Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 14, 2013

11.14.2013 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Virtual information hub to put a cork in future oil spills
By Olivia Schultze, The Daily Cougar (Houston, Texas). Nov. 14, 2013.
“UH is establishing a virtual research center in collaboration with two other Texas universities in order to prevent another oil spill like BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident…” (read more)

The secret environmental cost of US ethanol policy
By Associated Press. Nov. 12, 2013.
“…The nitrates travel down rivers and into the Gulf of Mexico, where they boost the growth of enormous algae fields. When the algae die, the decomposition consumes oxygen, leaving behind a zone where aquatic life cannot survive. This year, the dead zone covered 5,800 square miles of sea floor, about the size of Connecticut…” (read more)