Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 26, 2014
Poll reports Texans see restoring wetlands as crucial
By Matthew Tresaugue, The Houston Chronicle. March 25, 2014.
“Most Texans see restoring the state’s wetlands, dunes and barrier islands as a critical issue, a new survey shows…” (read more)
Coast Guard working to reopen shipping channel (+video)
By Michael Graczyk, Associated Press. March 25, 2014.
“As workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized “tar balls” out of the sand along Galveston Bay…” (read more)
Environmentalists, officials cautiously optimistic by effects of Texas oil spill on wildlife
By Juan A. Lozano and Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press. March 25, 2014.
“Peering through binoculars and small portable telescopes mounted on tripods, two conservationists stood…” (read more)
Galveston Bay spill not massive but still challenging
By Rick Jervis, USA Today. March 25, 2014.
“On the surface, the recent oil spill into Galveston Bay may appear to be a much smaller, more manageable…” (read more)
New ‘Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map’ aims to prevent deaths during hurricane season
By Margaret Orr, WDSU (New Orleans, La.). March 25, 2014.
“The National Hurricane Center developed a Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map…” (read more)