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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

You’re invited: Join us to talk about the cost of restoring our coast and who will pay
By Anne Mueller, The Lens. July 23, 2014.
“The Lens, with sponsorship from the Mississippi River Delta Coalition, is hosting a panel discussion…” (read more)

Report: N.O. could become a world leader in flood losses
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. July 23, 2014.
“Annual flood loss projections are dire for New Orleans, which ranks fourth in the world…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

NWF Stresses Need for Diversions
By Alex Galbraith, The Plaquemines Gazette. July 22, 2014.
“After a day spent showcasing the progress of current coastal restoration projects…” (read more)

Ongoing Impacts of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
By John Davis, WGCU (SW Florida). July 23, 2014.
“It’s been four years since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)

Wild hogs damaging hurricane protection system (+video)
By Andy Cunningham, WDSU. July 22, 2014.
“The problem of feral hogs continues to cause problems, especially along the westbank's levee system…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 22, 2014

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

Maurepas basin cypress restoration to receive $33K from lawsuit settlement
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 21, 2014.
“A Tennessee businessman will give $33,000 to Southeastern Louisiana University's…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 21, 2014

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

Lawmakers earmark $15M to pay for Louisiana's continued case against BP for Gulf oil spill
By the Associated Press. July 18, 2014.
“Lawmakers added $15 million Friday to the attorney general's budget…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 18, 2014

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

New Orleans community groups, water board, get $338,000 in EPA water quality grants
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 17, 2014.
“Five New Orleans environmental and community groups…” (read more)

Artist's work portrays coastal changes
By Kate Mabry, The Houma Courier. July 17, 2014.
“Baton Rouge artist Mary Ann Caffery wears many titles, including painter, photographer…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 17, 2014

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

Coastal Louisiana land loss worth price to fix, study will attempt to show
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. July 17, 2014.
“With a 50-year, $50 billion coastal restoration and protection plan to pay for…” (read more)

State Representative Concerned For Eroding Wetlands In New Orleans East (+audio)
By Jesse Hardman, WWNO. July 16, 2014.
“For the past decade Austin Badon has officially represented New Orleans East’s District 100…” (read more)

Why Is This Kitchen Trash Being Dumped onto Louisiana’s Coast?
By Lorraine Chow, Nation Swell. July 14, 2014.
“Whether you have a taste for them or not, the oyster is one of nature’s most amazing creatures…” (read more)

Beach restoration project will benefit birds
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier. July 16, 2014.
“It's a peaceful scene on Fourchon Beach through the lens of researcher's Delaina LeBlanc's scope…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 16, 2014

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

EPA Climate Justice: Restoring the Louisiana Coast to Combat Future Effects of Climate Change
By Carey Perry and Hilary Collis, Today Media Network (EPA Blog reposted). July 15, 2014.
“Imagine living on land that is slowly sinking, while the water that surrounds you is slowly rising…” (read more)

Leaders of Conservation: Vanishing Paradise Outreach Coordinator Andy McDaniels
By Daniel Xu, OutdoorHub. July 10, 2014.
“The Mississippi River Delta is known by many names. It has been called at one time…” (read more)

Freshwater diversions not without controversy
By Jerald Horst, Louisiana Sportsman. July 15, 2014.
“Kevin Schilling said flatly that having the freshwater diversion is “the key” the Caernarvon bass fishery…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 15, 2014

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

Private equity company selling credits to pay for Louisiana wetlands, NY Times reports
By Jed Lepinski, The Times-Picayune. July 14, 2014
“A private equity firm is selling environmental credits to developers in an effort to fund…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 14, 2014

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

Two-year-old breach in Mississippi River could be formally named ‘Mardi Gras Pass’
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. July 11, 2014.
“When the Mississippi River broke through its east bank south of Pointe à la Hache…” (read more)

Envisioning Profit in Environmental Good Works
By John Schwartz, The New York Times. July 12, 2014.
“All day and all night, this ship off a knob of Louisiana at Alligator Bend sucks up silt…” (read more)

Business coalition to push coastal La. restoration efforts
By The New Orleans Advocate. July 13, 2014.
“A business-led coalition has been created to promote sustainable restoration efforts…” (read more)

Louisiana's coast gets new advocates for restoration: Editorial
Editorial by The Times-Picayune. July 13, 2014.
“There is arguably no more vital issue across South Louisiana than replenishing…” (read more)

In the wake of critical ads, Sen. Landrieu reaffirms support for energy industry and coastal restoration
By Jed Lepinski, The Times-Picayune. July 11, 2014.
“Facing a tough re-election race against Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, and other Republicans…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Louisiana businesses scramble as state loses Manhattan-size chunks of land to climate change
By Bill Lascher, The Guardian.
“With the start of another hurricane season and a sweeping new report underscoring the high toll…” (read more)

Fish lesions linked to 2010 Gulf oil spill
By Brook Hays, UPI. July 10, 2014.
“Fish in the Gulf of Mexico have suffered skin lesions as a result of spilled crude oil…” (read more)

House approves water bill with amendments to boost Corps of Engineers funding
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. July 10, 2014.
“The House late Thursday approved a $34 billion spending bill for the Department of Energy…” (read more)

eCards put Louisiana's marshes on GPS screens
By Todd Masson, The Times-Picayune. July 10, 2014.
“Back in 1999, when the first Bassmaster Classic was held in New Orleans, every qualifier was dumbstruck…” (read more)

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