Latest news: June 4, 2012

06.04.2012 | In Latest News, Uncategorized

The Wild Side
The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). June 3, 2012.
“Once again, the 2012 session of the Legislature provided us with more reason to understand why the words “infinite wisdom” and “Louisiana Legislature” are seldom mentioned in the same sentence…” (Read more)

U.S. House votes to restore funding for Louisiana ecosystem restoration
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). June 1, 2012.
“WASHINGTON – The House voted 216-177 today to restore $10 million of the $16.8 million proposed by President Barack Obama for the first phase of construction under the Louisiana Coastal Area Program…” (Read more)

Native Lands Wash Away as Sea Levels Rise
By Saskia de Melker, PBS NewsHour. June 1, 2012.
“ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, LA | Along the coastal bayous of Louisiana, forests are full of dead bald cypress trees, their roots ravaged by saltwater that has been creeping increasingly inland from the Gulf of Mexico…” (Read more)

Before and After: 50 Years of Rising Tides and Sinking Marshes
PBS NewsHour. May 31, 2012.
“Isle de Jean Charles, an island in the Terrebonne Basin of Louisiana has been home to several Native American tribes since the 1800s. The island was 11 miles long and 5 miles wide in the 1950s, a stretch of land that older residents remember well. But the strip of land has been shrinking rapidly since then…” (Read more)