Louisiana Students Must Be Immersed in Our Coastal Threat | The Times-Picayune

Most parents want their local schools to prepare their children for a prosperous and safe future. So they demand training in math, science, computer skills, reading comprehension and the like. That curriculum might be good enough in most of the...

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Trump and Congress Roll Back Protections for You and Me | The Times-Picayune

Just wondering: Did anyone out there get a call last year from Rep. Steve Scalise -- or any of the state's GOP congressional delegation -- asking if you supported the idea of putting a little more arsenic, lead and mercury...

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All I want for Christmas is a stronger, cleaner planet | The Times-Picayune

  Yes, even members of the commentariat get to have Christmas wish lists. Here's mine: That GOP politicians take the next step on global warming -- They started out calling it a hoax, moved to claiming it's happening but isn't caused...

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Question for Louisiana: Will enough coast be restored to justify the cost? | The Times-Picayune

Louisiana has assembled pages of numbers justifying its 50-year, $92 billion master plan for coastal survival. Except what is becoming the most important one. Let me explain. Last month a man in the front row at Western Michigan University had...

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Arsenic, lead, air pollution: This can’t be what voters wanted | The Times-Picayune

If you voted for Donald Trump and the Republicans now running Congress, I have a few questions for you. Did you intend your vote to approve: More arsenic in your drinking water -- enough to pose a serious risk of...

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If you want to be NOLA’s mayor, understand climate change | The Times-Picayune

What did she say? That was the question most often whispered among the standing room only crowd that packed the NOCCA theatre last week for the mayoral forum entitled "Flood Risk and Adapting to Coastal and Environmental Change." Candidates Desiree...

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When coastal protections can cause harm to the coast | The Times-Picayune

If cats were raiding your hen house, would you bring in foxes to chase them away? Environmental groups supporting Louisiana's fight for coastal survival find themselves in a similar squeeze today. They know some environmental regulations are obstacles to saving...

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Backing out of Paris agreements could kill our coast: Opinion | The Times-Picayune

A few years ago, a friend of mine suffering chest pains and shortness of breath went to a cardiologist. Tests showed major blockages in his arteries. The doctor could have told him not to worry about it, that some people...

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Louisiana keeps voting to drown: Opinion | NOLA.com

If someone writes a history of Louisiana's politics during the age of climate change there could be only one title: Voting to Drown. Here's why. It has been well established by scientists -- including those working for Louisiana -- that...

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Anti-environment actions by Trump, GOP Congress put lives at risk: Opinion

Are GOP politicians and the people who support them pro life, or just pro fetus? That question has been nagging me for some time because of this obvious contradiction: While most Republicans claim their opposition to abortion is driven...

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