Surviving the Next Gulf Oil Spill
By Ben Raines, The New York Times. June 18, 2013.
“FAIRHOPE, Ala. — DOWN here on the Gulf of Mexico, the air is heavy with expectation as we await the arrival of billions of dollars in fines from companies involved in the BP oil-well blowout,…"
Plans for coastal restoration debated in St. Bernard
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). June 17, 2013.
"CHALMETTE – The crowd at a coastal restoration meeting Monday agreed something has to be done to reverse coastal land loss in Louisiana, but sharply disagreed with how the state’s plans to…"
Louisiana fishers and coastal restoration advocates expected to pack Monday meeting
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). June 17, 2013.
"Louisiana fishers and coastal restoration advocates are expected to pack a meeting in St. Bernard Parish on Monday to discuss Mississippi River diversions with state officials…" (Read more)
By Alisha Renfro, Coastal Scientist, National Wildlife Federation
In 2011, high water levels in the Mississippi River prompted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway in order to reduce pressure against the river levees and safely shunt the flood waters past nearby communities. In a…"
West Bank's $3 billion flood-control ring finished; milestone ceremony planned Monday
By Manuel Torres, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). June 13, 2013.
"Marking a major milestone in the New Orleans area’s flood control improvements, the Army Corps of Engineers said it has finished all permanent structures in the $3-billion ring of levees…"