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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 30, 2014

October 30, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Gulf Coast landowners, farmers can tap $40M in conservation cash from BP oil spill
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 29, 2014.
“This monumental partnership is an encouraging sign of the cooperation and dedication present on all sides with a stake in restoring this unique ecosystem…” (read more)

BP’s aggressive PR strategy obfuscates facts
By Alexis Sobel Fitts, Columbia Journalism Review. Oct. 29, 2014.
“The company’s flack blurs lines between journalism and company mission…” (read more)

Public comments sought on RESTORE Act draft NOAA science plan
By NOAA. Oct. 29, 2014.
“Long-term priorities for Gulf of Mexico ecosystem research detailed…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 29, 2014

October 29, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Private Landowners to Benefit from New Gulf Restoration Partnership
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO. Oct. 28, 2014.
“U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Norco, LA on Monday to announce a new environmental initiative aimed at private landowners along the Gulf Coast…” (read more)

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Announces New Gulf oil spill Recovery Program
By Janet McConnaughey, Associate Press. Oct. 28, 2014.
“It’s a way to ensure private landowners can receive the right sort of incentives to undertake the kinds of good stewardship work that ultimately contribute to broader restoration goals for the Gulf…” (read more)

Life on a Louisiana island slowly disappearing into the sea
By Anna Bressanin, Jack Garland, BBC. Oct. 29, 2014.
“The US state of Louisiana is slowly disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)

Louisiana sues Corps of Engineers for $3 billion cost of repairing MR-GO damaged wetlands
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 28, 2014.
“The state of Louisiana sued the Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday to force it to pay the full $3 billion cost of restoring wetlands destroyed during the maintenance and operation of the shuttered Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet navigation channel…” (read more)

WSJ Opposes the Legal Settlement that Separates BP from Its Money
By Meagan Hatcher-Mays, MediaMatters. Oct. 28, 2014.
“The Wall Street Journal is defending BP’s decision to fight its legal responsibilities in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill….” (read more)

‘Space journalism’: How ProPublica tells stories using satellites
By Catalina Albeanu, journalism.co.uk . Oct. 28, 2014.
“ProPublica published its Losing Ground interactive, using satellite imagery to explain the issue of disappearing wetlands in Louisiana…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 28, 2014

October 28, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

BP spill left “bathtub ring” of oil across more than 1,200 square miles of Gulf seafloor, new study says
By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com – The Times-Picayune. Oct. 27, 2014.
“Scientists have found evidence of a "bathtub ring" of oil particles from the BP Deepwater Horizon spill covering more than 1,200 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico's seafloor…” (read more)

 
Gulf Coast landowners, farmers can tap $40M in conservation cash from BP oil spill
By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com – The Times-Picayune. Oct. 28, 2014.
“Gulf coast landowners and farmers are eligible for $40 million in conservation grants aimed at offsetting the impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill….” (read more)

 
Deepwater Horizon gunk settled far and wide
By Mark Schrope, nature.com. Oct. 27, 2014.
“Survey of deep-sea sediment helps to explain “missing oil” from 2010 spill…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 27, 2014

October 27, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

To save Louisiana's coast, protect our Restore Act funds: Kevin Kane
Letter to the Editor by Kevin Kane, The Times-Picayune. Oct. 25, 2014.
“Louisianans received good news this month, in the form of an announcement…” (read more)

Yes, BP Did Damage the Gulf
By Kara Lankford, Politico. Oct. 26, 2014.
“In an opinion article published Tuesday, the oil giant BP would have us believe…” (read more)

Author of Bayou Farewell returns to Louisiana coast, describes how much has changed in a decade (+video)
By Leigh Isaacson, WVUE (New Orleans, La.). Oct. 24, 2014.
“A man hailed as one of the first to show the rest of the country that the Louisiana cost…” (read more)

Be smart, patient with BP money
Editorial by The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). Oct. 25, 2014.
“Local officials have said they are being patient as they plan for how to spend…” (read more)

Partnership to pay for Terrebonne marsh terracing
By Chris Leblanc, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). Oct. 24, 2014.
“Ducks Unlimited, ConocoPhillips and Terrebonne Parish have joined forces on the coastal restoration…” (read more)

Rougarou Festival draws a crowd for a cause
By Chris Leblanc, The Houma Courier. Oct. 25, 2014.
“Hundreds of people, many in ghoulish Halloween costumes, converged today…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 24, 2014

October 24, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Coastal Rundown: NOLA Gets Philly
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO. Oct. 23, 2014.
“In September, a delegation of local officials traveled to Austin to learn how they manage…” (read more)

BP Shouldn’t Get Trial on Spill Ruling, Halliburton Says
By Margaret Cronin Fisk and Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Bloomberg. Oct. 23, 2014.
“BP’s bid for a new trial over causes of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill…” (read more)
 
Gulf Anglers Release List of Priorities for Oil Spill Funds
By Ted Williams, Flyrod & Reel. Oct. 24, 2014.
“A “wish list” of 25 fisheries projects in the five Gulf of Mexico states represents…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Oct. 23, 2014

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

Officials take patient approach to oil spill fine money
By Xerxes Wilson, The Daily Comet. Oct. 22, 2014.
“Local officials are taking a patient approach to spending money being allocated…” (read more)

BP Oil Spill Didn’t Ruin Gulf of Mexico, Says Politico Piece Written by BP Communications Guy
By Zach Schonfeld, Newsweek. Oct. 22, 2014.
““No, BP Didn’t Ruin the Gulf,” argues a Politico Magazine story published Tuesday…” (read more)

Your City’s Best Defense Against Climate Change: Nature
By Kristine Wong, TakePart. Oct. 22, 2014.
“Wetlands, oyster reefs, and sand dunes might not seem tough enough to withstand…” (read more)

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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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