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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 socio-economic and co...

The socio-economic and coastal consequences of Christopher Columbus

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s note: This is a highly ambitious post that covers a number of complex...

RECENT FROM Technical Issues

The socio-economic and co...

The socio-economic and coastal consequences of Christopher Columbus

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s note: This is a highly ambitious post that covers a number of complex...

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...

Sinking landscape, rising sea level, and now rain: into each life on the Gulf coast a whole lotta’ rain must fall.

Sinking landscape, rising sea level, and now ...

posted on: Sep 6, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On August 31, The Washington Post published a report by weather editor Jason Samenow, asserting, without equivocation, that...

Compendium of notable news and opinions on hurricanes, climate change and other coastal stuff

Compendium of notable news and opinions on hu...

posted on: Aug 28, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s note: For weeks I’ve been sitting on a growing collection of draft coastal topics, most climate...

Eclipse now; prognosticated climate apocalypse later…or just apocryphal?

Eclipse now; prognosticated climate apocalyps...

posted on: Aug 7, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On August 21 my darling wife Guille and my favorite brother-in law Maurice Fox will both celebrate birthdays. On that day many...

Walton Family Foundation ‘buyosphere’ money subsidizes the silence of our coastal ecolambs.

Walton Family Foundation ‘buyosphere...

posted on: Jul 19, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. I read somewhere that Walmart is the largest employer in Louisiana. That shouldn’t be surprising, given that this behemoth...

TWIG and Deltares form promising partnership

TWIG and Deltares form promising partnership

posted on: Jul 11, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On July 10 Faimon A. Roberts III with TheAdvocate.com reported that The Water Institute of the Gulf (TWIG) has signed a...

‘Fake news’ about the coastal master plan — I can’t make this stuff up, folks.

‘Fake news’ about the coastal mas...

posted on: Jun 28, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Master Plan has tons of supporters and pounds of detractors On June 2 TheAdvocate.com published a report by Faimon Roberts III...

Global warming is turning The Big Easy into The Big Sweaty.

Global warming is turning The Big Easy into T...

posted on: Jun 16, 2017 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On June 3 New Orleans resident and coastal hydrologist and engineer Harley Winer, Ph.D., circulated the above graph of warming...

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