Making the coast healthier
By Chris Oberholster, The Nature Conservancy, Alabama state director, for The Press-Register (Mobile, Ala.). May 6, 2012.
"As the author of the guest essay, “A Firmer Foundation” (April 22), correctly notes, we can’t prevent natural disasters, but we can do our best to prepare ourselves to withstand them with as little loss of life and property as possible…" (Read more)
BP oil spill settlement grants will pay for health, mental health services on Gulf coast
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). May 6, 2012.
"Health care services in southeastern Louisiana will get a major share of the $104 million in grant money included in the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement, according to papers filed in federal court on Thursday…" (Read more)
Rare Louisiana pine snake may be making a comeback
The Associated Press. May 6, 2012.
"Some of the nation's rarest snakes are slithering back into the Kisatchie National Forest, where biologists hope they'll find comfy gopher holes and help re-establish a dwindling species of constrictors…" (Read more)