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Details on Decade-Long Gulf Oil Spill To Be Released Under Court Deal

"The New Orleans company fighting a decade-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday agreed to pay for research on the ecological effects of chronic offshore crude leaks and buy equipment for environmental restoration efforts, as part of a deal settling a long-running lawsuit against the firm."

Source: FuelFix, 08/28/2015

"How to Save a Sinking Coast? Katrina Created a Laboratory"

"NEW ORLEANS — Ten years ago, the neighborhood hard by the 17th Street canal in this city was water-blasted. The surges from Hurricane Katrina swept into the canal, broke through its flood walls and forced homes off their foundations. Much of New Orleans remained steeped in brackish filth for weeks until the sodden city could be drained."

Source: NY Times, 08/10/2015

Testing Cuts Blind Louisianans to Mercury Contamination in Water, Fish

"Seven years after the end of a much-lauded program to monitor mercury in Louisiana’s waterways, state officials lack updated data to warn people about any potential contamination in the fish they catch and eat."

Source: Baton Rouge Advocate, 07/28/2015

"Plaquemines Parish Rejects BP Settlement Offer as Too Small"

"Plaquemines Parish has turned down a settlement offer from BP to pay for damages caused during the Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill because it was too small to compensate for the losses, two lawyers representing the parish in settlement talks said Monday (July 13)."
 

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 07/16/2015

In Drought, Puerto Rico Rations Water, Setting Off a Collection Frenzy

"SAN JUAN, P.R. — On an island that is flirting with default, fending off comparisons to Greece and losing its people to the mainland, the biggest problem most people face is something more elemental — one of the worst droughts in Puerto Rico’s history."

Source: NY Times, 07/15/2015

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