Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Jan. 27, 2014

Stopping the loss of our wetlands takes money
Editorial, The Houma Courier. Jan. 25, 2014.
“The people of south Louisiana are well aware of the problem. Our land is disappearing at an alarming rate, leaving us ever more vulnerable to the next storm and putting us ever closer to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)

Saving the coast: the issue of our lifetime
By Walter Pierce, The IND (Lafayette, La.). Jan. 24, 2014.
“When it comes to issues of wetlands loss, oil exploration and climate change, a new survey by the group America’s Wetlands reveals surprising consensus among Republicans, Democrats and independents…” (read more)

Strategy looks to river diversions for help with Gulf ‘dead zone’
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. Jan. 26, 2014.
“A proposed new strategy for reducing the annual “dead zone” off Louisiana’s Gulf coast relies heavily on the promise of river water diversions to remove nutrients…” (read more)

Gulf of Mexico oil spill conference discusses debunking myths and misconceptions
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 26, 2014.
“The Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference kicked off on Sunday (Jan. 26) in Mobile, Ala…” (read more)

Nearly Four Years After Deepwater Horizon, Has BP’s Brand Image Recovered?
By Steve Olenski, Forbes. Jan. 24, 2014.
“Anyone doubting the significance of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in relation to BP’s public image…” (read more)

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center restoration finally begins after sitting in tatters since Katrina
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune. Jan. 26, 2014.
“The Hurricane Katrina-damaged and long-shuttered Audubon Louisiana Nature Center in eastern New Orleans…” (read more)

New Orleans: houses can be rebuilt, but can trust in central government?
By Tom Dart, The Guardian. Jan. 27, 2014.
” “You wouldn’t come back if you didn’t love this neighbourhood. It’s just not an easy place to live…” (read more)

A Race for a New Mayor; a Trial for an Old One
By Campbell Robertson, The New York Times. Jan. 26, 2014.
“Him again. The week ahead leads up to a mayoral election here, so it will be filled with the usual talk about the challenges ahead and whether the current trajectory of the city is heading up or down…” (read more)

Analysis: Vitter drives focus to governor’s race
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press. Jan. 26, 2014.
“Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter’s entrance into the governor’s race immediately made him the front-runner and propelled the 2015 election…” (read more)

Judge asked to remove BP settlement probe leader
By Michael Kunzelman, Bloomberg Businessweek. Jan. 24, 2014.
“A lawyer targeted in an investigation of the settlement program for compensating victims of BP’s 2010 Gulf oil spill…” (read more)

Federal prosecutors: ex-BP engineer’s request for new trial based on improper juror interviews
By Kevin McGill, Associated Press. Jan. 26, 2014.
“A former BP engineer is basing his request for a new trial on improper interviews with jurors who had convicted him…” (read more)