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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Aug. 7, 2014

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

Corps, Plaquemines Parish sign agreement to build wetlands in West Bay (+video)
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 6, 2014.
“Up to 600 acres of new wetlands and ridges will dot the edges of a West Bay area receiving sediment…” (read more)

Sen. Nelson Talks RESTORE Act Funds (+video)
By Morgan Kyrklund, WJHG (Panama City, Fla.). Aug. 6, 2014.
“Florida officials could as soon as Friday how they'll be able to use RESTORE Act money…” (read more)

National group examines New Orleans plans for managing and living with water
By Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 6, 2014.
“The National Association of Counties this month is highlighting plans for water management…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 6, 2014

August 6, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

River diversions at work in Wax Lake Delta
By Alex Galbraith, The Plaquemines Gazette. Aug. 5, 2014.
“At the southern end of the Wax Lake outlet, there sits a stretch of mud flat…” (read more)

It's the peak of hurricane season. Name an environmentally minded business that deserves news coverage
By Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune. Aug. 5, 2014.
“The peak of hurricane season is upon us. It evokes memories of history-making disasters…” (read more)

Coastal activist retires after 40 years
By Xerxes Wilson, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). Aug. 5, 2014.
“Kerry St. Pe retired this summer after leading the Barataria-Terrebonne Estuary Program for 17 years…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 5, 2014

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

John Snell reports: A Coast in crisis (+video)
By John Snell, WVUE (New Orleans, La.). Aug. 4, 2014.
“Each year, Louisiana loses 25-35 square miles of its coast, according to the U.S. Geological Survey…” (read more)

Causes of fish skin lesions ruled out, except for BP oil spill, new study says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune.
“A team of scientists studying the cause of skin lesions found on fish…” (read more)

Where's the Money? RESTORE Act
By Debbie Williams, WKRG (Mobile, Ala.). Aug. 4, 2014.
“Remember the RESTORE Act? It was the much celebrated legislation…” (read more)

Reader: Work together on coastal restoration
By Brad Young (Miss. Wildlife Federation), The Clarion-Ledger. Aug. 4, 2014.
“Recently the Senate Commerce Committee met with the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council…” (read more)

Fresh water costing fishermen, but may benefit wetlands
By Rob Masson, WVUE (New Orleans, La.). Aug. 4, 2014.
“Some people say they're not catching nearly as much lately in their favorite fishing spots…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 4, 2014

August 4, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Oyster Shells Recycled
By Taylor Burley, New Orleans Magazine. Aug. 1, 2014.
“The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) recently implemented the state’s first formal…” (read more)

Oil spill monitors will stay on the job, state says (+video)
By Kimberly Blair, The Pensacola New Journal. Aug. 2, 2014.
“…tracking down more than 46,000 tar balls and 3,190 pounds of submerged tar mats that have been cleaned up…” (read more)

BP Oil Spill: Deepwater Horizon Toxins Consumed By Ocean Bacteria
By Kathleen Caulderwood, International Business Times. Aug. 1, 2014.
“In her research, Olivia Mason found that Colwellia were not consuming some of the most toxic chemicals…” (read more)

Kane: What Mississippi can learn from Louisiana (+video)
By Kevin Kane, The Clarion-Ledger. Aug. 1, 2014.
“Good planning efforts can ensure that the coming financial windfall is not wasted…” (read more)

Wave-control devices tested at Louisiana's Shark Island
By Amy Wold, Associated Press. Aug. 3, 2014.
“Shark Island in Iberia Parish is the testing ground for three unusual devices…” (read more)

Louisiana to reopen fishing waters closed after Gulf oil spill
By WWL Radio (New Orleans, La.). Aug. 3, 2014.
“State wildlife and fisheries regulators say they're reopening certain state…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: August 1, 2014

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

Senators Landrieu, Rubio and Boxer rail against logjam in RESTORE spending
By Laurie Weigler, The Examiner. July 31, 2014.
“The problem is clear: money is being delayed in helping people of the Gulf, and concerned Senators…” (read more)

Slow release of oil spill funds frustrates Florida
By Ledyard King, The News-Press Washington bureau. July 31, 2014.
“The Obama administration isn't moving fast enough to release hundreds of millions of dollars…” (read more)

Local Photographer Captures Changing Louisiana Coast From A New Perspective (+audio)
By Jesse Hardman, WWNO. August 1, 2014.
“New Orleans native, and local fine arts photographer Michel Varisco developed a curiosity…” (read more)

 

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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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