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  1. Did Jean Lafitte ever live in Jean Lafitte? | LouisianswersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 13 | NOLA.com

    Whatever your question, we want to answer it. Welcome to Louisianswers , where you do the asking and we do the digging.

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  2. Bradberry resigns as Louisiana's coastal authority chairman to return to private sectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | NOLA.com

    Johnny Bradberry, chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority board and coastal advisor to Gov. John Bel Edwards, announced on Thursday he will leave office Jan. 1 for a job in the private sector. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Chairman Johnny Bradberry , who has overseen Louisiana's coastal restoration and hurricane levee construction since January 2016, is stepping down effective Jan. 1 to pursue an opportunity in the private sector, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Thursday .

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  3. Proposed $8.5 billion Plaquemines LNG terminal and pipeline faces environmental reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | NOLA.com

    The environmental impacts caused by the construction and operation of a proposed $8.5 billion Venture Global Plaquemines LNG Terminal will be discussed during a public meeting hosted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Belle Chasse on Tuesday Those effects include the facilty's status as a new major emitter of greenhouse gases that help cause global warming, and more than 800 acres of wetlands impacted by construction of the terminal and an associated pipeline, according to the draft environmental Impact statement released in November by FERC. The document also cited a variety of other air and water impacts on area wildlife and on nearby residents.

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  4. Hundreds of Louisiana parks and wildlife areas benefited from canceled federal programRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 30 | NOLA.com

    A family of French tourists crane their necks to see an alligator along the Coquille Trail in Barataria Preserve, one of the six sites of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Thursday, April 17, 2014. ( Several Louisiana conservation groups are calling on Congress to revive a federal fund that helped create some of the state's most popular parks and wildlife areas.

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  5. 'Voodoo City,' Ep. 6: The bloody history of Jackson SquareRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2018 | NOLA.com

    It's one of New Orleans' most famous, most beautiful places, one you've probably seen hundreds if not thousands of times -- even if you've never visited the Crescent City. It's Jackson Square, the oft-photographed plot of land at the heart of New Orleans' riverfront.

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  6. Oysters waiting to be shucked .Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Louisiana's oyster fishery is one of the few bright spots in a recent assessment of efforts to restore oyster habitat in the Gulf of Mexico years after the BP oil spill. Along the Mississippi and Alabama coasts, oyster harvests have plummeted over the past decade, according to a report released Wednesday by The Nature Conservancy.

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  7. 'Voodoo City,' Episode 5: In search of Jean LafitteRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 9, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Jean Lafitte: He's one of New Orleans' most romantic and revered historical figures, but he's also one of the most mysterious. When it comes down to it, very few verifiable facts about him are known -- other than that he was a pirate who operated out of Barataria Bay.

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  8. Plaquemines oil terminal could reduce land-building sediment for Mid-Barataria diversionRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 2, 2018 | NOLA.com

    This mock-up of an ocean-going ship and a barge docked at a proposed terminal in the Mississippi River was used to model the terminal's effects on sediment flowing into the proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion just downstream. The 2012 study concluded the terminal could reduce sediment captured by the diversion by 17 percent.

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  9. The pirate who captured the hearts of New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 30, 2018 | NOLA.com

    The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans New Orleans, featuring original artwork commissioned by NOLA.com The legacy : Jean Lafitte was a pirate, and so, unsurprisingly, few verifiable facts are known about his life. Pirates are funny that way.

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  10. Keeping N.O. levees high, building levees on central coast studiedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2018 | NOLA.com

    The Army Corps of Engineers and state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority officials signed two agreements this week that clear the way for the corps to study when and how high east bank and West Bank New Orleans area levees must be raised to keep up with future sea level rise and subsidence. Also signed were two agreements to study what new levees are needed for communities in four central Louisiana parishes and in the Upper Barataria Basin just west of New Orleans.

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  11. Oct. 1: The no-name hurricane of 1893 that killed more than Katrina -- archived photosRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2018 | NOLA.com

    More than 1,800 people died in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina hit southeast Louisiana and Coastal Mississippi. But did you know about the 1893 hurricane that struck near Grand Isle on Oct. 1? The unnamed Category 4 storm made landfall at Cheniere Caminada and killed 2,000, from Louisiana to Alabama.

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  12. Proposed oil export terminal may conflict with Mid-Barataria Sediment DiversionRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Oil and liquids terminal site plan on an aerial map of the property included in a federal-state permit request. Hatched areas are wetlands.

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  13. Cormier letter flurry: stop Mid-Barataria DiversionRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 3, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Plaquemines Parish President Amos Cormier III, flanked by parish fishers, explains why he opposes the state's proposed Mid-Barataria and Mid-Breton sediment diversions during a June 2018 news conference. During the past 30 days, Cormier has written 16 letters to federal officials, from the Army Corps of Engineers to the White House Council on Environmental Quality, outlining his objections to the diversions.

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  14. Mississippi River's land building ability is focus of Coastal Connections eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2018 | NOLA.com

    The ability of the Mississippi River to build land when it's diverted from its banks will be the focus of a Coastal Connections event jointly sponsored by the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the Mississippi River Delta Coalition. The event, to be held in Buras on Sept.

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  15. Jean Lafitte: Vintage photos of the Jefferson Parish town named after a pirateRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 21, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Like the city of New Orleans, the Town of Jean Lafitte can trace its history back 300 years. The lifeblood of the city is the water: shrimping and fishing are the town's major industries, and the area's lush beauty attracts nature lovers and tourists.

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  16. State creating groups to help fishing industry adapt to levee, restoration projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 15, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Louisiana officials have begun creating "adaptation working groups" aimed at addressing potential impacts to producers of oysters , shrimp , finfish and crabs that will be caused by construction of coastal restoration and hurricane protection projects to be built as part of the state's coastal Master Plan , the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority announced Wednesday . "You often hear us say that our coastal landscape is continuously changing," Chip Kline, deputy director of the Governor's office of Coastal Activities, told the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority board.

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  17. Plaquemines businessman appointed to state coastal authorityRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Belle Chasse insurance agent Bill Bubrig was appointed to the state Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority board by Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday . Bubrig was recommended to represent Plaquemines Parish by state Rep. Chris Leopold , R-Belle Chasse, and also had the support of Lt.

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  18. Plant smothering marsh grasses on Bayou Sauvage NWRRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 9, 2018 | NOLA.com

    A vine that covered and killed otherwise healthy marsh grass in the Delacroix area more than a decade ago has taken off on Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge in eastern New Orleans. Vigna luteola , commonly known as pea vine or deer pea, turned extensive stands of thriving spartina alternaflora to bare mud flats and eventually open water in the late 1990s and early 2000s near the popular St. Bernard Parish port.

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  19. Why you may find mushrooms growing in your houseplantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Tiny white mushrooms grow on a sunken log in the Barataria Preserve in Marrero on Sunday, March 26, 2017. (Photo by Chris Granger, NOLA.com Question for Dan Gill: We collect rain water and have been using it on our houseplants.

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  20. 10 worst plant invaders on the Louisiana coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2018 | NOLA.com

    Weed scientist Dearl Sanders wades through giant salvinia, one of Louisiana's worst invasive plants, in 2014. Photo by Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter They clog waterways, overrun marshes and make it harder for animals to find food.

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