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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 18, 2014

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

'Save the Wetlands' project coordinated by Destrehan High senior
By The Times-Picayune. Sept. 17, 2014.
“Destrehan High student Courtney Pfalzgraf recently coordinated her "Save the Wetlands…” (read more)

Public meetings set on proposed changes at Morganza control structure
By The Advocate. Sept. 18, 2014.
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold public meetings next week on plans…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 17, 2014

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

A Hobbyist Whose Workshop Sits Among the Cypress Trees
By John Schwartz, The New York Times. Sept. 16, 2014.
“Come the weekend, some people golf. Matt Conn restores his wetland…” (read more)

Why I Keep Telling Stories of Recovery
By Luisa Dantas, Next City. Sept. 16, 2014.
“It looks like a lot of that place could be bulldozed.” That was what then-Speaker of the House…” (read more)

Minn. DNR Requests Compensation From BP Gulf Oil Spill (+video)
Bill Hudson, CBS Minnesota. Sept 16, 2014.
“In a clear, blue autumn sky, hundreds of American white pelicans soar in a circulating pattern…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 16, 2014

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

You’re invited: Learn how we created and reported the Losing Ground project
By Anne Mueller, The Lens. Sept. 9, 2014.
“Tuesday, The Lens is hosting a panel discussion offering an in-person opportunity for you…” (read more)

Group says climate change imperils birds
By Xerxes Wilson, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). Sept. 15, 2014.
”Hundreds of North American bird species face the threat of extinction this century…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 15, 2014

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

Univ. of Florida study says BP oil spill led to $585 million in recreational fishing losses, newspaper reports
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. Sept. 15, 2014.
“A new study by researchers at the University of Florida and several other partners estimates…” (read more)

Local projects can advance
By The Houma Courier. Sept. 14, 2014.
“The state’s Coastal Restoration and Protection Authority held a meeting last week in Houma…” (read more)

La. coastal jobs in high demand of qualified workers
By WAFB (New Orleans, La.). Sept. 13, 2014.
“Job opportunities are available if you want to work to protect the Louisiana coastal wetlands…” (read more)

Striking before and after photos show the slow recovery in New Orleans in the years after Hurricane Katrina hit
By The Daily Mail. Sept. 14, 2014.
“Striking photos have emerged of the ongoing recovery in New Orleans in the years…” (read more)

Baton Rouge siblings honored for helping marine animals affected by BP oil spill
By The Advocate. Sept. 15, 2014.
“A brother and sister from Baton Rouge who created a website to help marine animals…” (read more)

Restore estuaries to help coastal communities prepare for climate change
Letter to the Editor by Jeff Benoit, The Washington Post. Sept. 12, 2014.
“The World Meteorological Organization’s recent report noted a diminishing ability…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 12, 2014

September 12, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

BP's Lessons in Playing Nasty or Nice
By Paul M. Barrett, BloombergBusinessweek. Sept. 11, 2014.
“Within weeks of the epic 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, BP (BP) apologized…” (read more)

Coastal Rundown: The 2014 Society Of Environmental Journalists Conference
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Jesse Hardman. Sept. 11, 2014.
“The 24th Annual Society of Environmental Journalists conference took place…” (read more)

Society of Environmental Journalists explores Louisiana's issues: What others are saying
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Sept. 11, 2014.
“In the aftermath of the Society of Environmental Journalists' Sept. 3-7 conference…” (read more)

Coastal restoration booming industry for job seekers (+video)
Thanh Truong, WWL TV. Sept. 11, 2014.
“If you're looking for a local job that's in high demand with good job security…” (read more)

Parishes propose restoration and protection work
By Xerxes Wilson, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). Sept. 11, 2014.
“Lafourche and Terrebonne officials Thursday night promoted their coastal restoration…” (read more)

An Invasive Menu: Eating Termites and Water Rats to Save New Orleans
By Zoe Schlanger, Newsweek. Sept. 10, 2014.
“In almost all cases, eating meat is environmentally unfriendly. It takes vast amounts of water…” (read more)

Cry You One: Singing to the land
By Cicely M. Eastman, Brattleboro Reformer. Sept. 11, 2014.
“Jazzy, brassy, celebratory New Orleans, known for its spicy cuisine and infectious beat…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 11, 2014

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

Ruling In BP Civil Case Sets The Stage With Potential Additional Funds For Coastal Restoration
By Jesse Hardman, WWNO. Sept. 10, 2014.
“The ballroom of a New Orleans Hilton was packed with reporters in town…” (read more)

You’re invited: Learn about how we created and reported the Losing Ground project
By Anne Mueller, The Lens. Sept. 9, 2014.
“Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history…” (read more)

Global warming threatens brown pelicans
By The Advocate. Sept10, 2014.
“Climate change threatens nearly half the bird species in the continental United States and Canada…” (read more)

Thousands to ‘Toast the Coast’ nationwide
By The Donaldsonville Chief (Donaldsonville, La). Sept. 10, 2014.
“The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP) is asking residents…” (read more)

U.S. Gets Middling Marks On 2014 'State Of Birds' Report Card
By Christopher Joyce, NPR. Sept. 9, 2014.
“These populations come back when we create the habitat…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 10, 2014

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

Boot-shaped state? Should Louisiana change the shape of its map?
By Brett Anderson, The Times-Picayune. Sept. 9, 2014.
“What does the map of Louisiana look like? It looks like a boot, right?…” (read more)

Reflections: Hurricane season and coastal erosion
Opinion by Barry Hoekstra, The Shreveport Times. Sept9, 2014.
“It is hurricane season in Louisiana. While summers in our area can be…” (read more)

RESTORE application process begins soon
By John Henderson, The Panama City News Herald. Sept. 9, 2014.
“In a couple of weeks, organizations seeking funds for environmental and economic development…” (read more)

The State of the Birds: Four critical habitats
By Smithsonian Science. Sept. 9, 2014.
“Wetlands are one of the habitats to benefit most from conservation. The North American Wetlands…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 9, 2014

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

Louisiana Loses Its Boot
By Brett Anderson, William Widmer and Matthew Woodson. Sept. 8, 2014.
“Early this year, I drove from Arnaudville, Louisiana, to Morgan City, hoping to walk where…” (read more)

Climate Change Will Disrupt Half of North America’s Bird Species, Study Says
By Felicity Barringer, The New York Times. Sept. 8, 2014.
“The Baltimore oriole will probably no longer live in Maryland, the common loon…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 8, 2014

September 8, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

For Lack Of Mississippi Silt, The Gulf Is Losing Coastal Land
By Lynn Neary, NPR. Sept. 7, 2014.
“Thousands of miles of Louisiana's coastline have been disappearing over the last century…” (read more)

Judge: BP's reckless conduct caused Gulf oil spill
By Rick Jervis and Kevin McCoy, USA Today. Sept. 5, 2014.
“Energy giant BP was "grossly negligent" in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, a U.S. district judge…” (read more)

'Worst Case' BP Ruling on Gulf Spill Means Billions More in Penalties
By Margaret Cronin Fisk, Laurel Brubaker Calkins and Jef Feeley, Bloomberg. Sept. 4, 2014.
“BP Plc acted with gross negligence in setting off the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history…” (read more)

BP Found "Grossly Negligent" for Gulf Oil Spill Disaster
By John Michaelson, Public New Service Texas. Sept5, 2014.
“A federal judge has found that the "reckless conduct" of BP caused…” (read more)

Sportsmen Group Responds to Ruling that BP Grossly Negligent in 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster
By Outdoorhub. Sept. 5, 2014.
“A federal judge has ruled today that BP was “grossly negligent” in its actions…” (read more)

BP guilty of 'gross negligence', New Orleans federal court finds
By Laurie Wiegler, The Examiner. Sept. 4, 2014.
“In one of the most eagerly awaited decisions of the 21st Century, U.S. Federal Judge…” (read more)

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell applauds La. coast plan
By Danielle Haynes, UPI. Sept. 5, 2014.
“U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, during a trip to southern Louisiana on Friday…” (read more)

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell praises Louisiana coastal restoration plan
By Andrea Shaw, The Times-Picayune. Sept. 5, 2014.
“U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell praised Louisiana's master plan for coastal restoration…” (read more)

Nine years after Katrina, activists continue efforts to save Louisiana's coastal land
By Jason Berry, The National Catholic Reporter. Sept. 5, 2014.
“Aug. 29 marked nine years since Hurricane Katrina drove a rolling wall of water…” (read more)

Bloomberg: Chemical runoff, loss of wetlands among chronic disasters unfolding in Gulf
By The Advocate. Sept. 6, 2014.
“BP’s “gross negligence” led to massive damage along the Gulf Coast, but several chronic disasters…” (read more)

Federal Judge Rules BP Primary Culprit In Gulf Oil Spill
By Debbie Elliott, NPR. Sept. 5, 2014.
“BP says it will appeal the ruling that the company's reckless conduct and gross negligence…” (read more)

Judge's Ruling May Encourage BP to Settle
By Daniel Gilbert, The Wall Street Journal. Sept. 5, 2014.
“While BP has pledged to fight a federal judge's ruling that it acted recklessly…” (read more)

Q&A: What Federal Ruling Against BP Means for Oil Drilling's Future
By Christine Dell’Amore, National Geographic. Sept. 5, 2014.
“More than four years after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig blew, killing 11 workers…” (read more)

Army Corps officials, scientists talk levee safety and flood risks
By Diya Chacko, The Times-Picayune. Sept. 5, 2014.
“The 2014 Society of Environmental Journalists conference brings together…” (read more)

BP facing $19bn gross negligence bill for Deepwater Horizon disaster
By Daniel Gilbert and Justin Scheck, The Wall Street Journal. Sept. 6, 2014.
BP was grossly negligent in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, a US judge ruled…” (read more) 

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Sept. 5, 2014

September 5, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Conservation groups welcome BP ruling
By Daniel J. Graeber, UPI. Sept. 5, 2014.
“Conservation groups said a ruling that BP was grossly negligent…” (read more)

Sorting Out BP's Gulf Oil Spill Liability: Four Blunt Points
By Paul M. Barrett, BloombergBusinessweek. Sept. 5, 2014.
“Confused about where things stand in the litigation hurricane over…” (read more)

BP Found “Grossly Negligent” in Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
By Susan E. Matthews, Audubon Magazine. Sept. 4, 2014.
“BP is guilty of gross negligence for its role in the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)

BP Found ‘Grossly Negligent’ In Gulf Oil Spill
By The Florida News Connection. Sept. 5, 2014.
“While the judge’s decision did not surprise groups such as the Environmental Defense Fund…” (read more)

Letter: Many ways to fight erosion
Letter to the Editor by Alisha Renfro, The Advocate. Sept. 3, 2014.
“The speed and enormous scale of land loss in Louisiana makes coastal restoration an uphill battle…” (read more)

'Losing Ground' Maps Show Louisiana's Coast Disappear (+audio)
By Eve Troeh and Bob Marshall, WWNO. Sept. 4, 2014.
“The project includes audio from individuals describing their views of coastal land loss…” (read more)

Louisiana Is Going To End Up Underwater Sooner Than You Might Think
By Ariel Schwartz, Co.Exist. Sept. 4, 2014.
“Southeastern Louisiana is part of a wetlands ecosystem spanning thousands of miles–one that is…” (read more)

BP carries most blame for Gulf of Mexico oil spill, judge rules
By Katherine Sayre, The Times-Picayune. Sept. 4, 2014.
“BP shoulders most of the blame for the disastrous 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill by acting…” (read more)

We Now Return You to Our Previously Scheduled Gulf Coast Disasters, Already in Progress
By Eric Roston, Bloomberg. Sept. 4, 2014.
“Now that a federal judge has ruled that BP acted in “gross negligence” in 2010…” (read more)

BP May Be Fined Up to $18 Billion for Spill in Gulf
By Campbell Robertson and Clifford Krauss, The New York Times. Sept. 4, 2014.
“In the four years since the blowout on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig…” (read more)

Landrieu: Judge's Ruling Means More Money for Acadiana through RESTORE Act
By KATC. Sept. 4, 2014.
“United States District Court Judge Carl Barbier today ruled that BP was "grossly negligent…” (read more)

BP Lashes Out at Journalists and "Opportunistic" Environmentalists
By Tim McDonnell, Mother Jones. Sept. 4, 2014.
“News of this morning's federal court decision against BP broke as I was aboard a 40-foot oyster boat…” (read more)

Judge’s Decision Means More Money for Gulf Coast Restoration
By Dredging Today. Sept. 4, 2014.
“This ruling means that BP faces penalties of up to $4,300 per barrel of oil spilled, maximizing…” (read more)

Gulf of Mexico Residents Hail Ruling Against BP
By Michael Kunzelman and Janet McConnaguey, Associated Press. Sept. 5, 2014.
“Environmentalists, recreational fishermen and people who make their living on the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)

BP May Face Additional $18 Billion in Fines (+video)
By The Associated Press. Sept. 4, 2014.
“Louisiana fishermen react to a federal judge's ruling Thursday that BP acted with "gross negligence…” (read more)

The Gulf of Mexico is devouring Southeastern Louisiana
By Bob Marshall, Salon. Sept. 5, 2014.
“In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of Louisiana’s coastal landscape…” (read more)

Federal Judge Decides BP Acted With Gross Negligence In Gulf Oil Spill (+audio)
By Debbie Elliott, NPR. Sept. 4, 2014.
“A federal judge has ruled that British Petroleum is guilty of gross negligence…” (read more)

'We May Lose the Gulf': Louisiana in the Aftermath of Katrina
By Telesur. Sept. 3, 2014.
“Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, the majority black population of Louisiana is still facing…” (read more)

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