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Live chat replay: Talk to The Lens, ProPublica about ‘Losing Ground’

Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation’s history — the rapid land loss occurring in Southeast Louisiana — is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion over the next 50 years. On Thursday, The Lens and ProPublica launched “Losing Ground,” an interactive project that lets readers explore the issues, including why it’s happening and what we’ll all lose if we do nothing to stop it.

On Friday, Aug. 29 at noon CT (1 p.m. ET), The Lens and ProPublica will host a live chat to discuss the project. Reporters Bob Marshall from The Lens and Al Shaw from ProPublica will be here to talk about how they reported the story and created the interactive maps, what spurred them to do it now, and to answer your questions.

Submit questions in advance on Twitter with the hashtag #LosingGround.

Live chat, Friday 12 p.m. CT

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About Steve Myers

Steve Myers is editor of The Lens. Before joining the staff in 2012, Myers was managing editor of Poynter Online, the preeminent source of news and training about the journalism industry. At Poynter, he wrote about emerging media practices such as citizen journalism, nonprofit news sites, real-time reporting via social media, data-oriented news apps, iPhoneography, and the fact-checking movement. Six of his 10 years in newspapers were spent as a local government reporter in Mobile, Ala., where he focused on local government accountability, from jail management to hurricane preparation and response. He can be reached at (504) 298-9750.