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

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Contrarian challenges coa...

Contrarian challenges coastal restoration in toto, including sediment diversions: Is there an oil industry connection?

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s note: I held off publishing this post until after Mardi Gras but of course...

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Ocean acidification is a ...

Ocean acidification is a problem for native oysters that cannot be solved by introducing a foreign species

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. The Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica is in a sense the quintessential estuarine...

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...

What’s behind state reluctance to unequivocally support sediment diversion projects, appeasement of diversion opponents?

What’s behind state reluctance to unequ...

posted on: Feb 4, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On January 23 TheLensNola.org published a story by veteran coastal reporter Bob Marshall* on a major study underway by The Water...

Guest post: Challenging the need for wetland regulation

Guest post: Challenging the need for wetland ...

posted on: Feb 2, 2015 | author: Admin

by Kelly M. Haggar Mr. Kelly M. Haggar is the president of Riparian, Inc., a small wetland consulting firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The following...

Morganza-to-the-Gulf project could become a coastal development bonanza

Morganza-to-the-Gulf project could become a c...

posted on: Jan 28, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. The person who took this photo emailed it to a confidant, along with the following message: I took these pictures this weekend...

New coastal czar more intern than expert

New coastal czar more intern than expert

posted on: Jan 26, 2015 | author: Admin

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

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...

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

Are our state coastal officials even aware of...

posted on: Jan 19, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. The Public Trust Doctrine In 1992, Jim Wilkins, J.D, Director, Legal Advisory Service Louisiana Sea Grant Legal Program, and his...

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...

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