LAFAYETTE KATC Meteorologist Daniel Phillips was awarded a Suncoast Regional Emmy Award Saturday for his special report in Environment and Science. Fade Away.
Phillips’ report on Louisiana’s extensive struggle against coastal erosion provides an in-depth look at Louisiana’s complex state, which makes it vulnerable to erosion or subsidence, as well as the danger it poses for the lives of residents.
“A combination saltwater intrusion with sinking land has contributed towards one of the fastest-evaporating places on the planet and an existential threat for the state …”,” says he.
Fading Away – A KATC Special report
The state is facing an existential threat due to the Mississippi River’s powerful force and the sea level rise at its edge.
The oyster industry is facing a lot of challenges, including houses in floodplains and houses in vulnerable areas.
Fading Away won this year’s prize 12 Other nominationsYou will find a wide range of topics covered in this category, some that we didn’t understand prior to the pandemic.
Some of the nominations were made for stories ranging from saving sea turtles to Cancer Alley to the death of coronaviruses affecting the air we breathe.
Phillips explains why coastal erosion is so important in this category. “The topic is so large and overwhelming that needs to told because there are so many moving parts. I love the outdoors, camping, hiking, and it is in danger. It needs someone to advocate for and speak up for it.
Daniel Phillips was a good man. He kept his word. The Suncoast Chapter of Florida’s National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized his efforts. Fade AwayMarkets in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia and Georgia are at the forefront of this category.
As Chantel Comardelle, of Isle de Jean Charles TribeLouisiana’s coastal battle to stop erosion was described by a man as “a cancer slowly eating it away” and it can be seen every time he goes.
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