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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 22, 2014

October 22, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

New Orleans Hosts 2014 Greenbuild Conference And Expo (+audio)
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO. Oct. 21, 2014.
“Here are two buzzwords you probably hear a lot these days: ‘sustainability’ and ‘resilience’…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 21, 2014

October 21, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Supreme Court rejects bid to revive lawsuits against BP
By The Associated Press. Oct. 20, 2014.
“The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes…” (read more)

Agency approves Water Campus building
By Timothy Boone, The Advocate. Oct. 20, 2014.
“The first component of the Water Campus, a 33-acre center for coastal education and research…” (read more)

Honors Thesis studies coastal region research
By Kelsey Bordelon, The Daily Reveille. Oct. 20, 2014.
“It’s not every day Honors College students have their theses published…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 20, 2014

October 20, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Lack of federal oversight cited in coastal restoration grants
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Oct. 19, 2014.
“A recent report by the U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Inspector General slammed…” (read more)

New Orleans Film Festival best bet, Day 5: BP oil-spill doc 'Great Invisible' puts focus on human toll
By Mike Scott, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 20, 2014.
“There have been other documentaries about the BP oil spill, and there will be many more to come…” (read more)

That sinking feeling: Louisiana is embroiled in a battle between prosperity and the planet’s well-being
By Omar El Akkad, The Globe and Mail. Oct. 17, 2014.
“The biggest stingray in Louisiana’s history was caught by a retired health and safety worker…” (read more)

Adding soil to east bank levees before armoring could cost $40M-$50M, levee authority told
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 16, 2014.
“Raising New Orleans area east bank earthen hurricane levees by a foot or two before allowing…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 17, 2014

October 17, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

A Tale Of Two Coastal Towns Part 1: Staten Island (audio)
By Jesse Hardman, WNNO. Oct. 16, 2014.
“Low lying coastal areas are the front lines for sea level rise, and increasingly frequent…” (read more)

A Tale Of Two Coastal Towns Part 2: Plaquemines Parish (audio)
By Jesse Hardman, WNNO. Oct. 16, 2014.
“For the first 50 years of his life Donald Stokes lived happily in Braithwaite, a town…” (read more)

Could Louisiana reclaim its coast from the Gulf?
By Marissa Hall, Bakken. Oct. 16, 2014.
“Louisiana has laid out a plan to reclaim the coastline consumed by the sea…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 16, 2014

October 16, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

New marsh flood protection at Bayou St. John (Video)
By WWL TV. Oct. 15, 2014.
“Some say it's a way to restore vital marshlands in Louisiana. Others tout the green space it'll provide…” (read more)

Louisiana hopes to get between $1 billion and $4.9 billion in Restore Act oil spill fine money (+video)
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 15, 2014.
“Louisiana hopes to receive between $1 billion and $4.9 billion for coastal restoration…” (read more)

Gulf Coast chambers right to fight BP's attempt to erode settlement: Editorial
Editorial by TheTimes-Picayune. Oct. 15, 2014.
“The oil that gushed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's broken well for 87 days…” (read more)

Oil spill fines head to state, parishes
By Keith Magill, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). Oct. 15, 2014.
“State and parish governments are now clear to apply for an estimated $56 million…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 15, 2014

October 15, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

U.S. Treasury clears way for Gulf states, local governments to get first Restore Act money
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 14, 2014.
“The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Tuesday (Oct. 14) gave final approval…” (read more)

Gulf Coast chambers right to fight BP's attempt to erode settlement: Editorial
Editorial by The Times-Picayune. Oct. 15, 2014.
“The oil that gushed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's broken well for 87 days in 2010…” (read more)

Stranded turtle numbers along Mississippi coast remain 'alarming'
By Steve Phillips, WLOX (Gulfport, Miss.). Oct. 14, 2014.
“The number of stranded sea turtles along the Mississippi Gulf Coast remains alarming…” (read more)

RESTORE Act Funds Officially Become Available (+audio)
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO. Oct. 14, 2014.
“The US Treasury Department announced yesterday that Gulf Coast state and local governments…” (read more)

Lost Louisiana: the race to reclaim vanished land back from the sea
By Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian. Oct. 14, 2014.
“The GPS showed David Morgan still on dry land – but the waves bumping beneath…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 14, 2014

October 14, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Bad news might have an up side
Editorial by The Daily Comet. Oct. 14, 2014.
“Yet another study has found that rising seas threaten increasing damage to the Gulf…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 13, 2014

October 13, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Voice of the Wetlands Festival closes out with an all-star jam today in Houma
By David Lee Simmons, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 12, 2014.
“On a weekend jam-packed with amazing Louisiana festivals…” (read more)

Following the flow of oil spill fine money
By Kimberly Blair, The Pensacola News Journal. Oct. 12, 2014.
“Now that the $100 million in BP early restoration dollars have been allocated…” (read more)

Voice of the Wetlands: What's it all about?
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier. Oct. 11, 2014.
“As hundreds swayed to the sounds of Louisiana blues tonight at Southdown…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 10, 2014

October 10, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Jefferson Parish officials devise agreement to eliminate wild hogs damaging levees (+video)
By Casey Ferrand, WDSU (New Orleans, La.). Oct. 9, 2014.
“An overpopulation of feral hogs are wreaking havoc on the levee system in Jefferson Parish…” (read more)

St. Bernard meets requirements for some Clean Water Act oil spill penalty money
By Benjamin-Alexander Bloch, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 9, 2014.
“St. Bernard Parish's new comprehensive plan was approved and certified by the governor's office…” (read more)

New documentary explores Deepwater Horizon disaster
By The Advocate. Oct. 10, 2014.
“A new documentary on the Deepwater Horizon disaster attempts to explain what happened…” (read more)

Gulf Coast chambers split with national parent, urge U.S. Supreme Court to deny BP's oil spill settlement appeal
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 9, 2014.
“The New Orleans Chamber of Commerce told the U.S. Supreme Court this week that its national…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 9, 2014

October 9, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

 Mid-Barataria diversion could create 22 square miles of land in 20 years, researcher says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 8, 2014.
“Louisiana's proposed Mid-Barataria sediment diversion, which would be located on the west bank…” (read more)

`The Great Invisible' Captures BP Spill Aftermath, Without Wahlberg
By Loren Steffy, Forbes. Oct. 8, 2014.
“Much attention has been generated recently by the announcement that Mark Wahlberg…” (read more)

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