Friday, September 18, 2009

Is Anyone Here a Marine Biologist?

They said it'd take a major storm for officials to finally address the loss of Louisiana coastline....but it hasn't. According to Kim Chipman with Bloomberg, since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the state has lost 340 square miles of coast...the same distance as Lafayette to Dallas...squared, and that's significant because the coastal marshes and wetlands act as a buffer from erosion and storms and harbors plants and wildlife. The problem is overwhelming, expensive and difficult so not much progress is being made. It's estimated to cost as much as $100 billion to repair and rebuild the Louisiana coast but of the $7 billion congress approved 2 years ago in 2007, just $100 million has been released with no significant restoration projects occurring right now. Click here to read the full story on

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