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December 2014 coastal scu...

December 2014 coastal scuttlebutt

When science goes bonkers After seeing the popular movie Interstellar, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was...

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New coastal czar more int...

New coastal czar more intern than expert

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Please forgive me in advance for this, the most immodest post I’ve written in the...

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Are our state coastal off...

Are our state coastal officials even aware of The Public Trust Doctrine?

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. The Public Trust Doctrine In 1992, Jim Wilkins, J.D, Director, Legal Advisory...

December 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt

DECEMBER THIRTIETH On December 18 Bruce Alpert reported in nola.com/The Times-Picayune that our senior Senator Mary...

December 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt
posted on: Dec 30, 2013 | author: Admin

November 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt

NOVEMBER TWENTY-THIRD TO THIRTIETH Governor’s office hints that the Corps could be successfully sued In a...

November 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt
posted on: Nov 30, 2013 | author: Admin

September 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt (c...

Editor’s Note: I apologize for the recent spotty coverage of coastal news, which reflects my decision to undergo...

September 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt (cont).
posted on: Sep 30, 2013 | author: Admin

September 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt

SEPTEMBER  TWELFTH, THIRTEENTH and FOURTEENTH Jindal plays politics as usual Today’s NOLA.com reported that our...

September 2013 Coastal Scuttlebutt
posted on: Sep 14, 2013 | author: Admin
LA Swift slows to a halt

LA Swift slows to a halt

posted on: Jun 11, 2013 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, PhD* Just weeks before Hurricane Katrina invaded New Orleans on August 29 2005, I had a brief meeting on coastal issues** with then New...

Is a river diversion at the Nucor iron plant one of 39 projects under consideration for BP funding?

Is a river diversion at the Nucor iron plant ...

posted on: May 23, 2013 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, PhD* As many loyal readers will remember, I have long espoused the idea that the $4 billion Nucor iron processing plant, now under...

Saving the delta is a pipe dream sans sediment diversion projects.

Saving the delta is a pipe dream sans sedimen...

posted on: May 13, 2013 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, PhD*  Climate change and delta deterioration Last week the concentration of atmospheric CO2 reached 400 ppm, more than at any time in...

Sediment traps won’t do squat for the coast!

Sediment traps won’t do squat for the c...

posted on: Mar 20, 2013 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, PhD* On March 18 Mark Waller reported in NOLA.com that Webster Pierce, Jr., an inventor from Cutoff, Louisiana has obtained a patent for...

Long silent eco-lambs finally say, “Baaa.”

Long silent eco-lambs finally say, “Baa...

posted on: Jan 22, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. In an article in nola.com|thetimes-picayune Mark Schleifstein noted that for the first time in recent memory a coalition of three...

The checkered record of wetland mitigation – the lesson of Downton Abbey

The checkered record of wetland mitigation &#...

posted on: Jan 7, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Mit·i·ga·tion: noun: the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something. Note that this definition...

Thoughts on measuring the muscle of coastal institutions

Thoughts on measuring the muscle of coastal i...

posted on: Dec 29, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Note: This post is a work in progress. I hoped to present the information in Table 1 in the form of a three dimensional graph but...

Percy Viosca, the MR-GO and misleading coastal mapping

Percy Viosca, the MR-GO and misleading coasta...

posted on: Dec 18, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Percy Viosca During the late 1920s a prescient naturalist named Percy Viosca, Jr. warned about the unintended consequences of...

Coastal political football through the decade; the home field disadvantage

Coastal political football through the decade...

posted on: Dec 15, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. As the year winds down, it’s worth noting that nothing substantive happened during 2014 to ameliorate the deterioration of...

Unfortunately, Jindal remains perfectly true to character

Unfortunately, Jindal remains perfectly true ...

posted on: Dec 10, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Readers of LaCoastPost are well aware of my distaste for our governor, who, even after six years, continues to lower my...

Fundamentalist religion or the fundamentals of science? Choose your poison.

Fundamentalist religion or the fundamentals o...

posted on: Dec 8, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. As a professional scientist and lifelong student of the amazing process of biological evolution, it’s ironic to live among a...

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