Pumping Mississippi River water west: solution or pipedream?

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Waves of torrential rainfall drenched California into the new year. Snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada Mountains have swelled to more than 200 percent their normal size, and snowfall across the rest of the Colorado River Basin is trending above average, too. While the much-needed waterContinue Reading

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SIU researchers probe how Mississippi wetlands can help human life and the environment

Jonathan Remo, associate professor in the School of Earth Systems and Sustainability, left, works with Cecilia Albert-Black, an undergraduate student in geology, right, and doctoral student Joseph Krienert to take samples along the Mississippi River. A team from Southern Illinois University Carbondale co-led by Remo and Liliana Lefticariu, associate professorContinue Reading

Environmental Injustices Plague Parchman Prison, Mississippi

The main entrance to the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman Mississippi Department of Corrections An investigation by NRDC and our partners at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reveals persistent and continuing drinking water and wastewater violations at the notorious Parchman prison in Mississippi. Individuals incarcerated at Parchman have longContinue Reading

Lawmakers seek $350 million a year to restore Mississippi

States along the Mississippi River may soon get some federal help in restoring water quality, fighting off invasive carp and defending against floods along the great river. U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum and a handful of lawmakers will ask Congress to set aside up to $350 million a year to restoreContinue Reading