There are signs of new life in Louisiana’s oiled marshes.

Citing the observations of more than a dozen scientists, the Associated Press is reporting that Louisiana’s delicate wetlands appear to be weathering the BP oil spill much better than just about anyone had anticipated:

Shoots of marsh grass and bushes of mangrove trees already are starting to grow back in Barataria Bay, where just months ago photographers shot startling images of dying pelicans coated in oil from the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. New marsh grass was photographed Tuesday in an area that had been impacted by the oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill near East Grand Terre Island. ...
Some marshland could be lost, but the amount appears to be small compared with what the coast loses every year through human development.

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