New Orleans Continues Christmas Tree Recycle for Coastal Restoration

December 14, 2018

On Friday, Mayor Latoya Cantrell issued a statement reminding residents that New Orleans will continue to recycle Christmas trees to promote wetland restoration and to protect Louisiana’s coast. Last year, more than 8,000 trees were collected across Orleans Parish. They were then airlifted by the National Guard and placed into the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge […]

Warming Climate, Stronger Hurricanes

September 1, 2018

Katrina. The name itself still has power. The mention of this storm brings back a complex slew of memories—both horrific and transformative. Because of this, we as a city have a unique, ingrained respect for the power of hurricanes. So sit down—with global temperature increases, hurricanes will be getting worse, much worse.

No Distractions, Just Diversions

August 3, 2018

The Mississippi has a 200-year delta cycle, slowly slithering from the Atchafalaya to her current mouth while depositing sediment at the various subdeltas in between. However, the natural freedom of the river had dire consequences for its nearby human inhabitants. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 caused the federal government to respond by contracting the Army Corps of Engineers to build dams and levee systems that constrained the Mississippi to its current location and consequently put an end to the river’s natural cycle.

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