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CLIMATE - Louisiana’s Coastline Is Disappearing Too Quickly for Mappers to Keep Up

Climate change and development are accelerating coastal erosion.The area south of the town of Buras, Louisiana, in 1990 (left) and today (right). NOAA has retired the names English Bay, Bay Jacquin, and Scofield Bay, acknowledging the vast water that now separates Buras from the barrier along Pelican Island (NOAA Chart 11358)Twenty-five years ago, miles of marshy land and grasses separated the small fishing outpost of Buras, Louisiana, from the G ...

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