Efforts To Rebuild, Protect Louisiana Wetlands Stall

Scientists and conservationists have struggled to develop plans to protect Louisiana wetlands since hurricanes plowed through three years ago. But so far, there has been a lot of talk and little action. As scientists head out to assess the damage from the most recent hurricane, they say the urgency has never been greater to rebuild the wetlands while there's still time.

Correction Sept. 8, 2008

Some versions of the story mistakenly referred to "Hurricane Hanna" pounding the coast of Louisiana. Hurricane Gustav struck the Gulf coast; Hanna hit the Eastern Seaboard.

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