Latest Mississippi River Delta News: May 29, 2014

05.29.2014 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Study estimates BP spill killed more than 800,000 birds
By Christina Steube, The Sun Herald (Biloxi-Gulfport, Miss.). May 28, 2014.
“Between 600,000 and 800,000 birds have died along the Gulf Coast as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010…” (read more)

Budget panel discusses BP fine money
By Kelly Connelly, The Houma Courier. May 28, 2014.
“Two bills to tighten the language regarding the pot of money for coastal projects so BP fine money…” (read more)

Sarasota Researcher Studies Health Of Dolphins Following Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
By Ashley Lopez, WGCU Radio (Ft. Myers, Fla.). May 28, 2014.
A researcher in Sarasota is helping federal officials figure out whether dolphins were affected by…” (read more)

Morganza authorized: Project approved for federal dollars
By Eric Besson, The Tri-Parish Times (Houma, La.). May 28, 2014.
“Congress has authorized the massive Morganza-to-the-Gulf storm-protection project, a stamp that makes the estimated $13 billion…” (read more)

USGS Researcher Recognized for Dedication to Coastal Prairie Conservation
By KATC (Lafayette, La.). May 28, 2014.
“USGS National Wetlands Research Center Botanist Larry Allain will receive the 2014 Prairie Excellence Award…” (read more)

Corps tests pumps, gates at drainage canals, Lake Borgne barrier in advance of hurricane season
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. May 28, 2014.
“The Army Corps of Engineers is conducting tests of pumps and and gates at three temporary closure structures…” (read more)