Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sheriff Gusman keeps jail plans under wraps ~John Simerman, New Orleans Advocate

Trouble in the Garden District ~Robert Morris, Gambit

Entergy offers to greatly increase utility rates ~Mark Ballard

NOPD manpower down while homicide solve rate going up  ~WVUE

The Lens honored for website, charter schools coverage, investigative reporting

Le bijou sur le Bayou Teche

The brown pelican became Louisiana’s state bird in 1966---but where were the pelicans? The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website tells us that pelicans nearly disappeared from North American between the late 1950s and early 1970s---and were completely gone from Louisiana by 1963. The problem was pesticides: endrin poisoned pelicans outright and DDT thinned the shells of eggs so drastically that they broke under their parents’ weight. New pesticide bans and rules have brought back our favorite big-billed bird and now Pelecanus occidentalis (as it’s known in scientific circles) is a symbol of both Louisiana and of successful wildlife conservation. ~Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve 

Milkfish on the move ~Ian McNulty, Gambit 

Frank Discussion: NOLA Nat'l Hot Dog Day ~NOLA DEFENDER

No comments: