Latest Mississippi River Delta News: June 5, 2013
Coastal restoration urged with BP money
By Eric Heisig, The Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal. June 3, 2013.
“More than 100 residents, public officials, scientists and environmentalists showed up at a meeting Monday evening in Pensacola to discuss a comprehensive plan to put billions into oil spill restoration projects in Gulf Coast states…” (Read more)
Rising sea levels, stronger storms fueled by climate change will threaten us through end of century, coastal panelists say
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). June 4, 2013.
“With the United States coastline, its residents and businesses vulnerable to trillions of dollars of losses from catastrophic storms during the next 75 years, in part fueled by climate change, it’s time for the nation to focus on coastal resiliency, according to Lindene Patton, a risk management specialst with Zurich Insurance Group…” (Read more)