Thousands of people may be forced to move inland in the coming years, according to the state.
Cattle rancher Earl Armstrong and fishing guide Ryan Lambert spoke about witnessing coastal loss firsthand.
The highest rates of sinking afflict communities protected by levees, New Orleans among them.
The risks associated with a rising sea level will only increase if greenhouse gas emissions are not brought under control, scientists assert.
Savings reach $20 million if levees are raised before they're armored. Subsidence puts area flood insurance at risk.
The need to resist Big Oil and the Jindal administration's shameless pandering to it has begun to forge a broad-spectrum political alliance.
The Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East is expected to file suit Wednesday against more than 100 oil and gas companies for contributing to the disappearance of Louisiana’s wetlands. The lawsuit argues that decades of drilling, dredging and extracting has destroyed wetlands that once provided a cushion against hurricane storm surge, forcing the agency to spend more on flood protection.
Research shows that we won't be able to rebuild the coast the same way it was created, with sediment flowing down the river.
Few would doubt that Louisiana needs both economic development and environmental rejuvenation. At Myrtle Grove, a small river town in Plaquemines Parish, those imperatives make for a critical dilemma: whether to put a priority on rebuilding the coastal land that has been melting into the Gulf of Mexico for decades or capitalize on the state’s geo-strategic location and beef up coal export facilities for hungry foreign markets.
Belated thanks to Gambit for reprinting a Bloomberg News article on the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s unwillingness to hand out big fines to the oil industry. I linked to a summary of the article in my Feb.