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27
Mar

Washington Post: Shell — yes, that Shell — just outlined a radical scenario for what it would take to halt climate change

By: Chris Mooney, The Washington Post Royal Dutch Shell on Monday outlined a scenario in which, by 2070, we would be using far less of the company’s own product — oil — as cars become electric, a massive carbon storage industry develops, and transportation begins a shift toward a reliance on hydrogen as an energy...
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23
Mar

AP: ‘Legacy’ nitrogen also feeds Gulf of Mexico dead zone

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” will be an unwanted summer visitor for decades, Canadian scientists say. They say the oxygen-starved patch would persist even if farmers could immediately end all fertilizer runoff. Read more…  
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20
Mar

NOLA.com: State is buying Isle de Jean Charles relocation site for $11.7 million

By: Mark Schliefstein, The Times Picayune The Louisiana Office of Community Development has reached an agreement to buy a 515-acre tract in Terrebonne Parish near Schriever for $11.7 million to relocate about 80 residents from the rapidly-sinking Isle de Jean Charles community, the agency announced Tuesday (March 20). Read More
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18
Mar

New Statesman: 145 million live within three feet of sea level. Rising oceans are a first world problem too

By: Anjana Ahuna, New Statesman What a pity that President Trump does not believe in climate change. Had he developed the modest critical thinking skills required to understand that the world is warming and sea levels are rising thanks to our continued burning of fossil fuels, he could have found his métier: building big, beautiful...
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15
Mar

Sierra Club: Tabasco Hot Sauce and the Fate of Louisiana’s Shorelines

By: Katherine Wei, Sierra Club Magazine Avery Island is not strictly an island. It is a huge dome of salt in south Louisiana, nestled in bayous, marshes, and swamps off the Gulf of Mexico. Standing at 163 feet above sea level, it is one of the highest points of land in flat Louisiana and is...
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12
Mar

Inside Climate News: Sea Level Rise Will Rapidly Worsen Coastal Flooding in Coming Decades, NOAA Warns

By: Nicholas Kusnetz, Inside Climate News Coastal communities should expect much more frequent flooding in coming decades as sea levels rise, according to a new federal report. Many places that are dry now could flood every day by the end of the century. Read More
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24
Feb

New York Times: Insects Feast on Louisiana’s Wetlands Inviting the Gulf In

By: Various, The New York Times VENICE, La. — Louisiana’s coast was already facing deadly threats: drowning from rising seas, beatings from hurricanes, poisoning from oil spills. Now it is being eaten alive. Read More
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24
Feb

New York Times: Fortified but Still in Peril

By: Various, The New York Times In the years after Hurricane Katrina, over 350 miles of levees, flood walls, gates and pumps came to encircle greater New Orleans. Experts say that is not enough. Read More
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24
Feb

New York Times: Left to Louisiana’s Tides a Village Fights for Time

By: Various, The New York Times JEAN LAFITTE, La. — From a Cessna flying 4,000 feet above Louisiana’s coast, what strikes you first is how much is already lost. Northward from the Gulf, slivers of barrier island give way to the open water of Barataria Bay as it billows toward an inevitable merger with Little...
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20
Feb

NOLA.com: Louisiana wetlands are worth a fortune in protection | Editorial

By: Editoral Staff, The Times Picayune If you live in South Louisiana, it’s easy to understand the value of the coastal marshes that help protect us from storm surge. Our homes and our lives depend on the strength of wetlands. Read More
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