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Losing Louisiana

December 12, 2009, 4:02 AM
The fact that Louisiana’s coastline is disappearing faster than a crocodile can snap up its dinner is certain to be ignored for at least two reasons: it is mostly affecting tribes of Native Americans and the coastal erosion is caused by global warming. Randy Newman was right: “Louisiana, they’re trying to wash us away.” “The southern coast of Louisiana in the United States is among the fastest disappearing areas in the world. Rising waters lead to the state losing a land mass equivalent to 30 football fields every day. And as the communities disappear, more and more people are leaving the region.”
 

Losing Louisiana

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