Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 2, 2014

05.02.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Louisiana to receive money from 2010 oil spill disaster (+video)
By Tyana Williams, WAFB (Baton Rouge, La.). May 1, 2014.
“But she says lawmakers have a bad habit of using one-time money to fill gaps in the budget. For example, she says this week, lawmakers took 51 million dollars from the Coastal Protection Fund…” (read more)

New levees could knock down the next Katrina, but are they enough? (+video)
By John Snell, WVUE (New Orleans, La.). May 1, 2014.
“…Tulane’s Mark Davis worries maintenance costs could suck up dollars that would otherwise build coastal projects, restoring or simply protecting areas that once provided natural defenses.…” (read more)

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Completion of National Wetlands Database and Interactive Mapping Tool
By KCSG (St. George, Utah). May 1, 2014.
“To coincide with American Wetlands Month, which begins May 1, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is announcing the completion of the most comprehensive and detailed U.S. wetland data set ever produced…” (read more)

Shoreline fortification a sign of the future
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). May 1, 2014.
“State and federal conservationists hope a recently completed rock barrier will keep then Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from swallowing marshes beyond its bank…” (read more)

Could wind power knock down hurricane strength? (+video)
By Dennis Woltering, WWL TV. May 1, 2014.
“It almost sounds too good to be true: Install tens of thousands of wind turbines in the Gulf of Mexico…” (read more)