Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 13, 2015

04.13.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

5 years later, no final word on BP spill’s effects
*Features Doug Meffert, NAS, David Muth, NWF, Alisha Renfro, NWF
By David Hammer, WWL TV & Richard Thompson, The New Orleans Advocate. April 12, 2015
“Five years on, many scientists say that it will take more time, perhaps even decades, to fully grasp the spill’s impact on the region.” (Read More)

BP Oil Spill After Effects (Audio)
*Features Doug Meffert, NAS, Steve Cochran, EDF
WWL. April 10, 2015
“Don Dubuc sits in for Garland Robinette and talks to National Audubon Society Vice President Doug Meffert and Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program Director Steve Cochran about the lasting effects that are still being seen after 5 years since the disaster.” (Read More)

How much oil?
By Brian Palmer, onEarth. April 10, 2015
“How big? It’s probably the most basic question you can ask about an oil spill. When an oil well is leaking into the bottom of the sea, though, the calculation is anything but straightforward. Nearly five years after the Macondo well was capped, putting an end to an 87-day-long oil and gas gush, experts still don’t agree on how much oil came out.” (Read More)
Titanic explorer’s science team to study BP spill effects on deep Gulf, TV station reports
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 10, 2015
“The scientific team underwritten by oceanographer Robert Ballard, who located the remains of the Titanic in 1985, is kicking off an exploration of deepwater corals and other species to determine their health five years after the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill.” (Read More)

Oil from BP spill probably sprayed out in tiny drops
By Beth moles, Science News. April 10, 2015
“Much of the oil that gushed into the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have shattered into droplets too small to rise to the surface. The finding could help researchers account for oil still missing from the spill.” (Read More)

Plaquemines Parish moves ahead with plans to restore island that nearly vanished after oil spill
By John Snell, WVUE-FOX 8. April 09, 2015
“Despite some misgivings about repeating the same work, Plaquemines Parish is moving forward with plans to restore an island heavily damaged in the 2010 Gulf oil spill.” (Read More)