Gulf Oil Spill: Can Sand Berms Save the Louisiana Coast?

Time Magazine: Pass Chaland is one of the most idyllic spots along the barrier islands off Louisiana's Gulf Coast. But the broad tidal flow of soft, white-capped waves, flowing inland through shell-tiled sands and tall bird-nesting grass, may also be an open door to the oil slick gushing relentlessly from British Petroleum's Deepwater Horizon oil-rig spill roughly 50 miles away in the Gulf of Mexico. That toxic disaster threatens to swallow the fragile and ecologically critical bayou marshes beyond ......

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