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.

Recently, The Lens and ProPublica launched Losing Ground, an interactive project that lets you explore the issues, including why it’s happening and what we’ll all lose if we do nothing to stop it.

Tuesday, The Lens is hosting a panel discussion offering an in-person opportunity for you to learn how the project came together, meet some of the characters in the story and learn what’s next for this long-term project.



  • Tuesday, Sept. 16
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: Loyola University, Miller Hall 114, where Loyola Avenue meets Calhoun Street

Light refreshments will be served.

Questions: or (504) 258-1624

In case you missed it, we invite you to read the article: Losing Ground: Southeast Louisiana is disappearing, quickly.