Latest Mississippi River Delta News: December 5, 2012
Thriving on a Sinking Landscape
NOAA ClimateWatch Magazine. November 29, 2012.
“If you locate South Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, on a map or a satellite image, you’ll see two distinct ribbons that weave their way toward the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)
Scientists still learning from Deepwater Horizon disaster
By Craig Pittman, The Tampa (Fla.) Bay Times. December 4, 2012.
“The Deepwater Horizon disaster happened in one of the worst places in the world for an oil spill — 5,000 feet below the surface in a body of water that scientists admitted they knew little about, where it could potentially ruin both the seafood and tourism industries that depended on it…” (Read more)
Legislation could save trees along levees
By Greg Hilburn, The News Star (Monroe, La.). December 4, 2012.
“An early U.S. Senate draft version of the next Water Resources Development Act includes language that would require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to re-examine its requirement to strip all vegetation and trees near river levees…” (Read more)