Dozens of boats and more than 100 workers are trying to clean up and contain an oil spill in Plaquemines Parish. We know nearly 5,000 gallons of oil and water has been collected, but there’s still plenty more work to be done.
The most expensive coastal restoration project in history promises to reconnect the Mississippi River with the delta, pouring up to 75,000 cubic feet per second of fresh water and sediment into marshes and bays.
For decades, many people in Louisiana complained about the glacial pace of efforts to restore the state's vanishing coast. However, Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier is effectively saying "not so fast" when it comes to the largest-ever restoration project.
Louisiana is spending hundreds of millions of dollars rebuilding its barrier islands, but faces a critical challenge in that effort: finding an affordable and plentiful supply of sand to sculpt islands and marsh. Ship Shoal provides one answer.