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A Louisiana Tribe Is Now Officially A Community Of Climate Refugees

 


Deep in the bayous of Louisiana, about 80 miles southwest of New Orleans, lies the Isle de Jean Charles, a tiny swath of land that's all but vanished into the Gulf of Mexico.

Over the last half-century or so, the island has fallen victim to irresponsible oil and gas extraction practices and the effects of climate change. Many of its residents -- members of the Isle de Jean Charles Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Native Americans -- have been forced to flee.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/climate-refugees-louisiana_us_56bbd5efe4b0c3c550501784

 

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