Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 25, 2014

03.25.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Fish Embryos Exposed to Oil From BP Spill Develop Deformities, a Study Finds
By Michael Wines, The New York Times. March 24, 2014.
“Embryos of tuna and amberjack that were exposed to crude oil collected from the Deepwater Horizon spill developed…” (read more)

The Afterlife of Oil Spills
By Bryan Walsh, Time. March 24, 2014.
“The PNAS study isn’t the first to blame the BP oil spill for lingering problems with Gulf marine life…” (read more)

BP oil spill linked to heart defects in tuna and amberjack, new study says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. March 24, 2014.
“Oil from BP’s Macondo well has again been linked to heart defects in embryonic and newborn bluefin and yellowfin tuna and in amberjack, key commercial, open water fish…” (read more)

Report: Oil spill causes damage in embryonic fish
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. March 25, 2014.
“Tuna and amberjack embryos developed abnormal hearts after being exposed to oil from…” (read more)

Shrinking Coast, Sinking Land Discussed at Louisiana Forum
By Susan Buchanan, The Huffington Post Green. March 25, 2014.
“Speakers at last week’s State of the Coast or SOC 2014 conference at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans…” (read more)

Startups tackling coastal, water issues take center stage at 4th Annual Water Challenge pitch
By Jennifer Larino, The Times-Picayune. March 24, 2014.
“Can the greater New Orleans area take a long history fighting and wrangling the coastal environment…” (read more)

Monday at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week: finding a $50,000 idea for coastal issues and how to attract talent to startups
By Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune. March 24, 2014.
“The sixth edition of New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, expected to draw 5,000 attendees, opened over the weekend…” (read more)

AgCenter: Ag, fisheries & wildlife contributed $11.8 billion to Louisiana economy in 2013
By Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press. March 24, 2014.
“Louisiana’s agricultural economy had its second straight record year in 2013…” (read more)

Gulf of Mexico’s recovery, future discussed at Houston summit this week
By Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, The Times-Picayune. March 24, 2014.
“Science, conservation and business experts are gathering in Houston this week to discuss the Gulf of Mexico’s current state…” (read more)

Spilling Over
By Raillan Brooks, Audubon Magazine. March 25, 2014.
“Texas City, at the mouth of the Houston Ship Channel, was the site of a massive oil spill on Saturday…” (read more)

After Oil Spill, Coast Guard Prepares To Open Houston Ship Channel
By Eyder Peralta, NPR. March 24, 2014.
“As the Coast Guard prepares to open the Houston Ship Channel after an oil spill over the weekend, environmentalists…” (read more)