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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

Trumpelstiltzgen is NOT a...

Trumpelstiltzgen is NOT a fairy tale

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. During the enlightenment period of the 19th century a brilliant Prussian geologist and...

RECENT FROM Technical Issues

Coastal plan suffers from...

Coastal plan suffers from narrow context, subservient science and excessive political caution re climate change. BTW, it also fails to offset land loss.

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On January 16 I posted comments on Louisiana’s 2017 draft coastal master plan (CMP),...

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...

Delta dolphins present Trump-like impediment to coastal program

Delta dolphins present Trump-like impediment ...

posted on: Feb 28, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. For decades we coastal advocates with a bottom-line bent have argued, on the basis of an overwhelming volume of delta science,...

So-called ‘Comprehensive’ 2017 Coastal Master Plan is anything but

So-called ‘Comprehensive’ 2017 Co...

posted on: Jan 16, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On December 10, 2016 the voters in Louisiana chose John N. Kennedy, a climate change denier, as its junior U.S. senator over his...

Trump clearly doesn’t know he’d need a permit to ‘drain the swamp.’

Trump clearly doesn’t know he’d n...

posted on: Jan 9, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Proclivity: a strong natural liking for or tendency to do something that is usually bad. Humans are supposedly gifted with five...

Despite record rainfall and catastrophic flooding in 2016, EBR planners encourage development on recently flooded landscape

Despite record rainfall and catastrophic floo...

posted on: Jan 2, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On New Year’s Day the advocate.com published an article by Grace Toohey on Louisiana’s record-smashing 90.54 inch...

Is Middendorf’s rescue a sign of Louisiana’s end time?

Is Middendorf’s rescue a sign of Louisi...

posted on: Dec 19, 2016 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Perhaps it’s this gloomy December, or perhaps it’s the close of 2016, one of the two most frightening political years...

Pruitt is truly terrifying as Trump’s tap for EPA tzar

Pruitt is truly terrifying as Trump’s t...

posted on: Dec 8, 2016 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On December 7 MotherJones.com published a column by Ben Dreyfuss, in which Donald Trump’s tap of climate change...

Ruination Day II — Rise of ‘The Great Separator’

Ruination Day II — Rise of ‘The G...

posted on: Dec 6, 2016 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. It’s impossible to adequately describe the dismay in our household triggered by the daily litany of gaffes, gloats, lies,...

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