Latest news: December 5, 2011

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Feds set to release gulf restoration plan

By Matthew Tresaugue, Houston Chronicle. December 4, 2011.

“A federal task force Monday will unveil an ambitious plan for restoring the Gulf of Mexico after decades of environmental abuse – most notably last year’s massive oil spill…”

Landrieu: New Orleans to get $30M more for roads damaged by Katrina

By Associated Press. December 3, 2011.

“NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu says New Orleans will get $30 million in grants to repair roads and streets damaged by flooding after levees broke during Hurricane Katrina…”

Bluefin tuna probably OK after BP oil spill, fed agency says

By Associated Press. December 4, 2011.

“WASHINGTON — Last year’s BP oil spill probably won’t push the troubled bluefin tuna Gulf of Mexico population over the edge as some scientists had worried, a federal analysis shows…”

Nutria rodeo aims to reduce invasive species’ populations

By Kari Dequine, Times Picayune (New Orleans, La.). December 3, 2011.

“A fat, furry and decidedly dead nutria lay in a black plastic crate at the weigh station for the Sassafras Nutria Rodeo in Golden Meadow on Saturday. Weighing in at 18.5 pounds, “he’s the biggest one so far,” said event organizer Aaron Guidry, 17…”