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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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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 10, 2014

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

Research shows Gulf of Mexico oil spill caused lesions in fish –scientists
By Barbara Liston, Reuters. July 9, 2014.
“Oil that matches the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been found in the bodies…” (read more)

Scientists: Terrebonne, Barataria toxins on the rise
By John DeSantis, The Tri-Parish Times. July 9, 2014.
“Increasing levels of certain toxins in Louisiana marshes – including some south of Cocodrie…” (read more)

USF Study: Skin Lesions on Fish Decline Years After BP Oil Spill
By Steve Newborn, WUSF Public Media (Florida). July 9, 2014.
“A new study by marine biologists based at the University of South Florida shows that an outbreak…” (read more)

Corps selects three restoration projects to mitigate east bank post-Katrina levee construction environmental damage
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 10, 2014.
“The Army Corps of Engineers has chosen three new restoration projects to mitigate damage done…” (read more)

Senate votes for study on whether to make Plaquemines Parish historic sites a national park
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. July 9, 2014.
“The Senate Wednesday passed legislation directing a study into the feasibility…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 9, 2014

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

Plaquemines Parish moves forward to restore pelican nesting site damaged by BP oil spill
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. July 8, 2014.
“This spring, P.J. Hahn pleaded with the Legislature and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority…” (read more)

Funds Still Needed To Rebuild Cat Island, But Restoration Begins
By Lane Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO. July 8, 2014.
“The 2010 BP Oil Spill ruined the Cat Island bird sanctuary, a pelican nesting site. Plaquemines Parish…” (read more)

Corps of Engineers allocates $50,000 to study deepening Mississippi River to accommodate bigger ships
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune. July 8, 2014.
“There's encouraging news about a long-stalled proposal to deepen the Mississippi River…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 8, 2014

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

Lafourche Parish is rebuilding Golden Meadow marsh
By Jacob Batte, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). July 7, 2014.
“About 130 acres of marsh have come to life just over the western levee in Golden Meadow…” (read more)

Migratory bird program helping wildlife, popular with farmers
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. July 6, 2014.
“Four years ago, as oil continued to spew into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon disaster…” (read more)

On a Louisiana island, the 2014 generation of pelicans may be the last (+video)
By John Snell, WVUE. July 7, 2014.
“On a tiny island eight miles northeast of Grand Isle, Plaquemines Parish officials…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 7, 2014

July 7, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Federal magistrate to oversee Wisner Donation demand that BP clean oil from its south Lafourche Parish land
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. July 3, 2014.
“Allegations that BP Exploration & Production Inc. has stopped cleaning up oil contamination…” (read more)

USA: Bayou Lafourche Dredging Set for 2015
By Dredging Today. July 2, 2014.
“A dredging project worth $20 million in the Bayou Lafourche could start in early 2015…” (read more)

BP faces Deepwater Horizon lawsuit by investors including London councils
By Terry Macalister, The Guardian. July 4, 2014.
“Pension funds from London borough councils and even Shell are among a new group…” (read more)

BP gulf disaster: Pension funds line up to sue oil giant in Texas
By Jim Armitage, The Independent. July 4, 2014.
“BP is facing a fresh round of costly litigation over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill…” (read more)

 

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Latest Mississippi River Delta news: July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014 | Posted by Elizabeth Skree in Latest News

Mapping of Gulf dead zone must continue: Letter
By Letters to the Editor, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. July 2, 2014.
"Re: "Dead zone the size of Connecticut expected along Louisiana coast, scientists say," June 25, NOLA.com. This should be a reminder of the importance of the Gulf hypoxia issue for our state. Louisiana should be aware of another aspect of this situation, the potential loss of funding for the annual mapping cruise done by the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, or LUMCON…" (read more).

BP starts to pay medical claims in 2010 Gulf oil spill
By David Hammer, WWL-TV, New Orleans. July 1, 2014.
"NEW ORLEANS — After more than a year of delays, BP has paid the first 100 of about 10,000 medical claims filed by Gulf Coast residents and cleanup workers affected by the 2010 oil spill…" (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta news: July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014 | Posted by Elizabeth Skree in Latest News

What Does "100-Year Flood" Event Mean?
By KATC. Lafayette, La. July 1, 2014.
"Living close to the coast, South Louisiana homeowners often have to worry about floods and quickly-rising water…" (read more)

Tropical Storm Arthur: First experimental storm surge maps released
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). July 1, 2014.
"With Tropical Storm Arthur expected to rake along much of the East Coast between central Florida and Virginia Beach, Va., over the next 48 hours, the National Hurricane Center has issued its first new, color-coded storm surge maps indicating the potential surge heights Arthur might cause in coastal communities…" (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Coastal Restoration Drives An Industry Boom (+audio)
By Jesse Hardman, WWNO. June 30, 2014.
“This spring a state committee approved $477 million for coastal protection and restoration…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 30, 2014

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

St. Bernard hopes artificial oyster reef will protect shoreline
By Don Ames, WWL Radio. June 30, 2014.
“St. Bernard Parish President, David Peralta, is hoping funding will come through to complete a shoreline…” (read more)

Ex-BP executive can be charged with lying to Congress, court rules
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. June 27, 2014.
“The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Friday threw out a lower court's dismissal of a charge…” (read more)

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