Rapid Ice Melt in the Antarctic Could Doom Louisiana | The Times-Picayune

Anyone truly concerned about the future of Louisiana's bottom third should know how to read national headlines using a Bayou Country translation. That's because what might not be big news in Kansas (or even Shreveport) could be a death...

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As Nation Focuses on ‘Me,’ Not ‘We,’ Our Levees Suffer | The Times-Picayune

In the week since reading colleague Mark Schleifstein's report that the Army Corps of Engineers has known for years its latest New Orleans levee system contains potentially fatal flaws, I've been unable to shake two famous quotes from this...

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Who Would Risk People’s Lives So Businesses Can Make a Few Extra Dollars? | The Times-Picayune

The question for this week: What kind of person wants to change laws and regulations so your children are exposed to eating, drinking and breathing more poisons? What kind of person thinks you support the idea of gambling on...

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Louisiana Needs Republicans to Be Pro-Environment | The Times-Picayune

For more than 30 years fellow Louisianians have been asking me this question: "What can I do to help the state prevent our bottom third from being consumed by the Gulf of Mexico?" The answer has become inescapable: Join the...

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To See Louisiana’s Coastal Loss is To Believe and Understand It | The Times-Picayune

A recent tour of the new, $18 million LSU Center for River Studies at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority building in Baton Rouge left me with three thoughts: This is an accomplishment Louisianians can be proud of. Why isn't something like...

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The Cat Islands are almost gone. Will we save Grand Isle? | The Times-Picayune

Last Sunday I motored out to the southeastern edge of Barataria Bay say good-bye to an old friend -- the Cat Islands. This line of grass and mangrove islands once spread for miles across the bay like a string of...

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Louisiana Shouldn’t Let BP Spill Regulations Be Erased | The Times-Picayune

The next time an oil spill is oozing toward the Cajun coast Louisiana business leaders and politicians who try to beg the nation for help and sympathy can expect this answer: "Hey, this is the bargain you made. Live with...

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Where’s the Outrage Over Cutting Oil and Gas Royalty Rates? | The Times-Picayune

The next time a Louisiana politician -- or anyone else working for the oil industry -- says they support expanded offshore oil development because the royalties help pay for our coastal restoration projects, feel free to stick a big Pinocchio...

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Denying Climate Change Spells Doom for Louisiana’s Coast | The Times-Picayune

A few questions for your Sunday morning. Why does Louisiana's Attorney General Jeff Landry, President Donald Trump, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt and the GOP Congress -- including many in Louisiana's delegation -- want to drown south Louisiana over the...

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The More Children Learn About Coastal Loss, the Better | The Times-Picayune

And now, some good news -- really. I can understand your skepticism. This column is dedicated to offering insight and opinion about our coastal crisis informed by almost 40 years of covering the issues. And for the past year or...

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