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AGU Fall Meeting: Accumulating sediment in Mississippi River threatens course change

(American Geophysical Union) Accumulating sediment within the lower Mississippi River could, when coupled with a major flood, cause the river to abandon its current course, potentially ruining the drinking water source for roughly 1.5 million people, according to new research presented here today.

Two People Missing After Tug Sinks on Mississippi River Near Memphis

The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for two people after their vessel sank at mile marker 733 on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee on Friday. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River watchstanders received a notification of a mayday broadcast at 11:42 a.m. Show More Summary

Three Weeks of Training

My last 3 weeks ended with my wife working this past weekend. Yesterday, I took the boys for a 6.3 mile run along the Mississippi. When we hit the river, downtown Minneapolis was reflecting the sunrise behind us: Usually busy River Road was pretty quiet! (7:30 a.m. Show More Summary

Stroller Run and Mississippi Fun

Charlie starting asking to go for a run in the stroller earlier this week. So finally yesterday, we ran 4 easy miles on a nice 30-degree morning. And then today, I took the boys on an "adventure" down by the Mississippi River where we explored tiny caves and collected tiny shells: Back with a training update soon. Show More Summary

Billionaire Carl Icahn says bitcoin is a lot like an obscure bubble involving swampland in Mississippi

Carl Icahn is the latest investment legend to weigh in on bitcoin. He told CNBC it is similar to a bubble involving swamp land hugging the Mississippi River. The Mississippi Bubble was brought on by John Law, a Scottish adventurer, in...Show More Summary

Mississippi River mayors determined to fight climate change despite Trump

By Nexus Media While President Donald Trump announced in June that the United States will be exiting the Paris Climate Agreement, local leaders from across the country are doubling down on their efforts to fight climate change. This week, the heads of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI), a coalition of more than 80 mayors […]

What it Was Like Living Above a Whole Foods for a Year — Personal Essay

As we crossed the Mississippi river into downtown, I overflowed into the passenger seat, seven months pregnant with my first son. My husband Tim, who was dropping me off at work, slowed down at a yellow light, rolling to a full stop in front of a new apartment development above a Whole Foods. Show More Summary

Road Trip: Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta encompasses some of the continent’s most productive land, its soil fed for millennia by the regular flooding of the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers.

The only death on the Lewis and Clark expedition

Sergeant Charles Floyd was the first U.S. solider to die west of the Mississippi River.        

Grant's Canal in Delta, Louisiana

The town of  Vicksburg, Mississippi, located along a high bluff on a bend of the Mississippi River, served as a critical location during the Civil War. Confederate troops stationed in fortifications there were perfectly positioned to...Show More Summary

St. Louis adopts a 100 percent renewable energy goal

Missouri’s history is deeply tied to coal: The first commercial coal operations west of the Mississippi river took place there in the late 1800s, it currently obtains around 75 percent of its electricity from coal plants, and St. Louis, Missouri’s most populous city, is home to some of the biggest coal companies in the country, […]

Mekong River

2 months agoFood & Drink / Tea : T Ching

The mentioning of “Amazon” reminds me of a river’s length, volume, and environmental plight, not online shopping or stock price. The Amazon is Planet Earth’s most famous body of water. Many of us studied about the Mississippi and the Nile in World History 101, and more and more of us … Continue reading ? The post Mekong River appeared first on T Ching.

Monsters Among Us: Rhine Antonio Reynolds killed Sophia Arthur and left her body on the bank of the Mississippi River; Sentenced to LWOP

From Reynolds appeal: What is not in dispute is that the decomposing body of the victim Sophia Arnold was found on April 12 2007 behind the Mississippi River levee in West Baton Rouge Parish However the factual version put forth by defendant is that on April 10 2007 at approximately 100 pm defendant picked up […]

Is the Mississippi River Going Dry?

2 months agoHumor / odd : Snopes

The Mississippi River is not "going dry" as it drains into a fault line, despite claims made in a YouTube video.

Along the Mississippi

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Great River Road, the byway that runs next to the Mississippi River, was the organizing principle of a road trip that took a family through the history of this land.

Headwaters of the Mississippi River in Shevlin, Minnesota

The Mississippi River, one of the largest rivers in the world, flows approximately 2,350 miles before it empties into the Gulf of Mexico, stretching 11 miles at its widest point. The watershed that flows into this massive river covers...Show More Summary

South of New Orleans, Nate spares parish devastated by Hurricane Katrina

2 months agoNews : The Lookout

By Jessica Resnick-Ault BELLE CHASSE, La. (Reuters) - Residents of Louisiana's lower Plaquemines Parish, the swampy peninsula that shadows the Mississippi River as it empties into the Gulf of Mexico, know Nate let them off very easy, certainly when compared with hurricanes of years past. Show More Summary

Hurricane Nate makes landfall near mouth of Mississippi River

The National Hurricane Center said Saturday night that Nate is expected to make a second landfall along the coast of Mississippi on Saturday night and then pass over parts of Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.

Hurricane Nate, Weaker After Landfall, Expected To Dump Rain On New York

After killing dozens of people and causing widespread flooding in Central America, Hurricane Nate made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River, near Biloxi, on Saturday night, and was quickly downgraded to a tropical storm. With...Show More Summary

Hurricane Nate hits Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama: Photos and videos of damage

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Hurricane Nate made landfall Saturday in Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 storm with winds up to 85 m.p.h. It made a second landfall early Sunday near Biloxi, Miss. As the storm moved inland over Mississippi and towards Alabama, the National Hurricane Center...

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