Native Americans may lose their homes to rising waters on Louisiana island

Posted In Inform, Sea Level Rise
Aug
23


Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Rising waters are swallowing up Native Americans on a small island off the Louisiana coast, making them some of America’s first climate refugees…

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