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PBS Special Tonight: The Sinking Of New Orleans

A hurricane could drown New Orleans and the risk increases every year.

"One of America's most vibrant and productive ecological regions is slipping into the Gulf of Mexico at an alarming rate. Every year, a chunk of land nearly as big as Manhattan crumbles and washes away...The crisis in the delta could reach catastrophic levels in the next few decades, with far-reaching environmental, human, and economic consequences... The Sinking of New Orleans," NOW with Bill Moyers returns to the Mississippi River delta to examine another ominous effect of this crisis — the risk that a massive hurricane could drown New Orleans gets worse every single year." [Check local PBS listings.]

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: Losing Ground

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