There’s an illegal immigrant cruising its way up the Mississippi River. The Asian carp a common name for a few separate but similar species of carp was imported into the U.S
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Why Mississippi Is Reversing Its Prison Policy
On Monday, May 16, Chris Epps, commissioner of Mississippi’s department of corrections, sat at a long conference table, grasping a mound of financial documents. He was preparing to head to the state’s penitentiary, an 18,000-acre old cotton farm in the Mississippi River Delta, for the execution of a man convicted of murder nearly two decades ago.
The Swelling Mississippi Worries New Orleans Residents
Spillway Opening Fails to Ease Flooding Fears in Louisiana
It seemed, on the face of things, to make sense: The first gate of the Morganza Spillway opened on Saturday afternoon, sending 10,000 cubic feet of Mississippi River water churning south toward the Atchafalaya Basin, all part of a concerted effort to help relieve pressure on burdened levees protecting Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
The Capilano Cliffwalk: Living the High Life
Who Controls the Mighty River?
Mark Twain, the bard of the Mississippi River, was always skeptical of human efforts to control it. “Ten thousand river commissions, with the mines of the world at their back, cannot tame that lawless stream, cannot curb it or confine it, cannot say to it, ‘Go here,’ or ‘Go there,’ and make it obey,” he wrote in 1883
Cracks Appear in Gaddafi’s Hold Over Tripoli
Trying to Keep the Taps in California Running
Buildings may topple and lives may be lost if the Big One shakes the wrong part of California but another catastrophic consequence of an enormous earthquake in the San Francisco area may involve water. Two thirds of the state’s drinking water supply flows through the gigantic Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta region east of San Francisco Bay and the levees that help direct the massive amounts of water south to farmlands and cities are so antiquated that many may simply collapse with a major temblor.
Washington’s Green River Valley Prepares for a Flood
Months before flood season begins in western Washington, government officials have already declared a state of emergency and, even as they worry about the viability of a pivotal dam, have encouraged residents to buy flood insurance immediately. When the Howard Hanson Dam was first built on the Green River in western Washington in 1962, the concrete behemoth was hailed as the new protector of the valley below.