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Saving Louisiana's coast

It was Day Nine after Katrina struck in 2005 when Sarah Mack's bosses at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans called her back to work.

dateAug 27, 2015 in Environment
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Once and future Katrinas

When hurricanes approached New Orleans in historical times, city dwellers generally did not worry about Katrina-like surge flooding; wind was usually their major concern. Nor did they evacuate the city; indeed, coastal denizens ...

dateAug 31, 2015 in Environment
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Rare dune plants thrive on disturbance

Beginning in the 1880s, coastal dunes in the United States were planted with European beachgrass (Ammophila arenaria) in an attempt to hold the sand in place and prevent it from migrating. The grass did the job it was brought ...

dateApr 27, 2015 in Ecology
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