Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 27, 2015

04.27.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Deepwater Horizon continues to cause environmental problems
By Time Sandle, Digital Journal. April 25, 2015
“Oozing oil on once cherished marshland continues to be a problem on the U.S. coast as the effects of Deepwater Horizon continue to affect the environment and marine life.” (Read More)
Vessels to restore coast gets upgrades
By Aaren Gordon, Houma Courier. April 22, 2015
“The Caminada Headland Beach and Dune Restoration Project aims to add barrier island shoreline just south of Port Fourchon, where about 45 feet of land is being washed away per year, to protect the parish from storm surge.” (Read More)

Indigenous Louisiana trible losing their land to climate change faster than anywhere in the world
By Sean Nevins, Mint Press News. April 24, 2015
“For the past 100 years, the island home of the French-speaking tribe has been slowly losing landmass to the wetlands of coastal Louisiana as a string of severe hurricanes has continued to pound the coast, a series of oilrig drillings has exposed the marshlands to seawater and man-made levees prevent necessary sediment build-up.” (Read More)