Wetlands Loss


Louisiana’s Moon Shot ~ @TheLensNOLA @ProPublica

The state hopes to save its rapidly disappearing coastline 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? By Bob Marshall, Al Shaw and Theodoric Meyer As Brig. Gen Duke DeLuca wrapped up his 32-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of…


Reasons for Optimism for New Orleans’ Future ~Dr. Ezra Boyd, DisasterMap.net

Declarations of the death of an American city have given way to new reasons to be optimistic about New Orleans’ future.  Anyone who has visited the city recently will tell you that the metro area is well into a robust period of re-population and recovery. The numbers support this view. New Orleans itself has regained…


New research: Louisiana coast faces highest rate of sea-level rise worldwide ~Bob Marshall, The Lens

Southeast Louisiana fares much worse in all four scenarios because “we now know the entire area is sinking faster than any coastal landscape its size on the planet,” Osborne said. “When you combine those two factors, update the rates from what we’ve found with the most recent data—and that is data, not computer models or…