Latest Mississippi River Delta News: November 2, 2012
Cattle rancher crusades to save coastal project
By John Snell, WVUE-TV. November 1, 2012.
"Venice, La. — Earl Armstrong walks through a one-year-old forest not far from the mouth of the Mississippi River, showing off some of the newest land in Louisiana…" (Read more)
In a Flood-Troubled City, a Refreshing Argument About Climate Change
By Jim Dwyer, The New York Times. November 1, 2012.
"In the Roaring ’20s, when Nick Carraway came to life in the pages of “The Great Gatsby,” a train ride from West Egg to Manhattan took him past a desolate stretch of ground in Queens…" (Read more)
Big Projects, Big Problems, So Think Small
By Phillip Orton, Stevens Institute of Technology, for the New York Times. November 1, 2012.
"Hurricane Sandy has taken a severe toll on New York City, but it’s not likely to be repeated soon – it was an unlucky merger of the city’s worst storm surge since 1821 and a full-moon high tide. While we should continue to study storm surge barrier options, we should avoid rushing back in time to the dam-building fanaticism of the 1930s-1950s, when rapid common sense actions are available to improve our floodwater resilience…" (Read more)
Morgan City fest targets sobering threat
By Eric Besson, The Tri-Parish Times (Houma, La.). November 1, 2012.
"Wetland destruction is for the dogs.
The Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program aims to promulgate this sentiment…" (Read more)