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December 2014 coastal scu...

December 2014 coastal scuttlebutt

When science goes bonkers After seeing the popular movie Interstellar, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was...

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Unfortunately, Jindal rem...

Unfortunately, Jindal remains perfectly true to character

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Readers of LaCoastPost are well aware of my distaste for our governor, who, even after six...

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Percy Viosca, the MR-GO a...

Percy Viosca, the MR-GO and misleading coastal mapping

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Percy Viosca During the late 1920s a prescient naturalist named Percy Viosca, Jr. warned...

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...

Coastal political football through the decade; the home field disadvantage

Coastal political football through the decade...

posted on: Dec 15, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. As the year winds down, it’s worth noting that nothing substantive happened during 2014 to ameliorate the deterioration of...

Fundamentalist religion or the fundamentals of science? Choose your poison.

Fundamentalist religion or the fundamentals o...

posted on: Dec 8, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. As a professional scientist and lifelong student of the amazing process of biological evolution, it’s ironic to live among a...

Post-Thanksgiving coastal turkeys: ‘restoring hydrology’ with levees and ‘stabilizing shorelines’ with rocks.

Post-Thanksgiving coastal turkeys: ‘res...

posted on: Nov 29, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. There may be a shortage of the three Ms to save America’s Delta: mud, (political) muscle and moola, but there’s never...

Garret Graves uses top coastal employee in congressional campaign ad

Garret Graves uses top coastal employee in co...

posted on: Nov 25, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. In what I believe is a telling ethical lapse with negative coastal implications, Garret Graves is using his former assistant in...

Garret Graves left our coast in the fiscal lurch

Garret Graves left our coast in the fiscal lu...

posted on: Nov 20, 2014 | author: Admin

By Anonymous Part A Len Bahr has cited funding for coastal restoration as an issue that should be paramount to the midterm and runoff elections, but...

Campaigns underway to support and oppose levee board lawsuit

Campaigns underway to support and oppose leve...

posted on: Nov 20, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D.  Anyone in Louisiana with even a casual interest in coastal news has heard about the South Louisiana Flood Protection...

Surprise, surprise; District Six is coastal.

Surprise, surprise; District Six is coastal.

posted on: Nov 17, 2014 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. In case you were under the impression that only Louisiana congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 were coastal, think again. As far as...

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