Researchers from Tulane University in New Orleans have released a new study on the sinking of the Louisiana coast and things are not looking good for the Child of the Mississippi. Its sinking rate is greater than previous estimates for the state, IFL Science reports. The research, published in the Geological Society of America, suggests that 274 locations across the state’s coastal areas are experiencing an average subsidence of 9 millimeters (plus or minus 1 millimeter) per year. In previous studies, a sinking of more than 8 millimeters per year was considered the worst-case scenario.“Worst-case scenarios with subsidence rates of 8-10 mm yr−1 that have been used in predictions for the…