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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

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...

Judging the credibility of comments r...

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

Judging the credibility of comments re the Friday the 13th levee board lawsuit massacre
posted on: Mar 11, 2015 | author: Admin

Does the river carry sufficient mud t...

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

Does the river carry sufficient mud to save America’s Delta?
posted on: Mar 5, 2015 | author: Admin

Are we buying a coastal stairway to h...

by Len Bahr, Ph.D. I recently watched a two hour and four minute Led Zeppelin concert on YouTube, recorded live...

Are we buying a coastal stairway to heaven?
posted on: Mar 2, 2015 | author: Admin

Ocean acidification is a problem for ...

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

Ocean acidification is a problem for native oysters that cannot be solved by introducing a foreign species
posted on: Feb 25, 2015 | author: Admin
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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