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Louisiana, Sinking Fast, Prepares to Empty Out Its Coastal Plain.

As Climate Changes, Southern States Will Suffer More Than Others

In a new study in the journal Science, researchers analyzed the economic harm that climate change could inflict on the United States in the coming century.

A crusade to defeat the legacy of highways rammed through poor neighborhoods

“We now know — overwhelmingly — that our urban freeways were almost always routed through low-income and minority neighborhoods, creating disconnections from opportunity that exist to this day,” Anthony Foxx (former secretary of transportation) said.

Mayors Panel

In October 2017, mayors from Tucson, AZ, Mobile, AL and Baton Rouge, LA participated in a panel discussion moderated by Duke Reiter. Topics discussed included demographic change, climate change - water as the prime example, economies of the future/talent/workforce, the role of local and regional foundations, education/social mobility in areas of economic need, and health and well-being.

Ten Across Water Summit Planned in Baton Rouge

A Ten Across Water Summit is being held in Baton Rouge May 16-17 to explore water issues along the 2,400-mile Interstate 10 corridor from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Florida. The inaugural invitation-only event is limited to 200 participants and being hosted by Arizona State University and The Water Institute of the Gulf in Baton Rouge, in partnership with The Baton Rouge Area Foundation and the cities of Baton Rouge and Phoenix.