The mouth of the Mississippi River should be moved north and communities downriver eventually will have to be abandoned if other parts of southeast Louisiana are to have a future into the next century. Those were among the more startling recommendations proposed by the teams of coastal engineering and sustainability experts from around the world.
The state hopes to save its rapidly disappearing coast with a 50-year, $50 billion plan based on science that’s never been tested and money it doesn’t have. What could go wrong?
The finalists will develop plans over the next six months.
Cattle rancher Earl Armstrong and fishing guide Ryan Lambert spoke about witnessing coastal loss firsthand.
Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion. ProPublica and The Lens explore why it's happening and what will be lost if nothing is done.
Discuss how we reported and built an interactive showing 80 years of coastal loss in Louisiana.
Kyle Graham, head of the state's coastal restoration authority, predicted some kind of settlement, some day, with the oil and gas industry. Tulane's Mark Davis said local government needs to set the right example in how it builds roads and deals with sinking land.
A Tulane institute released a report Wednesday saying projects could cost more than $100 billion over 50 years.
Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee will join us at 12:15 p.m. CT Thursday to discuss the video, which was featured in The New York Times.
The risks associated with a rising sea level will only increase if greenhouse gas emissions are not brought under control, scientists assert.