Louisiana aiming to fix wetlands with ‘river divergence’

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Louisiana aiming to fix wetlands with 'river divergence'

Louisiana is gaining international attention for a costly plan that would slow the massive destruction of its coastal wetlands. 

It is a 50-billion-dollar measure, that would be phased in over the next half century. 

The cornerstone of the Coastal Restoration plan would divert a large chunk of the mighty Mississippi River into the bayous– the hope is, the river would breathe new life into the marshes by depositing sediment. 

It’s considered the first real battle against climate change for the U.S. this century. But, there is a drawback. CGTN’s Sean Callebs explains what’s at stake.