Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 14, 2014

04.14.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

BP oil spill choked off important pelican nesting sites on Louisiana coast
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. April 11, 2014.
“The immediate impact of the lost nesting sites is likely to be felt more by humans than the birds, said Melanie Driscoll, the National Audubon Society’s director of bird conservation for the Gulf Coast…” (read more

Mississippi Basin Water Quality Declining Despite Conservation
By Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic. April 11, 2014.
“U.S. federal scientists say water quality has declined in the massive Mississippi River Basin in recent years…” (read more)

Beach and Dune Projects Near Grand Isle & Fourchon Play Big Role in Restoring Barataria Basin
By Coastal Angler.  April 1, 2014.
“Simone Maloz, executive director of Restore or Retreat, a non-profit group that advocates for coastal restoration and hurricane protection efforts…” (read more)

GNO Inc. describes branding strategies for Pelicans parternship [sic]
By Jed Lipinski, The Times-Picayune. April 11, 2014.
“Members of the New Orleans Pelicans basketball team will soon be carried aloft in seaplanes to explore the dynamics of the Louisiana coast…” (read more)

On 4th anniversary of BP oil spill, questions linger about health impact (+video)
By David Hammer, WWL TV (New Orleans, La.). April 11, 2014.
“With the fourth anniversary of the BP oil spill just nine days away, there are still major questions about the spill’s human health effects…” (read more)

New Surge Barrier in New Orleans Wins Prestigious Engineering Award
By Business Wire. April 9, 2014.
“The Inner Harbor Navigation Canal Surge Barrier (IHNC) located in New Orleans, Louisiana, and which Ben C. Gerwick, Inc. designed…” (read more)