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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…


Louisiana officals ill-prepared to help those outside of levee system, Tulane study finds ~ Bob Marshall @BobMTheLensNola

Down here in hurricane land we’ve become the virtual proving grounds for the machinery and structure of flood prevention and risk reduction mitigation.  The federal levee failures after Katrina was merely the straw that broke the levee’s back. Living with water, rather than only against it, is by definition a perpetual and expensive operation.  Thus,…


More massive tar mats from BP oil spill discovered on Louisiana beaches ~Bob Marshall, The Lens

The 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster was just a month old and BP’s crude oil was still gushing from the Gulf floor when state officials began to grasp the true scope of the insult to Louisiana’s coast: Beaches, estuaries and wetlands would be under assault for decades. “I’ve been told by the ocean experts this stuff…