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July 28, 2016
Scientists release recommendations for building land in coastal Louisiana
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Jul 26, 2016
Today, a team of leading scientists and community experts with decades of experience released key recommendations to maintain and build land in coastal Louisiana. Their recommendations focus on operating Mississippi River sediment diversions and consider the needs of communities, wildlife and fisheries. Seven LSU faculty served on the 12-member Sediment Diversion Operations Expert Working Group, which put forth these recommendations. LSU faculty lent their expertise in hydrology, oceanography, est ... read more

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Police raids as tensions mount in Italy's Chinatown
Italian police said Friday they had raided nine premises in the country's biggest Chinatown as part of an investigation into a criminal gang suspected of being behind attacks on North Africans. ... more
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