Latest news: June 20, 2012

06.20.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

Congress should come to senses and pass RESTORE
Editorial, The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune. June 19, 2012.
“Congress can show that it’s not hopelessly dysfunctional by adopting the RESTORE Act, smart legislation that would use fines from the BP oil spill to revitalize the environment and the economy in states along the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)

Soil dredged from Mississippi River may be used to rebuild marsh
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). June 18, 2012.
“Amid plans to close a controversial freshwater diversion that appeared to be building new land at West Bay, near the mouth of the Mississippi River, the Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to use sediment dredged from the river to do much the same thing…” (Read more)

Morganza report could be released soon
By Nikki Buskey, The Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). June 19, 2012.
“A draft report outlining the new design and cost of the federal Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee project could be released to the public for review as soon as this week…” (Read more)

Corps showcases system
By Amy Wold, The Advocate. June 20, 2012.
NEW ORLEANS — The entire 133-mile perimeter of the Greater New Orleans hurricane protection system will be completed by the year’s end, the result of state and federal action and funding since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official said Tuesday…” (Read more)

Terrebonne scientist named to wetlands-research post
The Daily Comet. June 19, 2012.
“A Terrebonne Parish researcher has been named chief scientist of a nonprofit research organization formed to foster solutions to save Louisiana’s vanishing wetlands…” (Read more)

“The Monarch of the Swamp” continues to amaze
By Nancy Parker, WVUE-TV (New Orleans). June 19, 2012.
“A living thing is hundreds of years older than the state of Louisiana…” (Read more)

Ugandan Swamp Helps Stiglitz Show Benefits Beyond GDP
By Alex Morales, Bloomberg News. June 17, 2012.
“A swamp that filters sewage from Uganda’s capital Kampala is providing ammunition for Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz and lawmakers from at least 86 nations seeking ways to save oceans and the atmosphere…” (Read more)