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Coping with Climate Change: Louisiana's Vanishing Coast

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LOSING GROUND

In just the last 100 years, Louisiana has lost 1,900 square miles of land, including valuable wetland ecosystems. Scenarios calculated by the state estimate that the coast could lose nearly 1,800 more square miles in the next 50 years if no action is taken.

Read the story: Native Lands Wash Away as Sea Levels Rise

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