Sunday, January 29, 2023

Lousiana Coastal Restoration

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Science and Society, Wildlife, Nature, Earth & Space Science, Earth Systems, Sustainability, Watersheds

Ed Hessler

The short story below introduces a BBC video (1 m 57 s) on coastal restoration at the other end of the Mississippi River. The picture at the top of this story is perfect --an oyster fisher's hands with a well used knife for separating the shells. Those worn hands indicate the hard work involved in gathering oysters.

"The Louisiana coastal wetlands are being washed away, leaving the region more vulnerable to hurricanes and flooding. Now, restaurants in New Orleans are recycling their oyster shells so they can be used to build sea walls."

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