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Awesome cyclone power; ha...

Awesome cyclone power; hats off to BP; Angelle panders to oil interests; while SLFPA-E fights them

  by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Cyclone devastation The above images capture the power of Cyclone Pam that struck the...

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The political stench of g...

The political stench of gulf oil five years out from the BP blowout

 by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Platitudes and hypocrisy The fifth anniversary of the largest accidental oil release in...

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Point by point rejoinders...

Point by point rejoinders to arguments against river diversions

Editor’s note: Award winning journalist Bob Marshall with TheLensNola.org recently invited the Save...

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...

A little scrutiny shows LA’s public trust being screwed by shrewd energy interests

A little scrutiny shows LA’s public tru...

posted on: May 1, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Before moving offshore in the 1970s the oil and gas industry chewed up the coast of Louisiana in a headlong rush to extract every...

Obama should have addressed climate change from Erath on Earth Day, not the Everglades

Obama should have addressed climate change fr...

posted on: Apr 23, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On Earth Day, April 22, 2015 President Barack Obama toured the Everglades in S. Florida to call attention to the crisis of...

Audubon typifies the decline in environmental advocacy in Louisiana

Audubon typifies the decline in environmental...

posted on: Apr 10, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. The April 6 issue of the New Yorker carried a highly provocative article on birds and climate change by Jonathan Franzen, which...

Using chemicals to ease the coastal pain (this is not an April Fool’s Day prank post)

Using chemicals to ease the coastal pain (thi...

posted on: Apr 1, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s note: Before posting a piece on the disarray of our state administration I discovered this article by the Advocate...

Where is Louisiana’s climate change mitigation plan? Florida sort of has one.

Where is Louisiana’s climate change mit...

posted on: Mar 23, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Ben Mathis-Lilley posted an article in Slate Magazine quoting a high level Chinese official who reported that global warming is a...

101 years ago Louisiana began destroying its shelly coastal bulwark

101 years ago Louisiana began destroying its ...

posted on: Mar 19, 2015 | author: Admin

Len Bahr, Ph.D. Oysters as coastal engineers The Phylum Molluska includes three major groups of animals, mostly living in salt or brackish water,...

Judging the credibility of comments re the Friday the 13th levee board lawsuit massacre

Judging the credibility of comments re the Fr...

posted on: Mar 11, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Hidden agendas The late Ray Magliozzi of NPR’s iconic Click and Clack automobile advice program used to engage in an...

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