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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

The legacy of ‘Kata...

The legacy of ‘Katastrophina:’ Coastal protection vs. coastal restoration.

...coastal protection, as addressed in all versions of the master plan, should incorporate as a primary element the evacuation of at-risk coastal residents. Nevertheless, a word search on 'evacuation' in the 2012 master plan came up empty.

RECENT FROM Technical Issues

Magnitude of the Superdom...

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

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

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...

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,...

ExxonMobil and Louisiana’s coast

ExxonMobil and Louisiana’s coast

posted on: Nov 12, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. I’m not usually surprised at anything political in the Bayou State but three recent incidents are exceptional: (1) the...

Think we could restore the coast by dredging and pumping mud? Think again, Bubba.

Think we could restore the coast by dredging ...

posted on: Oct 8, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. As reported on September 29 by Bob Marshall with thelensnola.org, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) will...

Taxpayers will fund GOMESA, while the industry that caused 50% of our coastal damage will pay only enough to rent our next governor.

Taxpayers will fund GOMESA, while the industr...

posted on: Sep 28, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On August 21 NOLA.com|TheTimes-Picayune published a cogent set of arguments by local writer and coastal advocate John M. Barry...

Oil industry tentacles continue to pervade all things coastal

Oil industry tentacles continue to pervade al...

posted on: Sep 16, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. I call your attention to a feature article in The Advocate by noted coastal writer Bob Marshall, reprinted from TheLens.NOLA.org....

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