Latest Mississippi River Delta News: October 31, 2012
Restore Act, supported by Scalise, could give state billions for BP damages
The Associated Press. October 26, 2012.
“NEW ORLEANS – Restore Act money for the state of Louisiana could total nearly $20 billion, according to Congressman Steve Scalise, who supported the bill that gives gulf states 80 percent of the BP fines from the 2010 spill…” (Read more)
Hurricane Sandy’s lessons learned reminiscent of Isaac, experts say
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). October 30, 2012.
“Devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge, winds and rainfall are reminiscent of damage caused in the New Orleans area in August by Hurricane Isaac — except for the blizzard conditions in West Virginia. As emergency preparedness experts begin to evaluate what can be learned from the hybrid tropical and cold weather system, the big lesson may be one the Gulf Coast region has been learning on and off since 2005…” (Read more)
A Dutch Solution for New York’s Storm Surge Woes?
By John McQuaid, Forbes. October 30, 2012.
“Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge did a number on New York City, flooding lower Manhattan, inundating the subway system, triggering fires and power outages, and causing other widespread damage that will take a long time to repair…” (Read more)
NASA Radar Penetrates Thick, Thin of Gulf Oil Spill
Space Daily. October 31, 2012.
“Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena have developed a method to use a specialized NASA 3-D imaging radar to characterize the oil in oil spills, such as the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)