Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Jan. 23. 2014

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NPR’s ‘On Point’ to focus on Louisiana coastal erosion and protection in Friday show
By Dave Walker, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 22, 2014.
“The National Public Radio show “On Point” will focus on Louisiana coastal erosion and protection in an episode scheduled to air at 10 a.m. Friday (Jan. 24)…” (read more)

Volunteers use airborne patrols, satellite photos to spot oil spills along Louisiana coast
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. Jan. 22, 2014.
“Jonathan Henderson was shouting to be heard over the engine noise in the small plane as it circled above an oil rig just off the Louisiana coast…” (read more)

Protecting New Orleans from the Next Katrina
By Vicki Cobb, Huffington Post. Jan. 22, 2014.
“There’s nothing quite like a flood to stop the good times from rolling, and the people of New Orleans know this lesson better than most…” (read more)

Ground broken for St. Charles Parish levee (+video)
By Sabrina Wilson, WVUE TV (New Orleans, La.). Jan. 22, 2014.
“In a cypress swamp situated on the back side of the Willowridge Subdivision, heavy equipment plowed away Wednesday…” (read more)

USA: New Orleans Storm Damage Risk Reduction Project Includes Dredging
By Dredging Today. Jan. 23, 2014.
“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, has presented a plan for the hurricane storm damage risk reduction project from New Orleans to Venice…” (read more)

Study: Higher tides from climate change likely to make hurricane flooding worse
By Craig Pittman, The Tampa Bay Times. Jan. 22, 2014.
“High tides have been getting higher and low tides lower at cities around the Gulf of Mexico, according to a new study produced in part by scientists at the University of South Florida…” (read more)

Ex-BP engineer’s lawyers to seek judge’s disqualification from case over deleted text messages
By Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press. Jan. 22, 2014.
“Lawyers for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct a probe of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill plan…” (read more)