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A Disappearing Island

September 15, 2016

Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana can lay claim to a very distinct character: its small community is primarily indigenous people who have historically spoken both English and Parisian French, living on an island that once measured 22-thousand acres.  Rising water has eclipsed almost 99 percent of that land, and the 25 families living there are now being called the first “climate refugees” in the United States.

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