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Having just returned from six weeks of research in Southern Louisiana, words alone cannot tell the story. Brain and hands are paralyzed. Air, water, land and people are suffering. Injury is visible and pain is palpable. Three proverbial pictures must suffice for now where words cannot.

The music here is used with the permission of Tab Benoit. Those of you who have seen the IMAX presentation on the Louisiana Wetlands will know who he is. Benoit is fighting ferociously for the preservation of the Gulf Coast wetlands and for a way of life that will be lost forever if we do not pull together and do something to heal the water and estuaries.

Please visit www.tabbenoit.com and click on the Wetlands Page www.voiceofthewetlands.com

OpEdNews and COA News will have more on the environmental challenges and heartache in the coming month. Progressive media will tell you the real story of what has happened on the Mississippi Delta.

Meanwhile, reflect on the fact that Congress just approved $3.3 billion for Louisiana recovery and $11 billion for vehicles in Iraq.

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Georgianne Nienaber is an investigative environmental and political writer. She lives in rural northern Minnesota, New Orleans and South Florida. Her articles have appeared in The Society of Professional Journalists' Online Quill (more...)

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Thanks Georgianne, for focusing on this topic.... by Mac McKinney on Friday, Nov 23, 2007 at 11:10:30 AM
keith snow and I hardly know where to begin, but w... by Georgianne Nienaber on Friday, Nov 23, 2007 at 11:14:45 AM
article is that I'm submitting it does make se... by Mr M on Friday, Nov 23, 2007 at 11:30:08 AM
Of course this seems far fetched, but keith and I ... by Georgianne Nienaber on Friday, Nov 23, 2007 at 11:37:40 AM
I will put some strong, rousing music on and plug ... by Mac McKinney on Friday, Nov 23, 2007 at 12:02:14 PM
Might ask you to  use a few!... by Georgianne Nienaber on Friday, Nov 23, 2007 at 12:06:48 PM
You have my permission to use all you want.My Plea... by Mac McKinney on Friday, Nov 23, 2007 at 12:54:22 PM
Hello Georgianne Nienaber and I, thanks to Ge... by keith harmon snow on Friday, Nov 23, 2007 at 4:53:01 PM