Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Dec. 1, 2015
Anadarko Ordered to Pay $159.5 Million for 2010 Gulf Spill
By Margaret Cronin Fisk and Laurel Brubaker Calkins, Bloomberg. Nov. 30, 2015.
“Anadarko Petroleum Corp. was ordered to pay almost $160 million for its role as part-owner of the doomed Gulf of Mexico well that in 2010 caused the biggest offshore oil spill in U.S. history…” (read more).
Mayors on a mission to Paris to save Mississippi River
Op-ed by Roy D. Buol, The Des Moines Register. Nov. 30, 2015.
“In the wake of recent terror attacks that devastated Paris, we want to affirm that we stand with the people of that great city. Paris is a river city, and whether you are on the Mississippi or the Seine, we are all connected through our freedoms. Winston Churchill once compared democracy to the Mississippi River, describing liberty as a force that charges on relentlessly like the Mississippi does through our country. We are now more motivated than ever to be in Paris and show our solidarity; we go, however, with a broader mission…” (read more).
Whew! Louisiana escapes another hurricane season without storm striking coastline
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Nov. 29, 2015.
“Monday is the last day of the 2015 hurricane season — a season that saw only one storm in the Gulf of Mexico, the relatively short-lived Tropical Storm Bill that made landfall in Texas shortly after forming…” (read more).
2015 hurricane season, below average, ending quietly
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Nov. 30, 2015.
“The 2015 Atlantic hurricane season ends quietly on Monday (Nov. 30), marking the second straight year with a below-average number of named storms. Credit a record-breaking warm-water El Nino in the Pacific and a variety of other climate conditions for the relatively inactive season, say climate scientists at Louisiana State University and Colorado State University…” (read more).
The Startup That’s Restoring Louisiana’s Coast
By Craig Guillot, CityLab. Dec. 1, 2015.
“In its ongoing battle against coastal erosion, Louisiana is looking for all the help it can get—including from the husband-wife research team of Gary Shaffer and Demetra Kandalepas. The couple has found a way to restore wetlands by planting trees in an innovative pod and nourishing them with wastewater…” (read more).