Latest Mississippi River Delta News: March 5, 2015

The Deepwater Horizon Catastophe 5 Years On
By Brett Garling, National Geographic. March 05, 2015
“But the world witnessed Deepwater Horizon. Millions of gallons of oil flooded the Gulf of Mexico everyday — for 87 days. The biggest accidental oil spill ever. Five years later the effects of the Deepwater Horizon blowout still endure.” (Read More)

$1 billion cost estimate prompts Louisiana to rethink coastal project
By John Snell, WVUE-FOX8. March 04, 2015
“Without widespread use of diversions in the state’s coastal tool box, scientists have warned Louisiana would end up with a much smaller footprint of wetlands, maintained at a significantly higher cost.” (Read More)

Despite land loss, Native American community clings to life along the Mississippi River
By John Snell, WVUE-FOX8. March 04, 2015
“Much of the land that once protected this place is gone, dissected by oil and gas canals, chewed away by salt water, and cut off from the Mississippi River.” (Read More)