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Prospects Are Looking Up for This Gulf Coast Tribe Relocating to Higher Ground

By: Doug Herman

Date: 08/09/2018

As Louisiana’s Isle de Jean Charles slips away, the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe plans community renewal and a museum for their new home. 

'Climate refugees': Gulf Coast isle becomes test case with push to relocate residents

By: James Varney

Date: 06/05/2018

Isle de Jean Charles

Louisiana's Managed Retreat: Isle de Jean Charles

By: Martin Whybrow

Date: 05/08/2018

forced to move: climate change already displacing u.s. communities

By: Benjamin Goulet

Date: 04/26/2018

The role of climate change in human displacement and migration is being cited by experts as the number one global threat of the 21st century. 

Louisiana 'islanders' find a new home beyond the water

By: Nicky Milne

Date: 04/21/2018

Standing in the long grass on the land where he was born, with the sea now lapping just meters away, Chief Albert Naquin remembers Isle de Jean Charles as a wonderful place to grow up.

america's first climate change refugees are preparing to leave an island that will disappear under the sea in the next few years

By: David Usborne

Date: 04/01/2018

ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES, Louisiana -- America comes to an end here. 

Shrinking island in Louisiana forcing residents to move

By: Associated Press

Date: 03/21/2018

NEW ORLEANS — The effects of global warming can be seen and touched in Louisiana, where officials have begun buying higher ground to relocate an entire town in a bayou being swallowed by higher seas.

the perils of climate migration: a cautionary tale from louisiana

By: Karen Savage

Date: 03/21/2018

Once a sprawling island, Isle de Jean Charles today is a mere sliver of what it used to be, more than 98 percent of its land has been swept into the Gulf of Mexico over the past 60 years by an increase in severe storms and rising seas. It's why the tiny community was awarded the first-of-its-kind $48.3 million federal grant in 2016 to resettle...

State is buying Isle de Jean Charles relocation site for $11.7 million

By: Mark Schleifstein

Date: 03/20/2018