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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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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 27, 2014

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

Early BP restoration money to rebuild Louisiana barrier islands (+video)
By WAFB, John Snell. June 26, 2014.
“Trustees from Louisiana and the four other Gulf Coast states approved hundreds of millions…” (read more)

Final plan for $627 million Phase III BP oil spill early restoration projects released
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. June 26, 2014.
“The final plan and accompanying environmental impact statement for the $627 million, 44-project…” (read more)

Dispersant chemical found in beach oil patties four years after BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, new study says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. June 26, 2014.
“Traces of a chemical contained in dispersants used to break up oil during the 87-day…” (read more)

Live webcams: Scientists studying corals damaged by oil in the Gulf of Mexico
By Barbara Kennedy, Phys.org. June 26, 2014.
“How are the coral communities doing now, four years after they were damaged by the Deep Water Horizon oil…” (read more)

1,526 pounds of oil and counting cleaned up at Fort Pickens
By Pensacola News Journal. June 26, 2014.
“Despite weather hampering the progress of the removal of the a large tar mat on Fort Pickens beach…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Trustees to approve $627 million of BP Phase III early restoration projects over Texas objections
By Mark Schlefistein, The Times-Picayune. June 25, 2014.
“Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and several federal agencies acting as public trustees…” (read more)

Oyster shell recycling program starts for New Orleans area restaurants
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune. June 24, 2014.
“A year after the Shell Oil Company donated $1 million to start an oyster shell recycling program…” (read more)

Look beneath the sand
Editorial by The Pensacola News Journal. June 25, 2014.
“Monday marked a sickening anniversary for our seashores. It was four years ago…” (read more)

La. oyster beds recovering after storms, oil spill
By Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press. June 24, 2014.
“For the first time in its 100-year-plus history, one of New Orleans' biggest oyster dealers…” (read more)

Recent Loss of Freshwater Wetlands Worldwide Valued at $2.7 Trillion per Year
By Sandra Postel, National Geographic. June 25, 2014.
“The question of whether to drain a wetland to make way for a shopping mall or a cornfield…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 24, 2014

June 24, 2014 | Posted by Ashley Peters in Latest News

Another large tar mat discovered near Fort Pickens in Gulf Islands National Seashore
By Dennis Pillion, AL.com. June 23, 2014.
“Clean-up crews led by the U.S. Coast Guard have removed about 1,250 pounds of oily material…” (read more)

Four Years Later: Tar Mat Cleanup Continues Off Ft. Pickens (+audio)
By Dave Dunwoody, WUWF Radio. June 23, 2014.
“Cleanup is ongoing in the waters off Fort Pickens, of a massive tar mat discovered last Friday…” (read more)

1,250 pounds of BP oil removed from Fort Pickens
By Kimberly Blair, Pensacola New Journal. June 24, 2014.
“A tar mat discovered on a beach in the National Seashore's Fort Pickens area…” (read more)

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Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 23, 2014

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

A 1,000-pound BP tar mat found on Fort Pickens beach
By the Pensacola News Journal. June 23, 2014.
“A tar mat on a beach in the National Seashore's Fort Pickens area is larger than first thought…” (read more)

Study finds oil from BP Deepwater Horizon spill slows swimming of mahi mahi fish, newspaper reports (+video)
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. June 20, 2014.
“Scientists at the University of Miami have found that juvenile mahi-mahi fish exposed as embryos…” (read more)

National Park team diving for BP oil
By Kimberly Blair, The Pensacola News Journal. June 21, 2014.
“Four years after currents carried waves of black, sticky crude from the April 20, 2010…” (read more)

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