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Janet McCONNAUGHEY

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Recent articles by Janet:

'Living fossils': Prehistoric fish may spawn in Georgia for 1st time in 50 years

Fossils indicate that the spade-nosed fish with a bottom-mounted vacuum hose instead of jaws has existed for more than 136M years, according to scientists. → Read More

Prehistoric fish may spawn in Georgia: 1st time in 50 years

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Prehistoric fish may spawn in Georgia: 1st time in 50 years

Scientists and students embarking on a census of Georgia lake sturgeon have found three females with mature eggs — an indication the armored “living fossils” may be reproducing in that state for the first time in a half-century. → Read More

Search renewed for remains of 4 victims of 1973 UpStairs Lounge fire

The UpStairs Lounge burned on June 24, 1973, killing 31 men, including two whose mother died with them, and injuring another woman and 14 men. → Read More

Search renewed for remains of 4 victims of 1973 gay bar fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly a half-century after arson killed 32 people in a New Orleans gay bar, the City Council has renewed the search for the remains of four victims, including three who were nev… → Read More

Search renewed for remains of 4 victims of 1973 gay bar fire

Nearly a half-century after arson killed 32 people in a New Orleans gay bar, the City Council has renewed the search for the remains of four victims, including three who were never identified. → Read More

18-year oil spill in Gulf: 1M gallons collected since 2019

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One million gallons of oil have been collected since April 2019 from the site of the nation’s longest oil spill, in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana, the Coast Guard and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday. → Read More

Biden offshore drilling proposal would allow up to 11 sales

President Joe Biden's administration on Friday proposed up to 10 oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and one off the Alaska coast over the next five years — going against the Democrat's climate promises but scaling back a Trump-era plan that called for dozens of offshore drilling opportunities including in undeveloped areas. → Read More

Trash collecting devices in rivers chip away at world's ocean plastic problem

Many novel devices are being used or tested worldwide to trap plastic trash in rivers and smaller streams before it can get into the ocean. → Read More

Callery pears in Missouri, other states: An invader ‘worse than murder hornets!’

A stinky but handsome and widely popular landscape tree has become an aggressive invader. → Read More

Callery pears in Missouri, other states: An invader ‘worse than murder hornets!’

A stinky but handsome and widely popular landscape tree has become an aggressive invader. → Read More

Callery pears: An invader 'worse than murder hornets!'

A stinky but handsome and widely popular landscape tree has become an aggressive invader. Callery pears create dense thickets that overwhelm native plants and bear four-inch spikes that can flatten tractor tires. Bradford pears and other ornamental Callery pears were cultivated from an import that saved pear orchards from a deadly fungus. And for decades, the decorative trees seemed near… → Read More

Iris on national park battlefield may mark razed Black homes

Park rangers and botanists believe they may have found iris flowers and African lilies that residents planted. → Read More

Iris on national park battlefield may mark razed Black homes

Nearly 60 years ago, a historic Black community founded as a home for newly freed slaves was demolished to expand a national park commemorating the Battle of New Orleans and Civil War casualties. Now park rangers and iris enthusiasts believe they may have found a botanical reminder — Louisiana iris and African lilies that the village's residents may have planted. → Read More

'I love Mardi Gras:' Carnival spirit takes over New Orleans

The return of Carnival has been a much-needed boon for New Orleans businesses, where the famed restaurants and music venues were restricted or closed for months. → Read More

Watch Live: Mardi Gras 2022 in New Orleans

Parade routes are shorter than usual, because there aren't enough police for the standard ones, even with officers working 12-hour shifts. → Read More

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