“No fishing. No gardening. No hunting. No land. No fresh water.” Jamie Dardar, in his Creole-Indian drawl, noted that below New Orleans, the Mississippi River’s delta is now losing one football field of land every hour. Maps are outdated with each wave. In Jamie’s youth, gardens on Isle de Jean Charles spilled over with tomatoes, … Continue reading A Voice from the Mississippi River Delta
Tag: Lower Mississippi River Basin
Shrimpin’ in Louisiana – a waning tradition?
Shrimp boats are a common sight, but shrimpers and oystermen in the Mississippi River Delta are struggling with decreased fisheries due to oil spills, and changes in water salinity and temperatures. Related reading: Louisiana oyster and shrimp industries in serious decline after BP oil spill
America’s energy leftovers makes its mark
The world's largest deposits of "recoverable" coal are in the U.S. Will we always be exporting coal? - Posted by Jasmine Graf, NWNL Associate Director
Our 20th Expedition!
Please Help Fund the NWNL Lower Mississippi River Expedition September 2 - 30, 2014 Expedition Route NWNL will visit the Lower Mississippi River Basin including: New Orleans, The Delta, Baton Rouge, Natchez, Vicksburg, Clarksdale, Memphis and small river towns en route. Expedition Focus • Urban and Rural Resiliency to Climate Change. • Coastal Erosion and … Continue reading Our 20th Expedition!