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Ancient Glacial Sediments Drag Down Louisiana's Sinking Coast

Article: Ancient Glacial Sediments Drag Down Louisiana's Sinking Coast

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, February 10, 2008 (ENS) – Sediments deposited into the Mississippi River Delta thousands of years ago when North America’s glaciers retreated are contributing to the ongoing sinking of Louisiana’s coastline, finds new research by NASA and scientists at Louisiana State University. The weight of these sediments is causing a large section of…