Jul 12 2012, 9:00 AM ET
In Louisiana, experts say barrier islands are vanishing "like sugar in coffee." That's bad news for the waterfowl whose newly hatched chicks are being washed away.
Two years after the BP oil spill, Louisiana is still grappling with its aftermath. I saw this firsthand during a recent visit to Cat Island, a barrier island in Plaquemeins Parrish. The oil spill killed the much of the vegetation that serves as a nesting ground for pelicans and other migrating waterfowl.
See more at the link: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/07/the-long-shadow-of-the-bp-oil-spill-keeps-killing-baby-birds/259705/#slide9