Latest news: August 2, 2012
Army Corps of Engineers presents plans for West Bank wetlands projects
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). August 1, 2012.
“The Army Corps of Engineers Tuesday night unveiled a variety of wetland-restoration projects that will serve as mitigation for the environmental impact caused by building levees along the West Bank in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina…” (Read more)
‘N.O. to Venice Project’ ro prepare Plaquemines for storms
WWL-TV. August 1, 2012.
“NEW ORLEANS – It doesn’t take a Category 5 hurricane to cause flooding in Plaquemines Parish – Tropical Storm Lee caused its fair share.
The proposed “New Orleans to Venice Project” would go a long way in providing better protection…” (Read more)
Loggers, Suppliers Threaten Louisiana’s Cypress Groves
By Susan Buchanan, The Huffington Post. August 1, 2012.
“You may have heard that you shouldn’t buy Louisiana cypress mulch because those difficult-to-replace trees are needed for marsh preservation and bird habit…” (Read more)
Big Drought Makes for a Small ‘Dead Zone’
By Kelly Slivka, The New York Times. August 2, 2012.
“In yet another display of the inexorable interdependence of Earth’s ecosystems, a bad summer for Midwestern farmland has turned out to be a good one for life in the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)