Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 16, 2014
Four Years After Deepwater Horizon Spill, Tar Balls Continue to Wash Up on Shore
By Marina Koren, National Journal. By Marina Koren.
“In salt marshes along the Gulf of Mexico, everything’s still coming up oil. Four years after an explosion…” (read more)
A Trove of Green Heron Nests Might Just Be Treasure
By Justin Nobel, Audubon Magazine. June 16, 2014.
“On a humid May morning, Timmy Vincent navigates a flat-bottomed boat through the marshy labyrinth…” (read more)
WWNO Announces New Coastal Reporting Team
By WWNO. June 13, 2014.
“New Orleans Public Radio launches its “Coastal Desk” today — a local reporting team devoted to covering news…” (read more)
Overcoming fear of water in New Orleans, one plot, one class at a time
By Richard Rainey, The Times-Picayune. June 13, 2014.
“New Orleans is tormented by water. Every summer residents turn to the Gulf of Mexico, scanning…” (read more)
Jindal agrees to $1B earmark of oil spill money
By Associated Press. June 13, 2014.
“Gov. Bobby Jindal has agreed to pour $1 billion in Gulf oil spill recovery money into Louisiana’s “rainy day” fund and an elderly trust fund that was drained to plug budget gaps…” (read more)
Rep. Cassidy: Reform tax code to pay for Morganza to the Gulf
By John Snell, WVUE. June 13, 2014.
“Louisiana scored billions of dollars in a massive waterworks bill, but faces a daunting fight to pry the money…” (read more)
BP oil spill investor lawsuit in U.S. gets May 2015 trial date
By Nate Raymond, Reuters. June 13, 2014.
“A U.S. judge set a May 2015 trial date on Friday for BP Plc to face claims in a lawsuit…” (read more)
Scientists Fingerprint Oil from Deepwater Horizon Spill
By Daily Fusion. June 13, 2014.
“Scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences…” (read more)