Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 30, 2012
BP says U.S. deal over oil spill fines no guarantee
By Harry R. Weber, FuelFix. October 30, 2012.
"British oil giant BP said in its third-quarter earnings report that the company is uncertain whether it will reach a settlement with the U.S. government for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the company added its quarterly profit rose more than 5 percent despite a drop in revenue due in part to lower production of oil and gas…" (Read more)
BP Deepwater Horizon Won’t Settle Before the Election
By Tim Richardson, The Horinko Group. October 22, 2012.
"Political cycles present the obvious opportunity for prognostication. Polling is happening daily. Rather than present another poll, let us take this opportunity to make a simple prediction…" (Read more)
Could oyster beds have provided New York with some protection from Sandy?
By Susan Langenhennig, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). October 30, 2012.
"No one in Louisiana needs to be reminded of how the loss of fragile wetlands and fisheries habitat can have devastating consequences…" (Read more)
New land created in nearby Wax Lake Delta
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). October 29, 2012.
"WAX LAKE DELTA — Something amazing is happening just a few dozen miles from the Terrebonne Parish border, deep in the Atchafalaya River basin…" (Read more)
Ants essentially ‘gone’ near some wetlands
By Benjamin Oliver Hicks, The Daily Reveille (Louisiana State University). October 29, 2012.
"By book-ending hurricane and tropical storm landfalls with research trips to the Louisiana coast, entomology associate professor Linda Hooper-Bui and her research team have made groundbreaking discoveries in the world of ants…" (Read more)