Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 21, 2014

The BP spill four years later
By David Yarnold, McClatchy News. April 21, 2014.
“Four years after the largest offshore oil disaster in U.S. history, scientists are still trying to come to terms with the toll that the Deepwater Horizon…” (read more)

BP Oil spill four years later: Return to Barataria Bay and Cat Island
By Julia Kumari Drapkin, The Times-Picayune. April 18, 2014.
“When a crew of journalists and environmental groups studying the effects of the BP Deepwater Macondo oil spill…” (read more)

Kaderka: Deepwater Horizon disaster continues to harm environment
Opinion by Susan Kaderka, The Houston Chronicle. April 19, 2014.
“This week, as we mark the fourth anniversary of the April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (read more)

Evidence shows gulf wildlife continues to suffer 4 years after spill
By Chris Miller, WWL Radio (New Orleans, La.). April 19, 2014.
“Easter Sunday this weekend also happens to be the fourth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion …” (read more)

4 years after spill, work far from over
Editorial by The Tampa Bay Times. April 18, 2014.
“The nation has made uneven progress in the four years since the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil drilling rig exploded…” (read more)

Mississippi River will carry enough sand needed to build new Louisiana wetlands for at least 600 years, new study says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 20, 2014.
“The lower Mississippi River should carry enough sand during the next six centuries to supply the needs of sediment-capturing diversions…” (read more)

The Gulf of Mexico oil spill at a glance
By the Associated Press. April 18, 2014.
“April 20 marks the fourth anniversary of an explosion on the BP-operated drilling rig Deepwater Horizon…” (read more)

Final phase of BP oil spill trial scheduled for nearly two weeks in January
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. April 21, 2014.
“A federal judge has finalized the timeline for the last phase of the massive BP oil spill trial next year…” (read more)

Four Years Later, Full Effects of Deepwater Horizon Still Unknown
By Cindy Shogan, The Huffington Post Green. April 17, 2014.
“On April 20, 2010, the largest environmental disaster occurred in our country…” (read more)

Deepwater Horizon four years later: A video retrospective
By Dennis Pillion, April 18, 2014.
“This Sunday marks the four-year anniversary of the explosion and fire on the Deepwater Horizon offshore oil platform…” (read more)

Four Years Later, BP Oil Spill Still Taking A Toll On Gulf Fisherman: ‘We Haven’t Started To Recover’
By Nick Visser, The Huffington Post Green. April 20, 2014.
“The BP oil spill, often called the worst man-made environmental disaster of our time, first began four years ago today…” (read more)

Search for oil from 2010 spill scaled back but not over
By Xerxes Wilson and Jason Batte, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). April 19, 2014.
“For the first time in four years, all was quiet last week on the island beaches off southern Lafourche Parish…” (read more)

4 Years After Spill Dauphin Island Still Recovering (+video)
By Allen Carter, WKRG. April 19, 2014.
“Sunday will mark the four year anniversary since Deepwater Horizon exploded in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)

Baldwin County Four Years After The BP Oil Spill
By Pat Peterson, WKRG TV (Ala.). April 20, 2014.
“In the spring and summer of 2010, Baldwin County’s beaches looked like a war zone…” (read more)

Southeast Louisiana coastal restoration, hurricane protection are new, booming ‘water management’ economic sector, Data Center says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 20, 2014.
“Southeast Louisiana’s economy, long dependent on the oil and gas, shipping and tourism industries…” (read more)

Gulf Coast residents moving inland, more commuting to jobs
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. April 20, 2014.
“A new report confirms what anyone trying to get through Belle Chasse in the early morning…” (read more)

People leaving Louisiana’s vanishing coast behind
By the Associated Press. April 20, 2014.
“A new report says commuting statistics indicate that coastal parishes are losing residents because of coastal erosion…” (read more)

Telltale Rainbow Sheens Reveal Thousands Of Unreported Oil Spills In The Gulf
By Bob Marshall, WWNO (New Orleans, La.). April 20, 2014.
“Jonathan Henderson of New Orleans-based Gulf Restoration Network is flying Louisiana’s coast looking for oil. As usual, he’s found some…” (read more)