Latest Mississippi River Delta news: Dec. 31, 2015

12.31.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

State of emergency issued as water levels rise in the Mississippi, Red, Atchafalaya rivers
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Dec. 30, 2015.
“Gov. Bobby Jindal issued a state of emergency Wednesday, a first step in applying for possible future aid should the state experience flood damage once water levels rise in the Mississippi, Red and Atchafalaya rivers…” (read more).

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Impacted Sea Turtles Globally
By James Crugnale, The Weather Channel. Dec. 30, 2015.
“The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster had wider geographic implications than previously thought, according to a new study published in the journal Biology Letters, undertaken by researchers at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science…” (read more).

City Encourages Residents To Recycle Christmas Trees For Coastal Restoration
By Biz New Orleans. Dec. 29, 2015.
“NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans will continue its program of recycling Christmas trees in an effort to promote the restoration of Louisiana’s wetlands and to assist in the protection of the Louisiana coastline. Orleans Parish residents are encouraged to recycle their Christmas trees by placing them curbside on their regularly scheduled collection days between Jan. 7-9, 2016…” (read more).