Louisiana wetlands: Last chance

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"It took the Mississippi River 6,000 years to build the Louisiana coast. It took man (and natural disasters) 75 years to destroy it. Experts agree we have 10 years to act before the problem is too big to solve." We, the rest of America, have ignored warnings by the Times-Picayune before--and saw how that turned out. So read this article below, write your congressman, alert your local newspapers, talk with your friends, and tell them the wetlands of America's Gulf Coast cannot wait. A broad and deep slice of American life depends on it, in all damn seriousness. Read the story at:

http://www.nola.com/speced/lastchance/

Other New Orleans news:

"Submitting a claim for a staggering $77 billion, the city of New Orleans joined tens of thousands of would-be plaintiffs who rushed to beat a Thursday deadline to alert the Army Corps of Engineers that they may sue for losses resulting from the levee breaches after Hurricane Katrina." More here.

Sign the Levees.org petition for a Levees Commission here.

Check out this new blog of Minnesota United Way volunteers in Louisiana: http://unitedwaytwincities.typepad.com/lettersfromlouisiana/

"Katrina: Changing winds?" (below)

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Expanded New Orleans/Katrina links:

http://neworleansmusiciansclinic.org
http://southernstudies.org/gulfwatch
http://studenthurricanenetwork.org
http://louisianamusicfactory.com
http://www.solvingpoverty.com
http://squanderedheritage.com
http://commongroundrelief.org
http://justiceforneworleans.org
http://drkingcharterschool.org
http://handsonneworleans.org
http://stopglobalwarming.org
http://bestofneworleans.com
http://tipitinasfoundation.org
http://americaswetland.com
http://childrensdefense.org
http://www.zenithsvs.com
http://acorn.org/katrina
http://reneworleans.net
http://katrinaaction.org
http://nojazzfest.com
http://dirtycoast.com
http://vatul.net/blog
http://satchmo.com
http://nolevee.com
http://thegyac.org
http://cleanno.org
http://offbeat.com
http://levees.org
http://wwltv.com
http://nomrf.org
http://wdsu.com
http://wwoz.org
http://nola.com


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