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Live Video Thursday: John Barry Discusses Coastal Loss at Newsmakers Event

At a Lens event Thursday morning, environmental reporter Bob Marshall will interview author John Barry about his role in a controversial lawsuit against the oil and gas industry for coastal loss. He lost his seat on a local levee board due to his leadership on that suit. Tuesday, Barry announced that he had formed a nonprofit group to lobby for coastal restoration.

The event will be held at Basin Street Station & Visitors’ Center. A light breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. and the program begins at 8 a.m. To RSVP, contact Eileen Loh. If you can’t make it, you can watch the video stream here.

Bermuda Grass is a Cheap Way to Resist Erosion -” But It May Not Be Enough

“It’s like pulling a thread on a sweater. Once scouring starts at the toe of the levee, the whole thing can unravel, and that’s when you have a collapse.” — Bob Turner, levee engineer

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