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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 5, 2014

December 5, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Studies try to place a value on La’s coast
By Xerxes Wilson, Houma Courier. Dec. 4, 2014.
“The ability to combine scientific data with social and economic data will allow for a greater understanding about how communities along the coast have been so resilient…..” (read more )
 
Climate change: Protect the world’s deltas
By Liviu Giosan, James Syvitski, Stefan Constantinescu, Nature. Dec. 3, 2014.
“Starved of sediment and fragmented by economic development, the Mississippi delta downstream is shrinking by thousands of hectares per year…” (read more )
 

 

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 4, 2014

December 4, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Panel: Diversions help rebuild Mississippi delta
By Cain Burdeau, Associated Press. Dec. 3, 2014.
“Diverting the Mississippi River's water and sediment is an effective way to restore Louisiana's eroding coastal land, officials with an influential governor's panel agreed Wednesday….” (read more )
 
 Governor’s Advisory Commission Talks Social and Economic Impacts of Land Loss
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO. Dec. 3, 2014.
“How many hundreds of billions of dollars do you incorporate into the movement of towns and communities and citizens as the storms get larger, or as they become more impacted?” (read more )
 
 Letter: Conservation good for economy
By Ray Herndon, The Advocate. Dec. 3, 2014.
“Louisiana’s coastal management agencies have been rightfully and singularly focused on the restoration of our coastal resources…” (read more )

 

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 3, 2014

December 3, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

LSU researchers get $24 million to study impacts of BP oil spill
By Jed Lipinski, The Times-Picayune. Dec. 2, 2014.
“LSU researchers have received substantial funding as part of a new round of research projects designed to address the impact of the spill on human health and coastal communities…” (read more )
 
Oil from Deepwater Horizon spill is still trapped in Alabama beaches, study finds
AP, Huffington Post. Dec. 2, 2014.
“A new study says oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is still trapped in Alabama's beaches four years later….” (read more )

 

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Giving Tuesday

December 2, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Giving Tuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and give.

On this Giving Tuesday, we ask that you consider giving to one of the below organizations that work tirelessly to save Louisiana’s wetlands and coast. Experts with the Environmental Defense Fund, National Audubon Society, National Wildlife Federation, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation work together to create science-based solutions and promote a comprehensive approach to restoration.

National Audubon Society

National Wildlife Federation

Environmental Defense Fund

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 2, 2014

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Environmental groups respond to RESTORE Council’s release of proposals to fund
By Laurie Wiegler, Examiner.com. Dec. 1, 2014.
“Conservation organizations responded to the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council's release of its list of 50 project and program proposals to be considered for funding with BP oil spill penalty funds.” (read more )

 

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Dec. 1, 2014

December 1, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

The beauty of La's disappearing coast
By Brian Lukas, WWL. Nov. 27, 2014.
“There is nothing more important to our region and our city than the wetlands and barrier islands that shield us from high winds and devastating storm surge.” (read more )

Is Louisiana’s coastline beyond saving?
By Jason Berry, Propublica. Nov. 28, 2014.
“The state knows it cannot completely stop land loss,” says Marshall, “but believes that by redirecting the river and its sediment into some of the sinking basins south of New Orleans, it can regain enough wetlands to maintain a functioning estuary and some storm protection by 2060.” (read more )

Corps of Engineers putting sediment dredged from river to good use
By Jeff Adelson, The Advocate. Nov. 30, 2014.
“But that sediment also has been an underutilized resource, the very material that should be building and sustaining the wetlands and coastline in southeast Louisiana…” (read more )

 

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 25, 2014

November 25, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

What happened to the oil from the Deepwater Horizon disaster?
By James Urton, Mongabay.com. Nov. 24, 2014.
“Oil trapped in the deep ocean from this event fell to the seafloor, like a light mist settling over approximately 3,200 square kilometers…” (read more )

Scientist Gets More Support to Study Deepwater Horizon Spill Impact on Coast
By Whitney Heins, Tennessee Today. Nov. 24, 2014.
“The goal of the CWC research is to understand the long-term consequences of the oil spill to coastal ecosystems in the Gulf…” (read more )

 

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 24, 2014

November 24, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Vermilion coastal projects focus on objectives that restore shorelines and lost marsh
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Nov. 24, 2014.
“While much coastal restoration effort concentrates on building back marsh that’s washed away, it’s much more effective to prevent the loss in the first place.…” (read more )
 
Improvements to floodwalls along Industrial Canal, water sharing with central wetlands, may be next step for reducing effects of storm surge flooding, levee authority contractor says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Nov. 21, 2014.
“…or developing a method of funneling surge and wave water from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway into wetlands along the Lower 9th Ward and Arabi, according to an engineer advising the east bank levee authority..…” (read more )

 

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 21, 2014

November 21, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

 WWNO’s Jesse Hardman Interviews Nola.com’s Mark Schleifstein (AUDIO)
By Jesse Hardman, WWNO. Nov. 20, 2014.
“This fall a series of long form news pieces about Louisiana’s coat have appeared in various national media…we wanted to see how these stories were received, and what the impact of them might be…” (read more )
 
Money from 2 small energy companies' settlement earmarked for coastal restoration
By Kevin McGill, AP. Nov. 20, 2014.
“Money from the first and only settlement so far in a Louisiana flood board's lawsuit against dozens of energy companies will be placed in a special account dedicated to coastal restoration.…” (read more )

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 20, 2014

November 20, 2014 | Posted by lbourg in Latest News

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative Awards $140 Million to Support Research
CWPPRA.  Nov. 20, 2014.
“The Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) has selected 12 research consortia to conduct scientific studies of the impacts of oil, dispersed oil, and dispersant on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem and public health…” (read more )

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