Wetlands


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…


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…