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Losing Louisiana

Louisiana bayouThe BP blowout caused months of pain and suffering for the people and environment of the Gulf Coast. But Louisiana was in trouble long before the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Its wetlands are disappearing at the rate of a football field every hour due to rising sea level, storm damage, and the re-engineering of the Mississippi River. Vanishing wetlands means the loss of wildlife, jobs, and a way of life. In this special online series, contributor Barry Yeoman explores the Gulf Coast’s ongoing environmental, economic, and cultural crisis.

 

Are We Losing Louisiana? The View from 500 Feet
Louisiana Oystermen: Out of Work, Out of Options
The Louisiana Paradox: Loving Wildlife and Oil Drilling
Where the Oil Went? Gulf Scientists Find Layer of "Slime Snot" on Sea Floor
Gulf Shrimpers Wonder: “Are We Next on the Extinction List?”
These Men Don't Cry: Hard Times for Gulf Coast Vietnamese
'The Land is Washing Back to the Sea'
PHOTOS: As Louisiana Sinks, Communities Vanish
"Slime Snot" on Gulf Seafloor More Closely Linked to Missing BP Oil
Louisiana’s Great Wet Hope
Restoring the Marsh, One Hated Tree at a Time
Saving Louisiana: What Can We Do?