Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 17, 2014

Tabasco: Fighting bland food since 1868 (+video)
By Sanjay Gupta, CBS News, 60 Minutes. March 16, 2014.
“…All this land protects the island, protects it from storms– protects it from erosion. And it’s part of our heritage…” (read more)

Study: In some cases, pipelines can rebuild wetlands more cheaply than diversions
By Bob Marshall, The Lens. March 14, 2014.
“A recently published study by a team of economists from Louisiana State University and Mississippi State University…” (read more)

As Louisiana’s coast washes away, threatened communities face questions about their identity
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune. March 14, 2014.
“There are few changes more painful for a community than having to relocate in whole because their land …” (read more)

Jindal wants to put Louisiana’s oil spill payments in state’s ‘rainy day fund’
By Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press. March 14, 2014.
“Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration wants to use Gulf of Mexico oil spill recovery money…” (read more)

New Film Shows Lives Still Scarred By BP Oil Spill (+video)
By Terrence Henry, NPR’s Texas StateImpact. March 14, 2014.
“We’re coming up on four years since the worst accidental oil spill in history: the blowout at the Deepwater Horizon…” (read more)

Our Views: Big Litter in a bayou
By The Advocate. March 17, 2014.
“If it’s great that volunteers are pitching in to clean up a historic Louisiana waterway…” (read more)

Geologists use amphibians, fish to study chemical pollution in wetlands
By Lynda Edwards, The Advertiser (Lafayette, La.). March 14, 2014.
“Jill Jenkins frequently finds boxes of fish heads on her desk. She is not being threatened by organized crime…” (read more)