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Louisiana land loss, while slowing, still a football field every 100 minutes

July 12, 2017

Louisiana’s fragile coastline receded at a significantly slower rate — an average of a football field every 100 minutes — between 2010 and 2016, according to a study released Wednesday (July 12) by the U.S. Geological Survey. That’s an improvement, yet land is still eroding or sinking fast enough for the federal agency and state officials to declare it a national crisis.