In a matter of seconds, a large multi-stocked tree is pulled down into the growing swamp, disappearing beneath the churning water and mud.
Numerous environmental groups, businesses, state, and local officials are supporting a lawsuit against the oil and gas industry for its destruction of Louisiana's wetlands.
There are so many environmental disasters at any given time. Some are natural, others are caused by humans, and some are more mysterious. Few make it to the front page of the New York Times, although many probably should.