Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 19, 2015

02.19.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Small Louisiana town still feels the effects of the spill (Video)
The ED Show, MSNBC. Feb. 19, 2015
“Communities along the Gulf Coast were changed forever following the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. To this day, towns along the Gulf Coast are still trying to rebuild their lives after the disaster. In part three of the five part series, Ed examines how the oil spill destroyed a town on the Louisiana coast and how it is still fighting to this day to have BP make things right.” (Read More)

BP oil spill altered soil microbes on gulf beach
By Geoffrey Mohan, Los Angeles Times. Feb. 19, 2015
“Microbes in beach sand apparently gobbled up a lot of oil washed ashore from the 2010 BP oil spill, but that assault altered the microbial population, leaving it less functionally diverse, according to a new study.” (Read More)
Is Louisiana delta growth giving hope to state’s coastline?
By Marissa Hall, Shale Plays Media. Feb. 19, 2015
“Two deltas in Atchafalaya Bay have exhibited phenomenal growth over the last 30 years, and the scientific community is hoping they will provide some hints on how to save Louisiana’s boot from disappearing.” (Read More)