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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 31, 2014

July 31, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Senator Vitter “Pending Concerns” on the RESTORE Act (VIDEO)
By Dredging Today. July 30, 2014.
“Vitter highlighted his requests to have the Department of Treasury…” (read more)

Hurry up and start fixing the Gulf, U.S. senators say
By Erik Stokstad, Science Magazine. July 29, 2014.
“More than 4 years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and unleashed…” (read more)

Lawsuit settlement to fuel SLU effort to plant 3,300 trees in wetlands across the region
By Bob Warren, The Times-Picayune. July 30, 2014.
“Financed by money from the recent settlement of a lawsuit, students and scientists…” (read more)

Discovery Center to Host Regional Wetlands Youth Summit
By KATC. July 30, 2014.
“The Wetlands Discovery Center will host the 2014 Wetlands Youth Summit…” (read more)

New Orleans Plays Host To Conference On Environmental Restoration
By Jesse Hardman, WNNO. July 30, 2014.
“Top academics and practitioners in the field of environmental restoration…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 30, 2014

July 30, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Environmental groups praise bipartisan Senate message to speed enactment of RESTORE Act
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. July 29, 2014.
“Six groups working on environmental and economic recovery issues Tuesday…” (read more)

Wetlands growth in Wax Lake shows what diversions could achieve, scientists say (+video)
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 29, 2014.
“The stems of wetland plants formed a stubble across a wide swath of newly-created mud flat…” (read more)

‘Accidental’ rebuilding of Wax Lake Delta shows promise of diversion projects (+video)
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. July 29, 2014.
“Take a boat ride down the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, hang a right at Mallard Pass…” (read more)

Democrats and Republicans agree: federal government needs to move faster on RESTORE Act
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. July 29, 2014.
“In a change from the usual partisanship, Democrats and Republicans delivered…” (read more)

Study: Deepwater Horizon spill 'deeper and wider' than thought
By Brook Hays, UPI. July 29, 2014.
“With each passing year, researchers gather a greater understanding of the Deepwater Horizon…” (read more)

Louisiana lawmakers call for funds to finance oil-spill restoration
By Deborah Barfield Berry, Gannett. July 29, 2014.
“Louisiana lawmakers said federal agencies have been slow to act…” (read more)

Miss. ready to implement restoration efforts
By Deborah Barfield Berry, Hattiesburg American (Miss.). July 29, 2014.
“Mississippi and other Gulf Coast states are "energized and stand ready," to begin…” (read more)

Lawmakers say federal government too slow in carrying out RESTORE Act
By Michael Finch II, AL.com. July 29, 2014.
“The law Congress passed two years ago to divvy civil penalties paid for the oil spill…” (read more)

NSU students aid beach restoration
By Richard Fisher, The Tri-Parish Times. July 29, 2014.
“College is the time in the lives of many young people when they grow into the adults they will become…” (read more)

Senator Wicker expresses frustration with RESTORE Act delays
By Y’all Politics. July 29, 2014.
“U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today said that ongoing litigation is negatively impacting…” (read more)

Nicholls scholarship honors longtime coastal advocate
By The Houma Courier. July 29, 2014.
“Nicholls State University will begin offering a new scholarship this fall…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 29, 2014

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

Restoration Council approves RESTORE process for oil spill funds
By Valerie Garman, The News Herald (Panama City, Fla.). July 28, 2014.
“A group tasked with paving the way for allocating billions of dollars…” (read more)

Impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coral is deeper and broader than predicted
By Science Codex. July 28, 2014.
“A new discovery of two additional coral communities showing signs of damage…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 28, 2014

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

Gulf Restoration Council to select projects in August paid with 30 percent of BP RESTORE Act money
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 25, 2014.
“The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council on Friday (July 25) announced it will begin…” (read more)

Coastal Restoration Council To Start Accepting Proposals Next Month (+audio)
By Eileen Fleming, WWNO. July 28, 2014.
“The start of some major funding for coastal restoration begins next month…” (read more)

BP oil spill dispersants still in environment (+video)
By Kimberly Blair, Pensacola News Journal. July 26, 2014.
“A common ingredient in human laxatives and in the controversial dispersants…” (read more)

Wave-control devices being tried near Shark Island
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. July 28, 2014.
“Shark Island in Iberia Parish is the testing ground for three unusual devices meant…” (read more)

Katrina and BP oil spill on researcher's list of top five 'government failures' 2001-2014
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. July 25, 2014.
“Two of the top five "government failures" based on news coverage…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 25, 2014

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

National vision needed to better reduce storm risk along Gulf, East coasts, new study says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 25, 2014.
“The United States needs a national vision to manage risks from catastrophic storms…” (read more)

1,783 pounds of BP oil removed from seashore
By Kimberly Blair, Pensacola New Journal. July 24, 2014.
“One month after it was discovered, a large tar mat submerged in the surf zone…” (read more)

Atchafalaya Basin could become national park, newspaper reports
By Chelsea Brasted, The Times-Picayune. July 24, 2014.
“The Atchafalaya Basin could become Louisiana's next national park. The Acadiana chapter…” (read more)

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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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