Latest Mississippi River Delta News: April 6, 2015

04.06.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Macaluso: We need the Mississippi River’s rich deposit
Advocate story, The Advocate. April 4, 2015
“It’s easy for one or another group to cry about short-term inconveniences, when the long-term solutions could bring us back to a position where our coastal marshes can protect us from hurricanes, storm surges and what appears to be a years-in-the-future battle with sea-level rise.” (Read More)

Legislation filed to help fund TOPS and coastal projects
By WAFB staff, WAFB. April 4, 2015
“Louisiana coastal restoration funding is currently at risk under President Barack Obama’s proposed spending plan that would scrap plans for Gulf States to share in offshore oil royalties that included and estimated $170 million for Louisiana.” (Read More)

Outdoors guide Ryan Lambert advocates building marsh the natural way
By Joe Macaluso, The Advocate. April 4, 2015
“Lambert pointed out as many as four other locations where there were remnants of duck blinds, spots where small islands had formed from the sediment carried by the outflow from the river’s natural diversion that cut through a levee opposite Buras on the river’s east bank.” (Read More)

Dispersant used in BP spill might cause damage to human lungs, fish, crab gills, new study says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. April 3, 2015
“The dispersant most often used during the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill might cause damage to cells in human lungs and in the gills of fish and crabs, according to a study published Thursday in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.” (Read More)