"Louisiana History Washes Away As Sea Levels Rise, Land Sinks"

"Louisiana is losing its coast at a rapid rate because of rising sea levels, development and sinking marshland. Officials are trying to rebuild those marshes and the wetlands, but much of the coast can't be saved. This makes Louisiana's history an unwitting victim. As land disappears and the water creeps inland, ancient archaeology sites are washing away, too.

Richie Blink was born and raised in Plaquemines Parish, La. — way down south of New Orleans along the Mississippi River. Now he works for the National Wildlife Federation.

When he was a kid, his dad showed him a special place in Adams Bay, where they'd go fishing."

Tegan Wendland reports for WWNO on NPR's Morning Edition January 4, 2017.


SEJ Fund for Environmental Journalism: "The Times-Picayune Establishes Louisiana Coastal Reporting Team" (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

"PHOTOS: Louisiana’s Oil and Gas Industry Continues Growing Along the Coast It’s Helping Shrink" (DeSmog)

"Storm Surge Damage Falls $8.3 Billion A Year In Louisiana's New Coastal Plan" (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

"No Major Levee Work For Lafitte Area In Louisiana's New Coastal Plan" (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

"Get Ready For More Floods, Study Says" (Houma Today)

"Washing Away: Worst-Case Scenarios If A Hurricane Hits Louisiana (New Orleans Times-Picayune: 2002)"

"Scientists Say Louisiana’s Latest Projections For Coastal Flooding Are Grim, But Realistic" (The Lens)

"New Orleans Area's Upgraded Levees Not Enough For Next 'Katrina,' Engineers Say" (New Orleans Times-Picayune)

Source: NPR, 01/06/2017