About New Orleans

 

 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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Cypress trees grow in fresh water. Saltwater intrusion kills them (and other vegetation), and eliminates protection from storm surges, making areas more susceptible to flooding from hurricanes. This dead cypress forest is east of downtown New Orleans. © Photo courtesy NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.