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Miscellaneous mini coasta...

Miscellaneous mini coastal posts

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s note: The following is a collection of mini-posts, some of which have been...

RECENT FROM People Issues

Eclipse now; prognosticat...

Eclipse now; prognosticated climate apocalypse later…or just apocryphal?

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On August 21 my darling wife Guille and my favorite brother-in law Maurice Fox will both...

RECENT FROM Technical Issues

Global warming is turning...

Global warming is turning The Big Easy into The Big Sweaty.

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On June 3 New Orleans resident and coastal hydrologist and engineer Harley Winer, Ph.D.,...

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...

Walton Family Foundation ‘buyosphere’ money subsidizes the silence of our coastal ecolambs.

Walton Family Foundation ‘buyosphere...

posted on: Jul 19, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. I read somewhere that Walmart is the largest employer in Louisiana. That shouldn’t be surprising, given that this behemoth...

TWIG and Deltares form promising partnership

TWIG and Deltares form promising partnership

posted on: Jul 11, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On July 10 Faimon A. Roberts III with TheAdvocate.com reported that The Water Institute of the Gulf (TWIG) has signed a...

‘Fake news’ about the coastal master plan — I can’t make this stuff up, folks.

‘Fake news’ about the coastal mas...

posted on: Jun 28, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Master Plan has tons of supporters and pounds of detractors On June 2 TheAdvocate.com published a report by Faimon Roberts III...

The Bannon assassination of the Paris Accord is a ‘Yuge’ decision for America’s Delta

The Bannon assassination of the Paris Accord ...

posted on: Jun 2, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On June 1 at 3:26 PM EDT our playacting POTUS pulled the plug on the Paris, the historic, non-binding Climate Accord that had been...

Trump appoints ‘petroleophile’ Scott Angelle to offshore drilling role while axing GOMESA funding. Poetic justice?

Trump appoints ‘petroleophile’ Sc...

posted on: May 30, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On May 23 TheAdvocate.com published an op/ed by Stephanie Grace on the appointment by Donald Trump of Scott Angelle, Louisiana...

Apocalyptic ACC

Apocalyptic ACC

posted on: May 3, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. I have recently concluded that the single largest challenge confronting the successful implementation of the 2017 comprehensive...

The Holocene Epoch created America’s Delta in 7,000 years; the Anthropocene Epoch may destroy it in 400.

The Holocene Epoch created America’s De...

posted on: Apr 24, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. The human-friendly Holocene Epoch began about 11,000 years ago, as Planet Earth began to warm up from the frigid Pleistocene...

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