Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 6, 2015

03.06.2015 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Carbon credits could generate $1.6 billion for Louisiana coastal restoration, study says
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. March 05, 2015
“Louisiana could earn up to $1.6 billion for coastal restoration projects over the next 50 years by selling credits for storing carbon in wetland plants and soils, according to a new study by New Orleans-based Tierra Resources, Entergy Corp. and the ClimateTrust.” (Read More)

Is BP responsible for the deaths of over 1,000 dolphins along the Gulf coast? (Audio)
By Laine Kaplan-Levenson, WWNO. March 05, 2015
“A report published last month found that an unusually high number of bottlenose dolphins have been dying all along the Gulf Coast since February 2010. This unusual mortality event, or UME, began two months before the 2010 BP oil spill, but groups including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say the spill is responsible for the continued die-off of this species.” (Read More)

Gulf of Mexico turns deadly for dolphins
By Rachel Nuwer, The New York Times. March 02, 2015
“Some injuries, including lung and adrenal lesions, observed in 2011 in live dolphins examined in Louisiana’s Barataria Bay were consistent with exposure to petroleum products.” (Read More)