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia charged him with crimes against humanity. Ieu was the Khmer Rouge's chief interrogator and he was responsible for overseeing the Tuol Sleng S-21 prison, where 14,000 inmates died of torture, disease and execution during the reign of the Khmer Rouge and its leader, Pol Pot. Prosecutors are also interested in locating some of the other suspects involved with this genocide, including Ieng Sary, the former Khmer Rouge minister and Meas Muth, Pol Pot's son-in-law. Ieu has been detained since he was located in 1999, and in his initial interrogation he maintained that he was only following "verbal orders from the top." Many hope that these forthcoming trials will bring a measure of closure on this traumatic chapter in Cambodia's history, and survivors of these notorious interrogation camps are seeking answers. One such survivor, Chum Manh, has said that "As a Buddhist, I don't want to avenge violence with more violence. But I do want to hear a public apology for what he did."The first link will take visitors to a Washington Post article which discusses the charges that were recently brought against Kang Kek Leu. The second link leads users to a news brief from the BBC which expands on the situation of Kang Kek Leu. Additionally, this link contains a video clip of Leu and links to other recent pieces on the tribunal. Moving along, the third link will take visitors to a podcast from the CBC program "As It Happens Daily", which also provides commentary on this ongoing tribunal. The fifth link leads to the very compelling Cambodian Genocide Program site, created by Yale University. Here, visitors can learn more about the tribunals, view online databases, and read other materials in a variety of languages, including Thai, Khmer, German, and Armenian. The final link leads to a moving selection of photographs of the prisoners held at the Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh.

Grinnell, Max

2007-08-03

155

Smart Bodies: Louisiana Responds to Youth Overweight  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In Louisiana, it is estimated that almost 33% of school-age children are at risk for becoming overweight or are already overweight (Louisiana Office of Public Health, 2004). Studies have shown that poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and weight problems often associated with being overweight adversely affect academic performance in school…

Murphy, Ellen P.; Holston, Denise; Tuuri, Georgianna

2005-01-01

156

An Expedition Through the Louisiana Purchase  

Microsoft Academic Search

An Expedition Through the Louisiana Purchase provides a demonstration lesson for American history and Geography, which integrates the five fundamental themes of geography with a roleplaying lesson on Lewis and Clark's exploration of the Louisiana Purchase. The article, aimed at grades 7–12, includes suggested evaluation procedures, extension lessons, as well as materials and resources. Finally, student outcomes will be discussed

Margaret M. Sonntag

1991-01-01

157

Smart Bodies: Louisiana Responds to Youth Overweight  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In Louisiana, it is estimated that almost 33% of school-age children are at risk for becoming overweight or are already overweight (Louisiana Office of Public Health, 2004). Studies have shown that poor nutrition, physical inactivity, and weight problems often associated with being overweight adversely affect academic performance in school…

Murphy, Ellen P.; Holston, Denise; Tuuri, Georgianna

2005-01-01

158

Louisiana Blue Crab Production, Processing, and Markets,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The blue crab fishery, in view of its dockside value, is becoming an increasingly important component of the Louisiana fishing sector. Worth $20.1 million in 1987, the Louisiana blue crab fishery was exceeded in dockside value only by shrimp ($184.2 milli...

W. R. Keithly K. J. Roberts A. W. Liebzeit

1988-01-01

159

Louisiana Approved Planning Analysis Decision Record.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document is the approved Planning Analysis (PA) for Public Domain Tracts in Louisiana. The land-use decisions in this document are the same as those in the proposed PA which was released in December 2001. The Louisiana PA provides guidance for manage...

2002-01-01

160

Participants Assess the Louisiana Consent Decree.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of 602 administrators, faculty, and students from Louisiana's public universities revealed attitudes about the Louisiana Consent Decree (LCD) to preserve Black institutions, including the following: (1) Blacks are more positive than Whites about the LCD; (2) LCD has caused more cooperation among Black and White schools; and (3) many are…

Ginsberg, Rick; Carter, Marie

1988-01-01

161

Louisiana Literacy Plan: Literacy for All  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Louisiana Literacy Plan is designed to address the learning needs of all students in grades PK-Adult Education in order to improve the literacy rates of students in the state, thereby developing a more literate and capable citizenry for the future. Connecting this plan to the No Child Left Behind Act, Louisiana seeks to close the achievement…

Louisiana Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

162

REMOTE SENSING RESEARCH IN LOUISIANA SUGARCANE  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Louisiana’s sugarcane producers and millers have been under increased economic pressure for the past several years. If the industry is to survive in the long term, then new technologies that maximize productivity and profitability must be identified and adopted. Several tests were initiated in 200...

163

Louisiana State University: Tourmaline Today  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This Louisiana State University website features its research of the mineral tourmaline, which can provide "information on the thermal and fluid history of rocks in which it develops, is intimately associated with some of the world's premier metallic ore deposits, retains chemical signatures of the sources of tourmaline detritus in clastic rocks", and has many additional valuable petrogenetic features. Researchers can find downloads of abstracts and publications of the University's investigations. Students and educators can find information on tourmaline crystal structure, classification, and the highest concentrations of cations and anions in tourmaline.

Henry, Darrell James, 1951-

164

Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Over the past several years, the Louisiana Digital Library has assembled a number of online collections that draw on the many archives and institutions from around the state. One such noteworthy collection is the Louisiana State Museum Jazz Collection, which has been assembled here with the kind assistance of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Drawing on the rich musical and cultural heritage of traditional New Orleans jazz, the collection contains close to 700 photographs taken over the past nine decades. Some of the photographic highlights include early portraits of noted trumpeter Al Hirt and a rare photograph of Louis ArmstrongÂs childhood bedroom. Visitors will want to use the basic keyword search to find specific materials, or they may also elect to browse the images by title. Perhaps the real highlights of the site are the 386 audio files that contain some of the very important (and very obscure) recordings from this golden age of jazz. Visitors will be delighted to listen to the 1919 Rag as performed by Kid Ory and the Âhot version of AlexanderÂs Ragtime Band, as rendered by Bessie Smith, accompanied by Fletcher HendersonÂs Hot 6.

2004-01-01

165

Respiration Studies in a Louisiana Salt Marsh.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Respiration studies of the salt marsh intertidal zone and adjacent submerged sediments were carried out in coastal Louisiana from July 1973 to August 1974. Respiration of the marsh intertidal zone was measured by dissolved oxygen uptake in an enclosure ov...

C. S. Hopkinson J. W. Day B. T. Gael

1978-01-01

166

West Nile Virus Economic Impact, Louisiana, 2002  

PubMed Central

West Nile virus (WNV) is transmitted by mosquitoes and can cause illness in humans ranging from mild fever to encephalitis. In 2002, a total of 4,156 WNV cases were reported in the United States; 329 were in Louisiana. To estimate the economic impact of the 2002 WNV epidemic in Louisiana, we collected data from hospitals, a patient questionnaire, and public offices. Hospital charges were converted to economic costs by using Medicare cost-to-charge ratios. The estimated cost of the Louisiana epidemic was $20.1 million from June 2002 to February 2003, including a $10.9 million cost of illness ($4.4 million medical and $6.5 million nonmedical costs) and a $9.2 million cost of public health response. These data indicate a substantial short-term cost of the WNV disease epidemic in Louisiana.

Meltzer, Martin I.; Ratard, Raoult; Billah, Kaafee; Molinari, Noelle A.; Roy, Kakoli; Scott, R. Douglas; Petersen, Lyle R.

2004-01-01

167

Carbonates of the Louisiana Continental Slope.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The continental slope off central Louisiana has extremely complex surface topography as well as subsurface structures that are primarily inherited from salt tectonics, with other features generated by differential sedimentation, erosion, and mass movement...

H. H. Roberts R. Sassen P. Aharon

1987-01-01

168

Louisiana State University Libraries' Electronic Imaging Laboratory.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes Louisiana State University Libraries' Electronic Imaging Laboratory for preservation. The project uses digital imaging technology to reformat rare book materials for access. This technology can exist with traditional conservation procedures. (JLB)

Phillips, Faye; Condrey, Richard

1994-01-01

169

75 FR 3764 - Louisiana Disaster # LA-00029  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...State of Louisiana dated 01/14/2010. Incident: Severe Weather and Flooding. Incident Period: 12/10/2009 through 12...Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...

2010-01-22

170

76 FR 33804 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00038  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...State of Louisiana dated 06/02/2011. Incident: Severe Weather, Flash Flooding and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 04/27...Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...

2011-06-09

171

76 FR 27740 - Louisiana Disaster # LA-00037  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...State of Louisiana dated 05/04/2011. Incident: Severe weather and a tornado. Incident Period: 04/04/2011. DATES...Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...

2011-05-12

172

78 FR 36290 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00051  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...State of Louisiana Dated: 06/10/2013. Incident: Severe Weather and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 05/16/2013. Effective...Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION...

2013-06-17

173

Vibrios in the Louisiana gulf coast environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

A polyphasic approach, using bacteriological, immunological, and molecular biological techniques was used to elucidate the distribution of pathogenicVibrio species in the Louisiana coastal environment. A variety ofVibrio species pathogenic for man, includingV. cholerae, V. parahaemolyticus, V. fluvialis, andV. vulnificus, were found to be ubiquitous in Louisiana.Vibrio species monitored were shown to fluctuate in response to environmental factors of temperature, salinity,

N. C. Roberts; R. J. Siebeling; J. B. Kaperfl; H. B. Bradford Jr

1982-01-01

174

Archival Evaluation of Floodwall Alignments: New Orleans, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report identifies and evaluates significant structures formerly on the site of the proposed Floodwall for New Orleans, Louisiana between Louisiana Avenue and Jackson Avenue. Research to date has identified only four sawmills and the levee on the site...

S. K. Reeves W. D. Reeves

1982-01-01

175

Fiscal Year 1990 Program Report: Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 1990 cooperative research program of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute (LWRRI) addressed priority water resources problem areas identified for Louisiana - management of surface water supplies, groundwater control and restoration, wastew...

W. D. Constant

1991-01-01

176

Fiscal Year 1989 Program Report: Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 1989 cooperative research program of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute (LWRRI) addressed priority water resources problem areas identified for Louisiana - management of surface water supplies, ground water control and restoration, and w...

W. D. Constant

1990-01-01

177

Fait A La Main: A Source Book of Louisiana Crafts.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Louisiana Crafts Program is an economic development program that strives to stimulate several markets for Louisiana craftsmen. This publication is a directory of juried Louisiana craftsmen of various types; it is intended as a source book for anyone interested in handmade crafts. It is divided into two sections: "Folk Craftsmen" and…

Bergeron, Maida, Ed.

178

Louisiana hydrologic atlas map no. 2 : Areal extent of freshwater in major aquifers of Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The areal availability of freshwater (cl content < 250 mg/L) in 14 major aquifers in Louisiana was investigated. The depth of occurrence of fresh groundwater in Louisiana is variable. The aquifers were mapped to show their areal extent from the outcrop or subcrop to the downdip limit of freshwater. Water in each aquifer becomes saline downdip; but in most areas an overlying (younger) aquifer contains freshwater. None of the major aquifer contains freshwater in northern Louisiana where the Vicksburg and Jackson groups crop out and the underlying Cockfield aquifer (Cockfield Formation) contains saline water. (Peters-PTT)

Smoot, Charles W.

1986-01-01

179

Minerals yearbook, 1991: Louisiana. Annual report  

SciTech Connect

The report has been prepared under a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Bureau of Mines, U.S. Department of the Interior, and the Louisiana Geological Survey for collecting information on all nonfuel minerals. In 1991, Louisiana's nonfuel mineral industry produced $351.8 million of mineral commodities. This was a $16.1 million decrease from the value reported for 1990. The decline was due to the effects of the recession on certain segments of the economy and the closing of two of the State's sulfur operations because of depleted reserves. Tables and statistical data are provided.

White, D.H.; Marsalis, W.E.; Johnston, J.E.

1993-05-01

180

Toward Plugging the Leaky Pipeline: Biological and Agricultural Engineering Female Faculty in the United States and Canada  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Marybeth Lima, Louisiana State University, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Room 149, E. B. Doran Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4505. The authors acknowledge all the women BAE faculty who took the time, effort, and energy to complete this survey. The LSU Division of Instructional Support and Development (Measurement and Evaluation Resource Center) provided assistance with survey development. Drs. Evangelyn Alocilja, Karen Mancl, Bobby Matthews, and Kelly Rusch assisted with survey validity efforts. N. Rao Lakkakula provided computer assistance and helped with figure preparation. Undergraduate student workers Claire Burleigh, Tessa Byrne, Dawn Farver, Garbriela Gonzales, and Jared Powell assisted with data collection, and Andrea Albright and Gail Smith proofread the manuscript. Support for this research was provided in part by the Louisiana Agricultural Experimental Station, the Louisiana State University Agricultural and Mechanical College, The Ohio State University, and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

Cauble, Stephanie M.; Christy, Ann D.; Lima, Marybeth

181

Autochthonous Transmission of Trypanosoma cruzi, Louisiana  

PubMed Central

Autochthonous transmission of the Chagas disease parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, was detected in a patient in rural New Orleans, Louisiana. The patient had positive test results from 2 serologic tests and hemoculture. Fifty-six percent of 18 Triatoma sanguisuga collected from the house of the patient were positive for T. cruzi by PCR.

Perniciaro, Leon; Yabsley, Michael J.; Roellig, Dawn M.; Balsamo, Gary; Diaz, James; Wesson, Dawn

2007-01-01

182

77 FR 30350 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00045  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of an Administrative declaration of a disaster for the State of Louisiana dated 05/15/2012. Incident: Severe storms, tornadoes and flooding. Incident Period: 03/20/2012 through 03/22/2012. Effective Date: 05/15/2012. Physical...

2012-05-22

183

Recreational Dwellings in the Louisiana Coastal Marsh.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Louisiana's 12,656 square miles of coastal marsh and intermingled water surfaces support an abundance of fish and wildlife that is eagerly pursued by users of 10,220 camps, i.e., temporarily occupied recreational dwellings. The marshes help to make possib...

D. L. Gary D. W. Davis

1979-01-01

184

77 FR 55890 - Louisiana Disaster # LA-00048  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-4080-DR), dated 08/31/2012. Incident: Hurricane Isaac. Incident Period: 08/26/2012 and continuing. Effective Date: 08/31/2012. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/30/2012. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date:...

2012-09-11

185

Louisiana Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook. Amended  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This workbook, submitted by the State of Louisiana to the U.S. Department of Education, is for State Grants under Title IX, Part C, Section 9302 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Public Law 107-110). By January 31, 2003, States must complete and submit to the Department this Consolidated State Application Accountability Workbook. The…

US Department of Education, 2006

2006-01-01

186

Crop impactions in bobwhite quail in Louisiana.  

PubMed

Crop impactions (solid, hard masses of seeds) caused by seeds of clammy weed (Cuphea carthagenensis) were found in bobwhite quail (Colinus virginianus) killed during the 1965-71 hunting seasons in Louisiana. Emaciation and weakened condition were associated with the presence of crop impactions in two quail, suggesting that physical obstruction of the crop by impactions may be of significant pathologic consequence. PMID:691130

Hurst, G A

1978-07-01

187

40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory. 409...PROCESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Louisiana Raw Cane Sugar Processing Subcategory § 409...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory....

2009-07-01

188

40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory. 409...PROCESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Louisiana Raw Cane Sugar Processing Subcategory § 409...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory....

2010-07-01

189

50 CFR 21.45 - Depredation order for depredating purple gallinules in Louisiana.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Depredation order for depredating purple gallinules in Louisiana. 21.45 ...45 Depredation order for depredating purple gallinules in Louisiana. Landowners...Louisiana, may, without a permit, shoot purple gallinules (Ionornis martinica...

2009-10-01

190

50 CFR 21.45 - Depredation order for depredating purple gallinules in Louisiana.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Depredation order for depredating purple gallinules in Louisiana. 21.45 ...45 Depredation order for depredating purple gallinules in Louisiana. Landowners...Louisiana, may, without a permit, shoot purple gallinules (Ionornis martinica...

2010-10-01

191

Water resources data, Louisiana, water year 2004  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water resources data for the 2004 water year for Louisiana consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground water. This report contains records for water discharge at 77 gaging stations; stage only for 86 gaging stations and 7 lakes; water quality for 60 surface-water stations (including 42 gaging stations) and 112 wells; and water levels for 304 observation wells. Also included are data for 158 crest-stage and flood-profile partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not included in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating State and Federal agencies in Louisiana.

Baumann, Todd; Goree, B. B.; Lovelace, W. M.; Montogmery, P. A.; Resweber, J. C.; Ross, Garron B.; Ward, Aub N.; Walters, David J.

2005-01-01

192

Water resources data, Louisiana, water year 2003  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Water resources data for the 2003 water year for Louisiana consist of records of stage, discharge, and water quality of streams; stage, contents, and water quality of lakes and reservoirs; and water levels and water quality of ground water. This report contains records for water discharge at 76 gaging stations; stage only for 86 gaging stations and 7 lakes; water quality for 56 surface-water stations (including 44 gaging stations) and 142 wells; and water levels for 313 observation wells. Also included are data for 158 crest-stage and flood-profile partial-record stations. Additional water data were collected at various sites not included in the systematic data-collection program, and are published as miscellaneous measurements. These data represent that part of the National Water Data System operated by the U.S. Geological Survey and cooperating Federal and State agencies in Louisiana.

Baumann, Todd; Goree, B. B.; Lovelace, W. M.; Montgomery, P. A.; Resweber, J. C.; Ross, Garron B.; Sasser, D. C., Jr.; Walters, D. J.

2004-01-01

193

Franck-Bertacci Collection: Louisiana Digital Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As with many states across the country, Louisiana remains strongly committed to creating and maintaining a digital database that accurately reflects their culture and history. They have done a fine job, and the Frank-Bertacci Collection is a real treat, particularly for students of the history of New Orleans and its transformation in the twentieth century. This photograph collection includes work from both the Charles L. Frank Photographers Studio, and its subsequent work under the direction of Albert Bertacci. Through the online archive of over 2000 photographs, visitors will be treated to views of 1960s subdivisions, mansions in the French Quarter, and the construction of the Louisiana Superdome. Visitors can perform basic keyword searches across various fields, including title, subject, date, among others. For visitors seeking a bit more direction in their searching, there is also a subject list offered here for their use.

194

La MER: Louisiana Marine Education Resources  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

A repository for Louisiana regional marine science resources. Hands-on Aquatic Education Projects available: attend field trips/camps in a marsh ecosystem; set-up a classroom nursery aquarium for protected fish species; Teacher workshop on microscopy as a teaching tool; and more. Classroom Resources include lesson plans covering: oyster biology and issues; manatee conservation; invasive species; the Dead Zone issue with data; using microscopes to study of marine and aquatic materials.

2011-10-20

195

Secondary pollen types characteristic of Louisiana honeys  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nine secondary pollen types (those comprising 16–45% of the pollen sample) were recovered from 54 honey samples (10 g) collected\\u000a from the major beekeeping areas of Louisiana. The pollen types in order of decreasing importance are:Berchemia scandens, rattan vine;Rubus spp., blackberry and dewberry;Salix spp., willow;Trifolium repens, white clover;Glycine max, soybean;Parthenocissus quinquefolia, Virginia creeper; Rosaceae, rose family;Cephalanthus occidentalis, buttonbush; andCornus spp.,

Meredith Hoag Lieux

1977-01-01

196

New Orleans, Louisiana - A Virtual Library  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Web page titled "New Orleans, Louisiana - A Virtual Library," offers a comprehensive view of New Orleans for residents and visitors alike. Hundreds of photos are available, including a Library of Congress collection of photos of New Orleans at the turn of the century, current photos courtesy of other Web sites and photographers, and pictures taken from the Space Shuttle. Besides music, recreation, arts, and tourist listings, you can read Ann Rice's views on the film, "Interview with the Vampire."

197

Vegetation Types in Coastal Louisiana in 2007  

USGS Publications Warehouse

During the summer and fall of 2007, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Fur and Refuge Division jointly completed an aerial survey to collect data on 2007 vegetation types in coastal Louisiana. The current map presents the data collected in this effort. The 2007 aerial survey was conducted by using techniques developed over the last thirty years while conducting similar vegetation surveys. Transects flown were oriented in a north-south direction and spaced 1.87 mi (3 km) apart and covered coastal marshes from the Texas State line to the Mississippi State line and from the northern extent of fresh marshes to the southern end of saline (saltwater) marshes on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico or of coastal bays. Navigation along these transects and to each sampling site was accomplished by using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and geographic information system (GIS) software. As the surveyors reached each sampling station, observed areas of marsh were assigned as fresh, intermediate, brackish, or saline (saltwater) types, and dominant plant species were listed and ranked according to abundance. Delineations of marsh boundaries usually followed natural levees, bayous, or other features that impede or restrict water flow.

Sasser, Charles E.; Visser, Jenneke M.; Mouton, Edmond; Linscombe, Jeb; Hartley, Steve B.

2008-01-01

198

Regional and local subsidence in Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

The measurement of local, man-induced subsidence is especially critical in areas with high rates of land loss. To measure this subsidence, absolute historical geodetic movements have been estimated by adjusting all movements along the first-order vertical control network from northeast to southwest Louisiana as related to the Monroe uplift. The adjustment will serve as a base line by which local subsidence or uplift can be measured. A generalized trend of increasing subsidence to the south in Louisiana probably reflects increasing sediment thickness and weight toward the axis of the Gulf Coast basin. Anomalous values as low as -17.6 mm/y (-0.7 in./y) occur in areas overlying Pleistocene and Holocene fluvial elements. Positive movement as high as +4.1 mm/y (+0.2 in./y), has been found to be associated with the Iberian structural axis in south-central Louisiana. Land subsidence due to natural causes may far outweigh subsidence resulting from fluid withdrawal or depressurization of geopressured aquifers. The effects of regional and local natural processes should not be underestimated in any systematic approach to measuring subsidence.

Trahan, D.B.

1984-01-01

199

77 FR 61650 - Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Loans): Allen, Morehouse, Saint Martin. Contiguous Parishes/Counties: (Economic Injury Loans Only): Louisiana: Beauregard, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Saint Landry, Union, Vernon, West...

2012-10-10

200

Biomedical Research Institute, Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), DOE/EA-0789, evaluating the environmental impacts of construction and operation of a Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. The purpose of the BRI is to accelerate the development of biomedical research in cardiovascular disease, molecular biology, and neurobiology. Based on the analyses in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

Not Available

1992-05-02

201

Biomedical Research Institute, Biomedical Research Foundation of Northwest Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana. Environmental assessment  

SciTech Connect

Department of Energy (DOE) has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA), DOE/EA-0789, evaluating the environmental impacts of construction and operation of a Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana. The purpose of the BRI is to accelerate the development of biomedical research in cardiovascular disease, molecular biology, and neurobiology. Based on the analyses in the EA, DOE has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). Therefore, the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement is not required.

Not Available

1992-05-02

202

Responses of two genotypes of chicken to the diets and stocking densities typical of UK and ‘Label Rouge’ production systems: I. Performance, behaviour and carcass composition  

Microsoft Academic Search

‘Label Rouge’ (LR) chickens are reputed to possess improved sensory characteristics compared with birds reared under intensive conditions. The effects on body weight, food utilisation, behaviour and carcass composition, of genotype (Ross I vs ISA ‘657’), diet (conventional UK broiler vs LR) and stocking density (17.0 birds m?2,vs 4.25 birds m?2) were evaluated in a 2 × 2 × 2

P. D. Lewis; G. C. Perry; L. J. Farmer; R. L. S. Patterson

1997-01-01

203

Extracellular Hydrolytic Enzyme Activities of the Heterotrophic Microbial Communities of the Rouge River: An Approach to Evaluate Ecosystem Response to Urbanization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The potential effects of urbanization on the bioavailability of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) were tested by determining\\u000a the extracellular enzyme activities of the heterotrophic microbial communities of the Rouge River. The activities of 19 enzymes\\u000a were monitored across two water samples (river water and groundwater) at different spatial and temporal scales. High phosphatase,\\u000a esterase, and aminopeptidase activities was observed in

S. M. Tiquia

204

Louisiana Literacy Forum II. Proceedings (New Orleans, Louisiana, March 12-13, 1991).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This report contains the proceedings of the second Louisiana statewide conference on literacy, which spotlighted the national endeavors of literacy practitioners and providers, works, and programs. Based on participants' input from the first forum, special emphasis was placed on workplace and family literacy, public relations, and policy making.…

Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, New Orleans.

205

Local School Finances in Louisiana: Disparities, Discrepancies, and Disgrace.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Because Louisiana is facing financial difficulties, the impact of reductions in federal aid since 1980 has been severe. With a state economy dependent on gas, oil, and agriculture, Louisiana suffers when oil prices are low and farming costs are high. Reduced tax income for the state lowers state spending, forcing additional enterprises out of…

Hare, Dwight

206

Louisiana Workforce Investment Act Program Year 2010 Annual Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Louisiana Workforce Commission continued its mission to put people to work through a variety of initiatives in PY 2010. The program year started with the transfer of Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS), from what was the then-Department of Social ...

2011-01-01

207

Experiencing Higher Education in Louisiana through a Native American Lens  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this dissertation was to capture the voice of the Louisiana Native American students who attend Louisiana institutions of higher education. Native Americans are the least represented minority in colleges. More have entered college in recent years, yet they continue to leave college at a high rate. It is important to understand what motivates Native students to attend

Linda Kelly

2008-01-01

208

Mud Bugs: Supply, Demand, and Natural Resources in Louisiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Louisiana's land, coast, and inland waterways are home to many natural resources such as seafood, petroleum, natural gas, and timber--and freshwater crawfish, or "mudbugs" as the locals like to call them. These natural resources are vital to Louisiana's economy. The author describes a unit of study on economics in which a teacher taught and…

Nagel, Paul

2010-01-01

209

Kids Count Data Book on Louisiana's Children, 1999.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This Kids Count data book provides statistics on the well-being of children in Louisiana. Data are provided for the state as a whole and for each of Louisiana's 64 parishes. An introduction summarizes findings for 1999, and a final section summarizes trends in the data over the past several years. Indicators used in the report to measure child…

Agenda for Children, New Orleans, LA.

210

Optimum treatment for coal-pile runoff in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

The coming decades will see coal having an increasingly important role in Louisiana's economy, both as a fuel for production of electricity and as a bulk material to be stored and shipped through the lower Mississippi River. Coal-storage facilities in south Louisiana are exposed to the nation's highest annual rainfall, resulting in significant quantities of runoff which must be contained

P. T. Hendershot; M. E. Tittlebaum

1984-01-01

211

Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund: Annual Report Fiscal Year 2004.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund (LEQTF) was established in 1986 by Louisiana voters to improve the quality of education in the state. The LEQTF receives funds through the Federal Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and deposits them in what is known as the Permanent Fund. From this Permanent Fund, a separate Support Fund (also known as…

Kennedy, John

2004-01-01

212

Minerals yearbook, 1992: Louisiana. Annual report  

SciTech Connect

Louisiana's nonfuel mineral production in 1992 totaled $309.3 million. This was a $42.5 million decline in value from that reported by the mineral industry in 1991. Although there was an increase in the value of gemstones, lime, and industrial sand and gravel, it failed to offset a decline in the demand and sales of gypsum, construction sand and gravel, salt, crushed stone, and sulfur. The values of these five mineral commodities fell $53.9 million between 1991 and 1992. The State ranked 32d nationally in mineral value and accounted for 35% of the Nation's salt tonnage and 42% of the Frasch sulfur production.

White, D.H.; Marsalis, W.E.

1994-03-01

213

Andrew shortens lifetime of Louisiana Barrier Islands  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Because the Isles Dernieres, a series of four barrier islands off the coast of Louisiana, have one of the most rapidly eroding shorelines in the world, geologists at the U.S. Geological Survey and the Louisiana Geological Survey have been monitoring erosion activity over the last several years, said Jeff Williams of the USGS in Reston, Va. Hurricane Andrew, which struck the state on August 26, caused severe erosional damage to these islands that has shortened their lifetimes.Before Andrew struck, geologists projected that Raccoon Island would disappear below sea level by the year 2001 and that Whiskey Island would disappear by 2016. Now, due to the severe erosion from Hurricane Andrew, the scientists claim that the islands may disappear before the turn of the century, and the other islands in the Dernieres chain are expected to follow suit within 2 decades. Raccoon, Whiskey, Trinity, and East islands make up the Isles Dernieres, which existed as one island, known as the Isle Derniere, before an 1856 hurricane and subsequent erosion.

Bush, Susan

214

Coastal Louisiana in Crisis: Subsidence or Sea Level Rise?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The drowning of wetlands and barrier islands in coastal Louisiana has become a widely publicized environmental catastrophe in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The devastation caused by these storms has reenergized the debate about restoring the natural coastal-defense system and building higher and sturdier levees, in anticipation of future storms. Understanding the contributions of land subsidence and eustatic (global) sea level rise to Louisiana's wetland loss is crucial to the success of any plan designed to protect coastal communities. It is argued here that accelerated sea level rise in the future may pose a larger threat than subsidence for considerable portions of coastal Louisiana.

González, Juan L.; Törnqvist, Torbjörn E.

2006-11-01

215

Louisiana hydrologic atlas map no. 1 : Mean annual runoff in Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The map shows the mean annual runoff from drainage basins in Louisiana exclusive of those in the coastal zone and the alluvial valleys of the Mississippi, Ouachita, and Red Rivers. The mean annual runoff for the State of Louisiana varies from 0.7 (cu ft/s)/sq mi in the Sabine and Red River basins to >2.0 (cu ft/s)/sq mi in the upper reaches of the Mermentau River. Factors that account for the three-fold variation in runoff across Louisiana include regional differences in rainfall, varying physical characteristics of the land, and differing land use patterns. The mean annual runoff was determined on the basis of continuing measurements of stage and discharge of uncontrolled streams. The periods of record from the 88 stations shown on the map vary from 5 to 25 yr. The 88 stations were grouped into seven categories of runoff. The boundaries for each region generally correspond to drainage boundaries or physiographic boundaries. (Peters-PTT)

McWreath, Harry C., III; Lowe, Alfred S.

1986-01-01

216

Geopressured-geothermal well activities in Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Since September 1978, microseismic networks have operated continuously around US Department of Energy (DOE) geopressured-geothermal well sites to monitor any microearthquake activity in the well vicinity. Microseismic monitoring is necessary before flow testing at a well site to establish the level of local background seismicity. Once flow testing has begun, well development may affect ground elevations and/or may activate growth faults, which are characteristic of the coastal region of southern Louisiana and southeastern Texas where these geopressured-geothermal wells are located. The microseismic networks are designed to detest small-scale local earthquakes indicative of such fault activation. Even after flow testing has ceased, monitoring continues to assess any microearthquake activity delayed by the time dependence of stress migration within the earth. Current monitoring shows no microseismicity in the geopressured-geothermal prospect areas before, during, or after flow testing.

John, C.J.

1992-10-01

217

US hydropower resource assessment for Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

The Department of Energy is developing an estimate of the hydropower development potential in this country. The Hydropower Evaluation Software (HES) is a computer model that was developed by the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory for this purpose. The HES measures the potential hydropower resources available in the United States, using uniform criteria for measurement. The software was developed and tested using hydropower information and data provided by the Southwestern Power Administration. It is a dBASE menu-driven software application that allows the personal computer user to assign environmental attributes to potential hydropower sites, calculate development suitability factors for each site based on the environmental attributes present, and generate reports based on these suitability factors. This report details the resource assessment results for the state of Louisiana.

Francfort, J.E.

1993-12-01

218

Goals, Guidelines and Gauges for Public Library Service in Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A statement of goals, guidelines, and standards for public libraries in the state was developed by the Standards Study Committee, Public Library Section, of the Louisiana Library Association. The goals include the educational, informational, recreational,...

1975-01-01

219

Production of Coastal Louisiana Marsh Plants Calculated from Phenometric Techniques.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Production and mortality of six marsh macrophytes were measured in Louisiana, USA using phenometric methods. The Williams-Murcodh technique estimates annual production from measurements of individual culm height, mass, growth, and longevity. Annual mortal...

C. S. Hopkinson J. G. Gosselink R. T. Parrondo

1980-01-01

220

Geologic Study Southern Louisiana Salt Domes. Volume III.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 12 Southern Louisiana domes (Lake Hermitage, Lake Washington, Leeville, Napoleonville, Potash, Bayou Blue, Bayou Choctaw, Bully Camp, Chacahoula, Clovelly, Sorrento, and White Castle) discussed in this report were found to possess the following genera...

1979-01-01

221

Fiscal Year 1988 Program Report: Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The 1988 cooperative research program of the Louisiana Water Resources Research Institute addressed priority water resources problem areas. The water problems were: management of surface water supplies; ground water control and restoration; and wastewater...

M. Tittlebaum

1989-01-01

222

Louisiana State University waste-to-energy incinerator.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This proposed action is for cost-shared construction of an incinerator/steam-generation facility at Louisiana State University under the State Energy Conservation Program (SECP). The SECP, created by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, calls upon DOE ...

1994-01-01

223

Developmental Toxicity of Louisiana Crude Oiled Sediment to Zebrafish  

EPA Science Inventory

Embryonic exposures to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and petroleum products cause a characteristic suite of developmental defects in a variety of fish species. We exposed zebrafish embryos to sediment mixed with laboratory weathered South Louisiana crude oil. Oiled sedi...

224

Injuries and illnesses related to Hurricane Andrew--Louisiana, 1992.  

PubMed

On August 26, 1992, Hurricane Andrew struck Louisiana. On August 24, in anticipation of hurricane-related injuries and illnesses, the Office of Public Health (OPH), Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, in cooperation with hospital emergency room (ER) and public utility personnel and coroners, established an active emergency surveillance system in 19 parishes to monitor these events. This report summarizes the findings from this emergency surveillance system. PMID:8459792

1993-04-01

225

Attitudes of Louisiana practitioners toward rehabilitation of juvenile offenders  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study addresses attitudes of juvenile justice practitioners in Louisiana toward rehabilitation. A statewide survey was\\u000a mailed to 3,947 lawyers, judges, probation officers, social workers, and volunteer coordinators. Respondents were grouped\\u000a by legal training and casework training. Conclusions indicate Louisiana practitioners have not abandoned the concept of rehabilitation\\u000a for juvenile offenders. However, they do support punishment as a viable option

STACY C. MOAKtt; Lisa H. Wallace

2000-01-01

226

Public policy implications of deepening the lower Mississippi  

SciTech Connect

The Mississippi River and its tributary system serves the industrial and agricultural heartland of the United States. In terms of total tonnage, the deep water channel of the lower Mississippi, stretching 253 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to Baton Rouge, is the largest port complex in the world. The vast majority of the cargo carried on the river is carried in bulk, a major portion of which could benefit from a deeper river channel. The Corps of Engineers has recommended a 55 foot channel to Baton Rouge, but the Reagan administration has insisted that the federal government will no longer fully fund such projects. In response, the State of Louisiana, under the direction of Governor David C. Treen, has conducted its own independent in-depth evaluation of providing deeper draft access to the lower Mississippi. A special task force established for this purpose recently concluded a year long investigation. On September 2, it issued a recommendation for a phased deepening project, at a significantly lower cost than the Corps recommended plan, in combination with private development of offshore topping-off facilities.

Cocchiara, J.G.

1983-11-01

227

Observatory for education and public outreach controlled through the World Wide Web  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the last two and a half years the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University has been engaged in a collaborative effort with the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society to develop a observatory that can be used for astronomy education from primary school; through graduate studies as well as for recreation and public outreach. The observatory includes a 2,300 square feet facility, a 20-inch diameter Ritchey-Chretien telescope, a black-thinned CCD camera, a computer control system and an internet T1 link. The on site public outreach and education program has been fully active since Fall, 1997 and we are currently in the process of developing a platform- independent system for remotely controlling the observatory over the internet. The initial version of the Java/World Wide Web based software is currently functioning and provides interactive control of the observatory via any Java compatible web browser. The main principles of the remote control system are presented in this paper, along with a discussion of the education and outreach goals of the observatory, details of the facility and hardware, initial measurements of system performance, and a discussion of our future development plans.

Guzik, T. Gregory; Motl, Patrick M.; Burks, Geoffrey S.; Fisher, Paul; Giammanco, James; Landolt, Arlo U.; Stacy, J. G.; Tohline, Joel E.; Wefel, Katrina

1998-05-01

228

Hazard Evaluation and Technical Assistance Report No. TA-78-62, Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry, New Orleans, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Environmental and personal air samples were analyzed at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry (SIC-8221), New Orleans, on October 2 and 3, 1978, to determine exposures to toxic concentrations of nitrous-oxide (10024972), mercury (7439976) vap...

R. M. Taft

1979-01-01

229

Climate Variability and Sugarcane Yield in Louisiana.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper seeks to understand the role that climate variability has on annual yield of sugarcane in Louisiana. Unique features of sugarcane growth in Louisiana and nonclimatic, yield-influencing factors make this goal an interesting and challenging one. Several methods of seeking and establishing the relations between yield and climate variables are employed. First, yield climate relations were investigated at a single research station where crop variety and growing conditions could be held constant and yield relations could be established between a predominant older crop variety and a newer one. Interviews with crop experts and a literature survey were used to identify potential climatic factors that control yield. A statistical analysis was performed using statewide yield data from the American Sugar Cane League from 1963 to 2002 and a climate database. Yield values for later years were adjusted downward to form an adjusted yield dataset. The climate database was principally constructed from daily and monthly values of maximum and minimum temperature and daily and monthly total precipitation for six cooperative weather-reporting stations representative of the area of sugarcane production. The influence of 74 different, though not independent, climate-related variables on sugarcane yield was investigated. The fact that a climate signal exists is demonstrated by comparing mean values of the climate variables corresponding to the upper and lower third of adjusted yield values. Most of these mean-value differences show an intuitively plausible difference between the high- and low-yield years. The difference between means of the climate variables for years corresponding to the upper and lower third of annual yield values for 13 of the variables is statistically significant at or above the 90% level. A correlation matrix was used to identify the variables that had the largest influence on annual yield. Four variables [called here critical climatic variables (CCV)], mean maximum August temperature, mean minimum February temperature, soil water surplus between April and September, and occurrence of autumn (fall) hurricanes, were built into a model to simulate adjusted yield values. The CCV model simulates the yield value with an rmse of 5.1 t ha-1. The mean of the adjusted yield data over the study period was 60.4 t ha-1, with values for the highest and lowest years being 73.1 and 50.6 t ha-1, respectively, and a standard deviation of 5.9 t ha-1. Presumably because of the almost constant high water table and soil water availability, higher precipitation totals, which are inversely related to radiation and temperature, tend to have a negative effect on the yields. Past trends in the values of critical climatic variables and general projections of future climate suggest that, with respect to the climatic environment and as long as land drainage is continued and maintained, future levels of sugarcane yield will rise in Louisiana.

Greenland, David

2005-11-01

230

Disaster preparedness of dialysis patients for Hurricanes Gustav and Ike 2008.  

PubMed

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita resulted in massive devastation of the Gulf Coast at Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas during 2005. Because of those disasters, dialysis providers, nephrologists, and dialysis patients used disaster planning activities to work to mitigate the morbidity and mortality associated with the 2005 hurricane season for future events affecting dialysis patients. As Hurricane Gustav approached, anniversary events for Hurricane Katrina were postponed because of evacuation orders for nearly the entire Louisiana Gulf Coast. As part of the hurricane preparation, dialysis units reviewed the disaster plans of patients, and patients made preparation for evacuation. Upon evacuation, many patients returned to the dialysis units that had provided services during their exile from Hurricane Katrina; other patients went to other locations as part of their evacuation plan. Patients uniformly reported positive experiences with dialysis providers in their temporary evacuation communities, provided that those communities did not experience the effects of Hurricane Gustav. With the exception of evacuees to Baton Rouge, patients continued to receive their treatments uninterrupted. Because of extensive damage in the Baton Rouge area, resulting in widespread power losses and delayed restoration of power to hospitals and other health care facilities, some patients missed one treatment. However, as a result of compliance with disaster fluid and dietary recommendations, no adverse outcomes occurred. In most instances, patients were able to return to their home dialysis unit or a nearby unit to continue dialysis treatments within 4 - 5 days of Hurricane Gustav. Hurricane Ike struck the Texas Gulf Coast near Galveston, resulting in devastation of that area similar to the devastation seen in New Orleans after Katrina. The storm surge along the Louisiana Gulf Coast resulted in flooding that temporarily closed coastal dialysis units. Patients were prepared and experienced minimal interruption of dialysis services. Early planning and evacuation in the face of hurricane landfall--lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina in 2005--prevented disruption of treatment. PMID:19886319

Kleinpeter, Myra A

2009-01-01

231

Overview of Mississippi River - Louisiana State Study  

SciTech Connect

There are significant benefits to be obtained from providing deepdraft vessel access to the lower Mississippi River including savings in vessel transportation costs, increased export tonnage and consequent improvements of the U.S. balance of payments, increases in employment, and the opportunity for creation of marshlands and land reclamation in the river's eroding delta. The most effective course of action for the State of Louisiana to take is to plan and seek authorization to further deepen the channel in stages to 55 feet should actual increases in commerce equal the high level of commerce, but to dredge the present 40-foot channel to 45 feet initially from the Gulf via Southwest Pass to Mile 172 AHP to provide for two-way navigation of vessels. In addition, the State should encourage private interests to put into operation as soon as possible, facilities for loading and topping-off grain ships midstream and topping-off coal carriers in the Gulf in order to attract and establish patterns of trade in large ships.

Rosselli, A.T.

1983-11-01

232

Water resources of Assumption Parish, Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Information concerning the availability, use, and quality of water in Assumption Parish, Louisiana, is critical for proper water-supply management. The purpose of this fact sheet is to present information that can be used by water managers, parish residents, and others for management of this vital resource. Information on the availability, past and current use, use trends, and water quality from groundwater and surface-water sources in the parish is presented. Previously published reports and data stored in the U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water Information System (http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis) are the primary sources of the information presented here. In 2010, about 21.4 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Assumption Parish, including about 12.4 Mgal/d from surface-water sources and 9.03 Mgal/d from groundwater sources. Withdrawals for industrial use accounted for about 16.4 Mgal/d or 76 percent of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply, rural domestic, livestock, general irrigation, and aquaculture.Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 indicated that water withdrawals peaked in 2000 at about 29.7 Mgal/d.

Prakken, Lawrence B.; Lovelace, John K.

2013-01-01

233

Water resources of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 2010, about 85.1 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. Surface-water sources accounted for almost all withdrawals; groundwater sources accounted for only 0.04 Mgal/d. Industrial use accounted for about 92 percent of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply, rural domestic, and livestock. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 indicated that water withdrawals in Plaquemines Parish peaked at about 177 Mgal/d in 1975. The peak resulted primarily from an increase in industrial surface-water withdrawals from about 23.8 Mgal/d in 1970 to 171 Mgal/d in 1975. Since 1975, water withdrawals have ranged from about 157 to 85.1 Mgal/d, with industrial surface-water withdrawals accounting for most of the variation. This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Plaquemines Parish. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports listed in the Selected References section.

Prakken, Larry B.

2013-01-01

234

Water resources of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 2010, about 261 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) of water were withdrawn in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, almost entirely from surface-water sources. Industrial use accounted for about 97 percent (253 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn. Other categories of use included public supply, rural domestic, and livestock. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2010 indicated that total water withdrawals in the parish ranged from about 138 to 720 Mgal/d, with industrial use of surface water making up the bulk of water withdrawals. The large decline in surface-water withdrawals from 1980 to 1985 was largely attributable to a decrease in industrial use from 654 Mgal/d in 1980 to 127 Mgal/d in 1985. This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of St. Bernard Parish. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports listed in the Selected References section.

Prakken, Larry B.

2013-01-01

235

Water resources of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In 2005, about 33.8 million gallons per day (Mgal/d) was withdrawn from water sources in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Surface water sources accounted for about 86 percent (29.2 Mgal/d) of all withdrawals whereas groundwater sources accounted for about 14 percent (4.62 Mgal/d). Withdrawals for industrial use accounted for about 42 percent (14.1 Mgal/d) of the total water withdrawn (table 2). Other categories of use included public supply, rural domestic, livestock, rice irrigation, general irrigation, and aquaculture. The city of Natchitoches used almost 5.6 Mgal/d (about 5.2 Mgal/d of surface water and 0.4 Mgal/d of ground water) for public supply. Water-use data collected at 5-year intervals from 1960 to 2005 indicated that total water withdrawals increased from about 3.5 Mgal/d in 1960 to a peak of almost 35 Mgal/d in 2000. This fact sheet summarizes basic information on the water resources of Natchitoches Parish. Information on groundwater and surface-water availability, quality, development, use, and trends is based on previously published reports listed in the Selected References section.

Fendick, Robert B., Jr.; Prakken, Larry B.; Griffith, Jason M.

2013-01-01

236

76 FR 14602 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Revisions To Control...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Louisiana; Revisions To Control Volatile Organic Compound Emissions for Surface Coatings...SIP) revisions for control of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) adopted by Louisiana...SIP revision for control of emission of organic compounds which was proposed by...

2011-03-17

237

Physician and Dentist Scarcity Areas in Louisiana Health Service Area 1.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The maldistribution of health manpower in the Louisiana Health Service Area I (New Orleans) is discussed in a 1976 report prepared by the New Orleans Area / Bayou River Health Systems Agency, Inc. Eleven parishes in southeastern Louisiana comprise the ser...

1976-01-01

238

40 CFR 409.40 - Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Applicability; description of the Louisiana raw cane sugar processing subcategory. 409.40 Section...CONTINUED) EFFLUENT GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS SUGAR PROCESSING POINT SOURCE CATEGORY Louisiana Raw Cane Sugar Processing Subcategory § 409.40...

2012-07-01

239

30 CFR 918.25 - Approval of Louisiana abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Approval of Louisiana abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments. 918.25 Section...Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE...Approval of Louisiana abandoned mine land reclamation plan amendments. The...

2013-07-01

240

30 CFR 918.20 - Approval of Louisiana abandoned mine land reclamation plan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Approval of Louisiana abandoned mine land reclamation plan. 918.20 Section 918.20...Resources OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF THE...Approval of Louisiana abandoned mine land reclamation plan. The Secretary approved...

2013-07-01

241

78 FR 9406 - Southwest Louisiana Area Maritime Security Regional Sub-Committee; Vacancies  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2012-0867] Southwest Louisiana Area Maritime Security Regional Sub- Committee...serving on the Southwest Louisiana Area Maritime Security Regional Sub-Committee of the Sabine-Neches Area Maritime Security Committee, a committee...

2013-02-08

242

77 FR 12333 - Special Nuclear Material License Amendment From Louisiana Energy Services, LLC, for the National...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...NRC-2010-0264] Special Nuclear Material License Amendment From Louisiana Energy Services, LLC, for...Hobbs, NM AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission...request to amend special nuclear material license SNM- 2010, held by Louisiana Energy Services, LLC,...

2012-02-29

243

Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Processes Study: Year 2, Annual Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) of the Department of the Interior supports the Louisiana-Texas Shelf Physical Oceanography Program (LATEX). LATEX is divided into three study units: Study Unit A, Texas-Louisiana Shelf Circulation and Transport Proces...

A. E. Jochens W. D. Nowlin

1995-01-01

244

30 CFR 918.15 - Approval of Louisiana regulatory program amendments.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Approval of Louisiana regulatory program amendments. 918.15 Section...DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PROGRAMS FOR THE CONDUCT OF SURFACE...Approval of Louisiana regulatory program amendments. The following...December 14, 2001 Revegetation Success Standards for...

2013-07-01

245

40 CFR 62.4624 - Identification of sources.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... (6) Freeport Chemical Company in St. James Parish. (7) Freeport Chemical Company in Plaquemines Parish. (8) Olin Corporation in Caddo Parish. (9) Stauffer Chemical Company in East Baton Rouge Parish. [44 FR 54053, Sept. 18,...

2010-07-01

246

33 CFR 207.200 - Mississippi River below mouth of Ohio River, including South and Southwest Passes; use...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...River below mouth of Ohio River, including South and Southwest Passes; use, administration...River below mouth of Ohio River, including South and Southwest Passes; use, administration...River below Baton Rouge, La., including South and Southwest Passes â(1)...

2013-07-01

247

9 CFR 97.2 - Administrative instructions prescribing commuted traveltime.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Anderson 2 Do West Lafayette 3 Iowa...including Port Sulphur on the west bank Baton Rouge ...and all points on the west bank from the St...Sweetgrass 1 Nebraska: Lincoln Airport 1 New Jersey... ......do 1 Virginia: Dulles...

2013-01-01

248

24 CFR 3280.305 - Structural design requirements.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Vermillion, Washington, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. Maine...Patricio, and Willacy. Virginia: Cities of Chesapeake...Princess Anne, and Virginia Beach. (iii) Wind...Brookings Hanson Lincoln Codington...

2013-04-01

249

Acquisition and Chemical Analysis of Mother's Milk for Selected Toxic Substances.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Samples of mother's milk were collected from Bayonne, NJ; Jersey City, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; Baton Rouge, LA; and Charleston, WV, and analyzed for volatile (purgeables) and semivolatile (extractable) organics using glass capillary gas chromatography/mass sp...

M. D. Erickson B. S. H. Harris E. D. Pellizzari K. B. Tomer R. D. Waddell

1980-01-01

250

40 CFR 52.977 - Control strategy and regulations: Ozone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...determined the Baton Rouge 1-hour ozone nonattainment area has attained the 1-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Under...has attained the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS)....

2013-07-01

251

14 CFR 1201.402 - NASA Industrial Applications Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Los Angeles, CA 90007. (10) NASA/SU Industrial Applications Center, Southern University, Department of Computer Science, Baton Rouge, LA 70813-2065. (b) To obtain access to NASA-developed computer software, contact:...

2009-01-01

252

14 CFR 1201.402 - NASA Industrial Applications Centers.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Los Angeles, CA 90007. (10) NASA/SU Industrial Applications Center, Southern University, Department of Computer Science, Baton Rouge, LA 70813-2065. (b) To obtain access to NASA-developed computer software, contact:...

2010-01-01

253

Africanized Bee Alert.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Describes the Agricultural Research Services Research on Africanized bees in Venezuela, Agrentina and Baton Rouge, LA. Emphasizes methods that might be used to cope with the ill-tempered bees sometimes known as 'killer bees.' discusses a new identificatio...

1994-01-01

254

76 FR 53428 - Free Flow Power Corporation; Northland Power Mississippi River LLC; Notice of Competing...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Corporation; Northland Power Mississippi River LLC; Notice of Competing Preliminary...Free Flow) and Northland Power Mississippi River LLC (Northland) filed preliminary...hydropower projects hydropower on the Mississippi River, in West Baton Rouge and...

2011-08-26

255

47 CFR 80.1011 - Transmitter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...following waters: (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

2011-10-01

256

47 CFR 80.1011 - Transmitter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...following waters: (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

2012-10-01

257

33 CFR 26.03 - Radiotelephone required.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...375 MHz): (1) The lower Mississippi River from the territorial sea boundary...near Baton Rouge; (2) The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet from the territorial sea boundary, and within the Mississippi River-Gulf outlet Safety...

2013-07-01

258

Coastal Prairie Restoration Information System: Version 1 (Louisiana)  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The Coastal Prairie Restoration Information System (CPR) is a Microsoft Access database that allows users to query and view data about Louisiana coastal prairie species. Less than 0.1% of Louisiana's coastal prairie vegetation remains in a relatively undisturbed condition. Encompassing as much as 1 million hectares of land, coastal prairie is a hybrid of coastal wetlands and tall grass prairie. Over 550 plant species have been identified in Louisiana's coastal prairies to date. Efforts to conserve and restore this endangered ecosystem are limited by the ability of workers to identify and access knowledge about this diverse group of plants. In this database, a variety of data are provided for each of 650 coastal prairie species in Louisiana. The database was developed at the U.S. Geological Survey National Wetlands Research Center by Larry Allain, with software development by Myra Silva. Additional funding was provided by the biology department of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (ULL), the ULL Center for Environmental and Ecological Technology, and the National Science Foundation.

Allain, Larry

2007-01-01

259

The Impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on Louisiana School Nurses  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In the fall of 2005, the coast of Louisiana was devastated by two hurricanes, Katrina and Rita. Not only did these natural disasters have detrimental effects for those directly in their path, the storms had an impact on the lives of everyone in Louisiana. The professional practice of many Louisiana school nurses was affected by several factors,…

Broussard, Lisa; Myers, Rachel; Meaux, Julie

2008-01-01

260

Monitoring and First Discovery of the Mexican Rice Borer Eoreuma loftini (Lepidoptera: Crambidae) in Louisiana  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

The Mexican rice borer, Eoreuma loftini, has expanded its range from the Lower Rio Grande Valley to east Texas, and now into southwest Louisiana. Louisiana Department of Agricultural and Forestry and Louisiana State University AgCenter scientists forecast that natural and unintended movement will r...

261

LSU Virtual Museum: Technology-Enhanced Geoscience Teacher Workshops for Louisiana K-8 Educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Virtual Museum, a Louisiana Board of Regents sponsored SELECT program, is a collaborative project between the Museum of Natural Science and the French Education Project at Louisiana State University. It offers Louisiana science teachers, in-training teachers, and immersion teachers a professional development program via six videoconferences. These videoconferences are broadcast from LSU to six distance-learning sites across the entire

S. Warny; D. Egea-Kuehne; R. Tedford; A. Lopez

2007-01-01

262

Threatened and endangered wildlife survey: Vacherie Dome area, Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Review of the available literature concerning the previous distribution of animals now considered to be threatened or endangered suggests that the following species may once have occupied the project area in Webster and Bienville Parishes, Louisiana: Florida panther, bald eagle, Arctic peregrine falcon, red-cockaded woodpecker, ivory-billed woodpecker, red wolf, and Eskimo curlew. The Louisiana pine snake is not officially listed at this time although it is considered to be a candidate for inclusion on the federal list pending further research on its population and distribution. Based on previous experience within northwestern Louisiana and other recent evidence, it is concluded that the red-cockaded woodpecker (Picoides borealis) is the only animal listed or proposed as threatened or endangered which may actually now be found there.

Not Available

1985-01-01

263

Hurricane Influences on Vegetation Community Change in Coastal Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The impacts of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 on wetland vegetation were investigated in Louisiana coastal marshes. Vegetation cover, pore-water salinity, and nutrients data from 100 marsh sites covering the entire Louisiana coast were sampled for two consecutive growing seasons after the storms. A mixed-model nested ANOVA with Tukey's HSD test for post-ANOVA multiple comparisons was used to analyze the data. Significantly (p<0.05) lower vegetation cover was observed within brackish and fresh marshes in the west as compared to the east and central regions throughout 2006, but considerable increase in vegetation cover was noticed in fall 2007 data. Marshes in the west were stressed by prolonged saltwater logging and increased sulfide content. High salinity levels persisted throughout the study period for all marsh types, especially in the west. The marshes of coastal Louisiana are still recovering after the hurricanes; however, changes in the species composition have increased in these marshes.

Steyer, Gregory D.; Cretini, Kari Foster; Piazza, Sarai; Sharp, Leigh Anne; Snedden, Gregg A.; Sapkota, Sijan

2010-01-01

264

Evaluation Strategies: Louisiana's State-Funded Compensatory/Remedial Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|To overcome various reporting constraints, numerous strategies have been developed to facilitate accurate and timely reporting of data concerning the impact of Louisiana's State-Funded Compensatory/Remedial Program. These strategies include: (1) using existing statewide communication networks; (2) employing the Basic Skills Test (BST) as the…

Rachal, Janella

265

Louisiana Eyes Plan to Let State Control New Orleans Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Seeking to grasp what she called a "golden opportunity for rebirth" out of the wreckage of Hurricane Katrina, Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco asked the Louisiana legislature last week to embrace a plan that would give the state control of most New Orleans public schools. This article talks about the governor's plan to let the state take control…

Robelen, Erik W.

2005-01-01

266

A Statewide Investigation of Individualized Transition Plans in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study that reviewed 329 Individualized Transition Plans (ITPs) found ITPs generally followed the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, however, they were less likely to address additional transition areas suggested in Louisiana's transitional planning menu, including living arrangements, homemaking needs, financial…

Everson, Jane M.; Zhang, Dalun; Guillory, Joan D.

2001-01-01

267

Louisiana Annual Rural Manpower Report, MA 5-79, 1976.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Stressing the provision of services to migrants and seasonal farmworkers in keeping with the U.S. District Court Order requiring and quantitatively proportionate service to this labor segment, the Rural Manpower Service provided a comprehensive program of service to all rural elements in Louisiana. Working in close conjunction with the Service…

Louisiana State Dept. of Employment Security, Baton Rouge

268

LOUISIANA STORY, 1964, THE SUGAR SYSTEM AND THE PLANTATION WORKERS.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|BASED UPON THE FINDINGS OF A RURAL EDUCATION AND WELFARE SURVEY OF MORE THAN 900 SUGARCANE WORKERS IN THE NINE LOUISIANA COUNTIES WHERE SUGARCANE CULTIVATION IS CONCENTRATED, THIS DOCUMENT TELLS OF THE LIVES OF THE WORKERS AND EXPLAINS THE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL "SUGAR SYSTEM" UNDER WHICH THEY LIVE. DISCUSSED ARE THE EFFECTS OF MECHANIZATION…

MYERS, ROBIN

269

DESCRIPTIVE WATER QUALITY FOR THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN, LOUISIANA  

EPA Science Inventory

This report describes water quality in the Atchafalaya Basin in terms of geographical areas, seasonal patterns, and its relationships to water regimes and compares water quality in the Basin to water quality in other Louisiana and southeastern lakes. Emphasis in this report is gi...

270

Land loss in coastal Louisiana (U.S.A.)  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines causes and consequences of wetland losses in coastal Louisiana. Land loss is a cumulative impact, the result of many impacts both natural and artificial. Natural losses are caused by subsidence, decay of abandoned river deltas, waves, and storms. Artificial losses result from flood-control practices, impoundments, and dredging and subsequent erosion of artificial channels. Wetland loss also results

N. J. Craig; R. E. Turner; J. W. Day

1979-01-01

271

Subsidence in coastal Louisiana: causes, rates, and effects on wetlands  

Microsoft Academic Search

Coastal wetlands are being lost at a rapid and accelerating rate in Louisiana. Much of this loss is attributable to a relative lowering of the wetland surface below the level adequate to support vegetation. Such rapid subsidence is a natural phenomenon, related to the progradation and abandonment of distributary lobes of the Mississippi river Deltaic Plain. For a considerable period

D. F. Boesch; D. Levin; D. Nummedal; K. Bowles

1983-01-01

272

Leadership and Diversity in Louisiana: A Case Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|When the Louisiana Community and Technical College System was created in 1999, White males dominated the environment. The system's chief administrator and the chairman of its governing board were White men, as were seven of its eight chancellors. But things have changed in the Bayou State, where LCTCS has grown to 52,000 students, and now…

Dyer, Scott

2005-01-01

273

Development of orange rust of sugarcane in Louisiana  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Orange rust of sugarcane was observed for the first time in the Americas in 2007 in Florida. Urediniospores of Puccinia kuehnii, the causal agent of orange rust, were collected in aerial traps located in Louisiana in 2010; however, the first observation of disease symptoms in the state was not made ...

274

"Plessy" Revisited: Louisiana's Separate and Unequal University System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Discusses the resistance of both Blacks and Whites to the federally mandated integration of the Louisiana State University system and an end to its "separate but equal" policies. Emphasizes the role of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). (FMW)|

Cassimere, Ralph, Jr.

1988-01-01

275

Preserving LaCHIP: Maintaining the Gains for Louisiana's Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The lack of affordable, quality health care coverage is a major issue in America today and the state of Louisiana continues to have one of the highest rates of uninsured citizens in the nation. The plight of the uninsured is nationally significant and finding solutions challenges all levels of government. One successful solution in recent years…

Buratto, Nancy

2004-01-01

276

Louisiana Coastal Resource Inventory. Volume 2. Impact Assessment Review.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The primary intent of this report is to provide a working aid from which the Louisiana Coastal Management Planning Team can 'develop the capability to assess and evaluate impacts of actions'. The report is organized into four chapters and four appendices....

1975-01-01

277

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System: A Brief History  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) was created in 1999 to bring together into one governance body almost all of the state's community and technical colleges. Driven primarily by the need for increased workforce training capabilities, Governor M.J. "Mike" Foster and other top governmental officials promoted the idea as a…

Manning, Curtis

2004-01-01

278

Sequence stratigraphy interpretation of the central shelf area, offshore Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sequence stratigraphy methods are demonstrated on a Halliburton regional seismic line and several well logs near the Eugene Island-Ship Shoal border off the central Louisiana shelf area of the Gulf of Mexico. The example shows five sequences of Pliocene-Pleistocene age interpreted by synthesizing log character, biostratigraphy and seismic character. These sequences show the complete range of shallow water to deeper

B. Radovich; T. Powell; M. Lovell; R. Jr. Mitchum

1990-01-01

279

Paradise Lost: The Coastal Prairies of Louisiana and Texas.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The portion of Coastal Prairie found in southwest Louisiana is often called the Cajun Prairie because it was settled in the early nineteenth century by exiled Acadian settlers. As of 1999, less than 100 acres remain of the 2.5 million acres that once domi...

1999-01-01

280

A drilling model for young offshore Louisiana and Texas trends  

SciTech Connect

A new type of model specifically designed to aid in the planning and drilling of young offshore Louisiana and Texas wells is presented. The model is composed of functions to represent changing drilling mechanics, as well as changing drillabilities with respect to depth, area, and formation type.

Smalling, D.A.; Meyers, R.L. II

1988-06-01

281

LOUISIANA MASS MEDIA PERCEPTIONS OF THE LSU AGCENTER COMMUNICATIONS EFFORT  

Microsoft Academic Search

The LSU Agricultural Center communications group sends news stories and materials to all three major mass media for news - newspaper, radio and television - in Louisiana. These news releases are designed to educate and inform the general public about LSU Agricultural Center (LSU AgCenter) programs and research. LSU AgCenter Communications wanted to know the effectiveness of its news effort

Robert J. Soileau; Joe W. Kotrlik

282

PROXIMITY OF LOUISIANA SANITARY LANDFILLS TO WETLANDS AND DEEPWATER HABITATS  

EPA Science Inventory

Sanitary landfills can cause considerable harm to sensitive ecosystems if they are not properly located, designed, and managed. The proximity of Louisiana sanitary landfills to wetlands and deepwater habitats was determined by drawing three concentric 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile, and 1 mi...

283

Divergent Twins: Isleno and Brule Spanish in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Brule and Isleno dialects of Spanish came to Louisiana from the Canary Islands simultaneously in the 18th century but have remained relatively isolated from each other and face extinction. Although they show common evidence of their origin, each has distinctive lexical, phonological, and syntactic features, some from contact with Acadian French or…

Holloway, Charles

1997-01-01

284

Lessons for Louisiana from Florida's K-12 Education Revolution  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Louisiana has emerged as one of the most fascinating states in the nation for education reform. The state's creative response to rebuilding the New Orleans education system in the wake of Hurricane Katrina is now considered a potential model for reformers across the nation. Governor Bobby Jindal has carried the reforms further in pushing for…

Ladner, Matthew

2012-01-01

285

Small industries: 1981 Louisiana energy-conservation seminars  

Microsoft Academic Search

Materials are presented that supplement presentations made by speakers at the 1981 Louisiana Industrial Energy Conservation Seminars. Ideas currently in use, case studies of actual applications, and reference materials are included, as well as several articles from professional energy management periodicals. Topics covered include: energy accounting systems; employee awareness; load management in industry; energy billing; financial incentives for energy conservation

W. Brown; F. Milstead; J. W. Golden; J. Matthews; L. Doll; W. Godwin; J. McLemore

1981-01-01

286

Man in Louisiana's coastal zone - From reclamation to subsidence  

SciTech Connect

For more than 300 years the US marsh lands were thought to be of no economic value. They were considered useless wastelands. Today, they are recognized as valuable and highly productive environments. As a renewable resource that operates with minimum capital expenditures, the wetlands are epitomized in Louisiana. Even so, south Louisiana's first settlers were unaware of the wetlands value. These coastal lowlands were considered a nuisance. They bred yellow fever-carrying mosquitos and contributed directly and indirectly to flooding. Consequently, to overcome the hardships of being sea-level citizens, for more than 250 years the inhabitants have systematically reclaimed the marshes and swamps. As a result of the intense utilization of levees and pumps, normally wet property began to dry out, losing some of its natural buoyancy, increasing regional subsidence. Man-induced negative land surfaces are producing an urbanized population that must face the realities of subsidence caused by unregulated reclamation. New Orleans has, in fact, become North America's premier sinking city. The population has been forced to learn how to live with the problem. Nevertheless, these people are at risk, particularly if the current predicted sea-level rise of 1.2 mm/yr is correct. In the main, Louisiana's coastal issues will become those of the nation and represent the precursor of things to come. Louisiana's reaction and solutions to these issues will establish a precedent for the remainder of the country to follow.

Davis, D.W. (Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge (USA))

1990-09-01

287

LOUISIANA ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING SYSTEM FOR HYPOXIA RELATED ISSUES  

EPA Science Inventory

An environmental assessment tool to evaluate the impacts of nonpoint source (NPS) pollutants discharged from Mississippi River basins into the Gulf of Mexico and to assess their effects on receiving water quality will be described. This system (Louisiana Environmental Modeling S...

288

Waste Analysis Plan and Waste Characterization Survey, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document presents a waste analysis plan and waste characterization survey that was conducted at Barksdale AFB (AFB) Louisiana on 29 Oct - 1 Nov and 5-8 Nov 90. The scope of this survey was to address hazardous waste management practices, explore oppo...

C. H. Yen

1991-01-01

289

Recommendations for dextranase application in the 2006 Louisiana grinding season  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

In the last few years (2003-2005), Dr. Gillian Eggleston, a Lead Scientist at the Southern Regional Research Center of USDA-ARS in New Orleans, and factory co-researchers have worked on optimizing the application of dextranases in the Louisiana sugarcane factories. The recommendations gained from t...

290

Louisiana French Immersion Education: Cultural Identity and Grassroots Community Development  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the role that cultural identity and grassroots activism and community development have played in the creation, maintenance and expansion of Louisiana French immersion education. Although linguists tend to portray the extinction of endangered minority languages as inevitable, research on the effects of minority language…

St-Hilaire, Aonghas

2005-01-01

291

Evaluation of potential geopressure geothermal test sites in southern Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Six geopressured-geothermal prospects in southern Louisiana were studied in detail to assess their potential use as test sites for the production of geopressure-geothermal energy. Each of the six sites contains substantial quantities of energy. Three of these prospects, Grand Lake, Lake Theriot, and Bayou Hebert, appear to be suitable for a test site. A summary of the findings is presented.

Bassiouni, Z.

1980-04-01

292

Evaluation of Potential Geopressure Geothermal Test Sites in Southern Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Six geopressured-geothermal prospects in southern Louisiana were studied in detail to assess their potential use as test sites for the production of geopressure-geothermal energy. Each of the six sites contains substantial quantities of energy. Three of t...

Z. Bassiouni

1980-01-01

293

Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two anonymous questionnaires assessing attitudes toward gay issues were administered to adults living in the Shreveport\\/Bossier City, Louisiana area. In both, demographic data were obtained regarding gender, education, religion, age and marital status. In the second questionnaire, family groups were given the questionnaire. In the first survey, the results generally supported previous findings that religiosity, gender, and education at or

Georgia Wills; Ryan Crawford

1999-01-01

294

77 FR 55889 - Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-4080-DR), dated 08/31/ 2012. Incident: Hurricane Isaac. Incident Period: 08/26/2012 and continuing. Effective Date: 09/01/2012. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/30/2012. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date:...

2012-09-11

295

77 FR 58903 - Louisiana Disaster Number LA-00048  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

This is an amendment of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for the State of Louisiana (FEMA-4080-DR), dated 08/31/ 2012. Incident: Hurricane Isaac. Incident Period: 08/26/2012 and continuing. Effective Date: 09/08/2012. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 10/30/2012. EIDL Loan Application Deadline Date:...

2012-09-24

296

Controlling corrosion in deep South Louisiana gas wells  

Microsoft Academic Search

Life of completion equipment can be dramatically increased in deep, high pressure wells in South Louisiana. By carefully selecting metallurgy of the tubing, wellhead and other components, protection against sulfide stress cracking can be obtained. Carbon dioxide corrosion can be controlled by specifying 410 stainless steel tube, plastic coating the tubing and using batchtype inhibitors at six-month intervals. These precautions

1982-01-01

297

Oil industry and coastal zone management in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Federal Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-583) provides incentives for states to plan and implement management programs to guide public and private uses of lands and waters in the coastal zone. Several coastal zone bills have been prepared for consideration by the Louisiana Legislature during the 1976 session. In addition to adherence to existing air and water

Van Lopik

1976-01-01

298

Investigating Discriminative Bail Setting: Multivariate Analysis on Louisiana Drug Interdiction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The core findings in the analyses of drug cases in traffic arrests on Louisiana's Interstate-10 were indicative of discriminative demographic profiling (Bowling, Ruiz, & Reynolds, 2008; Ruiz & Lee, 2009; Ruiz & Woessner, 2006). Assuming that a similar pattern would exist in the bail set by the court, the current study examined data collected directly from arrest reports between 1995

Joongyeup Lee; James M. Ruiz

2011-01-01

299

Evaluation of the Vane Shear Test in Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An extensive review of literature on field testing indicated the vane shear test had the greatest potential for measuring in-situ properties of soft to medium clays prevalent in Louisiana. A Swedish Vane Borer was used at selected sites throughout the sta...

J. K. Poplin A. Arman N. Ahmad

1978-01-01

300

Part II: Dealing with Plant Stress in Louisiana Sugarcane Production  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Sugarcane can encounter several grower-induced stresses during the later part of the growing season. The purpose of this article is to transfer research findings in the areas of cultivation, planting practices, and ripener usage in an effort to communicate how Louisiana sugarcane producers can more...

301

Sea level rise in Louisiana and Gulf of Mexico  

SciTech Connect

Data from two tide-gage networks in Louisiana and the northern Gulf of Mexico were analyzed to determine local and regional trends in relative sea level rise. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintains a network of 83 tide-gage stations throughout coastal Louisiana. Of these, 20 have records for two lunar nodal cycles or more, and some date back to 1933. The authors used the USACE data set to determine the local and regional character of relative sea level rise in Louisiana. The National ocean Survey (NOS) maintains nine tide gage stations throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. All of the records of these stations exceed two lunar nodal cycles, and some date back to 1908. The authors used the NOS data set to determine the character of relative sea level rise throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico. This investigation updates and extends the previous systematic regional tide gage analysis (which covered 1908-1983) to 1988.

Ramsey, K.; Penland, S. (Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge (USA))

1989-09-01

302

MULTIPLE CHALLENGES OF GREEN-CANE HARVESTING IN LOUISIANA  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

With the widespread adoption of the chopper harvester system in Louisiana, producers are concerned about the effects of different ground and extractor fan speeds on cane yield, quality, losses, and profit, therefore an experiment was conducted to address these concerns. We tested ground speeds of 2...

303

National Environmental/Energy Workforce Assessment for Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report presents existing workforce levels, training programs and career potentials and develops staffing level projections (1976-1982) based on available information for the State of Louisiana. The study concerns itself with the environmental pollution control areas of air, noise, potable water, pesticides, radiation, solid waste, wastewater,…

National Field Research Center Inc., Iowa City, IA.

304

Cultural resources survey and assessment of the proposed Department of Energy Freeport to Texas City pipeline, Brazoria and Galveston Counties, Texas. Final report  

SciTech Connect

An intensive survey and testing program of selected segments of a proposed Department of Energy pipeline were conducted by Coastal Environments, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, during December 1985 and January 1986. The proposed pipeline runs from Texas City, Galveston County to Bryan Mound, Brazoria County. The pedestrian survey was preceded by historical records survey to locate possible historic sites within the DOE righ-of-way. Four prehistoric sites within the ROW (41BO159, 160, 161, 162) and one outside the ROW (41BO163) were located. All are Rangia cuneata middens. The survey results are discussed with particular reference to the environmental settings of the sites and the effectiveness of the survey procedure. Two of the sites located within the ROW were subjected to additional testing. The results of the backhoe testing program are included in the site descriptions, and the scientific value of the sites are presented. 52 refs., 20 figs., 10 tabs.

Castille, G.J.; Whelan, J.P. Jr.

1986-01-01

305

A model of Nevado del Ruiz Volcano, Colombia  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A workshop was held at the Observatorio Vulcanologico de Colombia in Manizales, Colombia, March 28 to April 1, 1988, to review the accumulated data on the disastrous November 13, 1985, eruption and related activity of Nevado del Ruiz volcano (Figure 1). Approximately 30 scientists from eight countries presented data, developed a preliminary model, and addressed the future problems of Ruiz. The volcano (see Figure 2) erupted just prior to the meeting, covering the meeting site with 1-2 mm of ash.The workshop was convened by Stanley N. Williams (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge) and Hansjürgen Meyer (Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia). A special volume of the Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research is planned for the papers and letters presented at the workshop, with some additional contributions. Publication is expected in mid-1989.

Williams, Stanley N.; Meyer, Hansjürgen

306

Cancer corridors and toxic terrors--is it safe to eat and drink?  

PubMed

This is a general discussion of the "toxic terrors" (1) Love Canal and Hinkley, California, and a more specific, in depth, evaluation of the extent and the significance of the industrial and petrochemical cancer risks to the people of Louisiana in the so-called "Cancer Alley" between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Has the birthright been exchanged for a mess of "chemical pottage?" "...and a great star fell from heaven, blazing like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water. The name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter." Revelation 8:10-12. Two miles away from my house flows the Mississippi River, which swells with water from well over one-third of the rivers and streams of the continental United States. PMID:16555610

Billings, Frederic T

2005-01-01

307

CLASSIFICATION AND BEHAVIOR OF MEANDER MIGRATION.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Meander migrations on the Mississippi River between Cairo, Illinois and Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the time period between the years 1765 and 1930 were classified into six categories based on the nature of channel movements. During the time period between 1765 and 1900, man's disturbance on this river reach was relatively minor. This study was mainly based on measurements taken in the years 1765, 1825, 1887 and 1930. The six categories of meander migration were: downstream limb migration, downstream limb rotation, mainly upstream limb migration, upstream limb rotation, pure translation and pure expansion. It was determined that over 60% of future meander migrations could be predicted from the characteristics of each individual initial channel pattern.

Martin, Edward, H.; Shen, Hsieh, W.; Glover, J. Ed

1986-01-01

308

Fraud and abuse. Building an effective corporate compliance program.  

PubMed

In 1997, General Health System (GHS), a not-for-profit integrated delivery system headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, developed a formal corporate compliance program. A newly appointed corporate compliance officer worked with key GHS managers and employees to assess the organization's current fraud and abuse prevention practices and recommend changes to meet new regulatory and organizational requirements. Then a structure for implementing these changes was developed, with staff training at its core. The program required a significant initial outlay of financial and human resources. The benefits to the organization, however, including a greater ability to respond quickly and effectively to possible compliance problems and better organizational communications, were worth the investment. PMID:10178069

Matusicky, C F

1998-04-01

309

Offshore sand resources for coastal erosion control in Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

An inventory of existing geophysical data supplemented by more than 15,000 km of high-resolution seismic profiles and 400 vibracores collected cooperatively by the Louisiana Geological Survey and US Geological Survey since 1981 indicates that a wide range of aggregate minerals occurs on the continental shelf in a variety of depositional settings. The distribution of these deposits is controlled by the geometry of the preexisting fluvial and deltaic channel systems and the stratigraphic signature of the Holocene Transgression across these features. The geology of coastal and offshore Louisiana is tied to the depositional history of the Mississippi River. Offshore of the delta plain, five types of aggregate sources can be identified: inner shelf shoals, submerged barrier islands, tidal inlets, distributary channels, and barrier platforms. This paper describes the geology of offshore Louisiana, the available geophysical data sets, and the distribution of aggregate mineral resources. On the continental shelf of the Mississippi River delta plain, two extensive seismic survey grids have been developed by the Louisiana Geological Survey and US Geological Survey. The most prospective resources found are the huge sand bodies of Ship Shoal and associated distributaries, Cat Island Pass tidal channels and associated tidal deltas, and Barataria Pass/Grand Terre tidal channels and associated tidal deltas. East of the mouth of the Mississippi River are the Chandeleur Islands, where LGS identified seven major sand resource targets, truncated barrier-spit and tidal inlet deposits, submerged beach ridges, and distributaries associated with abandoned St. Bernard delta complexes. Abundant sand resources can be found in offshore Louisiana. Many of the sand bodies contain heavy minerals, but their concentration and distribution is unknown. Other potential sand resources not yet adequately explored include Sabine Bank, the Outer Shoal, and the St. Bernard shoal.

Ramsey, K.E.; Penland, S.; McBride, R.A. (Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge (USA)); Suter, J.R. (Exxon Production Research, Houston, TX (USA)); Williams, J. (Geological Survey, Reston, VA (USA))

1990-09-01

310

Qualifying Work Activities in Louisiana: A Recruiter's Guide To Documenting Eligibility for Migrant Education. Louisiana Migrant Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This manual was written as a guide for state migrant education recruiters who need to be familiar with the nature of seasonal and temporary work performed by Louisiana's migrating agricultural workers and fishing industry laborers. It is intended to teach recruiters about the agricultural and fishing activities necessary for raising and…

Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bureau of Migrant Education.

311

Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production, and Other Mining Operations in Navigable Water Along the Louisiana Coast, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The statement concerns the determination of permissibility or acceptability of any request for a permit to explore for oil or gas or develop production of such resources or other mineral resources in navigable waterways along the Louisiana coast. State-ow...

1972-01-01

312

Health Systems Plan, 1980-1985 Annual Implementation Plan, 1980-1981 or North Louisiana. Louisiana Health Service Area 3.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This is the Third Generation Health Systems Plan (HSP) and Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) for the residents of the North Louisiana Health Service Area. The five year HSP forward horizon is now 1985. The one year AIP presents actions for accomplishments ...

1980-01-01

313

Passing the baton -- to whom?  

PubMed Central

Scientific discovery occasionally occurs as a sudden and dramatic leap ahead but more often proceeds at a subtler and steadier pace. Each small step forward may escape public notice but is ultimately vital to the journey’s success. Indeed, such gradual advancement represents the collective contributions of many workers in the field, some new to the journey. While the notion of combined effort and multiple contributors is honorable, it poses an inherent danger. In our society, unproven, unorthodox, or unnoticed researchers may not receive the funding or support needed to make their contributions. Furthermore, even if they have the potential to make a leap, a hostile environment may preclude their doing so. This article concentrates on the looming crisis in diabetes research, but the principles pertain to all fields of clinical and biomedical science.

Rossini, Aldo A.

2007-01-01

314

Louisiana Coastal Area, Louisiana. Freshwater Diversion to Barataria and Breton Sound Basins. Feasibility Study. Volume 1. Draft Main Report. Draft Environmental Impact Statement.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Louisiana's estuaries and wetlands are among the most productive in the nation in terms of fish and wildlife. With 41 percent of the nation's wetlands, Louisiana provides 25 percent of the commercial fish harvest and 40 percent of the fur harvest. The cap...

1984-01-01

315

Water resources of Red River Parish, Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Red River Parish is on the eastern flank of the Sabine uplift in northwestern Louisiana. The 'area is underlain by lignitic clay and sand of Paleocene and Eocene age which dip to the east at the rate of about 30 feet per mile. The Red River is entrenched in these rocks in the western part of the parish. Alternating valley filling and erosion during the Quaternary period have resulted in the present lowland with flanking terraces. In the flood-plain area moderate to large quantities of very hard, iron-bearing water, suitable for irrigation, are available to wells in the alluvial sand and gravel of Quaternary age. The aquifer ranges in thickness from 20 to slightly more than 100 feet. It is recharged by downward seepage of rainfall through overlying clay and silt, by inflow from older sands adjacent to and beneath the entrenched valley, and by infiltration from the streams where the water table is below stream level during flood stages or as a result of pumping. Water levels are highest in the middle of the valley. Ground water moves mainly toward the Red River on the east and Bayou Pierre on the west, but small amounts move down the valley. Computations based on water-level and aquifer-test data indicate that the Quaternary alluvium contains more than 330 billion gallons of ground water in storage and that the maximum discharge of ground water to the streams is slightly more than 30 mgd (million gallons per day). At times of high river stage, surface water flows into the aquifer at a rate that depends in part upon the height and duration of the river stage. Moderate supplies of soft, iron-bearing water may be obtained from dissected Pleistocene terrace deposits that flank the flood plains of the Red River and Black Lake Bayou. However, the quantity of water that can be pumped from these deposits varies widely from place to place because of differences in the areal extent and saturated thickness of the segments of the deposits; this extent and thickness are governed in turn by the amount of erosion the deposits have undergone. Beds of fine-grained lignitic sands of Tertiary age contain water of generally good quality to depths of 150 to 450 feet. The thinness and low permeability of the sands restrict their development to low-yield wells. Water from these sands in the western part of the parish, where they lie beneath the alluvial valley, is more mineralized than that from the younger Tertiary sands exposed in the east-central area. Streamflow records have been collected on the principal streams in Red River Parish since 1939. Additional spot low-flow data were obtained on several small streams originating within the parish for a study made in connection with the preparation of this report. Quality-of-water data for streams in the parish were collected on an occasional spot-sampling basis prior to and during this investigation. The largest source of surface water in the parish is the Red River, which drains approximately 63,400 square miles upstream from the parish. The Red River has an average flow of about 13,100 cfs (cubic feet per second), or about 8,500 mgd. Many of the streams that drain the upland area are not dependable sources of supply because their flows are not well sustained during dry seasons. The average annual precipitation over the parish is about 52 inches, of which about 17 inches becomes runoff; this runoff is equivalent to a continuous flow of about 1.25 cfs per square mile. Seasonal and annual runoff varies, but no significant trends have been noticed. The principal surface-water problems in the parish pertain to flood control, drainage, irrigation, and navigation. Flood problems have been alleviated considerably by the operation of Denison Dam (Lake Texoma), the completion of levees on the Red River, channel improvements on Bayou Pierre, and the completion of Wallace Lake reservoir on Cypress Bayou. There are wet lands along the Red River that would be very productive if properly drained

Newcome, Roy; Page, Leland Vernon.

1963-01-01

316

Avian paramyxoviruses from migrating and resident ducks in coastal Louisiana.  

PubMed

Cloacal and tracheal swabs were collected from 1,409 hunter-killed ducks in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, during the 1986 and 1987 waterfowl seasons. Thirty avian paramyxoviruses (PMV's) were isolated from 605 blue-winged teal (Anas discors), 75 mottled ducks (A. fulvigula), 375 gadwalls (A. strepera), 334 green-winged teal (A. crecca), and 20 mallards (A. platyrhynchos). Prevalence of PMV decreased (P = 0.042) from September (4%) through November (2%) to December and January (1%). Juveniles had a higher prevalence of PMV (P less than 0.0001) than adults. An isolate from resident mottled ducks documents transmission of PMV's on the coastal wintering areas of Louisiana. The four serotypes isolated, PMV-1, PMV-4, PMV-6, and PMV-8, were typical of PMV's commonly associated with free-living waterfowl. PMID:2023311

Stallknecht, D E; Senne, D A; Zwank, P J; Shane, S M; Kearney, M T

1991-01-01

317

Building America's energy corridor: Oil & gas development and Louisiana's wetlands  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Over the last half century, Louisiana's coastal wetlands have evolved into an elaborate energy landscape that supports onshore and offshore oil and gas development. Since the 1950s, this region has become a vital part of America's energy security and economic prosperity. Today, roughly one quarter of America's oil and gas resources flow through this energy corridor. The environmental changes as a result of these activities have been substantial, as the vast network of pipeline canals and related infrastructure have radically altered these wetlands. This work explores the intersection between energy and environment in coastal Louisiana and offers a historical view of how this energy system and this environment system evolved together to form America's Energy Corridor.

Theriot, Jason P.

318

Social costs of displacement in Louisiana after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hundreds of thousands of Louisiana citizens were displaced from their homes as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Of\\u000a those displaced within Louisiana some relocated to other parishes, some to other residences within the same parish, and others\\u000a were able to return to their pre-storm residence. This article draws upon data gathered by the 2006 Louisiana Health and Population

Makiko HoriMark; Mark J. Schafer

2010-01-01

319

The Louisiana ACES Student-built BalloonSat Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Aerospace Catalyst Experiences for Students (ACES) pilot project was funded at Louisiana State University by NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship program during the 2002-2003 academic year with the primary goal of giving students a true hands-on experience with project management, life-cycle, experiment construction, data collection, analysis and interpretation. In this project students design, build, fly and analyze

B. Ellison; J. Giammanco; T. G. Guzik; K. Johnson; J. P. Wefel

2004-01-01

320

Technical support for geopressured-geothermal well activities in Louisiana  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The data analysis is based on the Brazoria Texas well and the balance of the modeling work is theoretical. Progress in the regional assessment of the geopressured-geothermal resource in Louisiana is reported. Environmental monitoring effort established monitoring systems and baseline environmental measurements. Efforts to improve the technoeconomic model, improve the estimates of methane in solution, and to evaluate newly identified sites are described.

Wrighton, F. M.; Debout, D.; Carver, D. R.; Groat, C. C.; Johnson, A. E., Jr.

1981-08-01

321

Local sea level change and future of Louisiana coast  

SciTech Connect

The relative elevation of sea and land has been changing through time in response to two fundamentally different groups of factors. Global factors include changes in the volume of the ocean basins owing to tectonic processes and changes in the total amount of ocean water due to glaciation. Local factors include subsidence of continental margins and compaction of recent sediments. Over this century, global sea level (eustatic) appears to have been rising at a rate of 1.2 mm per year. Along the south-central Louisiana coast the land surface appears to be sinking at a rate of about 8 mm per year. Recent global climatic modeling suggests strongly that we are about to enter a period of rapidly accelerating warming due to increased amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. As a consequence, eustatic sea level rise is predicted to accelerate because of both steric expansion of the ocean water and continued melting of polar ice caps. For the next 40 years the eustatic sea level rise may average 10 mm per year. The local relative sea level in coastal Louisiana would therefore rise at about twice its present rate over this time period. The numbers presented above are average value for the Louisiana coastal plain. Local variability in subsidence rate appear to be related to the thickness of Holocene sediments. The highest rates of subsidence are found in the modern Mississippi (birdfoot) delta and in coastal Terrebonne Parish above the late Pleistocene Mississippi trench; in both areas the Holocene section is in excess of 200 m (650 ft) thick. The high rate of local sea level rise along the Louisiana coast makes it imperative that plans for coastal development and protection consider the long-term consequences of sea level change.

Nummedal, D.

1983-09-01

322

Recent sedimentation patterns within the central Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sediment deposition and storage are important functions of forested bottomlands, yet documentation and interpretation of sedimentation\\u000a processes in these systems remain incomplete. Our study was located in the central Atchafalaya Basin, Louisiana, a distributary\\u000a of the Mississippi River and contains the largest contiguously forested riparian wetland in North America, which suffers from\\u000a high sedimentation in some areas and hypoxia in

Cliff R. Hupp; Charles R. Demas; Daniel E. Kroes; Richard H. Day; Thomas W. Doyle

2008-01-01

323

Gas-rich sediment and coastal wetland loss in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

High rates of wetland loss in southern Louisiana provide the impetus for examining the role that trapped, biogenic gases play in regulating subsidence of coastal areas. A significant cause for wetland loss in this region is relative sea-level rise produced by sediment-volume reduction. Dewatering, grain reorientation and packing, and oxidation of organic-rich sediments are thought to be the main processes

M. D. Thompson; L. D. McGinnis; P. L. Wilkey; S. F. Miller

1993-01-01

324

Preferences for Timing of Wetland Loss Prevention in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Data obtained through a contingent-valuation survey were used to analyze preferences for wetland-loss prevention in coastal\\u000a Louisiana. Results indicate a strong preference for a short-run program over a long-run program or no action. Respondents\\u000a that had higher incomes, were white, had prior knowledge of ongoing restoration efforts, and had confidence in government\\u000a were more likely to vote yes relative to

Daniel R. Petrolia; Ross G. Moore; Tae-goun Kim

2011-01-01

325

Bodcau in situ combustion project. [Bellevue field in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Bellevue In Situ Combustion Demonstration Project is an enhanced oil recovery project. This report documents the reservoir description, site selection and program plan for the project. The project site was chosen in the SW\\/4 of Section 11-T19N-R11W, Bossier Parish, Louisiana. Development of the project site involved the drilling of 29 producing wells, 5 injection wells, one water disposal and

1977-01-01

326

State Legislative Voting Patterns on Abortion Restrictions in Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Louisiana state legislature passed the nation's most restrictive anti-abortion law in 1991. Policy dimension theory suggests that legislative voting on noneconomic social issues such as abortion policy often reflects the interest group and grassroots pressures from the constituency. Probit analysis results indicate that legislators who voted against the anti-abortion legislation aremuch more likely to represent large-city districts than rural,

Christine L. Day

1994-01-01

327

Benthic-Pelagic Coupling on the Louisiana Continental Shelf  

Microsoft Academic Search

An expansive area of bottom-water hypoxia occurs annually during the summer on the Louisiana continental shelf (LCS). The formation of these hypoxic waters has been linked to spring Mississippi River nutrient loading. Inferred in this linkage is the remineralization of nutrients, in both the sediments and water-column, to support primary production (PP) across the LCS. Benthic-pelagic interactions also mediate bottom-water

J. Lehrter; R. Devereux; D. Beddick; D. Yates; M. Murrell; J. Hagy; J. Kurtz

2009-01-01

328

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY USAGE BY NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS IN LOUISIANA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates the use of information technology by nonprofit organizations in Louisiana. Over half of the respondents reported no organization-owned computers. Word processing software ranked as first in importance for the organizations' work. Accounting software was used by only 44 percent of respondents. Very few organizations used on-line banking or on-line purchasing. Annual dollar receipts were correlated with number

Karen M. Foust; Betty A. Kleen

329

Nitrogen cycling in Louisiana Gulf Coast brackish marshes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nitrogen fixation and nitrogen accumulation were measured in a Louisiana Spartina patens brackish marsh. Using the acetylene reduction technique calibrated with direct 15N2 assimilation, an equivalent of 90.0 µ g N g-1 yr-1 was fixed. Fixation was greater in the summer months and in the upper portion of the soil profile. Extractable ammonium increased with depth and was negatively correlated

R. D. DeLaune; W. H. Patrick

1990-01-01

330

Common sense in prescribing pain medications for the Louisiana physician.  

PubMed

Louisiana physicians often face difficult predicaments in treating patients with chronic pain complaints. On the one hand, there is a greater appreciation for the debilitating impact of chronic pain on quality of life and better recognition that chronic pain is a disease in its own right deserving treatment. On the other hand, we regularly learn of arrests of physicians for prescribing these medications and read reports of exploding pain medication abuse. This article dispenses common sense advice for the Louisiana physician in approaching chronic pain issues such as defining your treatment population, obtaining independent corroborating records, prescribing extended-release pain medications when possible, considering adjunctive treatments to reduce total opiate use, collaborating with colleagues regularly, utilizing treatment agreements, employing sensible verification methods of proper medication use, opening the doctor-patient relationship to include concerned family or friends, using psycho-social indicators of good functioning, and reappraising the success of treatment at appropriate intervals. By employing these common-sense approaches Louisiana physicians can approach pain management prescribing with more assurance and confidence. PMID:21294488

Potash, Mordecai N

331

Results from Coalbed Methane Drilling in Winn Parish, Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A coalbed methane (CBM) well in Winn Parish, Louisiana, named CZ Fee A No. 114, was drilled by Vintage Petroleum, Inc., in January 2004. The CZ Fee A No. 114 CBM well was drilled to a total depth of 3,114 ft and perforated at 2,730-2,734 ft in a Wilcox Group (Paleocene-Eocene) coal bed. Analytical data from the drilling project have been released by Vintage Petroleum, Inc., and by the current well operator, Hilcorp Energy Corporation (see Appendix) to the Louisiana Geological Survey (LGS) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) for publication. General information about the CZ Fee A No. 114 CBM well is compiled in Table 1, and analytical data from the well are included in following sections. The CZ Fee A No. 114 well is located in eastern Winn Parish, approximately 30 mi east of where Wilcox Group strata crop out on the Sabine Uplift (fig. 1). In the CZ Fee A No. 114 well, lower Wilcox Paleocene coal beds targeted for CBM production occur at depths of 2,600-3,000 ft (fig. 2). Average monthly gas production for the reporting period August 1, 2004, through May 1, 2005, was 450 thousand cubic feet (Mcf) (Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, 2005).

Hackley, Paul C.; Warwick, Peter D.; Breland, F. Clayton, Jr.; Richard, Troy E.; Ross, Kirk

2007-01-01

332

Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference Proceedings (25th Biennial). Held in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 11-14, 1999.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Louisiana State University and A & M College, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center and the School of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries were pleased to host the 25th Biennia. Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference (SFTIC), the North American...

2000-01-01

333

77 FR 13120 - American Midstream (Louisiana Intrastate) LLC ; Notice of Motion for Extension of Rate Case...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Louisiana Intrastate) LLC ; Notice of Motion for Extension of Rate Case Filing Deadline...Louisiana Intrastate) LLC (AMLI) filed a motion requesting an extension consistent with...participate in this proceeding must file a motion to intervene or to protest this...

2012-03-05

334

Breeding Biology of Mottled Ducks on Agricultural Lands in Southwestern Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Breeding biology of Anas fulvigula maculosa (Mottled Ducks) has been described in coastal marsh and associated habitats, but little information is available for agricultural habitats in Louisiana. We located nests to determine nest-initiation dates and clutch sizes during the primary breeding season (February-May) in 1999 (n = 29) and 2000 (n = 37) on agricultural lands in southwestern Louisiana. In

R. Scott Durham; Alan D. Afton

2006-01-01

335

Nutrition support at the end of life: Opinions of Louisiana dietitians  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to determine the opinions of registered dietitians in Louisiana concerning nutrition support at the end of life. A questionnaire was mailed to the 777 active members of the Louisiana Dietetic Association. Questions addressed 3 issues: removal of nutrition support, the role of patients and family in decision making, and the role of the dietitian

DAPHNE S. LANGDON; ALICE HUNT; JANET POPE; BONNIE HACKES

2002-01-01

336

Evaluation of changes in beach morphology along Louisiana barrier island coast  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Louisiana coast has been documented as the fastest eroding shoreline in the US. Rapid submergence and high beach erosion rates are the dominant responses to the seasonal wave climate, storm impacts, sea level rise, regional subsidence, and human activities. The cumulative impacts from the three hurricanes, which made landfall in Louisiana in 1985, and Hurricane Gilbert of 1988 produced

Nakashima

1989-01-01

337

Socioeconomic Impacts Associated with Mineral Exploration: Louisiana Versus Other Mineral-Producing States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Compares differences in resource exploitation and energy development in Louisiana and western mineral-producing states. Identifies socioeconomic impacts of Louisiana's offshore drilling and western coal, oil, and natural gas mining, noting the boom and bust cycles and "hyperurbanization" that attends both. Stresses the necessity of balancing…

Davis, Donald W.

1990-01-01

338

Analysis of Surface and Radar Rainfall Observations during Two Tropical Systems in South Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study presents comparative analyses on rainfall observations made during two tropical systems that affected south Louisiana: tropical storm Matthew in October 2004, and Hurricane Rita in September 2005. Storm Matthew formed from a tropical wave in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico on October 6th and made landfall on south Louisiana on October 10th causing as much as 10 inches

E. Habib; A. Tokay; E. Meselhe; C. Malakpet

2006-01-01

339

Economic advantages of familism: The case of the Sicilians of Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Drawing upon diverse sources, including the Census of 1900, we argue that a somewhat unique pattern of settlement and adjustment of Sicilians took place in Louisiana. Sicilians began arriving in Louisiana in the 1880's, typically with their families. Comparatively speaking, they experienced more occupational success than their New York counterparts. By 1900, nearly half were shopkeepers, merchants, and peddlers. They

A. V. Margavio; Jerome Salomone

1987-01-01

340

Applying Environmental Management Strategies to the Agricultural Sector: Louisiana's Model Sustainable Agricultural Complex  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Model Sustainable Agricultural Complex (MSAC) is a 600-acre farm south of Lafayette, Louisiana, operated by the Department of Renewable Resources at University of Louisiana. The Renewable Resources Department intends to overlay a priority commitment toward the advancement of agricultural sustainability in production, education, research, and demonstration activities. As we plan the Complex's longer-term future, we are drawing upon environmental

Charles Reith

2001-01-01

341

Freshwater macroinvertebrate research in western Louisiana: limitations of our knowledge base  

Microsoft Academic Search

Western Louisiana streams and rivers represent relatively uncharted waters with regard to their biota, particularly aquatic macroinvertebrates. Whereas statewide taxonomic surveys have been conducted for several taxa (Dryopid Coleoptera, Odonata, and Plecoptera), peer-reviewed studies on macroinvertebrate communities and their structuring factors are few. We present the findings of three different macroinvertebrate community studies in western Louisiana encompassing 1990-2004. These studies

M. Kaller; J. D. Hudson; W. E. Kelso; L. R. Williams

2005-01-01

342

West Chalkey, Cameron Parish, Louisiana - A case for continued exploration in mature producing provinces  

Microsoft Academic Search

A potential giant gas field has been discovered in the very mature exploration province of south Louisiana by Transco Exploration Partners (TXP) and Exxon Company USA. The West Chalkley prospect is located in Cameron Parish, Louisiana, and is productive in the upper Oligocene Miogypsinoides (Miogyp) sandstones. The discovery is in the same producing trend as the prolific South Lake Arthur

G. E. Klefstad

1990-01-01

343

Mapping Hurricane Katrina Peak Storm Surge in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hurricane Katrina produced the largest peak storm surge observed in the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Katrina made land- fall on the northern Gulf of Mexico Coast early on August 29, 2005, first slamming into the Mississippi River delta near Buras, Louisiana, and then overwhelming the Pearl River delta at the Louisiana-Mississippi border. Riverine flooding from Katrina-in- duced rainfall was minimal

D. Phil Turnipseed; K. Van Wilson; Jason Stoker; Dean Tyler

344

Understanding Performance Incentives in Postsecondary State Policy: The Case of Louisiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This research examined postsecondary policy in Louisiana, which utilizes performance incentives, in order to: (a) provide clear distinctions among three commonly used types of performance incentives, and (b) use performance indicators defined in the LA GRAD Act to determine if Louisiana policy is primarily faculty oriented, state oriented, or…

Jakiel, Lindsey B.

2011-01-01

345

Combined glyphosate-ripener and residue blanket stresses reduce ratoon yields in Louisiana  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Failure to remove the blanket of residue generated during green-cane harvesting and certain glyphosate ripener application regimes have independently been shown to reduce yields of the subsequent ratoon crop of Louisiana’s leading variety LCP 85-384. The objectives of this experiment were to determ...

346

a Real Time Ocean Observing System for the Louisiana Coast  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

WAVCIS is an ocean observation program implemented for coastal Louisiana. It measures met-ocean processes and sea state information for offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida Panhandle. The data measured from offshore stations are transmitted on a real time basis to the Laboratory and posted on the World Wide Web (www.wavcis.lsu.edu). As of September 2008, there are six operational stations and several stations have been planned for future deployment. WAVCIS has played an important role in the past several years in providing the valuable information for educational institute, scientific research communities, and industrial companies. A very clear overview of offshore conditions using the web GIS can be shown when users interact with the real time measurement information and different scaled maps. This provides seamless, multiple data sources with different resolutions and spatial extents for the needs of different user groups within one interface. A major benefit of a real time oceanographic data collection program is that it provides a first order check on the data quality and sensor operation thereby preventing a long time period of data. WAVCIS is maintained by Coastal Studies Institute, Louisiana State University with strong coastal dynamics, oceanographic expertise and information technology expertise along with a well experienced field support engineering personnel. The data also have social significance and management uses, where the information provided by the system is especially critical during hurricane events like recent power storms like Gustav and Ike. The observational data from WAVCIS coastal stations are further used for the skill assessment and for further fine tuning of hydrodynamic models like MIKE21,WAM, SWAN, WAVEWATCH III, HYCOM. We validate these models by the comparison of the hind cast data and WAVCIS observation data during 60 hours period.

Luo, Y.; Jose, F.; Chen, Y.; Sayed, M.; Zhang, X.; Stone, G.

2008-12-01

347

Late Neogene exhumation and relief development of the Aar and Aiguilles Rouges massifs (Swiss Alps) from low-temperature thermochronology modeling and 4He/3He thermochronometry  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The late Neogene-Quaternary exhumation history of the European Alps is the subject of controversial findings and interpretations, with several thermochronological studies arguing for long-term steady state exhumation rates, while others have pointed to late Miocene-Pliocene exhumation pulses associated with tectonic and/or climatic changes. Here, we perform inverse thermal-kinematic modeling on dense thermochronological data sets combining apatite fission track (AFT) data from the literature and recently published apatite (U-Th-Sm)/He (AHe) data along the upper Rhône valley (Aar and Aiguilles Rouges massifs, Swiss Alps) in order to derive precise estimates on the denudation and relief history of this region. We then apply forward numerical modeling to interpret cooling paths quantified from apatite 4He/3He thermochronometry, in terms of denudation and relief-development scenarios. Our modeling results highlight the respective benefits of using AFT/AHe thermochronology data and 4He/3He thermochronometry for extracting quantitative denudation and relief information. Modeling results suggest a late Miocene exhumation pulse lasting until ˜8-10 Ma, consistent with recently proposed exhumation histories for other parts of the European Alps, followed by moderate (˜0.3-0.5 km Myr-1) denudation rates during the late Miocene/Pliocene. Both inverse modeling and 4He/3He data reveal that the late stage exhumation of the studied massifs can be explained by a significant increase (˜85-100%) in local topographic relief through efficient glacial valley carving. Modeling results quantitatively constrain Rhône valley carving to 1-1.5 km since ˜1 Ma. We postulate that recent relief development within this part of the Swiss Alps is climatically driven by the onset of major Alpine glaciations at the mid-Pleistocene climate transition.

Valla, Pierre G.; van der Beek, Peter A.; Shuster, David L.; Braun, Jean; Herman, Frédéric; Tassan-Got, Laurent; Gautheron, Cécile

2012-01-01

348

Technical support for geopressured-geothermal-well activities in Louisiana  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Regional assessment of the volume and distribution of potential sandstone reservoirs from each formation was made from data from the 15 dip cross sections and 1 strike cross section. Reservoir bulk volume was determined by constructing a sandstone isopach map. The contour lines of net sandstone were planimetered, and the units obtained were converted to acres. A plot of the contour values vs acres was used to determine the bulk volume in acre feet, which then was converted to cubic miles. Total in place solution methane resources of 371 TCF was estimated to be present in the Wilcox, Frio, and Miocene of onshore Louisiana.

Bebout, D. G.; Bassiouni, Z.; Carver, D. R.; Groat, C. G.; Pilger, R. H., Jr.; Wrighton, F. M.

1982-03-01

349

Estimates of climatic air quality potential at Shreveport, Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Air quality potential at Shreveport, Louisiana is evaluated using synoptic weather types, mixing heights, and dispersion. Mixing height and dispersion data for ten years are segregated by synoptic weather types twice a day for the months of January, April, July and October. It is found that both mixing heights and dispersion vary by weather type, season, and time of day. Graphical representations of typical wind directions and air quality properties for the Shreveport area are used to illustrate the potential for air quality resource application.

Muller, R.A.; Jackson, A.L.

1985-04-01

350

Medical Journals in Louisiana before the Civil War *  

PubMed Central

This study, an historical survey of medical journals in Louisiana before the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, revealed that nine journals made an appearance during the period covered—all of them published in New Orleans. Of these, two were French language journals published by a French medical society. The others were all published by individuals rather than by professional societies. Medical practices, interests, and problems of the times were clearly reflected on the pages of the journals. It is evident that medical journalism reached a high plane in the era before the Civil War. Of the nine periodicals, only one emerged as a permanent publication after the War.

Olschner, Kay

1972-01-01

351

Elimination of bagassosis in Louisiana paper manufacturing plant workers.  

PubMed

The prevalence of bagassosis was investigated in a Louisiana paper mill, which in the past had considerable numbers of workers with the disease. Based on negative clinical histories and the low number of positive serological reactions of the workers' serum with Thermoactinomyces sacchari antigen, it was concluded that bagassosis was no longer present. This was thought to be due to a different method of storage of bagasse, which retards microbial decay and reduces airborne organic dust, and to the increased awareness of plant management resulting in greater safety measures. PMID:627039

Lehrer, S B; Turer, E; Weill, H; Salvaggio, J E

1978-01-01

352

Woodwaste saves Louisiana-Pacific $164 million a year  

SciTech Connect

Louisiana Pacific is reported to be producing 74% of its total energy requirements from woodwaste. The company is saving the equivalent of more than five million barrels of oil a year with its waste conversion systems using bark, sawdust and sanderdust. The new generating facilities, scheduled to go online next year, will save an additional half-million barrels of oil a year. The company is already looking at new ways to further reduce its dependence on nonrenewable energy sources. One promising technology is wood gasification.

Not Available

1981-11-01

353

Diagenesis in upper Miocene sandstones, Louisiana Gulf Coast  

SciTech Connect

Study of diagenesis in upper Miocene sandstones of coastal Louisiana documents depth-related cementation and geochemical changes of primary detrital mineralogy. Samples were collected from depths of 8000-20,000 ft (2600-6500 m) in an area roughly corresponding to the upper Miocene depocenter in the Terrebonne trough of southeast Louisiana. Sandstones are primarily subarkoses and sublitharenites with minor amounts of feldspathic litharenites and lithic arkoses. Plagioclase feldspar (oligoclase/andesine composition) composes approximately 60% of the detrital feldspar. Dominant rock fragments are siltstone or mudstone, silicified volcanic rock, and chert. Authigenic minerals and cements occur in the following order: dolomite, chlorite grain coats, albite overgrowths on plagioclase and K-feldspar, quartz, calcite, kaolinite, and ankerite. Calcite composition remains nearly constant with depth, but ankerite composition differs both with depth and within individual samples. In general, the mineralogy and order of cements resemble that of the lower Tertiary sandstones of the Texas Gulf Coast; however, in the upper Miocene, the volume of each cement is much less and the depth of first occurrence is greater. Feldspars have reacted substantially with pore fluids. With increasing depth, feldspar becomes more sodic because of albitization and dissolution of calcic plagioclase. At approximately 20,000 ft, 75% of the plagioclase is nearly pure albite. Alteration of K-feldspar is not common above 17,000 ft; below 17,000 ft occurrences are rare because of dissolution.

Gold, P.B.

1985-02-01

354

Lessons from the 2006 Louisiana health and population survey.  

PubMed

The 2005 hurricane season caused extensive damage and induced a mass migration of approximately 1.1 million people from southern Louisiana in the United States. Current and accurate estimates of population size and demographics and an assessment of the critical needs for public services were required to guide recovery efforts. Since forecasts using pre-hurricane data may produce inaccurate estimates of the post-hurricane population, a household survey in 18 hurricane-affected parishes was conducted to provide timely and credible information on the size of these populations, their demographics and their condition. This paper describes the methods used, the challenges encountered, and the key factors for successful implementation. This post-disaster survey was unique because it identified the needs of the people in the affected parishes and quantified the number of people with these needs. Consequently, this survey established new population and health indicator baselines that otherwise would have not been available to guide the relief and recovery efforts in southern Louisiana. PMID:21992191

Stone, Gregory S; Henderson, Alden K; Davis, Stephanie I; Lewin, Michael; Shimizu, Iris; Krishnamurthy, Ramesh; Bisgard, Kris; Lee, Robin; Jumaan, Aisha; Marziale, Erin; Bryant, Miranda; Williams, Clayton; Mason, Karen; Sirois, Maria; Hori, Makiko; Chapman, Jonathan; Bowman, David J

2011-10-13

355

Marsh management in coastal Louisiana: Effects and issues  

SciTech Connect

The marshes of coastal southeast Louisiana occur over an area that constitutes about 60% of the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain complex, the newest land added to the Gulf Coastal Region during the past few thousand years. Part 1 of this paper consists of a brief description of the deltaic plain complex. Part 2 is concerned with the description of the coastal bays, sounds, transgressive barrier islands, and offshore shoals which are related to the delta complex. Part 3 discusses 51 significant papers on the delta complex which have been written during the past 58 years. Part 4 is a brief summary of the origin and development of the coastal region of southeast Louisiana based upon the research outlined above. Illustrations show how the mighty Mississippi River created about 14,000 mi{sup 2} of new land in the Gulf of Mexico, in the form of a series of deltas, during the past 7,000 years. Attention is also subsidence of abandoned delta sediments, which permitted the gulf to move in inland and reclaim about 7,000 mi{sup 2} of this new land. This volume contains 37 papers. Individual papers are indexed separately on the energy data base.

Duffy, W.G. (National Wetlands Research Center, Slidell, LA (USA)); Clark, D. (eds.) (Louisiana Dept. of Natural Resources, Baton Rouge, LA (USA). Coastal Management Div.)

1989-09-01

356

Hurricane Andrew-related injuries and illnesses, Louisiana, 1992.  

PubMed

To determine the extent and types of injuries and illnesses in Louisiana associated with or related to Hurricane Andrew, we gathered data from hospital emergency departments and coroner's offices on demographic variables, institution, nature and cause of the injury or illness, body part affected, location, and date and time of the event. A hurricane-related injury or illness was defined as one that occurred from noon on August 24, 1992, through midnight on September 21, 1992, as a direct or indirect result of the preparation for (preimpact), the impact of, or the clean-up after the hurricane (postimpact). Nineteen parishes in south-central Louisiana that were most affected by Hurricane Andrew provided data from patients seen in emergency departments and reports from coroner's offices. Active, advance surveillance of this type promotes and facilitates the reporting of disaster-related health outcomes. Future planning for hurricanes should take into account the high rate of cuts, lacerations, and puncture wounds, particularly during the postimpact phase. PMID:7777875

McNabb, S J; Kelso, K Y; Wilson, S A; McFarland, L; Farley, T A

1995-06-01

357

Risk assessment for produced water discharges to Louisiana open bays  

SciTech Connect

Potential human health and environmental impacts from discharge of produced water to the Gulf of Mexico concern regulators at the State and Federal levels, environmental interest groups, industry and the public. Current regulations in the United States require or propose azero discharge limit for coastal facilities based primarily on studies performed in low energy,poorly flushed environments. Produced water discharges in coastal Louisiana, however,include a number located in open bays, where potential and impacts are likely to be larger than the minimal impacts associated with offshore discharges, but smaller than those demonstrated in low-energy canal environments. This paper summarizes results of a conservative screening-level health and ecological assessment for contaminants discharged in produced water to open bays in Louisiana, and reports results of a probabilistic human health risk assessment for radium and lead. The initial human health and ecological risk assessments consisted of conservative screening analyses that identified potentially important contaminants and excluded others from further consideration. A more quantitative probabilistic risk assessment was completed for the human health effects of the two contaminants identified in this screen: radium and lead. This work is part of a series of studies on the health and ecological risks from discharges of produced water to the Gulf of Mexico, supported by the United States Department of Energy (USDOE).

Meinhold, A.F.; Holtzman, S.; DePhillips, M.P.

1995-11-01

358

Trends and causes of historical wetland loss in coastal Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Wetland losses in the northern Gulf Coast region of the United States are so extensive that they represent critical concerns to government environmental agencies and natural resource managers. In Louisiana, almost 3,000 square kilometers (km2) of low-lying wetlands converted to open water between 1956 and 2004, and billions of dollars in State and Federal funding have been allocated for coastal restoration projects intended to compensate for some of those wetland losses. Recent research at the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) focused on understanding the physical processes and human activities that contributed to historical wetland loss in coastal Louisiana and the spatial and temporal trends of that loss. The physical processes (land-surface subsidence and sediment erosion) responsible for historical wetland loss were quantified by comparing marsh-surface elevations, water depths, and vertical displacements of stratigraphic contacts at 10 study areas in the Mississippi River delta plain and 6 sites at Sabine National Wildlife Refuge (SNWR) in the western chenier plain. The timing and extent of land loss at the study areas was determined by comparing historical maps, aerial photographs, and satellite imagery; the temporal and spatial trends of those losses were compared with historical subsidence rates and hydrocarbon production trends.

Bernier, Julie

2013-01-01

359

Azodrin® poisoning of waterfowl in rice fields in Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

During the period 2-4 April 1981 about 100 birds, mostly ducks and geese, were found dead and dying in a rice field near Sweet Lake, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana. Fresh specimens were collected to determine the cause of mortality. Birds were placed individually in polyethylene freezer bags, tagged, and frozen soon after collection. Four snow geese (Chen caerulescens), two blue-winged teal (Anas discors), one green-winged teal (Anas crecca), and one mottled duck (Anas fulvigula) were shipped to the National Wildlife Health Laboratory (NWHL), Madison, Wisconsin, for necropsy and pathological examination. Ten snow geese, 10 blue-winged teal, three green-winged teal, three great-tailed grackles (Quiscalus mexicanus), and eight red-winged blackbirds (Agelaius phoeniceus) were transported to the Gulf Coast Field Station, Victoria, Texas, for brain acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity determinations and preparation for chemical residue analysis. Additionally, apparently healthy specimens of the affected species were collected near Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Victoria, Texas, to serve as controls in the analyses.

White, D.H.; Mitchell, C.A.; Kolbe, E.J.; Ferguson, W.H.

1983-01-01

360

The Louisiana ACES student-built BalloonSat program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A major concern of many aerospace industries and space agencies worldwide is the continuing decrease in undergraduate student enrollment and graduation from aerospace and closely related degree programs. With a decreasing number of new aerospace workforce candidates, expanding or sustaining our exploration of the universe over the coming decades could be at risk. In Louisiana, we have developed the Aerospace Catalyst Experiences for Students (ACES) program to address this issue by attracting new students to aerospace-related programs and providing interdisciplinary training on how to design, build, and manage aerospace payloads. Based upon the National Space Grant Student Satellite Program "Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly!" methodology, ACES closely ties cross-discipline content knowledge with extensive hands-on experiences to instill skills that are then applied by the students to design, document, build, test, and operate a small balloon-borne scientific payload. The ACES concept was initially piloted during 2002-2003 and now includes a semi-formal "Student Ballooning Course", five Louisiana institutions and serves ˜45 students.

Ellison, Brad; Giammanco, James; Guzik, T. Gregory; Johnson, Karen; Wefel, John P.

2006-01-01

361

Assessment of energy potential from biomass in Louisiana. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The objective of this project is to identify feasible Louisiana-grown biomass crops and residues, to combine these with technically and economically feasible conversion processes, and to provide integrated biomass energy production systems in Louisiana. Among the recommended integrated systems are: cotton gin trash and rice hull processing residues used for either direct combustion or methane or ethanol production. Steam generation via direct combustion is recommended. Hardwood chips are economically feasible despite considerable price and supply instability, while high sugar or starch content crops are easily converted to ethanol but limited by price. Possible breakthroughs in biomass production or in the hydrolysis of starch or cellulose substrates may decrease processing costs. Recommended areas for future study dealing with production include: (1) increase biomass availability and density; (2) increase harvesting, transportation and storage technologies; (3) inexpensive, efficient small scale conversion; and (4) better knowledge of the effects of removal of residues on soil fertility and erosion and other ecosociological impacts. Recommendations that concern conversion are: (5) increased understanding of optimal separation and use of molecular fractions of lignocellulose; (6) more efficient hydrolysis of lignocellulose; (7) better microorganisms for conversion to energy; and (8) more efficient technology specific to biomass. Twenty-two research topics that would enhance the above recommendations are proposed.

Brown, W.H.; Ristroph, D.L.; Dionigi, C.P.; Nghiem, N.P.

1983-12-01

362

Fishing, fish consumption and advisory awareness among Louisiana's recreational fishers.  

PubMed

This paper presents results from the first known population-based survey of recreational fishers in Louisiana (n=1774). The ultimate goal of this study was to obtain data in support of the development of regional advisories for a high exposure population with unique seafood consumption patterns. Between July and August of 2008, a survey was mailed to a random sample of licensed recreational fishers to characterize local fishing habits, sportfish consumption, and advisory awareness. Eighty-eight percent of respondents reported eating sportfish. Respondents ate an estimated mean of four fish meals per month, of which, approximately half were sportfish. Over half of all sportfish meals (54%) were caught in the Gulf of Mexico or bordering brackish areas. Sportfish consumption varied by license and gender; and was highest among Sportsman's Paradise license holders (2.8±0.2 meals per month), and males (2.2±0.1 meals per month). The most frequently consumed sportfish species were red drum, speckled trout, catfish, bass, crappie and bream. Advisory awareness rates varied by gender, ethnicity, geographic area, license type, age and education; and were lowest among women (53%), African-Americans (43%), fishers from the southeast of Louisiana (50%), holders of Senior Hunting and Fishing licenses (51%), individuals between 15 and 19 years of age (41%), and individuals with less than a high school education (43%). Results were used to identify ways to optimize monitoring, advisory development and outreach activities. PMID:21851935

Katner, Adrienne; Ogunyinka, Ebenezer; Sun, Mei-Hung; Soileau, Shannon; Lavergne, David; Dugas, Dianne; Suffet, Mel

2011-11-01

363

Evaluation of bioremediation methods for the treatment of soil contaminated with explosives in Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant, Minden, Louisiana.  

PubMed

Two bioremediation methods, namely, soil slurry reactor and land farming technique were evaluated for the treatment of soil contaminated with explosives in Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant, Minden, Louisiana. The soil had a high concentration of 2,4,6-trinitrotoluene (TNT) of 10,000 mg/kg of soil and medium level contamination of RDX 1900 mg/kg and HMX 900 mg/kg of soil. The results indicated that soil slurry reactor under co-metabolic condition with molasses as co-substrate removed TNT more efficiently than land farming method. TNT removal efficiency was 99% in soil slurry reactor compared to 82% in land farming after 182 days. HMX and RDX were also removed from the soil in both methods, but the removal efficiency was low. The radiolabeled study showed that soil microbes mineralize TNT. The mass-balance of TNT indicated 23.5% of TNT was mineralized to CO(2), 22.6% was converted to biomass, and 52.3% was converted to various TNT intermediates in the soil slurry reactor. Both methods maintained high bacterial population fairly well. The results of this bench-scale study are promising with regard to transferring the technology to full-scale application at this site. PMID:17289260

Clark, Brandon; Boopathy, Raj

2007-01-14

364

Mortality patterns among residents in Louisiana's industrial corridor, USA, 1970-99  

PubMed Central

Background: Because of the high concentration of oil refining and petrochemical facilities, the industrial area of the lower Mississippi River of South Louisiana has been termed the Industrial Corridor and has frequently been referred to as the "Cancer Corridor". Aims: To quantitatively assess the "Cancer Corridor" controversy based on mortality data available in the public domain, and to identify potential contributing factors to the observed differences in mortality. Methods: Age adjusted mortality rates were calculated for white and non-white males and females in the Industrial Corridor, Louisiana, and the United States for the time periods 1970–79, 1980–89, and 1990–99. Results: All-cause mortality and all cancer combined for white males in the Industrial Corridor were significantly lower than the corresponding Louisiana population while Louisiana had significantly higher rates than the US population for all three time periods. Cancer of the lung was consistently higher in the Industrial Corridor region relative to national rates but lower than or similar to Louisiana. Non-respiratory disease and cerebrovascular disease mortality for white males in the Industrial Corridor were consistently lower than either Louisiana or the USA. However, mortality due to diabetes and heart disease, particularly during the 1990s, was significantly higher in the Industrial Corridor and Louisiana when compared to the USA. Similar mortality patterns were observed for white females. The mortality for non-white males and females in the Industrial Corridor was generally similar to the corresponding populations in Louisiana. There were no consistent patterns for all cancer mortality combined. Stomach cancer was increased among non-whites in both the Industrial Corridor and Louisiana when compared to the corresponding US data. Mortality from diabetes and heart disease among non-whites was significantly higher in the Industrial Corridor and Louisiana than in the USA. Conclusions: Mortality rates in the Industrial Corridor area were generally similar to or lower than the State of Louisiana, which were increased compared to the United States. Contrary to prior public perceptions, mortality due to cancer in the Industrial Corridor does not exceed that for the State of Louisiana.

Tsai, S; Cardarelli, K; Wendt, J; Fraser, A

2004-01-01

365

The Louisiana And Lower Mississippi Valley Collections (LLMVC)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Louisiana State University Libraries maintain a vast collection of materials relevant to their state's regional history. Recognized as one of the nation's premier repositories for materials relating to the antebellum plantation, Civil War, and Reconstruction South, the LLMVC contains over 10,000,000 items, including the papers of individuals and families; records of plantations, merchants, and financial institutions; and the records of political, social, and labor organizations. While most of these individual items are not available online, the Website provides an extensive subject catalog of the resources available at the LLMVC as well as descriptions of the individual collections and links to various options for searching the collection through engines offered by LSU libraries and others. Selected items from the LLMVC can be found in exhibits offered by the libraries's Special Collections Website, the host site for LLMVC.

366

Gas-rich sediment and coastal wetland loss in Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

High rates of wetland loss in southern Louisiana provide the impetus for examining the role that trapped, biogenic gases play in regulating subsidence of coastal areas. A significant cause for wetland loss in this region is relative sea-level rise produced by sediment-volume reduction. Dewatering, grain reorientation and packing, and oxidation of organic-rich sediments are thought to be the main processes for volume loss. It is argued that natural and anthropogenic causes for sediment degasification play a critical role in sediment-volume reduction. Compressional wave velocities were measured at 34 sites in both the abandoned (Holocene) and modern parts of the Mssissippi Delta. A low-frequency source (<200 Hz) was used to maximize sound-wave dispersion caused by interstitial gas bubbles. Compressional wave velocities measured at low frequencies relative to the gas-bubble resonant-frequency undergo maximum change from the velocity for a gas-free sediment.

Thompson, M.D.; McGinnis, L.D.; Wilkey, P.L.; Miller, S.F.

1993-03-01

367

Processes affecting coastal wetland loss in the Louisiana deltaic plain  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Nowhere are the problems of coastal wetland loss more serious and dramatic than in the Mississippi River deltaic plain region of south-central Louisiana. In that area, rates of shoreline erosion of 20 m.yr and loss of land area of up to 75 km/yr result from a complex combination of natural (delta switching, subsidence, sea-level rise, storms) and human (flood control, navigation, oil and gas development, land reclamation) factors. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), as part of the National Coastal Geology Program, has undertaken joint filed investigations with Federal, State, and university partners. The objective of these long-term studies is to gather and interpret baseline information in order to improve our scientific understanding of the critical processes and responses responsible for creation, maintenance, and deterioration of coastal wetlands.

Williams, S. Jeffress; Penland, Shea; Roberts, Harry, H.

1993-01-01

368

Biomedical Engineering Bionanosystems Research at Louisiana Tech University  

SciTech Connect

The nature of this project is to equip and support research in nanoengineered systems for biomedical, bioenvironmental, and bioenergy applications. Funds provided by the Department of Energy (DoE) under this Congressional Directive were used to support two ongoing research projects at Louisiana Tech University in biomedical, bioenvironmental, and bioenergy applications. Two major projects (Enzyme Immobilization for Large Scale Reactors to Reduce Cellulosic Ethanol Costs, and Nanocatalysts for Coal and Biomass Conversion to Diesel Fuel) and to fund three to five additional seed projects were funded using the project budget. The project funds also allowed the purchase and repair of sophisticated research equipment that will support continued research in these areas for many years to come. Project funds also supported faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students, contributing to the development of a technically sophisticated work force in the region and the State. Descriptions of the technical accomplishments for each funded project are provided. Biofuels are an important part of the solution for sustainable transportation fuel and energy production for the future. Unfortunately, the country's appetite for fuel cannot be satisfied with traditional sugar crops such as sugar cane or corn. Emerging technologies are allowing cellulosic biomass (wood, grass, stalks, etc.) to also be converted into ethanol. Cellulosic ethanol does not compete with food production and it has the potential to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 86% versus current fossil fuels (current techniques for corn ethanol only reduce greenhouse gases by 19%). Because of these advantages, the federal government has made cellulosic ethanol a high priority. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires a minimum production of at least 16 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol by 2022. Indeed, the Obama administration has signaled an ambitious commitment of achieving 2 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol by 2013. Louisiana is well positioned to become a national contributor in cellulosic ethanol, with an excellent growing season, a strong pulp/paper industry, and one of the nation's first cellulosic ethanol demonstration plants. Dr. Palmer in Chemical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University is collaborating with Drs. Lvov and Snow in Chemistry and Dr. Hegab in Mechanical Engineering to capitalize on these advantages by applying nanotechnology to improve the cellulosic ethanol processes. In many of these processes, expensive enzymes are used to convert the cellulose to sugars. The nanotechnology processes developed at Louisiana Tech University can immobilize these enzymes and therefore significantly reduce the overall costs of the process. Estimates of savings range from approximately $32 million at each cellulosic ethanol plant, to $7.5 billion total if the 16 billion gallons of cellulosic ethanol is achieved. This process has the advantage of being easy to apply in a large-scale commercial environment and can immobilize a wide variety or mixture of enzymes for production. Two primary objectives with any immobilization technique are to demonstrate reusability and catalytic activity (both reuse of the immobilized enzyme and reuse of the polymer substrate). The scale-up of the layering-by-layering process has been a focus this past year as some interesting challenges in the surface chemistry have become evident. Catalytic activity of cellulase is highly dependent upon how the feed material is pretreated to enhance digestion. Therefore, efforts this year have been performed this year to characterize our process on a few of the more prevalent pretreatment methods.

Palmer, James; Lvov, Yuri; Hegab, Hisham; Snow, Dale; Wilson, Chester; McDonald, John; Walker, Lynn; Pratt, Jon; Davis, Despina; Agarwal, Mangilal; DeCoster, Mark; Feng, June; Que, Long; O'Neal, Chad; Guilbeau, Eric; Zivanovic, Sandra; Dobbins, Tabbetha; Gold, Scott; Mainardi, Daniela; Gowda, Shathabish; Napper, Stan

2010-03-25

369

Technical support for geopressured-geothermal well activities in Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Continuous recording microearthquake monitoring networks have been established around US Department of Energy (DOE) geopressured-geothermal design wells in southwestern Louisiana and southeastern Texas since summer 1980 to assess the effects well development may have had on subsidence and growth-fault activation. This monitoring has shown several unusual characteristics of Gulf Coast seismic activity. The observed activity is classified into two dominant types, one with identifiable body phases (type 1) and the other with only surface-wave signatures (type 2). During this reporting period no type 1 or body-wave events were reported. A total of 230 type 2 or surface-wave events were recorded. Origins of the type 2 events are still not positively understood; however, little or no evidence is available to connect them with geopressured-geothermal well activity. We continue to suspect sonic booms from military aircraft or some other human-induced source. 37 refs., 16 figs., 6 tabs.

Not Available

1991-07-01

370

Children, adolescents, and guns in Louisiana: a thought experiment.  

PubMed

More children and youth in Louisiana die from firearm injuries than from any other injury, including motor vehicle accidents. Many survive their injuries to lead lives with permanent disabilities. The cost to the victims and to society as a whole is enormous. What is the best way to address this issue? What is the physician's role, both as an individual and as a member of a medical organization? This paper describes a way of thinking about firearm injury prevention. It introduces the reader to the Haddon Matrix and the Intervention Decision Matrix. It then reviews six options and offers one model, motor vehicle injury reduction, as a way to consider intervention options. PMID:11059922

Galland, H

2000-10-01

371

Quantifying the Uncertainty in Land Loss Estimates in Coastal Louisiana  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

For the past twenty-five years the land loss along the Louisiana Coast has been recognized as a growing problem. One of the clearest indicators of this land loss is that in 2000 smooth cord grass (spartina alterniflora) was turning brown well before its normal hibernation period. In 2001 data were collected using low altitude helicopter based transects of the coast, with 8,400 data points being collected. The surveys contained data describing the characteristics of the marsh, including; latitude, longitude, marsh condition, marsh color, percent vegetated, and marsh die-back. The 2001 data were compared with previously collected data from 1997. Over 100,000 acres of marsh were affected by the 2000 browning. Satellite imagery can be used to monitor changes in coastlines, vegetation health, and conversion of land to open water. An unsupervised classification was applied to 1997 Landsat TM imagery from the Louisiana coast. Based on the classification, polygons were delineated surrounding areas of water. Using the Kappa Classification Statistical Analysis extension in ArcView, kappa statistics were calculated to quantify the amount of agreement between the unsupervised classification and field checked data while correcting for agreement due to chance. Numerical results reveal that a straightforward unsupervised classification does a reasonable job of approximating the actual field checked data. Kappa values of 0.57 and higher have been obtained, which is considered fair to good agreement. This agreement adds credibility to imagery based estimates of coastal land loss, which affords the opportunity for significant savings of time, labor, and cost compared to field based monitoring. Refined classifications and use of higher resolution imagery are expected to yield improved costal land loss estimates.

Wales, P. M.; Kuszmaul, J. S.; Roberts, C.

2005-05-01

372

Chronostratigraphy of Plio-Pleistocene sequences, offshore Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Plio-Pleistocene cool stages correlate with sequence boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico, offshore Louisiana. The cool/warm stages are defined by planktonic foram assemblages in the Vema 16-205 core in the eastern tropical Atlantic. The mean duration of each climatic stage was 230,000 years. These climatic stages were incorporated into a composite standard section with oxygen isotope events, planktonic foraminiferal and nannofossil datums, and magnetostratigraphic events from oceanic core holes: DSDP 502 in the Columbia basin, Caribbean; DSDP 552 on the Rockall Plateau, northeast Atlantic; DSDP 572C in the equatorial Pacific; Vema 28 core 219 on the Solomon Rise, west Pacific; and the Eureka 57 core 135 in DeSoto Canyon, offshore Florida. The oxygen isotope events and the paleontologic datums were identified in two exploration wells in the Green Canyon block, offshore Louisiana, and correlated with seismic sequence boundaries. Iterative graphic correlation with the composite standard refines the positions of the tops of the isotope events where data noise makes the pick equivocal providing a precise, high-resolution correlation tool. Each oxygen isotope event represents approximately 31,000 years. The sequences in the Green Canyon area are from 300 m to 800 m thick, and were deposited at rates from 800 to 1500 cm/ka. The duration of the hiatuses at the sequence boundaries range from 27,000 to 200,000 years. These seismic/depositional sequences were deposited during the alter parts of the cool stage and the warm climates, which indicate rising sea level to highstand. The ages of the sequence boundaries are approximately 500,000 years, 900,000 years, 1.5 Ma, 2.0 Ma, 2.7 Ma, 3.0 Ma, and 3.75 Ma.

Scott, R.W. (Amoco Production Co., Tulsa, OK (United States))

1991-03-01

373

77 FR 11839 - Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Regional Haze State Implementation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Regional Haze State Implementation Plan AGENCY: Environmental...June 13, 2008, that addresses regional haze (RH) for the first implementation period...also referred to as the ``regional haze program''). States are required...

2012-02-28

374

Nesting Colonies of Seabirds and Wading Birds - Coastal Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Large populations of seabirds and wading birds occur along the productive coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama (northern Gulf of Mexico). Results are given of the 1976 survey to locate nesting colonies of these birds, to estimate species c...

J. W. Portnoy

1977-01-01

375

Dominant processes responsible for subsidence of coastal wetlands in south Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Wetland loss in coastal areas of Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana, largely results from two subsurface processes: (1) consolidation of recently deposited Holocene deltaic sediments and (2) active growth faulting. Data indicate direct relations...

G. J. Kuecher

1995-01-01

376

A COMPARISON OF CONVENTIONAL AND VARIABLE RATE LIME APPLICATION METHODS IN SOUTH LOUISIANA SUGARCANE FIELDS  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Louisiana sugarcane producers continue to face increased economic pressure. Growers must find ways to decrease costs and maximize profits, while minimizing potential negative environmental impacts. Precision agriculture, specifically, variable rate lime and fertilizer application, may offer an impor...

377

75 FR 27845 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00032 Declaration of Economic Injury  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Louisiana, dated 05/10/2010. Incident: Deepwater BP Oil Spill. Incident Period: 04/20/2010 and continuing. DATES: Effective Date: 05/10/2010. EIDL Loan Application...

2010-05-18

378

75 FR 27008 - Louisiana Disaster #LA-00032 Declaration of Economic Injury  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declaration for the State of Louisiana, dated 05/05/2010. Incident: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Incident Period: 04/20/2010 And Continuing. Effective Date: 05/05/2010. EIDL Loan Application...

2010-05-13

379

76 FR 42549 - Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Section 110(a)(2...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Implementation Plans; Louisiana; Section 110(a)(2) Infrastructure Requirements for 1997 8...specified in the CAA section 110(a)(2), necessary to implement, maintain, and...ozone and 1997 fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) national ambient air quality...

2011-07-19

380

40 CFR 81.53 - Southern Louisiana-Southeast Texas Interstate Air Quality Control Region.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Southern Louisiana-Southeast Texas Interstate Air Quality Control Region. 81.53 Section 81...CONTINUED) DESIGNATION OF AREAS FOR AIR QUALITY PLANNING PURPOSES Designation of Air Quality Control Regions § 81.53 Southern...

2013-07-01

381

Organic and Inorganic Matter in Louisiana Coastal Waters: Vermilion, Atchafalaya, Terrebonne, Barataria, and Mississippi Regions.  

EPA Science Inventory

Chromophoric dissolved organic matter (CDOM) spectral absorption, dissolved organic carbon (DOC) concentration, and the particulate fraction of inorganic (PIM) and organic matter (POM) were measured in Louisiana coastal waters at Vermilion, Atchafalaya, Terrebonne, Barataria, and...

382

Industrial Hygiene Walk-Through Report, Dow Chemical, Plaquemine, Louisiana, May 13, 1976,  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A walk-through survey was conducted at Dow Chemical, Plaquemine, Louisiana, May 13, 1976, as part of a project to assess the present occupational exposures to chlorinated methanes and to determine the feasibility of performing a retrospective mortality an...

R. Hartle M. Boeniger T. Meinhardt

1976-01-01

383

Primary Causes of Wetland Loss at Madison Bay, Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Water depths, marsh surface elevations, and correlative stratigraphic markers in 10 sediment cores from Madison Bay in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana provide a basis for estimating the magnitudes and rates of marsh erosion and land subsidence at one of the ...

R. A. Morton G. Tiling N. F. Ferina

2003-01-01

384

Report of the Louisiana Statewide Planning for Physician Residency Program Committee.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The comprehensive report of all agencies involved in physician residency training programs in Louisiana is designed to provide the committee with the information necessary to plan for the future needs of the state's physician manpower pool. A review of li...

R. W. Sappenfield M. H. Moskowitz P. S. Allison Y. C. Patel

1973-01-01

385

78 FR 28000 - Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Operations, Inc.; Waterford Stream Electric Station, Unit No...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...No. 3; Order Approving Direct and Indirect Transfers of License I Entergy Louisiana, LLC (ELL...Commission (NRC) consent to certain license transfers to permit the direct transfer of Waterford, and associated Independent...

2013-05-13

386

78 FR 63518 - Uranium Enrichment Fuel Cycle Inspection Reports Regarding Louisiana Energy Services, National...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Uranium Enrichment Fuel Cycle Inspection Reports Regarding Louisiana Energy Services...National Enrichment Facility, Eunice, New Mexico, Prior to the Commencement...NRC staff has prepared inspection reports documenting its findings in...

2013-10-24

387

The Effects of Conventional Soil Sampling Methods on the Engineering Properties of Cohesive Soils in Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A comprehensive literature study is presented. Eighteen hundred samples from six sampling sites representing several typical geologic formations of Louisiana were obtained. About 1700 field and 6500 laboratory tests were performed. Engineering properties ...

A. Arman K. L. McManis

1977-01-01

388

Evaluation of Crop and Soil Spatial Variability in Louisiana Sugarcane Production Systems  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Louisiana sugarcane producers, like most U.S. agricultural producers, have faced increased economic pressure in recent years. Low sugar prices have decreased profit margins significantly. Growers must find ways to decrease costs and maximize profits. Precision Agriculture, specifically, variable ...

389

A Comparison of Conventional and Variable Rate Lime Application Methods in South Louisiana Sugarcane Fields  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

Louisiana sugarcane producers continue to face increased economic pressure. Growers must find ways to decrease costs and maximize profits, while minimizing potential negative environmental impacts. Precision agriculture, specifically, variable rate lime and fertilizer application, may offer an imp...

390

West Texas Market Centers Interplay With North and East Texas and Louisiana Market Centers  

EIA Publications

The presentation, titled "West Texas Market Centers Interplay With North and East Texas and Louisiana Market Centers" describes new trading environments for natural gas commodity and transportation services. It also identifies the factors that influenced the development of these environments.

Information Center

1997-06-24

391

DENNING ECOLOGY OF BLACK BEARS IN THE TENSAS RIVER BASIN OF LOUISIANA  

Microsoft Academic Search

We studied denning chronology, den use, and den characteristics of the Louisiana black bear (Ursus americanus luteolus) in the remnant bottomland hardwood forests of the Tensas River Basin in northeastern Louisiana. We monitored 20 radio-collared bears (12 F, 8 M) for 30-den years during 1988-89, 1989-90, and 1990-91. Pregnant females (n= 9) entered dens earlier (P = 0.0002), emerged later

KEITH M. WEAVER; MICHAEL R. PELTON

392

Marsh Terraces in Coastal Louisiana Increase Marsh Edge and Densities of Waterbirds  

Microsoft Academic Search

We evaluated the influence of marsh terracing on waterbirds in Louisiana’s Chenier Plain. Terracing is a novel technique used\\u000a to slow coastal marsh loss. Terracing increases marsh edge and is assumed to slow erosion, decrease pond depth, and encourage\\u000a vegetation production. From April to September 2005, we monitored waterbirds in paired terraced and unterraced ponds in three\\u000a sites dominated by

Jessica L. O’Connell; John A. Nyman

2010-01-01

393

An evaluation of the potential for infilling existing pipeline canals in Louisiana coastal marshes  

Microsoft Academic Search

The impact of canals and their dredged-material levees on Louisiana coastal marshes has been assessed in a number of studies.\\u000a The aerial coverage by canals and associated dredged-material levees has been shown to be approximately 10% of total marsh\\u000a area in coastal Louisiana, which is about the same coverage as natural channels. In addition to the direct loss of marsh

Denise J. Reed; Lawrence P. Rozas

1995-01-01

394

The 20th-century development and expansion of Louisiana shelf hypoxia, Gulf of Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since systematic measurements of Louisiana continental-shelf waters were initiated in 1985, hypoxia (oxygen content <2 mg\\u000a L?1) has increased considerably in an area termed the dead zone. Monitoring and modeling studies have concluded that the expansion\\u000a of the Louisiana shelf dead zone is related to increased anthropogenically derived nutrient delivery from the Mississippi\\u000a River drainage basin, physical and hydrographical changes

Lisa E. Osterman; Richard Z. Poore; Peter W. Swarzenski; David B. Senn; Steven F. DiMarco

2009-01-01

395

Organic petrography of coals from a coalbed methane test well, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

In March 2003, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Louisiana Geological Survey, and EnerVest Management Partners Ltd. participated in a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to drill and core the Fairbanks Real Estate No. 359 (FRE No. 359) coalbed methane test well in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana. This effort was in support of ongoing U.S. Geological Survey investigations into the coal

Paul C. Hackley; Peter D. Warwick

2005-01-01

396

Rising water levels and the future of southeastern Louisiana swamp forests  

Microsoft Academic Search

An important factor contributing to the deterioration of wetland forests in Louisiana is increasing water levels resulting\\u000a from eustatic sea-level rise and subsidence. Analyses of long-term water level records from the Barataria and Verret watersheds\\u000a in southeastern Louisiana indicate an apparent sea level rise of about 1-m per century, mainly the result of subsidence. Permanent\\u000a study plots were established in

William H. Conner; Michael Brody

1989-01-01

397

Effects of section 404 permitting on freshwater wetlands in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi  

Microsoft Academic Search

Information was complied on permits issued under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act for alteration of freshwater wetlands\\u000a from January 1982-August 1987 in Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. The location, area, wetland type, and other data describing\\u000a the impacted and compensatory (i.e., created, restored, and preserved) wetlands were compiled and analyzed. Trends in Louisiana,\\u000a the state with the most permits

Jean C. Sifneos; Edwin W. Cake; Mary E. Kentula

1992-01-01

398

75 FR 47256 - Louisiana: Final Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'', Louisiana's authorized...

2010-08-05

399

77 FR 41348 - Louisiana: Final Authorization of State-Initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'', Louisiana's authorized...

2012-07-13

400

78 FR 58988 - Louisiana: Final Authorization of State-initiated Changes and Incorporation by Reference of State...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...and Incorporation by Reference of State Hazardous Waste Management Program AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency...regulations entitled ``Approved State Hazardous Waste Management Programs'', Louisiana's authorized...

2013-09-25

401

The geology and ground water resources of Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Large quantities of fresh ground water are available in Calcasieu Parish. Fresh water is present in sand of Recent, Pleistocene, Pliocene, and Miocene ages, although locally only small supplies for rural or stock use can be obtained from the shallow sand lenses of Recent and Pleistocene ages. The principal fresh-water-bearing sands are the '200-foot,' '500-foot,' and '700-foot' sands of the Chicot aquifer of Pleistocene age, from which 105 million gallons is pumped daily. A yield of as much as 4,500 gpm (gallons per minute) has been obtained from a single well. The sands are typical of the Chicot aquifer throughout southwestern Louisiana in that generally they grade from fine sand at the top to coarse sand and gravel at the base of the aquifer. The coefficient of permeability of the principal sands in Calcasieu Parish ranges from 660 to about 2,000 gpd (gallons per day) per square foot and averages 1,200 gpd per square foot. The permeability of the sands generally varies with textural changes. The maximum depth of occurrence of fresh ground water in Calcasieu Parish ranges from about 700 feet to 2,500 feet below mean sea level; locally, however, where the sands overlie structures associated with oil fields, the maximum depth is less than 300 feet. Pumping has caused water levels to decline, at varying rates, in all the sands. In the '200-foot' sand they are declining at a rate of about 2 feet per year. In the industrial district of Calcasieu Parish, levels in the '500-foot' sand are declining at a rate of about 5 feet per year, and in the '700-foot' sand at a rate of about 3.5 feet per year. Salt-water contamination is accompanying the water-level decline in the '700-foot' sand in the central part of the parish. Quality-of-water data indicate that water from wells screened in the Chicot aquifer generally is suitable for some uses without treatment but would require treatment to be satisfactory for other uses. The temperature of the water ranges from 70? to 79?F. The lenticular sands of Pliocene and Miocene ages have not been used as a source of fresh ground water in Calcasieu Parish; however, north of the Houston River these formations contain fresh water, and the water contained in these formations in other parts of southwestern Louisiana is known to be soft and suitable for most purposes.

Harder, Alfred H.

1960-01-01

402

LSU Virtual Museum: Technology-Enhanced Geoscience Teacher Workshops for Louisiana K-8 Educators.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Virtual Museum, a Louisiana Board of Regents sponsored SELECT program, is a collaborative project between the Museum of Natural Science and the French Education Project at Louisiana State University. It offers Louisiana science teachers, in-training teachers, and immersion teachers a professional development program via six videoconferences. These videoconferences are broadcast from LSU to six distance-learning sites across the entire state of Louisiana. This unique teacher population was selected because in Louisiana, there are two types of K-8 science teachers: teachers in traditional classroom settings and teachers in immersion programs. In the Foreign language Immersion programs, the target language (French or Spanish) is the language of instruction and communication in the classroom. For each videoconference, teachers are provided content material that is prepared by geology faculty and graduate students, example of ongoing field research by LSU faculty members, classroom-ready activities, information on available loan material and on-line resources, training on the unique Scope-On-A-Rope microscope, pre-made PowerPoint presentations and virtual museum photos, all, in French and in English. Three of the videoconferences emphasize regional and statewide earth science topics including Louisiana fossils, rocks and minerals, and field techniques used to interpret Louisiana's geologic history. The activities provided for teachers are hands-on, inquiry based classroom exercises that focus on the availability of local materials. These activities can also be scaled for use in a variety of grade-levels and teachers are encouraged to use these activities in their classrooms. The program has proven to foster new collaboration between science teachers in regular programs and immersion schools while boosting the interest statewide for natural science topics.

Warny, S.; Egea-Kuehne, D.; Tedford, R.; Lopez, A.

2007-12-01

403

Lockhart Crossing field: new Wilcox trend in southeastern Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

In 1982, a significant onshore oil discovery in the lower Eocene Wilcox was made at Lockhart Crossing field, illuminating a new oil trend in southeast Louisiana. Twenty-eight producers and nine dry holes were drilled, resulting in development of 3400 productive acres with estimated recoverable reserves of 21 million bbl of oil after secondary recovery. The main field reservoir is a 40 to 80-ft (12 to 24-m) marine sandstone. The dominant facies is an upward-coarsening sequence of very fine to fine-grained glauconitic sandstone deposited as a nearshore marine bar. The associated facies is a younger, upward-fining, channelized sequence of medium to very fine-grained sandstone. Faulting initiated channeling and erosion into the existing nearshore bar facies with subsequent deposition of channel fill. Together these two facies constitute one reservoir. The primary trapping mechanism is structural, in the form of a rollover anticline. This solution gas drive reservoir is normally pressured and displays a concave-downward producing water level that initially masked the true productive limits of the field. 14 figures, 3 tables.

Self, G.A.; Breard, S.Q.; Rael, H.P.; Stein, J.A.; Thayer, P.A.; Traugott, M.O.; Eason, W.D.

1986-05-01

404

Subsidence in coastal Louisiana: causes, rates, and effects on wetlands  

SciTech Connect

Coastal wetlands are being lost at a rapid and accelerating rate in Louisiana. Much of this loss is attributable to a relative lowering of the wetland surface below the level adequate to support vegetation. Such rapid subsidence is a natural phenomenon, related to the progradation and abandonment of distributary lobes of the Mississippi river Deltaic Plain. For a considerable period after abandonment of new sediment sources, wetlands are able to keep pace with subsidence by accreting sediments reworked by marine processes. But inundation of interior wetlands removed from such an active sediment supply, wave exposure, and saltwater intrusion eventually result in deterioration of the wetlands. Human activities may accelerate this process by disrupting sediment supplies for wetland accretion, raising global sea level, causing saltwater intrusion, and withdrawals of subsurface materials. Present subsidence rates from tide gauge records exceed 40 mm/yr at the modern Mississippi River delta and approximate 10 mm/yr in wetlands near the gulf coast. Subsidence rates over the last 1000 years appear to have been half the rates presently observed. This either results from natural variability, inaccuracy of tide gauge records, or human influences. The effect of the high rate of increase in locally apparent sea level on wetlands is difficult to quantitatively predict because of local variations in subsidence and accretion, uncertainty regarding future global sea level, and lack of knowledge of the accretionary limits of wetlands. 66 references, 10 figures, 2 tables.

Boesch, D.F.; Levin, D.; Nummedal, D.; Bowles, K.

1983-08-01

405

Sports-related concussions and the Louisiana Youth Concussion Act.  

PubMed

Concussion, also referred to as mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), is defined as a "complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces." Various symptoms may be observed in patients with concussions. All of these might not be evident at the time of the injury and be intermittent in their nature. It is estimated that 300,000 of the yearly TBIs in the United States are sports-related, the second leading cause for TBIs after motor vehicle accidents among people aged 15 to 24 years old. Due to some recently reported high profile injuries and deaths of sports personalities, sports-related concussion has seen increasing media and public interest in the last decade. We review the role of football in youth concussions and analyze the Nationwide Inpatient Sample from 2007 to 2009 to elucidate the outcome and costs associated with sports-related concussions of the youth in the United States. We also review the latest state legislative efforts to decrease the incidence of dangerous sports-related concussions in youth--the Louisiana Youth Concussion Act. PMID:23362587

Nanda, Anil; Khan, Imad Saeed; Goldman, Rose; Testa, Marcia

406

Suicide mortality rates in Louisiana, 1999-2010.  

PubMed

This report is a descriptive study on suicide deaths in Louisiana occurring in the years 1999 to 2010. Mortality data was collected from death certificates from this 12-year period to describe suicide mortality by year, race, sex, age group, and methods of suicide. Data were also compared to national data. Rates and methods used to commit suicide vary greatly according to sex, race, and age. The highest rates were observed in white males, followed by black males, white females, and black females. Older white males had the highest suicide rates. The influence of age was modulated by the sex and race categories. Firearm was the most common method used in all four categories. Other less common methods were hanging/strangulation/suffocation (HSS) and drugs/alcohol. Although no parish-level data were systematically analyzed, a comparison of suicide rates post-Katrina versus pre-Katrina was done for Orleans Parish, the rest of the Greater New Orleans area, and a comparison group. It appears that rates observed among whites, particularly males, were higher after Katrina. Data based on mortality do not give a comprehensive picture of the burden of suicide, and their interpretation should be done with caution. PMID:23362593

Straif-Bourgeois, Susanne; Ratard, Raoult

407

Geopressured-geothermal development and coastal subsidence in Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Elevation changes at the Parcperdue geopressured-geothermal test site in southwestern Louisiana range from 0.8 to 0.16 in/y (+2 to -4 mm/y) and reflect natural base-line movements associated with salt dome growth and the compaction of thick, recent sediments. Natural variation is the primary cause of greater movement at the nearby Rockefeller Refuge geopressured-geothermal test site where base-line movement rates range from -0.43 to -0.55 in/y (-12 to -14 mm/y). Holocene sediments in the coastal marshlands at Rockefeller Refuge are more susceptible to compactional subsidence than upland Pleistocene formations at Parcperdue. Anomalous subsidence at both test sites coincided with site preparation and well drilling and may have been related to loading of surficial soils by the weight of drilling equipment. Elevation changes monitored after drilling and during formation testing were consistent with base-line subsidence rates, indicating that loading was temporary. Anomalous base-line subsidence rates coinciding with areas of historical fluid withdrawal indicate that these effects may outweigh the effects of present geopressured-geothermal development.

Trahan, D.B.

1985-01-01

408

Daily movements of female mallards wintering in Southwestern Louisiana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Understanding daily movements of waterfowl is crucial to management of winter habitats, especially along the Gulf Coast where hunting pressure is high. Radio-telemetry was used to investigate movements of female Mallards (Anas platyrchychos) wintering in southwestern Louisiana. Movement distances were analyzed from 2,455 paired locations (diurnal and nocturnal) of 126 Mallards during winters 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 to assess effects of winter, female age, areas closed (Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge [LAC], Cameron Prairie National Wildlife Refuge [CAM], Amoco Pool [AMOCO] or open to hunting [OPEN]), and habitat type, including all interactions. Movement distances from the various land management categories were not consistent by age, date, or by winter. Flight distances from LAC increased with date, whereas those from CAM and OPEN did not vary significantly by date. Female Mallards moved short distances between diurnal and nocturnal sites (ranging from 3.1 to 15.0 km by land management category), suggesting that they are able to meet their daily energy requirements within a smaller area than Northern Pintails (Anas acuta, hereafter Pintails), and thus minimize transit energy costs.

Link, P. T.; Afton, A. D.; Cox, Jr. , R. R.; Davis, B. E.

2011-01-01

409

Attitudes toward homosexuality in Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana.  

PubMed

Two anonymous questionnaires assessing attitudes toward gay issues were administered to adults living in the Shreveport/Bossier City, Louisiana area. In both, demographic data were obtained regarding gender, education, religion, age and marital status. In the second questionnaire, family groups were given the questionnaire. In the first survey, the results generally supported previous findings that religiosity, gender, and education at or below the high school level appeared to be associated with negative attitudes toward gay and lesbian issues. The variable most frequently associated with positive attitudes toward gay and lesbian issues was whether or not the individual had at least one gay friend, relative, or acquaintance. In the second study, the questionnaire was analyzed in terms of the entire group of subjects, family groups, and family positions. This second questionnaire indicated that similarities are most likely to exist among mothers and daughters, and same sex siblings. In regard to family members, wives/mothers and daughters had more positive attitudes toward homosexuality than sons, fathers, grandparents, other relatives, and in-laws. PMID:10546974

Wills, G; Crawford, R

2000-01-01

410

Waste-water characterization survey, Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. Final report  

SciTech Connect

The USAFOEHL conducted an on-site waste-water-quality survey at Barksdale AFB, LA from 14 to 28 March 1988 at the request of the 2nd Strategic Hospital/SGPB. The survey was requested to resolve a 1 October 1987 EPA Region VI 30-day administrative order. All samples were analyzed for pH, chemical oxygen demand (COD), conductivity, total suspended solids (TSS) and oil and grease. Samples taken from industrial areas were selectively analyzed for purgeable halocarbons, purgeable aromatics, total recoverable phenols (EPA Method 420), phenols (EPA Method 604), fluorides, surfactants (MBAS), characteristic hazardous waste and metals by the ICP metals screen. Lift stations (buildings 4725 and 3455) and NPDES site 003 were also analyzed for biochemical oxygen demand (BOD). Sampling results were evaluated against the following criteria: (1) Bossier City, Louisiana Wastewater Permit Standard BC0022; (2) Pretreatment Standards for Existing Sources, 40 CFR Part 433 - Metal finishing point source category; (3) NPDES Permit LA0007293 for Mack's Bayou.

Zimmer, A.T.

1988-11-01

411

Risk assessment for produced water discharges to Louisiana Open Bays  

SciTech Connect

Data were collected prior to termination of discharge at three sites (including two open bay sites at Delacroix Island and Bay De Chene) for the risk assessments. The Delacroix Island Oil and Gas Field has been in production since the first well drilling in 1940; the Bay De Chene Field, since 1942. Concentrations of 226Ra, 228Ra, 210Po, and 228Th were measured in discharges. Radium conc. were measured in fish and shellfish tissues. Sediment PAH and metal conc. were also available. Benthos sampling was conducted. A survey of fishermen was conducted. The tiered risk assessment showed that human health risks from radium in produced water appear to be small; ecological risk from radium and other radionuclides in produced water also appear small. Many of the chemical contaminants discharged to open Louisiana bays appear to present little human health or ecological risk. A conservative screening analysis suggested potential risks to human health from Hg and Pb and a potential risk to ecological receptors from total effluent, Sb, Cd, Cu, Pb, Ni, Ag, Zn, and phenol in the water column and PAHs in sediment; quantitiative risk assessments are being done for these contaminants.

Meinhold, A.F.; DePhillips, M.P.; Holtzman, S.

1995-06-23

412

Late Holocene benthic foraminifera and paleoenvironments of the Louisiana coast  

SciTech Connect

The foraminiferal assemblages of 5 vibracores from Isles Dernieres on the Louisiana coast indicate significant environmental shifts within the past 1000 years. The cores, 2 offshore and 3 from the back barrier region, represent mainly the progradational phase of the Early Lafourche delta. Overall, Ammonia parkinsoniana and Elphidium excavatum dominate the faunas, except those of marshes and low-salinity interdistributary bays. However, a cluster analysis of species frequencies demonstrate that 5 past environments can be distinguished on the basis of some minor constituents of the assemblages. In both offshore cores, Elphidium poeyanum, Buliminella morgani, and Quinqueloculina seminulum are common in the basal, prodelta part; a reducing environment is indicated by pyrite-filled tests. A low-diversity transition zone above this is characterized by a 85-90% dominance of Ammonia parkinsoniana and Elphidium excavatum. Two delta front environments are represented in the top part of these cores. Elphidium discoidale, E. galvestonense, Hanzawaia concentrica, and Ammontium salsum are common in both, but the species diversity is lower in the upper, shallow-water facies. Marsh and low-salinity interdistributary bay facies, represented in the onshore cores, are characterized by the dominance of agglutinated species. The facies changes in the onshore cores are more complex and represent shorter time spans than in the offshore cores.

Eger, M.A.; Sen Gupta, B.K.

1985-01-01

413

A Study of Student Learning Outcomes and Effectiveness of the Computer Based Algebra I Credit Recovery Course Offered at Louisiana Traditional Schools and the Algebra I Credit Recovery Course Offered in a Virtual Environment at Louisiana Virtual School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The central purpose of this research was to assess student learning outcomes in the Algebra I credit recovery course offered at traditional schools in Louisiana and the Algebra I credit recovery course offered online by the Louisiana Virtual School (LVS). It was also conducted to assess the associations of gender, grade level, and socio-economic…

Mack, Roy James

2011-01-01

414

Implications of accelerated sea-level rise on Louisiana coastal environments  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Natural and human-induced processes have combined to produce high rates of relative sea-level rise and coastal land loss in Louisiana. This paper presents historical trends in sea-level rise and the implication of predicted accelerated rise scenarios on Louisiana's coastal environments. Mean eustatic sea-level in the Gulf of Mexico is 0.23 cm/yr. In Louisiana, relative sea-level rise, which combines eustacy and subsidence, averages from 0.50 cm/yr in the chenier plain to 1.0 cm/yr in the delta plain. Subsidence due to the compaction of Holocene sediments is believed to be the major component influencing these high rates of rise. Subsidence contributes up to 80% of the observed relative sea-level rise in coastal Louisiana. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) predicts the rate of sea-level rise to increase over the next century due to global climate change. If these predictions are accurate, a dramatic increase in the coastal land loss conditions in Louisiana can be expected.

Ramsey, Karen, E.; Penland, Shea; Roberts, Harry, H.

1991-01-01

415

A screening of the capacity of Louisiana freshwater wetlands to process nitrate in diverted Mississippi River water  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mississippi River water is currently being diverted into Louisiana coastal wetlands for slowing or reversing marsh deterioration attributed to the rapid subsidence and accompanying saltwater intrusion. In this study, nitrate processing and removal was quantified in a 3700ha ponded freshwater wetland through which the diverted Mississippi River water enters Louisiana Barataria Basin estuary. Nitrate removal rates using a mass balance

R. D. DeLaune; A. Jugsujinda; J. L. West; C. B. Johnson; M. Kongchum

2005-01-01

416

Louisiana Compensatory/Remedial Education Student Profile: Development and Use of an Individualized Basic Skills Reporting System.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper examines the characteristics of the Louisiana Compensatory/Remedial Education Student Profile form and the nature of the compensatory education program evaluation served by the Student Profile. The Student Profile is a one page, triplicate form prepared by the Louisiana State Department of Education for each grade 2 student who failed…

Hunter, Charles M.

417

Molecular and Phenotypic Characterization of Strains of Photobacterium damselae subsp. piscicida Isolated from Hybrid Striped Bass Cultured in Louisiana, USA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Photobacteriosis, which is caused by the bacterium Photobacterium damselae subsp. piscicida (formerly Pasteurella piscicida) was found to be a primary cause of mortality in hybrid striped bass (striped bass Morone saxatilis × white bass M. chrysops) cultured in brackish water in southern Louisiana. The disease was diagnosed on 50 occasions from 1990 through 2000 by the Louisiana Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory,

John P. Hawke; Ronald L. Thune; Richard K. Cooper; Erika Judice; Maria Kelly-Smith

2003-01-01

418

Differences in the stratigraphic framework of the Frio and Anahuac Formations in the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast Basin  

Microsoft Academic Search

The hydrocarbon endowment of the Frio and Anahuac formations of Louisiana and Texas has made them the most thoroughly studied geologic strata in the Gulf Coast Basin. A review of previous studies of the stratigraphic framework of the Frio and Anahuac formations in the Louisiana and Texas Gulf Coast Basin reveals that researchers have placed the boundary between the Frio

Bruce A. Desselle

1994-01-01

419

Environmental monitoring at designed geopressured-geothermal well sites, Louisiana and Texas  

SciTech Connect

The research objectives of this report are to: implement and maintain the ongoing environmental monitoring program around DOE geopressured-geothermal test wells in Louisiana and Texas; analyze and interpret collected data for evidence of subsidence and induced microearthquakes which may be brought about by geopressured-geothermal well testing and development; continue geological-geophysical studies of the Hulin and Gladys McCall sites incorporating new seismic data; continue review of previously identified and tested geopressured-geothermal prospects in Louisiana to determine if any link exists between such reservoirs and the existence of free gas in commercial or subcommercial quantities; and initiate review of geology, co-location and properties of geopressured brines with medium and heavy oil reservoirs in Louisiana utilizing existing maps, databases, reports, and journal articles. 2 figs.

Not Available

1991-01-01

420

Environmental monitoring at designed geopressured-geothermal well sites, Louisiana and Texas  

SciTech Connect

The research objectives of this report are to: implement and maintain the ongoing environmental monitoring program around DOE geopressured-geothermal test well in Louisiana and Texas; analyze and interpret collected data for evidence of subsidence and induced microearthquakes which may be brought about by geopressured-geothermal well testing and development; continue geological-geophysical studies of the Hulin and Gladys McCall sites incorporating new seismic data; continue review of previously identified and tested geopressured-geothermal prospects in Louisiana to determine if any link exists between such reservoirs and the existence of free gas in commercial or subcommercial quantities; and initiate review of geology, co-location and properties of geopressured brines with medium and heavy oil reservoirs in Louisiana utilizing existing maps, databases, reports, and journal articles.

Groat, C.; Stevenson, D.

1990-01-01

421

Emergency mosquito control associated with Hurricane Andrew--Florida and Louisiana, 1992.  

PubMed

Hurricane Andrew crossed south Florida on August 24, 1992 entered the Gulf of Mexico, and struck the Louisiana coast on August 26. In Florida, an estimated 25,000 housing units were destroyed and 37,000 severely damaged in a 200,000-acre area in the southern portion of Dade County; in Louisiana, an estimated 25,000 housing units were destroyed or severely damaged by the storm, primarily in the coastal sections of the 36-parish disaster area. Initial assessment of the disaster areas indicated a need for vector surveillance and control (1). This report summarizes actions to assess and alleviate mosquito-related problems in Florida and Louisiana. PMID:8459791

1993-04-01

422

Loss of coastal wetlands in Louisiana: cooperative research to assess the critical processes  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Erosion of the nation's shoreline and loss and deterioration of our coastal wetlands are widespread and serious problems that affect all regions of the US. As a result of natural and human-induced factors, the coastal plain of Louisiana, which contains 40% of the tidal wetlands in the conterminous 48 States, is undergoing the greatest amount of coastal erosion and wetlands loss in the nation. The barrier islands that provide a natural buffer for Louisiana's deltaic plain environments are experiencing erosion rates of 20m/yr, while wetlands losses are about 100km2/yr. In response to these problems and the lack of scientific understanding of the processes causing erosion and land loss, the US Geological Survey has, since 1986, conducted field investigations in Louisiana, working closely with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other Federal and State agencies. -from Authors

Williams, S. J.; Sallenger, Jr, A. H.

1990-01-01

423

Bull riding-related brain and spinal cord injuries--Louisiana, 1994-1995.  

PubMed

Rodeos are popular sporting events in the southern and western United States, and bull riders sustain 37% of all rodeo-related injuries--more than participants in any other rodeo event. During 1994-1995 in Louisiana, five cases of central nervous system trauma associated with riding bulls in rodeo events were identified through the Louisiana Central Nervous System Injury Registry, a statewide, population-based surveillance system addressing brain and spinal cord injury incidence, etiology, and outcome. To further characterize these injury events, the Office of Public Health, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, conducted chart reviews and follow-up telephone interviews with the five injured persons or their parents and interviewed rodeo organizations about rules, regulations, and membership. This report summarizes the investigations of these five cases and recommends use of protective equipment to reduce the risk for such injuries. PMID:8926995

1996-09-20

424

Occurrence of a Pseudophragmina (Proporocyclina) Zaragosensis bank in upper Wilcox (lower Eocene), Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Rock-forming buildups of larger foraminifera, though not unknown in Louisiana, are rare, and are less common in the Gulf Coast than in Eocene strata from the Tethyan and Caribbean regions. In strata from the upper Wilcox Group (lower Eocene) in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, they have identified a thin, very rich faunal deposit, or bank made up almost exclusively of the tests of the larger foraminifera species, Pseudophragmina (Proporocyclina) zaragosensis. This is the first report of P. (P.) zaragosensis from the Louisiana Wilcox Group. The bank fauna colonized the sand sea floor on the continental shelf, flourished briefly, and then gradually declined, probably in response to increasing water depth, caused either by compaction-induced subsidence and/or a local or regional rise in relative sea level. This bank indicates that, during late Wilcox deposition, warm, shallow continental-shelf conditions prevailed in this region.

Nunn, L.L.; Lemoine, R.C.

1987-09-01

425

Backfilling canals to mitigate Wetland dredging in Louisiana coastal marshes  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Returning canal spoil banks into canals, or backfilling, is used in Louisiana marshes to mitigate damage caused by dredging for oil and gas extraction. We evaluated 33 canals backfilled through July 1984 to assess the success of habitat restoration. We determined restoration success by examining canal depth, vegetation recolonization, and regraded spoil bank soils after backfilling. Restoration success depended on: marsh type, canal location, canal age, marsh soil characteristics, the presence or absence of a plug at the canal mouth, whether mitigation was on- or off-site, and dredge operator performance. Backfilling reduced median canal depth from 2.4 to 1.1 m, restored marsh vegetation on the backfilled spoil bank, but did not restore emergent marsh vegetation in the canal because of the lack of sufficient spoil material to fill the canal and time. Median percentage of cover of marsh vegetation on the canal spoil banks was 51.6%. Median percentage of cover in the canal was 0.7%. The organic matter and water content of spoil bank soils were restored to values intermediate between spoil bank levels and predredging marsh conditions. The average percentage of cover of marsh vegetation on backfilled spoil banks was highest in intermediate marshes (68.6%) and lowest in fresh (34.7%) and salt marshes (33.9%). Average canal depth was greatest in intermediate marshes (1.50 m) and least in fresh marshes (0.85 m). Canals backfilled in the Chenier Plain of western Louisiana were shallower (average depth = 0.61 m) than in the eastern Deltaic Plain (mean depth range = 1.08 to 1.30 m), probably because of differences in sediment type, lower subsidence rate, and lower tidal exchange in the Chenier Plain. Canals backfilled in marshes with more organic soils were deeper, probably as a result of greater loss of spoil volume caused by oxidation of soil organic matter. Canals ten or more years old at the time of backfilling had shallower depths after backfilling. Depths varied widely among canals backfilled within ten years of dredging. Canal size showed no relationship to canal depth or amount of vegetation reestablished. Plugged canals contained more marsh reestablished in the canal and much greater chance of colonization by submerged aquatic vegetation compared with unplugged canals. Dredge operator skill was important in leveling spoil banks to allow vegetation reestablishment. Wide variation in dredge performance led to differing success of vegetation restoration. Complete reestablishment of the vegetation was not a necessary condition for successful restoration. In addition to providing vegetation reestablishment, backfilling canals resulted in shallow water areas with higher habitat value for benthos, fish, and waterfowl than unfilled canals. Spoil bank removal also may help restore water flow patterns over the marsh surface. Increased backfilling for wetland mitigation and restoration is recommended.

Neill, Christopher; Turner, R. Eugene

1987-11-01

426

Shoreline evolution from 1945 to 1988 at Grand Isle, Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Louisiana is losing over 55 mi{sup 2} of its coast annually owing to natural processes and many forms of human intervention. Sand bodies are especially impacted in the Mississippi Delta Plain where Grand Isle, the state's only inhabited barrier island, is located. Trends in erosion and deposition on Grand Isle were evaluated using aerial photographs acquired in 1945, 1949, 1956, 1958, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1982, 1986, and 1988. Shoreline changes in 14 different zones on the island were calculated for each set of aerial photographs and summarized on maps and in tables. Geological interpretations, meteorological data, and historical records helped to explain the patterns of change. The major factors contributing to shoreline changes at Grand Isle are: (1) The nature of the unprotected sediments forming the margins of the island. Unstabilized shorelines include slopes composed largely of sand, tidal marsh, sand and shell beaches, and recently dredged fill. (2) Shoreline orientation with respect to wave fetch, prevailing wind directions, and approaching storms. (3) Duration and magnitude of major storms. (4) Local weather, along with regional and worldwide climate. (5) Relative sea-level rise, owing to subsidence of the Mississippi Delta Plain sediments from compaction, consolidation, and isostatic adjustment, as well as to a currently rising global sea level. The rate of relative sea level rise at Grand Isle averages 0.41 in./year. (6) Sediment deprivation, largely owing to human influences such as dams, reservoirs, artificial levees, and control structures located in the Mississippi drainage basin, alluvial valley, and delta plain. (7) Disruption of longshore drift by construction and orientation of jetties, groins, and breakwaters. (8) Beach nonfishment and marsh infilling by humans.

Bencaz, C.A.; Birdseye, R.U. (Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette (USA))

1990-09-01

427

Sequence stratigraphy interpretation of the central shelf area, offshore Louisiana  

SciTech Connect

Sequence stratigraphy methods are demonstrated on a Halliburton regional seismic line and several well logs near the Eugene Island-Ship Shoal border off the central Louisiana shelf area of the Gulf of Mexico. The example shows five sequences of Pliocene-Pleistocene age interpreted by synthesizing log character, biostratigraphy and seismic character. These sequences show the complete range of shallow water to deeper water systems tracts, demonstrating a significant presence of lowstand wedge sediments high onto the present-day shelf. The study area shows exceptional development of the transgressive systems tract between the 2.4 and 3.0-m.y. sequence boundaries. This is evidenced by apparent truncation on seismic and corresponds to an overall shaly unit which contains several parasequences identified in well logs. The individual sands of the parasequences are easily correlated from well to well. The Lenticulina 1 paleo picks fluctuate between the 1.6 and 2.4-m.y. sequences but generally occur near the top of the 2.4- m.y. transgression. The 2.4-m.y. sequence boundary is deeply incised and filled with lowstand wedge prograding sands and shales. The 3.0, 3.8, and 4.2-m.y. sequences show an increasing thickness of lowstand wedge sediments and mounded slope fan seismic character with some channelized gull wing development. Several sands with blocky log character are interpreted as channelized portions of the slope fan. Updip along the sequence boundary, the proximal slope fan seismic facies character becomes dominant, i.e., much more laterally continuous seismic reflectors with few mounds.

Radovich, B.; Powell, T.; Lovell, M. (Pennzoil Exploration and Production Co., Houston, TX (USA)); Mitchum, R. Jr. (Sangree, Sneider, and Mitchum Consultants, Houston, TX (USA))

1990-05-01

428

Louisiana continental slope: geologic and seismic stratigraphic framework  

SciTech Connect

The continental slope of Louisiana from Green Canyon to Mississippi Canyon was studied by interpreting seismic CDP data and wells in the area. The slope is characterized by blocked canyon intraslope basins of various dimensions with maximum thickness of sediments in excess of 21,000 ft, rotational slump blocks and large-scale submarine slides. In the subsurface, the outer shelf and upper slope show contrasting character with that of the lower slope, especially below the Sigsbee Scarp. The seismic stratigraphic units established for the deep sea area can be recognized in their entirety up to a water depth of 6000 to 5500 ft. In shallower water salt tectonics obliterates the sequence. Fragmental records of the sequence, especially the top of Challenger boundary, have been recognized in as shallow as 2000 to 3000 ft of water. The Tertiary units often downlap and onlap directly on the Challenger unit, indicating the progradational nature of the clastic slope. The Sigsbee unit has been traced through the entire slope area and can be divided into five subunits of unique acoustical characteristics. The slope constantly regrades in response to Neogene sea level fluctuations. Loading of the shelf by deltaic deposition contributes to salt sill formation and flowage of salt over deep-water sediments on the slope during high sea level. Regressive sea is represented by slope failure, formation of large-scale submarine slides, filling of blocked canyon intraslope basins which show similar seismic facies to that of Orca and Pigmy basins as reported from DSDP studies, and sporadic uplifting of salt diapirs and massifs and the formation of linear transverse salt ridges.

Ray, P.K.; Cooke, D.W.

1987-05-01

429

Estimating occupancy dynamics in an anuran assemblage from Louisiana, USA  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Effective monitoring programs are designed to track changes in the distribution, occurrence, and abundance of species. We developed an extension of Royle and K??ry's (2007) single species model to estimate simultaneously temporal changes in probabilities of detection, occupancy, colonization, extinction, and species turnover using data on calling anuran amphibians, collected from 2002 to 2006 in the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley of Louisiana, USA. During our 5-year study, estimates of occurrence probabilities declined for all 12 species detected. These declines occurred primarily in conjunction with variation in estimates of local extinction probabilities (cajun chorus frog [Pseudacris fouquettei], spring peeper [P. crucifer], northern cricket frog [Acris crepitans], Cope's gray treefrog [Hyla chrysoscelis], green treefrog [H. cinerea], squirrel treefrog [H. squirella], southern leopard frog [Lithobates sphenocephalus], bronze frog [L. clamitans], American bullfrog [L. catesbeianus], and Fowler's toad [Anaxyrus fowleri]). For 2 species (eastern narrowmouthed toad [Gastrophryne carolinensis] and Gulf Coast toad [Incilius nebulifer]), declines in occupancy appeared to be a consequence of both increased local extinction and decreased colonization events. The eastern narrow-mouthed toad experienced a 2.5-fold increase in estimates of occupancy in 2004, possibly because of the high amount of rainfall received during that year, along with a decrease in extinction and increase in colonization of new sites between 2003 and 2004. Our model can be incorporated into monitoring programs to estimate simultaneously the occupancy dynamics for multiple species that show similar responses to ecological conditions. It will likely be an important asset for those monitoring programs that employ the same methods to sample assemblages of ecologically similar species, including those that are rare. By combining information from multiple species to decrease the variance on estimates of individual species, our results are advantageous compared to single-species models. This feature enables managers and researchers to use an entire community, rather than just one species, as an ecological indicator in monitoring programs. ?? 2011 The Wildlife Society.

Walls, S. C.; Waddle, J. H.; Dorazio, R. M.

2011-01-01

430

Benthic-Pelagic Coupling on the Louisiana Continental Shelf  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An expansive area of bottom-water hypoxia occurs annually during the summer on the Louisiana continental shelf (LCS). The formation of these hypoxic waters has been linked to spring Mississippi River nutrient loading. Inferred in this linkage is the remineralization of nutrients, in both the sediments and water-column, to support primary production (PP) across the LCS. Benthic-pelagic interactions also mediate bottom-water O2 concentrations and provide a nitrogen sink through production of N2. To investigate the role of benthic- pelagic coupling processes we measured water-column PP, sediment-water interface fluxes of nutrients, N2, O2, and DIC, and concentrations of biogeochemically active substrates in sediments across the LCS during 5 cruises spanning 2006 and 2007. Measurements of PP indicated that a substantial fraction of PP (25-50%) occurred below the pycnocline. Thus, N and P remineralized from the sediments were directly available to primary producers, even when the water-column was strongly stratified. Sediment N2 fluxes (range = 0.0-1.2 mmoles N2 m-2 d-1) indicated a large potential sink for Mississippi River N loads. Sediment oxygen consumption (SOC) rates (range = 0-24 mmoles O2 m-2 d-1) were dependent on bottom-water O2 concentrations (range = 13-135 mmoles O2 m-3). Total sediment metabolism rates, approximated from sediment DIC fluxes (range = 8-21 mmoles C m-2 d- 1), did not vary significantly across the LCS and were insensitive to changes in bottom-water O2 concentrations. The accumulation of reduced anaerobic end-products under conditions of low bottom-water O2 concentrations may be important in maintaining hypoxia through summer.

Lehrter, J.; Devereux, R.; Beddick, D.; Yates, D.; Murrell, M.; Hagy, J.; Kurtz, J.

2009-05-01

431

Simulation modeling of stratigraphic sequences along the Louisiana offshore  

SciTech Connect

Sequence stratigraphic analysis of a representative (schematic) dip seismic section along the Louisiana offshore reveals 4th order (Milankovitch) sea-level cycles within 3rd order sequences. This representative line is characteristic of a dip section along the western area where progradation has exceeded subsidence by multifold since the upper Miocene, the last 6.7 m.y., and by twofold through the rest of the Miocene, back to at least 22 m.y. ago. Lowstands cause the outer shelf to act as a sediment bypass zone with shelf deposition during highstands. Salt-sediment interaction is isostatic, the adjustments occurring principally during lowstands. This interpreted stratigraphy has been simulated on an interactive computer program (SEDPAK) developed at the University of South Carolina. SEDPAK erects models of sedimentary geometries by filling in a two-dimensional basin from both sides with a combination of clastic sediment and/or in situ and transported carbonate sediments. Data inputs include the initial basin configuration, local tectonic behavior, sea-level curves, and the amount and source direction of clastic sediment as a function of water depth. The modeled geometries of clastic sediments evolve through time and respond to depositional processes that include tectonic movement, eustasy, sedimentation, sediment compaction, and isostatic response, sedimentary bypass, erosion, and deposition in various physiographic settings such as coastal plains, continental shelf, basin slope, and basin floor. The computer simulation allows for a quantification of the various processes noted and described in the interpretation. Sedimentation rates, isostatic adjustment, and tectonic movement are given in cm/year. Simulation modeling of sequence stratigraphy is seen as a next logical step in the quest for detailed and quantified interpretations.

Kendall, C.G.S.C. (Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia (USA)); Lowrie, A.

1990-09-01

432

Bathymetric Survey of the Nearshore from Belle Pass to Caminada Pass, Louisiana: Methods and Data Report  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the University of New Orleans (UNO) and the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources (LDNR), conducted a high-resolution, single-beam bathymetric survey along the southern Louisiana coastal zone from Belle Pass to Caminada Pass. The survey consisted of 483 line-kilometers of data acquired in July and August of 2005. This report outlines the methodology and provides the data from the survey. Analysis of the data and comparison to a similar bathymetric survey completed in 1989 show significant loss of seafloor and shoreline retreat, which is consistent with previously published estimates of shoreline change in the study area.

DeWitt, Nancy T.; Flocks, James G.; Hansen, Mark; Kulp, Mark; Reynolds, B. J.

2007-01-01

433

Nutrient Removal and Loading Rate Analysis of Louisiana Forested Wetlands Assimilating Treated Municipal Effluent  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relationship between nutrient removal and loading rate was examined using data from five forested wetlands in Louisiana\\u000a that have received secondarily treated effluent from 3 to 60 years. Loading rates ranged from 0.65 to 26.80 g\\/m2\\/yr for total nitrogen and 0.18 to 8.96 g\\/m2\\/yr for total phosphorus. At loading rates below 20 g\\/m2\\/yr, total nitrogen concentrations in surface waters of Louisiana forested wetlands

Rachael Hunter; John Day; Joel Lindsey; Jason Day; Montgomery Hunter

2009-01-01

434

MRSQ informatics education columns: passing the baton.  

PubMed

This is the last Informatics Education column under the current editors. The outgoing co-editor identifies several key themes that describe the column during her tenure. The main theme discovered while reviewing the columns published over the last five years is technology. Technological changes and advances have affected the way in which librarians conduct instruction, such as incorporating e-learning with traditional workshops and in-class sessions. Technology plays a key role in all of the themes that emerged. The incoming editors imagine what the future themes will be for the Informatics Education column. PMID:23092421

Hasman, Linda; Hoberecht, Toni; Pullen, Kimberly

2012-01-01

435

Passing the baton: The HIF switch  

PubMed Central

Hypoxia is an inadequate oxygen supply to tissues and cells, which can restrict their function. The hypoxic response is primarily mediated by the hypoxia-inducible transcription factors, HIF-1 and HIF-2, which have both overlapping and unique target genes. HIF target gene activation is highly context specific and is not a reliable indicator of which HIF-? isoform is active. For example in some cell lines, the individual HIFs have specific temporal and functional roles: HIF-1 drives the initial response to hypoxia (<24 hours) and HIF-2 drives the chronic response (>24 hours). Here, we review the significance of the HIF switch and the relationship between HIF-1 and HIF-2 under both physiological and pathophysiological conditions.

Koh, Mei Yee; Powis, Garth

2012-01-01

436

78 FR 53454 - Filing Dates for the Louisiana Special Elections in the 5th Congressional District  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...candidate achieve a majority vote, a Special Runoff Election will be held on November 16...Louisiana Special General and Special Runoff Elections shall file a 12-day Pre-General Report on October 7, 2013; a Pre-Runoff Report on November 4, 2013; and a...

2013-08-29

437

Benthic Foraminiferal Census Data from Louisiana Continental Shelf Cores, Gulf of Mexico.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An area of oxygen-depleted bottom- and subsurface-water (hypoxia = dissolved oxygen) occurs seasonally on the Louisiana Shelf near the Mississippi River. The area of hypoxia, also known as the dead zone, forms when spring and early summer freshwater flow ...

J. P. Ricardo L. E. Osterman W. S. Kelly

2009-01-01

438

Fecundity of the Spotted Seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus (Cuvier), from Lake Borgne Area, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Fecundity of the spotted seatrout, Cynoscion nebulosus, from Louisiana waters was estimated by the gravimetric method. By actual counts this method involved an error of 6.93 percent. Fecundity increased with length and age. The ovary is heavier than the testis for individuals (greater than 280 millimeters in total length) of comparable age and size. Mean volume, mean diameter of ova,

Bangalore I. Sundararaj; Royal D. Suttkus

1962-01-01

439

Ulcerative Mycosis Caused by Aphanomyces invadans in Channel Catfish, Black Bullhead, and Bluegill from Southeastern Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Eight cases of chronic ulcerative mycosis affecting populations of channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus, black bullhead Ameiurus melas, and bluegill Lepomis macrochirus cultured in recreational fishing ponds were submitted to the Louisiana Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory between April 2000 and January 2002. Diseased clinical specimens presented with multiple foci of skin ulceration, typically overlying more extensive areas of granulomatous myositis that extended

John P. Hawke; Amy M. Grooters; Alvin C. Camus

2003-01-01

440

Erosion and deterioration of Isles Dernieres Barrier Island arc, Louisiana: 1842-1988  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Isles Dernieres barrier island arc is the most rapidly eroding coastline in the US. Located on the Mississippi River delta plain in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, the Isles Dernieres consists of four smaller islands in a 32-km long chain. From west to east, these islands are known as Raccoon Island, Whiskey Island, Trinity Island, and East Island. The barrier island

R. A. McBride; K. Westphal; S. Penland; B. Jaffe; FL St. Petersburg; S. J. Williams

1989-01-01

441

Guidelines for the Louisiana Community College Campus Design of Associate of Science in Teaching Degrees  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|All community colleges, four year institutions, and districts are invited by the Board of Regents (BoR), Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS), and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to form partnerships to design Associate of Science in Teaching Degree Programs for paraprofessionals and other educators…

Louisiana Board of Regents, 2005

2005-01-01

442

Neotropical Migratory Birds of the Kisatchie National Forest, Louisiana: Abstracts for Selected Species and Management Considerations  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Some may find this June 1995 report by Robert Barry and others (.pdf format, 4257K) of interest; it reviews the scientific literature on thirteen species of Neotropical migratory songbirds breeding in the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana. Authors summarize "distribution, biology, habitats, and density" as well as population trends and management suggestions for selected species.

Barry, Robert X.; Parresol, Bernard R.; Devall, Margaret S.

1995-01-01

443

Diverted Mississippi River sediment as a potential phosphorus source affecting coastal Louisiana water quality  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mississippi River water and associated sediment are seasonally diverted into Louisiana coastal basins to restore historic hydrologic and salinity regimes and to slow or reverse the widespread wetland loss. More river diversions are planned; however, very little research has been conducted on the potential source of phosphorous (P) of these sediments transported by the Mississippi River into the coastal areas

Wen Zhang; J. R. White; R. D. DeLaune

2012-01-01

444

Evolution Education in Louisiana Public Schools: A Decade Following Edwards v Aguillard.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the results of a study of the current level of evolution instruction in public schools in Louisiana. Finds a significant and positive correlation between emphasis placed on evolution instruction and teachers' knowledge-base. Also finds no pressure on biology teachers to regard evolutionary theory as a unifying theme in biology, and…

Aguillard, Donald

1999-01-01

445

The Use of Frames Analysis in Evaluating Capacity-Building in Local Coastal Programs in Louisiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Frames theory has been widely used to explain the dynamics of group processes and decision-making. Some researchers have applied frames theory to policy adoption and implementation. Following from this, my research applies frames analysis to a regulatory program in coastal Louisiana. The data derive from a pre-Hurricane Katrina study of the…

Norris-Raynbird, Carla

2008-01-01

446

Assessment of saltwater intrusion impact on gas exchange behavior of Louisiana Gulf Coast wetland species  

Microsoft Academic Search

A review of gas exchange responses of wetland plants to salinity is presented for several species representative of different wetland habitats extending along water level and salinity gradients in the Louisiana Gulf Coast, U.S.A. The information was synthesized from earlier plant physiological response studies. Vegetation examined represent a broad range of sensitivity to salt, including brackish marsh, freshwater marsh, and

S. R. Pezeshki; R. D. DeLaune

1989-01-01

447

Louisiana School Administrators' Handbook: Educating the Non/Limited English Proficient Student. Bulletin No. 1851.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This handbook is a reference for Louisiana school administrators for planning and implementing instructional programs for limited-English-proficient (LEP) students complying with federal and state laws. Sections address specific aspects of the following issues: the legal responsibilities of school districts, based on court decisions; rights of…

Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Bilingual Education/ESL Section.

448

Turtle Bayou1936 to 1983--case history of a major gas field in South Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Turtle Bayou Field, located in the middle Miocene trend in South Louisiana, is nearing the end of a productive life which spans over 30 years. Discovered by Shell Oil Company in 1949 after unsuccessful attempts by two other majors, the field is a typical, low relief, moderately faulted Gulf Coast structure, probably associated with deep salt movement. The productive interval

Cronquist

1983-01-01

449

Biological and Engineering Parameters for Macrofouling Growth on Platforms Offshore Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Climax marine growth on several oil and gas platforms offshore Louisiana has been assessed. Dominant fouling species in different depth zones have been identified. Profiles of average growth thickness and roughness height needed for offshore structure design have been estimated from measurements and photographs.

J. Heideman; R. George

1981-01-01

450

Environmental and Health Effects of MSMA (Monosodium Salt Methane Arsenic Acid) Application along Louisiana Highways.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The use of MSMA as a grass control herbicide along Louisiana highways' rights-of-way desirable because of its economic advantage in chemical mowing and Johnson grass control. Since MSMA contains arsenic, there has been some public concern over MSMA's poss...

D. L. Perry R. D. Germany R. W. Flournoy

1984-01-01

451

Groundwater flow velocity measurements in a sinkhole at the Weeks Island Strategic Petroleum Reserve Facility, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In 1992, a sinkhole was discovered above a Strategic Petroleum Reserve storage facility at Weeks Island, Louisiana. The oil is stored in an old salt mine located within a salt dome. In order to assess the hydrologic significance of the sink hole, an In Si...

S. Ballard J. Gibson

1995-01-01

452

SEQUENCE ANALYSIS OF BTV-1 ISOLATED FROM A DEER IN LOUISIANA  

Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

An isolate of BTV-1 was made in 2004 from a deer in Louisiana. Sequence data was generated from both the S5 and S7 genome segments of this isolate and compared to sequence generated from the South African BTV-1 prototype strain and to other BTV-1 sequences available from GenBank. Phylogenetic analy...

453

Are freshwater diversion projects in Louisiana wetlands doing more harm than good?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Several freshwater diversion projects are online and many more are proposed, drastically altering the hydrology and nutrient flux in Louisiana wetlands. The intention of these massive projects is to prevent saltwater intrusion and provide sediments and nutrients to combat coastal erosion and subsidence. A proposed mechanism that such diversions decrease land loss is through the increase in vegetative biomass accumulation,

C. J. Schulz; G. W. Childers

2009-01-01

454

Rising above the Floodwaters: TAP Helps Louisiana School Rebuild Professional Learning Program  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Hurricane Katrina blew across the St. Bernard Parish Public Schools district in Chalmette, Louisiana, on the morning of Aug. 29, 2005, bringing with it a wall of water that flooded everything for miles, putting the school system's 18 buildings under several feet of water filled with mud, gasoline, oil, dead fish, and other debris. Eleven weeks…

Armstrong, Anthony

2011-01-01

455

Uncertainty analysis of subsalt overpressure development in offshore Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico  

Microsoft Academic Search

The confining pressure exerted by the prograding Tertiary clastic wedge has caused extensive salt deformation in the Gulf of Mexico. The high rates of lateral salt motion from the Louisiana shelf break to the Sigsbee Escarpment are expected to have significant impact on the dynamic evolution of the surrounding sedimentary formations. The evolution of fluid pressure in supra- and subsalt

S. Malloy; K. Petersen; I. Lerche; A. Lowrie

1996-01-01

456

Supplemental Archeological Investigations of Lower Bayou Teche, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the results of survey and archeological testing of six areas along Lower Bayou Teche, in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana. This project was conducted prior to planned dredging of the lower five miles of Bayou Teche. The objectives of this s...

J. A. Cohen R. Draughon R. C. Goodwin S. Hinks W. P. Athens

1991-01-01

457

Louisiana Shelf Hypoxic Zone Mixing Rates determined from Radium and Radon  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hypoxic conditions are observed in bottom waters of the inner continental shelf off the coast of Louisiana during the summer months when spring floods from the Mississippi River and fewer frontal storms create a stratified coastal system. Hypoxia is established after spring phytoplankton blooms when organic matter sources to the sediments are high. Decomposition of this organic matter supplied from

J. M. Smoak; J. E. Cable; N. N. Rabalais; C. C. Svoboda

2007-01-01

458

The Influence of Brackish-Water Intrusion on Macroinvertebrate Associations of the Lower Tchefuncte River, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

An ecological survey was conducted of the lower Tchefuncte River, Louisiana, June-November 1974. Brackish lake water enters the river channel when flow is minimal. Maximum extent of brackish-water intrusion was determined as approximately 9 miles from the...

M. M. Mulino

1975-01-01

459

A Bibliography Relative to Indians of the State of Louisiana. Anthropological Study No. 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The bibliography was compiled to provide information regarding the Indians who once inhabited the State of Louisiana and their contributions and influences upon the historical development of the state. There are 456 entries in the document, most of which are annotated. The published and manuscript references date from 1720 to 1969, and relate to…

Neuman, Robert W.; Simmons, Lanier A.

460

Year-round West Nile Virus Activity, Gulf Coast Region, Texas and Louisiana  

PubMed Central

West Nile virus (WNV) was detected in 11 dead birds and two mosquito pools collected in east Texas and southern Louisiana during surveillance studies in the winter of 2003 to 2004. These findings suggest that WNV is active throughout the year in this region of the United States.

Parsons, Ray; Siirin, Marina; Randle, Yvonne; Sargent, Chris; Guzman, Hilda; Wuithiranyagool, Taweesak; Higgs, Stephen; Vanlandingham, Dana L.; Bala, Adil A.; Haas, Keith; Zerinque, Brian

2004-01-01

461

Tidal Hydraulics and Morphological Response to Wetland Loss in Barataria Bay, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Relative sea level rise (RSLR) in Barataria Bay, Louisiana is on the order of 1 cm\\/yr due to high rates of subsidence coupled with eustatic sea-level rise. The most pronounced physical response to this RSLR is wetland loss. Barataria is a large, shallow, interdistributary bay separated from the Gulf of Mexico by a chain of barrier islands. Four principal tidal

N. Howes; D. M. Fitzgerald; I. Georgiou; Z. J. Hughes; M. Miner; M. Kulp

2008-01-01

462

Wetland loss dynamics in southwestern Barataria basin, Louisiana (USA), 1945–1985  

Microsoft Academic Search

We determined spatial associations of wetland loss rates in a 950-km2 study area in the southwestern Barataria basin of Louisiana's Mississippi River delta plain for four intervals spanning 40 years, 1945–1985. A geographic information system was used to analyze spatial and temporal changes.

D. Elaine Evers; James G. Gosselink; Charles E. Sasser; John M. Hill

1992-01-01

463

The dominant processes responsible for subsidence of coastal wetlands in south Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wetland loss in coastal areas of Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, Louisiana, largely results from two subsurface processes: (1) consolidation of recently deposited Holocene deltaic sediments and (2) active growth faulting. Locally, settlement is high where the thickness of valley fill is great and in broad interdistributary basins where the thickness of consolidation-prone, peaty soils is great. The delta cycle is

Kuecher

1995-01-01

464

Analysis of three geopressured geothermal aquifer-natural gas fields; Duson Hollywood and Church Point, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

The available well logs, production records and geological structure maps were analyzed for the Hollywood, Duson, and Church Point, Louisiana oil and gas field to determine the areal extent of the sealed geopressured blocks and to identify which aquifer sands within the blocks are connected to commercial production of hydrocarbons. The analysis showed that over the depth intervals of the

L. A. Rogers; C. R. Boardman

1981-01-01

465

Health-hazard evaluation report HETA 91-338-2187, IMC Corporation, Sterlington, Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

In response to a request from an authorized representative of the Construction and General Laborers Union, Local 762, an investigation was made of potential hazards for asbestos abatement contract workers at IMC Corporation, (SIC-2869), Sterlington, Louisiana. The IMC facility consisted of two ammonia facilities, a nitroparaffin (NP) facility, and a NP derivatives facility. An explosion occurred on May 1, 1991

M. Kiefer; A. Tepper; R. Miller

1992-01-01

466

Genetic diversity and population genetic structure of saltmarsh Spartina alterniflora from four coastal Louisiana basins  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seventy-two Spartina alterniflora accessions originating from four coastal Louisiana basins (18 accessions per basin) were used to evaluate the genetic structure of this native perennial low-intertidal plant species. The objective of this study was to determine the population genetic structure and diversity of S. alterniflora accessions originating from these four basins using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers. A total

Herry S. Utomo; Ida Wenefrida; Michael D. Materne; Stephen A. Harrison

2009-01-01

467

Marital and Procreative Projections of Rural Louisiana Youth: A Historical Comparison.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Changes in marital and procreative projections among rural Louisiana high school youth between 1968 and 1972 were examined. In 1968 a proportionate, stratified, random cluster sampling technique was employed to secure data on seniors from 13 white and 7 black high schools. In 1972 public school integration and the establishment of private schools…

Smith, Kevin B.; Ohlendorf, George W.

468

Managing Disaster Recovery Centers on Campus: The Experience of Southeastern Louisiana University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in August 2005, Southeastern Louisiana University was spared the brunt of the storm and was fortunate that most structures on campus remained intact. However, the storm still affected the campus for weeks. This article reflects on the experiences of university leaders and facility managers as they provided…

Lawrence, Heather; Shafer, Duane

2007-01-01

469

Autism Prevalence Following Prenatal Exposure to Hurricanes and Tropical Storms in Louisiana  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hurricanes and tropical storms served as natural experiments for investigating whether autism is associated with exposure to stressful events during sensitive periods of gestation. Weather service data identified severe storms in Louisiana from 1980 to 1995 and parishes hit by storm centers during this period. Autism prevalences in different…

Kinney, Dennis K.; Miller, Andrea M.; Crowley, David J.; Huang, Emerald; Gerber, Erika

2008-01-01

470

Utilizing Evaluation To Develop a Marketing Strategy in the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Marketing has become a popular strategic initiative among state extension services to meet the growing demand for program accountability. The Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service (LCES) began a formative evaluation of its marketing efforts as a step toward a comprehensive marketing plan. All extension faculty were surveyed to determine their…

Coreil, Paul D.; Verma, Satish

471

The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Adolescent Psychological Adjustment and Adaptation in Southeast Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hurricane Katrina ripped through Louisiana and the Gulf Coast in late August 2005. This devastating storm left thousands of people homeless and forever changed the lives of those who lived in these areas. Adolescents in the storm-impacted areas continue to be affected by life events brought about by this natural catastrophe. Many adolescents moved to another parish or state and

William Stephen Kelly

2009-01-01

472

Anthropometric Study of U.S. Army National Guard Personnel, Fort Polk, Louisiana (2003).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report highlights the collection of anthropometric and demographic data for a group of Army National Guard (ARNG) personnel (N=451) who were preparing, at Fort Polk, Louisiana, for active duty in Bosnia and Kosovo in July 2003. These data provide inf...

T. N. Garlie C. C. Gordon

2005-01-01

473

Louisiana (LA) Health: Design and methods for a childhood obesity prevention program in rural schools  

Microsoft Academic Search

There is a worldwide epidemic of obesity with far-reaching consequences for the health of our nation. Prevention of obesity, especially in children, has been deemed by public health policy makers to be one of the most important objectives for our country. This prevention project, called Louisiana (LA) Health, will test whether modification of environmental and behavioral factors can prevent inappropriate

Donald A. Williamson; Catherine M. Champagne; David Harsha; Hongmei Han; Corby K. Martin; Robert Newton Jr.; Tiffany M. Stewart; Donna H. Ryan

2008-01-01

474

Archaeological Textile Evidence for Historic Costume Study: Louisiana Tiger Rifles 1861  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this research was to analyze fabric remains from the grave of an American Civil War confederate soldier of the Louisiana Tiger Rifles who was executed by military firing squad in December 1861 near Manassas, Virginia. No confirmed visual examples of this uniform exist.A small layered mass of fabric wasfound in this grave. Fourteen fabric samples in nine

Ann Cordy Deegan

1987-01-01

475

Sinkhole progression at the Weeks Island, Louisiana, Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) site.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A sinkhole measuring 11 m (36 ft) across and 9 m (30 ft) deep was first observed in alluvium overlying the Weeks Island, Louisiana, salt dome in May 1992, but it was about a year old, based on initial surface appearance and subsequent reverse extrapolatio...

J. T. Neal S. J. Bauer B. L. Ehgartner

1995-01-01

476

Developing an MBA Study-Abroad Program at Southeastern Louisiana University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

International experience is critical for MBA faculty and students, but providing such experience as part of the curriculum is often difficult for relatively small programs. This article briefly describes how the College of Business and Technology at Southeastern Louisiana University developed a partnership program in Costa Rica as one step toward…

Budden, Michael Craig; Baraya, Aristides R.; Juban, Rusty L.

2005-01-01

477

Hurricane Katrina's Impact on Gifted Programs in Louisiana, 2005–2007  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hurricane Katrina had, and continues to have, a devastating effect on every student who was living in the southeastern quadrant of Louisiana at the beginning of the 2005–2006 school term. African American public school students who were enrolled in gifted and talented programs were particularly impacted by the storm, although they comprised a healthy proportion of gifted and talented students

Robbie McHardy

2008-01-01

478

A Guide for Teaching Conservation Education in the Schools of Louisiana; Soil and Water Section. (Revision)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This publication is a revised edition of the teachers guide for teaching soil and water conservation in the elementary and junior high schools of Louisiana. The format of the guide includes a statement of concept, followed by discussion of the concept, suggested activities, and possible outcomes. There is a glossary of terms and a section that…

Ware, George; McCollum, Howard P.

479

Organic petrology and coalbed gas content, Wilcox Group (Paleocene–Eocene), northern Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Wilcox Group (Paleocene–Eocene) coal and carbonaceous shale samples collected from four coalbed methane test wells in northern Louisiana were characterized through an integrated analytical program. Organic petrographic analyses, gas desorption and adsorption isotherm measurements, and proximate–ultimate analyses were conducted to provide insight into conditions of peat deposition and the relationships between coal composition, rank, and coalbed gas storage characteristics. The

Paul C. Hackley; Peter D. Warwick; F. Clayton Breland

2007-01-01

480

The Effects of Poverty, Ethnicity, and Special Education Status on Louisiana School Performance Scores.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Louisiana high stakes testing program has raised questions about equity issues. Students from lower socioeconomic groups are less likely to have access to quality penetration tools, and, like minority students, are less likely to have knowledge and skills of their more affluent peers. Students in special education have needs that place them…

Lindsey, Sara J.; Fillippino, Tonja M.

481

Survey of the uses of radioactive materials in Louisiana's offshore waters  

SciTech Connect

As a result of a contract agreement with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the State of Louisiana, and in particular, the Louisiana Nuclear Energy Division (LNED), conducted a survey of the use of radioactive materials in Louisiana's offshore waters. Offshore waters are here defined as that area of land and water on and above the United States' Outer Continental Shelf. The objectives of the survey were fourfold: (1) identification of those licensees using radioactive materials offshore Louisiana; (2) identification of work locations where radioactive materials are being used; (3) a description of the types of work performed; and (4) performance of at least three site visits to offshore locations where radioactive materials are being used. By telephone survey, LNED attempted to contact those licensees thought to be using radioactive materials offshore. Of the 69 licensees reached by telephone, 43, or 61%, indicated they have current offshore activities. The results of the telephone survey, conducted in May-June, 1983, are presented in detail in this report. To meet objective four of the survey, three visits were made to offshore rigs and platforms, two involving industrial radiography and one involving well-logging. Also included in this report are summaries of these visits and a description of previous work done by LNED concerning radiation safety on lay barges. 15 figures, 3 tables.

Bennett, J.J.; Hook, S.E.; Palazzo, R.J.; Price, D.S.; Wascom, R.L.

1985-02-01

482

Developing an MBA Study-Abroad Program at Southeastern Louisiana University  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|International experience is critical for MBA faculty and students, but providing such experience as part of the curriculum is often difficult for relatively small programs. This article briefly describes how the College of Business and Technology at Southeastern Louisiana University developed a partnership program in Costa Rica as one step toward…

Budden, Michael Craig; Baraya, Aristides R.; Juban, Rusty L.

2005-01-01

483

Health Hazard Evaluation Report Number HETA-80-020-1054, Cities Services Company, Lake Charles, Louisiana.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The request at City Services, Lake Charles, Louisiana, concerned exposures to phenol/cresol, and the possible relationship of these exposures to hematuria and bladder/kidney cancer. Other concerns were with past exposures to free silica and to asbestos. T...

R. L. Hervin B. Froneberg

1982-01-01

484

PROXIMITY OF LOUISIANA SANITARY LANDFILLS TO WETLANDS AND DEEPWATER HABITATS (B) DATA ON INDIVIDUAL LANDFILLS  

EPA Science Inventory

Sanitary landfills can cause considerable harm to sensitiveecosystems if they are not properly located, designed, and managed. he purpose of this report is to summarize the proximity of sanitary landfills in the state of Louisiana to wetlands and deepwater habitats (i.e., rivers,...

485

PROXIMITY OF LOUISIANA SANITARY LANDFILLS TO WETLANDS AND DEEPWATER HABITATS - DATA ON INDIVIDUAL LANDFILLS  

EPA Science Inventory

Sanitary landfills can cause considerable harm to sensitive ecosystems i? they are not properly located, designed, and managed. The purpose of this report is to document the proximity of sanitary landfills included in this study in Louisiana to wetlands and deepwater habitats (i....

486

PROXIMITY OF LOUISIANA SANITARY LANDFILLS TO WETLANDS AND DEEPWATER HABITATS (A) STATEWIDE RESULTS  

EPA Science Inventory

Sanitary landfills can cause considerable harm to sensitiveecosystems if they are not properly located, designed, and managed. he purpose of this report is to summarize the proximity of sanitary landfills in the state of Louisiana to wetlands and deepwater habitats (i.e., rivers,...

487

PROXIMITY OF LOUISIANA SANITARY LANDFILLS TO WETLANDS AND DEEPWATER HABITATS - STATEWIDE RESULTS  

EPA Science Inventory

Sanitary landfills can cause considerable harm to sensitive ecosystems i? they are not properly located, designed, and managed. The purpose of this report is to document the proximity of sanitary landfills included in this study in Louisiana to wetlands and deepwater habitats (i....

488

Reestablishing Mental Health Services in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, Following Hurricane Katrina  

Microsoft Academic Search

In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast causing widespread residential displacement, unemployment, and compromised social networks for the residents of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Symptoms of grief, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, adjustment disorders, and psychosis were anecdotally reported among clinic patients during the authors' deployment to the parish in December 2005 (4 months post-Katrina). These anecdotal reports were

Monica J. Mitchell; Marjorie Witman; Craig Taffaro

2008-01-01

489

75 FR 81087 - South American Cactus Moth Quarantine; Addition of the State of Louisiana  

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...restricted the interstate movement of regulated articles from areas in the State of Louisiana...it out and killing the plant. Within a short period of time, the South American cactus...restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles from quarantined areas to prevent...

2010-12-27

490

Gulf coastal plain evolution in West Louisiana: Heavy mineral provenance and Pleistocene alluvial chronology  

Microsoft Academic Search

High Resolution Heavy Mineral Analysis (HRHMA) of late Pleistocene terrace samples, their Tertiary source rocks, and modern river sediments provided an effective tool for reconstructing sediment provenance and mapping heavy mineral provinces in southwest Louisiana. Each province, linked to a discrete source region, represents Pleistocene fluvial channel belts within which depositional activity was controlled by periods of climate, sediment supply,

Maria A. Mange; Ervin G. Otvos

2005-01-01

491

Policy considerations for wetland wastewater treatment in the coastal zone: A case study for Louisiana  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two major environmental problems currently affecting the Louisiana coastal zone are a high rate of wetland loss and high levels of surface water pollution. The application of secondarily treated wastewater to wetlands can be a means of dealing with both of these problems. The benefits of wetland wastewater treatment include improved surface water quality, increased accretion rates to balance a

A. M. Breaux; J. W. Day Jr

1994-01-01

492

Health Systems Plan for 1978. Health Service Area 2 Louisiana. Appendices. Volume 4.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Appendixes to the health systems plan of the Mid-Louisiana Health Systems Agency contain public comments concerning the health systems plan and the annual implementation plan and statistical data on the health service area, health status, and the health s...

1978-01-01

493

Education Gains a Product of Political Action: Ideological Signs of Black and White Leadership in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents findings of a study that determined whether the educational benefits received by four African-American communities in Louisiana were a product of political interaction. The following theoretical frameworks were used: Floyd Hunter's (1953) method for identifying "community influentials," Robert Dahl's (1963) method for the…

Hester, Paul H.

494

Organochlorine residues in animals from three Louisiana watersheds in 1978 and 1979  

Microsoft Academic Search

Environmental contamination by various chemicals is a problem of constant occurrence. In order to determine the levels of harmful chemicals in the environment, monitoring programs have been set up throughout the United States. In 1964, the National Pesticide Monitoring Program was set up to include sites in Louisiana (such as watersheds) to assess the presenc& of organochlorine compounds including insecticides

Patrick F. Dowd; George U. Mayfield; Dwayne P. Coulon; Jerry B. Graves; John D. Newsom

1985-01-01

495

Evaluation of Attractants to Improve Trapping Success of Nutria on Louisiana Coastal Marsh  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nutria (Myocastor coypus) are an important part of the Louisiana (USA) fur industry, but high densities of nutria cause extensive damage to coastal marsh ecosystems. Hence, there is a need to develop improved methods for targeted management of nutria. We screened 14 olfactory cues as potential lures for nutria, first in controlled settings and then in the field, to see

Susan M. Jojola; Gary W. Witmer; PATRICK W. BURKE

2009-01-01

496

Residential Status Projections and Migration Performances of Selected Rural Youth in Louisiana.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study analyzed the race and sex differences in the residential status projections (aspirations and expectations), strength of residential goal deflection and migration performance (incidence, range and community of destination type) of a selected panel of seniors from 20 Louisiana high schools in 1968, with a follow-up in 1972. These schools…

Choo, Keng Kun

497

The Social Construction of Loss and Grief: Experiences of Coastal Louisiana Residents  

Microsoft Academic Search

The overall goal of this study is to gain a better understanding of disaster-stricken communities using the experiences of the community of Boothville-Venice, Louisiana, and examining their narratives for an understanding of loss. This thesis uses symbolic interactionism, and draws from existing literature in psychology, thanatology, and sociology to develop the understanding of loss and grief. The strategy of inquiry

Nicole Buras

2007-01-01

498

Grins and Giggles...at the Library. Louisiana Summer Reading Program: 1992 Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide provides planning, program suggestions, and photocopiable materials for use in Louisiana's 1992 summer reading program for children and adolescents. The overall theme of the program is "Grins and Giggles at the Library," and the two dinosaurs, Grins and Giggles, appear in clip art and promotional materials that come with the guide. The…

Fairbanks, Gretchen K.

499

Reading Roundup: Rope a Good Book. Louisiana Summer Reading Program, 1995 Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A manual for the Louisiana Summer Reading Program is presented in 14 sections with a western theme and illustrations. An evaluation form, a 1995 calendar, and a list of audiovisual materials with addresses and prices are also provided. Section 1 discusses promotion, publicity, and programs; and includes sample news releases; program ideas, and…

White, Dorothy, J., Ed.

500

Go For the Gold...Read! Louisiana Summer Reading Program, 1996.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A manual for the 1996 Louisiana Summer Reading Program is presented in five sections with an Olympic and sports-related theme and illustrations. An evaluation form, a 1996 monthly calendar, and clip art images are provided. The first section covers promotion and publicity, and contains facts about the Olympics, promotion ideas, and sample news…

White, Dorothy J., Ed.