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Awesome cyclone power; ha...

Awesome cyclone power; hats off to BP; Angelle panders to oil interests; while SLFPA-E fights them

  by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Cyclone devastation The above images capture the power of Cyclone Pam that struck the...

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Judging the credibility o...

Judging the credibility of comments re the Friday the 13th levee board lawsuit massacre

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Hidden agendas The late Ray Magliozzi of NPR’s iconic Click and Clack...

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Where is Louisiana’...

Where is Louisiana’s climate change mitigation plan? Florida sort of has one.

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Ben Mathis-Lilley posted an article in Slate Magazine quoting a high level Chinese...

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...

101 years ago Louisiana began destroying its shelly coastal bulwark

101 years ago Louisiana began destroying its ...

posted on: Mar 19, 2015 | author: Admin

Len Bahr, Ph.D. Oysters as coastal engineers The Phylum Molluska includes three major groups of animals, mostly living in salt or brackish water,...

Does the river carry sufficient mud to save America’s Delta?

Does the river carry sufficient mud to save A...

posted on: Mar 5, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D.   The USGS has estimated that south Louisiana lost about 1,900 sq mi of subaerial landscape since 1932, when aerial imagery...

Are we buying a coastal stairway to heaven?

Are we buying a coastal stairway to heaven?

posted on: Mar 2, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. I recently watched a two hour and four minute Led Zeppelin concert on YouTube, recorded live during the band’s wildly...

Ocean acidification is a problem for native oysters that cannot be solved by introducing a foreign species

Ocean acidification is a problem for native o...

posted on: Feb 25, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. The Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica is in a sense the quintessential estuarine species. This oyster is perhaps the most...

Contrarian challenges coastal restoration in toto, including sediment diversions: Is there an oil industry connection?

Contrarian challenges coastal restoration in ...

posted on: Feb 18, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. Editor’s note: I held off publishing this post until after Mardi Gras but of course the coastal news doesn’t stop for...

What’s behind state reluctance to unequivocally support sediment diversion projects, appeasement of diversion opponents?

What’s behind state reluctance to unequ...

posted on: Feb 4, 2015 | author: Admin

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. On January 23 TheLensNola.org published a story by veteran coastal reporter Bob Marshall* on a major study underway by The Water...

Guest post: Challenging the need for wetland regulation

Guest post: Challenging the need for wetland ...

posted on: Feb 2, 2015 | author: Admin

by Kelly M. Haggar Mr. Kelly M. Haggar is the president of Riparian, Inc., a small wetland consulting firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The following...

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