wetlands http://wlrn.org en La. Flood Board Sues Oil Industry Over Wetlands http://wlrn.org/post/la-flood-board-sues-oil-industry-destroying-wetlands Since the 1930s, Louisiana has lost roughly as much land as makes up the state of Delaware.<p>"If you put the state of Delaware between New Orleans and the ocean, we wouldn't need any levees at all," says John Barry, vice president of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East. "There is this large buffer of land that has disappeared, and that buffer makes New Orleans much more vulnerable to hurricanes."<p>Barry's board has the job of maintaining and improving the levee system that the federal government fortified after Hurricane Katrina pummeled the city in 2005. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:00:28 +0000 Elizabeth Shogren 17983 at http://wlrn.org La. Flood Board Sues Oil Industry Over Wetlands Enjoy Florida's Wetlands Before They Disappear http://wlrn.org/post/enjoy-floridas-wetlands-they-disappear <p>The recently-wrapped <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/list-florida-legislation-passed-failed-2013" target="_blank">2013 Florida Legislative session</a>&nbsp;was an active one for those who track environmental issues in the Sunshine State. Thu, 09 May 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Tricia Woolfenden 13708 at http://wlrn.org Enjoy Florida's Wetlands Before They Disappear