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Posted inClimate, Gulf Coast, Land, Louisiana, Water

‘The water’s coming in’: How Grand Isle residents are coping as their home washes into the sea

Without more sand, Louisiana’s barrier islands are shrinking at a rapid rate as sea levels rise, and becoming more costly to maintain.  This story was published in collaboration with Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate and freelance photographer Virginia Hanusik, and is part of the Pulitzer Center’s Connected Coastlines reporting initiative. Jean Landry sits on […]