Battling rising seas, Louisiana ‘gets on with it’ — minus California-style climate talk

By Julie Cart, CALmatters

RISING SEAS: Third installment in an ongoing series on the threat posed by rising waters and eroding coastlines.

MANDEVILLE, La. >> Pat Brister sits at a conference table and ponders the subject that preoccupies her professional life: water.

Brister, the council president in St. Tammany Parish, a county north of New Orleans, calculates that more than a third of her workday is spent thinking about the quietly lapping waters of Lake Pontchartrain outside her door and...

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