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Oil And Water: Louisiana's Coastal Crisis

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, VICE News investigates what's behind Louisiana's vanishing coastline.

by VICE News
Aug 31 2015, 8:55am

Louisiana is currently losing around a football field's worth of land every hour to the encroaching ocean. The erosion is due to an array of factors, from an ill-conceived historic levee system, the legacy of oil and gas drilling and, of course, the area's susceptibility to hurricanes.

VICE News travels to the site of one of the largest man-made environmental and economic disasters in US history to see what can be done as the situation continues to deteriorate.

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