Support for Lower Ninth Ward swamp grows
By Susan Buchanan, The Louisiana Weekly. December 3, 2012.
"The city, state and feds all want to see Bayou Bienvenue in the Lower Ninth Ward restored to the cypress-tupelo swamp it was before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built the MRGO channel in 1968. So far, the bayou’s comeback has been spearheaded by community groups and universities, and it needs more money…" (Read more)
National Hurricane Center quiet after busy season, but focused on the future
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picyune (New Orleans). December 5, 2012.
"Miami — It's quiet time at the National Hurricane Center just five days after the official end of the 2012 hurricane season. In the back quarter of the building the Miami office of the National Weather Service remains fully staffed, focused on providing daily weather information for south Florida…" (Read more)