Latest Mississippi River Delta News: September 21, 2012
We all need to save the Gulf Coast
By Bob Marshall, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). September 21, 2012.
“As Louisiana begins asking the nation to save its southeast corner from inundation, each of its residents needs this indispensable survival tool: A mirror. Instructions for use in this crisis are simple: Stand in front of that mirror and ask the image looking back a list of questions…” (Read more)
Another View: As Louisiana coast erodes, restoration tries to take hold
The Town Talk (Alexandria, La.). September 20, 2012.
“Louisiana’s coastal residents have long heard about and seen the evidence of the severe coastal erosion, land subsidence and saltwater intrusion that threaten our region. The fact that we know about it, though, has not stopped all those phenomena from continuing and even increasing in recent years…” (Read more)
Seafood industry survives gulf oil spill
United Press International. September 20, 2012.
“NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 20 (UPI) — Figures from 2011 indicate a solid rebound in fisheries production and revenue in Louisiana, despite fears of a harvest devastated by the Deepwater oil spill…” (Read more)
Local fishermen disappointed in their catches
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). September 20, 2012.
“Gulf fishing rebounded in 2011 to the highest volume in more than a decade, according to a report the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released Wednesday…” (Read more)
American Carbon Registry Approves Landmark Methodology For Wetlands Restoration In The Mississippi Delta Region
By Kelli Barrett, Ecosystem Marketplace. September 20, 2012.
“David Diaz and Sarah Mack were working in Mack’s New Orleans office when Diaz noticed a faded yellow newspaper clipping that told of a young scientist who’d come down from Maine in the 1940s to model the Mississippi Flood of 1927…” (Read more)
New Gulf Tides Video on Marine Impacts of BP’s Disaster
Gulf Restoration Network. September 20, 2012.
“Nearly a year and a half after BP proudly and loudly announced they would spend $1 billion to begin the process of restoring the Gulf in the wake of their disaster, do you want to guess how much they’ve committed to the projects needed to implement that ‘early restoration’?
Less than 10%…” (Read more)