On this day in 2005 Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans and the effects of the storm were amplified due to the loss of barrier islands and wetlands. Since the 1920's 1,883 square miles of the Louisiana coastline have disappeared.
In 50 years, most of southeastern Louisiana not protected by levees will be part of the Gulf of Mexico. The state is losing a football field of land every 48 minutes — 16 square miles a year — due to climate change, drilling and dredging for oil and gas, and levees on the Mississippi River.
LINK (via: ProPublica)
The forthcoming book from renowned ecologist, Dr. Kurt Fausch, that weaves insights from a career immersed in the ecology of rivers with poignant reflections on the deeper significance of these waters to humanity, and their ultimate fate in our future. For the Love of Rivers is a book that will inspire and enlighten anyone with a personal or professional connection to rivers, water, and conservation.
With Instagram's new Hyperlapse app even you can make super-smooth, stable and cinematic feeling hyperlapses/time-lapses at the touch of a button.
The fly fishing Instagram genre should be getting a whole lot more interesting.
Michigan took a big step forward this summer in the business of fish farming. The state issued a permit to expand the Grayling Fish Hatchery more than tenfold.The hatchery raises trout for restaurants and grocery stores.
The expansion comes as interest in fish farming is growing nationwide and there is now talk of going offshore into the open waters of the Great Lakes.
LINK (via: Michigan Radio)