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New NASA study reveals just how fast New Orleans is sinking

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 20, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lacy Cooke last modified May 18, 2016

New Orleans has battled severe weather in the form of hurricanes and floods, and new research shows they continue to face sinking as well. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Center for GeoInformatics at Louisiana State teamed up to create maps revealing the steady sinking of New Orleans. According to NASA, the study is the "most spatially extensive" thus far and includes data from 2009 through 2012. Based on radar data, the maps show that human and natural causes are leading...






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