Latest news: July 23, 2012

07.23.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Revitalize our coast, ensure our survival: A guest column by U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise
The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). July 21, 2012.
“It’s a well-known fact that Louisiana loses a football field of land every hour and more than 16 miles of coastline a year. In all, Louisiana has lost enough land through coastal erosion to equal the entire state of Delaware…” (Read more)

BP and Coast Guard should address Louisiana’s concerns about oil cleanup: An editorial
The Times-Picayune. July 20, 2012.
“Louisiana coastal officials continue to raise concerns about the lack of monitoring and response to oil from the BP spill along our coast, and it’s important that the company and the Coast Guard address these complaints…” (Read more)

Op-Ed: Mississippi universities ready to help RESTORE the Gulf
By Denis Wiesenburg, University of Southern Mississippi, for the Mississippi Press. July 20, 2012.
“All of us who respect and admire the natural beauty of the Gulf of Mexico want to see this important piece of the world’s oceans restored to its pre-oil spill magnificence…” (Read more)

Can Sand Stop New Orleans from Drowning?
By Sarah Simpson, Discovery News. July 23, 2012.
“A sea of sand, delivered by raging floodwaters diverted from the Mississippi River in 2011, sprawls across a spillway near New Orleans…” (Read more)

Piecing the Puzzle Together on Dolphin Deaths
By Leslie Kaufman, The New York Times. July 20, 2012.
“Unusually cold water in the Gulf of Mexico combined with damage to the food web from the BP oil spill probably caused the premature deaths of hundreds of dolphins in the region, a new report concludes…” (Read more)