Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Feb. 26, 2014

02.26.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Get the science right: Diverting river sediment is key to saving the coast
Opinion, By David Muth, The Lens. Feb. 26, 2014.
“The Mississippi is certainly not our grandfather’s, or even our great-great grandmother’s river…” (read more)

Louisiana coastal restoration board approves $725 million 2015 budget for levees and restoration work
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Feb. 26, 2014.
“Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on Wednesday approved a $725 million plan for fiscal year 2015 that includes $477 million for construction of levees and coastal restoration projects…” (read more)

Losing Louisiana
By Katy Reckdahl, The Weather Channel. Feb. 25, 2014.
“Because of a slow-moving disaster caused by sinking land, climate change and oil exploration, Louisiana’s coastal families must choose…” (read more)

‘Strip the City,’ from Discovery Science, visits New Orleans
By Dave Walker, The Times-Picayune. Feb. 25, 2014.
“The Wednesday (Feb. 26) episode of “Strip the City,” airing at 9 p.m. on Discovery’s Science channel, rips the lid off the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the service of exploring New Orleans’ infrastructure….” (read more)

Mississippi spill highlights risk of US oil boom
By Bryan Wingfield, Bloomberg. Feb. 25, 2014.
“A barge crash that spilled enough oil to temporarily shut a stretch of the Mississippi River…” (read more)

BP seeks to halt payments to seafood-industry claimants
By Richard Thompson, The Advocate. Feb. 25, 2014.
“A Texas lawyer who is the target of a federal probe into whether he grossly inflated…” (read more)

GOP introduces bill to reduce costs to homeowners and businesses of Biggert-Waters flood insurance reforms
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. Feb. 25, 2014.
“House GOP leaders introduced legislation late Friday to make sweeping changes in the 2012 Biggert-Waters flood insurance reform act…” (read more)

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne speaks about La.’s tourism industry (+video)
By KFLY (Lafayette, La.). Feb. 25, 2014.
“Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne was in Lafayette Tuesday at the Lafayette Kiwanis Club…” (read more)