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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Live chat Friday: Talk to The Lens, ProPublica about ‘Losing Ground’
By Steve Myers, The Lens. Aug. 28, 2014.
“Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history…” (read more)

Discussion: Louisiana’s Disappearing Coast
By Scott Klein, ProPublica. Aug. 28, 2014.
“Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Plaquemines Parish continues fight for La. coastal restoration (+video)
By WWL. Aug. 27, 2014.
“While coastal restoration is important to the entire state of Louisiana, and the entire Gulf Coast…” (read more)

National Geographic lauds NOLA.com photographer for latest Hurricane Katrina work
By Rebecca Alexander, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 28, 2014.
“National Geographic is serving up accolades to The Times-Picayune photographer Ted Jackson…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 26, 2014

August 26, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

River Diversions And The Fate Of Louisiana's Coast
By Jesse Hardman, WWNO. Aug. 26, 2014.
“A big part of Louisiana’s coastal Master Plan centers around something called “diversions…” (read more)

Conservation crucial to future of state economy
Editorial by The Monroe News-Star (Monroe, La.). Aug. 25, 2014.
“Fifty years ago, Congress created the Land and Water Conservation Fund to help preserve…” (read more)

Water Institute introduces Louisiana-based water, coastal expertise to global market
By Renita D. Young, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 25, 2014.
“There's a market for Louisiana-based expertise when it comes to coastal systems…” (read more)

Institute looks to expand water research
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Aug. 26, 2014.
“In its first 2½ years of existence, The Water Institute of the Gulf…” (read more)

Water Campus lining up funding sources, director says
By Kelly Conelly, Baton Rouge Business Report. Aug. 25, 2014.
“The state's premier water researchers are a step closer to moving into their new home…” (read more)

Swipe the photos and see Hurricane Katrina disaster dissolve into present-day recovery
By Ted Jackson, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 25, 2014.
“Through many years of covering hurricanes, I've learned that it's important to "photograph the wind…” (read more)

Students immersed in coastal conversation
By Chris Leblanc, The Houma Courier. Aug. 25, 2014.
“Students attending South Louisiana Discovery Center's Wetlands Youth Summit this weekend…” (read more)

Garden planned at Katrina levee breach site
By The Associated Press. Aug. 25, 2014.
“An empty lot in a New Orleans neighborhood still badly blighted after Hurricane Katrina…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Scalise: RESTORE Act funds exclusively for coastal restoration
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 23, 2014.
“Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson told members of the Coalition for Coastal Resilience & Economy (CCRE)…” (read more)

Voice of the Wetlands Festival to showcase Louisiana acts
By Kate Mabry, The Houma Courier. Aug. 22, 2014.
“The 11th annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival in October will exclusively feature Louisiana talent…” (read more)

Phoslock for Lake & Ponds
By The Associated Press. Aug. 23, 2014.
“Restoration of TeBo Point on Grand Lake in Cameron Parish could begin next year…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 22, 2014

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

Highlights from our expert panel on how to pay for coastal restoration
By Steve Myers, The Lens. Aug. 21, 2014.
“About 130 people attended our Coastal Conservation Conversation event Wednesday night to hear experts…” (read more)

Plaquemines' $50 million, 7.8-mile long, forested ridge project to go to bid in September
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 20, 2014.
“Plaquemines Parish will accept bids in September for a proposed $50 million, 7.8-mile forested ridge…” (read more)

Feds ordered to pay nearly $1 million in BP oil spill trial costs
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 21, 2014.
“The federal government must help pay nearly $1 million in court costs related to the ongoing civil trial…” (read more)

The BP oil spill comes to movie theaters
By Steve Zeitchik, The LA Times. Aug. 20, 2014.
“Working-class heroes and a five-year gestation period are among the axioms for making a fact-based movie…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 21, 2014

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

Live video Wednesday: Expert panel discusses how to pay for massive coastal restoration effort
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. Aug. 20, 2014.
“Wednesday morning, the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy released…” (read more)

Jefferson Parish mitigation plan to identify rising seas as a hazard for the first time (+video)
By Ben Myers, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 19, 2014.
“Jefferson Parish is revising its hazard mitigation plan…” (read more)

BTEF awarded grant from GNOF
By The Donaldson Chief. Aug. 20, 2014.
“The Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Foundation (BTEF) was awarded a $23,000 grant…” (read more)

Youth Wetlands Summit Aug. 22-23 in Houma
By KATC. Aug. 20, 2014.
“The Wetlands Discovery Center will host the 2014 Wetlands Youth Summit Aug. 22-23…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 20, 2014

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

Plaquemines Parish looks to change coastal plan
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Aug. 20, 2014.
“The barrier islands protect the marsh, and the marsh protects the levee. It’s that simple…” (read more)

Wetlands Youth Summit will be held this weekend
By The Houma Courier. Aug. 19, 2014.
“The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center will host a two-day…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 19, 2014

August 19, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Are the Gulf Coast wetlands drying up?
By Casey Toner, AL.com. Aug. 18, 2014.
“The Gulf Coast wetlands have not fared well going on two decades…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 18, 2014

August 18, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Researchers study extent of feral hog damage in Louisiana
By Courtney Collins, KNOE (Baton Rouge, La.). Aug. 15, 2014.
“LSU AgCenter researchers are in the process of conducting two surveys…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 15, 2014

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

Coastal Rundown: Dr. John Lopez, Mr. Charlie And New Orleans To Venice
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO. Aug. 14, 2014.
“Dr. Lopez is a coastal scientist and the Director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s…” (read more)

$800M pledged for Gulf Coast restoration fund
By Lance Traweek, American Press. Aug. 14, 2014.
“The Department of Treasury has completed a final rule under legislation that will free funding…” (read more)

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