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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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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

Despite delta dysfunction...

Despite delta dysfunction and the BP blowout, blue crabs still thrive in coastal Louisiana; so why can’t we afford them?

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. For my three quarter century birthday in mid-June my lovely wife Guile had planned to...

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 good, the bad and the ugly of Katrinaversary coverage.

The good, the bad and the ugly of Katrinavers...

posted on: Aug 31, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s note: Top climate experts worldwide agree that climate change is real; that it’s an anthropogenic...

Call to restore coast rings hollow

Call to restore coast rings hollow

posted on: Aug 17, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Paying lip service to coastal restoration Virtually everyone in Louisiana supports serious efforts to save our coast –...

Jindal coulda and woulda made the Fox News debate stage – had he only acknowledged climate change.

Jindal coulda and woulda made the Fox News de...

posted on: Aug 4, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. It is with some regret that I agree with most pundits that at 5:00 PM CDT today Fox News will decide not to include our governor...

Senator Cassidy opposes oil portraits of politicos but supports government subsidized flood insurance

Senator Cassidy opposes oil portraits of poli...

posted on: Jul 27, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On July 27 The Advocate published a brief account by Gregory Roberts that points up the frivolous ‘work’ of...

The BP blowout settlement part 1 – what kind of deal did Garret Graves and others broker for the coast?

The BP blowout settlement part 1 – what...

posted on: Jul 14, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s preamble: As has been widely reported, on July 1, 2015 Federal District Judge Carl Barbier officially fined the BP...

Former Orleans Levee Board exonerated of culpability for Katrina flooding

Former Orleans Levee Board exonerated of culp...

posted on: Jul 10, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. During most of my years spent in Louisiana I never heard a kind word spoken of the former Orleans Levee Board (OLB), whose members...

What has TWIG accomplished so far? Don’t everyone speak at once.

What has TWIG accomplished so far? Don’...

posted on: Jun 22, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s note: As a member of the Louisiana coastal science community I offer the following opinion piece as a form of...

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