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Recent articles by Janet:

Gators contaminated by massive diesel spill get scrubbing, teeth cleaned

Wildlife rehabilitators are decontaminating dozens of alligators, scrubbing their hides and brushing their teeth with Dawn dish soap after a pipeline rupture dumped 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel into a Louisiana wetland. 78 gators have been rescued so far, but more than 100 animals have been found dead in the area. → Read More

Gators fouled by diesel spill get a scrubbing, teeth cleaned

Wildlife rehabilitators are decontaminating dozens of alligators, brushing their teeth and scrubbing their hides in the weeks after a pipeline rupture dumped 300,000 gallons of diesel fuel into a New Orleans area wetland. → Read More

Man whose arrest led to ‘separate but equal’ is pardoned

Louisiana’s governor on Wednesday posthumously pardoned Homer Plessy, the Black man whose arrest for refusing to leave a whites-only railroad car in 1892 led to the Supreme Court ruling that cemented “separate but equal” into U.S. law for half a century. → Read More

Governor to pardon Plessy, of ‘separate but equal’ ruling – Daily News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor planned to posthumously pardon Homer Plessy on Wednesday, more than a century after the Black man was arrested in an unsuccessful attempt to over… → Read More

Louisiana governor to pardon Plessy, of ‘separate but equal’ ruling

The Plessy v Ferguson case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ushered in a half-century of laws calling for “separate but equal” accommodations that kept Black people in segregated schools, housing, theaters and other venues. → Read More

Louisiana governor to pardon Plessy, of ‘separate but equal’ ruling

The Plessy v Ferguson case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ushered in a half-century of laws calling for “separate but equal” accommodations that kept Black people in segregated schools, housing, theaters and other venues. → Read More

Louisiana governor pardons Plessy, of ‘separate but equal’ ruling

The Plessy v Ferguson case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ushered in a half-century of laws calling for “separate but equal” accommodations that kept Black people in segregated schools, housing, theaters and other venues. → Read More

Plessy, man whose arrest led to ‘separate but equal,’ is pardoned

The Plessy v Ferguson case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ushered in a half-century of laws calling for “separate but equal” accommodations that kept Black people in segregated schools, housing, theaters and other venues. → Read More

Louisiana governor pardons Plessy, of ‘separate but equal’ ruling

The Plessy v Ferguson case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ushered in a half-century of laws calling for “separate but equal” accommodations that kept Black people in segregated schools, housing, theaters and other venues. → Read More

Louisiana governor to pardon Plessy, of ‘separate but equal’ ruling

The Plessy v Ferguson case went to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ushered in a half-century of laws calling for “separate but equal” accommodations that kept Black people in segregated → Read More

Civil rights leader Homer Plessy, of 'separate but equal' ruling, to be pardoned

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's governor planned to posthumously pardon Homer Plessy on Wednesday, more than a century after the Black man was arrested in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow a Jim Crow law creating "whites-only" train cars. The Plessy v Ferguson case went to the U. S. Supreme Court, which ushered in a half-century of laws calling for "separate but equal" accommodations that kept… → Read More

Louisiana COVID deaths near 15K; 3 of 6 zoo lions infected

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s COVID-19 death toll edged toward 15,000 on Wednesday, and the zoo in New Orleans said half of its lions had been diagnosed with the disease. → Read More

Volunteers raise oyster gardens to help restore reefs

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — It’s time to agitate the oysters at St. Stanislaus High School on Mississippi's Gulf coast. → Read More

Mississippi deluges: Low salinity kills baby oysters

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Deluges along Mississippi’s coast have damaged the state’s current generation of oysters two years after fresh water from a Louisiana flood control structure all → Read More

Days after climate talks, companies bid millions in 1st Gulf oil sale under Biden

Energy companies including Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil offered a combined $192 million for drilling rights on federal oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday, as the first government lease auction under President Joe Biden laid bare the hurdles he faces to reach climate goals dependent on deep cuts in fossil fuel emissions. → Read More

Companies bid $192 million in 1st Gulf oil sale under Biden

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Energy companies including Shell, BP, Chevron and ExxonMobil offered a combined $192 million for drilling rights on federal oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, as the first government lease auction under President Joe Biden laid bare the hurdles he faces to reach climate goals dependent on deep cuts in fossil fuel emissions. → Read More

Coming off climate talks, US to hold huge crude sale in Gulf

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday will auction vast oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico estimated to hold up to 1.1 billion barrels → Read More

US to auction off oil and gas drilling leases in Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday will auction vast oil and gas reserves in the Gulf of Mexico, the first such sale under President Joe Biden. → Read More

Coming off climate talks, US to hold huge crude sale in Gulf

The Interior Department is auctioning off reserves that hold up to an estimated 1.1 billion barrels of crude oil. → Read More

US holds huge crude sale in Gulf coming off climate pledges

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The U.S. Interior Department auctioned hundreds of oil and gas leases from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday in the first such sale under President Joe Biden, a harbinger of the challenges he faces to reach climate goals that depend on deep cuts in fossil fuel emissions. → Read More