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Isle de Jean Charles has lost 98 percent of its land since 1955. Residents of the island, members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, have become climate refugees amid increasing land loss in the region.

Population displaced, culture affected by coastal land loss of Isle de Jean Charles

Sophia Mariani, Contributing Reporter October 25, 2017

Isle de Jean Charles, 75 miles south of New Orleans and inhabited by the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe, has lost 98 percent of its land to the Gulf of Mexico's waters. The encroaching waters have eroded...

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