Those Who Remain On This Island In Louisiana's Bayou Are Barely Clinging To What's Left

Nov 23, 2017

Since the middle of the last century more than 90 percent of Isle de Jean Charles has dissolved into the southern Louisiana bayou. The state predicts sea level rise and rampant coastal erosion will make the island unlivable in the coming years.

Last year the state of Louisiana announced a $48 million grant from the federal government to resettle about 100 members of the island’s Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe. Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd (@odowdpeter) visited Isle de Jean Charles to learn more.

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