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Louisiana tribes file complaint with United Nations over U.S. inaction on climate change

Four coastal Louisiana tribes that claim the U.S. government has violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change submitted a formal complaint Wednesday to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Climate Exodus: Movement of the People

In 1955, the island community of Isle de Jean Charles, some 80 miles south of New Orleans, covered 22,000 acres.
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22 Minutes In The Life Of Louisiana's Climate Refugees

In "Lowland Kids," two teenagers grapple with leaving an island that's sinking before their very eyes.
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The People of the Isle de Jean Charles Are Louisiana’s First Climate Refugees—but They Won’t Be the Last

Whether and how to uproot communities are difficult and painful questions, and we need to get better at answering them.
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Native Americans may lose their homes to rising waters on Louisiana island

Tropical Storm Chantal, churning in the north Atlantic, is no threat to land at the moment. But it's expected to be an above-average hurricane season, which is bad news for Native Americans on a small island off the Louisiana coast. 
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Tribal chief on Isle de Jean Charles says it's time to leave

Just a week after Hurricane Gustav destroyed Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebone Parish, residents Virgil Dardar, left, and Chris Brunet, back center, stand outside their raised home with Albert Naquin, who is the Chief of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians on the island.
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On a sinking Louisiana island, many aren’t ready to leave

This island will cease to exist. That much seems certain.
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The Feds are spending $48 million to move his village. But he doesn't want to go.

Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana (CNN) -- The plans are grand -- a brand new community with homes, baseball fields, fishing ponds, a meeting hall and a solar farm to generate electricity to sell.
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98% of this Louisiana community has disappeared

CNN's Bill Weir went to Isle de Jean Charles on the Louisiana coast as residents grapple with moving their community inland as water levels surrounding the island continue to rise.
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