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Coping with Climate Change: Louisiana's Vanishing Coast

ANCESTORS WASHED AWAY

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ON OPEN WATERLOSING GROUNDANCESTORS WASHED AWAYWHAT IS LOSTWHAT'S LEFTFIGHTING TO STAYUNCERTAIN FUTUREDETERMINED TO STAYFLOODED AND STRANDEDSTAY OR GO?NOT WORTH LEVEESA TRIBE AT RISKGHOST FORESTSPIPELINES TO THE GULF

ANCESTORS WASHED AWAY

This cross is one of the few markers left of the burial grounds that are sacred to native tribes in Terrebonne Parish where rising water is washing away cemeteries like this one.

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

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