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Coastal Erosion

U.S. Judge Tosses Coastal Damage Suit Against Oil Companies

AP | KEVIN McGILL | Posted 04.16.2015 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A lawsuit filed in 2013 by a Louisiana flood board that sought damages — potentially in the billions of dollars — from scores...

Effects of Climate Change in My Backyard

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Irene Monroe

Understanding the interconnections and interdependence needed for a healthy planet to live and the global and collective work needed to fix the damage done is not just a backyard issue, but rather an LGBTQ one, too.

Life-Giving Deltas Starved by Dams

Peter Bosshard | Posted 07.23.2014 | Green
Peter Bosshard

Our deltas are literally sinking, shrinking and in grave a peril, and some may not survive in the coming years. This will impact millions of people, major food producing regions as well as valuable ecosystems.

Kate Sheppard

New Jersey Residents Want To Reduce Coastal Risks, But They Don't Want To Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they don't want to pay for them, a ne...

One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

By Jane Lubchenco, Former Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Mark R. Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservan...

Kate Sheppard

Chris Christie's State Agencies Are Worried About Climate Change, Even If He Isn't

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2014 | Politics

When it comes to climate change, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) has been wishy-washy, at the least. "Climate change is real…[and] impacting ...

For One State, Eroding Coastlines Put Homeowners And Government At Odds

Civil Beat | Sophie Cocke | Posted 11.12.2014 | HuffPost Home

HONOLULU -- Little focuses the mind about far-off dangers better than when those dangers start to get close. Real close. Residents of Rocky Poin...

Encroaching Tides and the Shoreline Farmer

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Corinna Clendenen

Being a farmer has never been easy. But it gets even harder when fields flood with salt water.

Public opposition to Plaquemines Parish coal terminals grows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Aug. 19, 2013 edition.) Louisiana, a major exporter of coal from other states, could shi...

PHOTOS: The Disappearing Village

Posted 07.30.2013 | Green

It is already difficult to find Kivalina on a map, but soon it may be impossible. Not only does the Alaskan village only cover 1.9 square miles of ...

Threatened coastal stretch of Louisiana Highway One needs funding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 8, 2013 edition.) The lower section of LA Highway 1, which runs from Grand Isle in ...

The Politics of Energy Is Changing

Mohamed Nasheed | Posted 08.28.2013 | Green
Mohamed Nasheed

Bad energy policy is not just polluting our planet; it is polluting our politics, and warping international relations. It is the invisible force holding nations in thrall to dictators, causing conflicts and repressing human rights.

Revisiting an Arctic Tale of Ice and Shell

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 11.20.2012 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

In light of all the recent developments the Obama administration has an unique opportunity, a turning point.

Climate Refugees (VIDEO): The Human Face Of Climate Change

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"When you've seen land being lost 30 feet at a time, in an hour, then it starts scaring you." That's Dennis Davis of Shismaref, Alaska, just one of t...

Is It too Late for a Sense of Urgency?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harry Shearer

The causes of the erosion in Louisiana are clear. The means to reverse the process are equally well known. All that's missing is... a sense of urgency.

Coastal Erosion Challenges Perseverance Of Louisiana Fishing Community

NYT | Susan Saulny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

GOLDEN MEADOW, La. -- The men still bark orders in a French patois here while at work along the banks of Bayou Lafourche, a watery main street whose l...