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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...

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March Madness – wei...

March Madness – weighing the odds of the final four POTUS teams

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. As a self-confessed political junkie, I have squandered untold hours during the year...

RECENT FROM Technical Issues

Do you belong to the R...

Do you belong to the ‘Coastal Cognoscenti’?

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Cognoscenti: people who are considered to be especially well informed about a particular...

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...

The REAL cost of creating coastal landscape

The REAL cost of creating coastal landscape

posted on: Apr 18, 2016 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On April 15 The Advocate published a typically upbeat article by Amy Wold about progress on a barrier island/marsh creation...

Mississippi River Delta Restoration Coalition favors political correctness over science

Mississippi River Delta Restoration Coalition...

posted on: Feb 15, 2016 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On February 12 The Advocate published an article by Amy Wold about a letter from Governor John Bel Edwards to President Obama in...

Bankrupt state pays high price for coastal advice

Bankrupt state pays high price for coastal ad...

posted on: Feb 10, 2016 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. What this state needs is a benevolent coastal dictator, a single person with the technical knowledge, political clout and passion...

Magnitude of the Superdome Equivalent (SDE) confirmed by checking ‘Domensions’

Magnitude of the Superdome Equivalent (SDE) c...

posted on: Jan 13, 2016 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s note: Since posting this piece earlier today I rechecked my figures. I was correct originally in concluding that...

Thanks for the mammaries: isn’t it time to wean ourselves from big oil?

Thanks for the mammaries: isn’t it time...

posted on: Jan 4, 2016 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Coastal planners mum as oil prices plummet On December 2 HuffPost featured an article by its business editor Alexander C. Kaufmann...

Revising the 2017 Coastal Master Plan needs adult supervision by the JBE team.

Revising the 2017 Coastal Master Plan needs a...

posted on: Dec 17, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Had David Vitter won the recent gubernatorial runoff election I would not have written this post and I may have decided to cease...

Vitter’s coastal record is disastrous but JBE starts off with a clean slate

Vitter’s coastal record is disastrous b...

posted on: Nov 23, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. In an election shocker that would have been savored by the late political pundit John Maginnis, a little-known Democratic upstart,...

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