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Just One Day In New Orleans? What To Do And See In 12 Hours.

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 08.05.2016 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

Start early with the divine beignets at the Café du Monde, it's a cliché but oh so delicious! Café au lait and the fluffy dough and sugar bites are...

In 'Barge,' Unsung Heroes Find The American Dream On The Mississippi River

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.26.2016 | Arts

"Without the Western Rivers system, the United States would shut down. It would shut completely down. There's not one thing that you don't touch, use ...

New Orleans Jazz Fest -- 'When Doves Sing Not Cry'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Don't cry for New Orleans. While it was a time to mourn the loss of a great talent, Prince, the New Orleans Jazz Fest was a confirmation and celebration of the reincarnation of the City many had written off as dead a decade earlier.

9 of the Best River Journeys in the World

Viator | Posted 02.24.2016 | Travel
Viator

Rivers, the great, ever-changing highways of water on the banks of which nearly all early civilizations were built.

Freeloading, the Cheap Travel Remedy for Winter Blahs

Donna Marie Williams | Posted 01.05.2017 | Travel
Donna Marie Williams

As a freelancer on a tight budget, cost is always my first consideration when planning a trip. This birdie feels cooped up and needs to fly now. The question is, where?

Southern States Brace After U.S. Floods Kill At Least 31 People

Reuters | David Lohr | Posted 01.01.2016 | Crime

Jan 1 (Reuters) - Residents of southern states along the Mississippi River are bracing for the flooding that has swamped communities from the Ohio Riv...

Mississippi River Seeing Near-Record Flood Levels As Death Toll Climbs

Associated Press | Nina Golgowski | Posted 12.30.2015 | Crime

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Though the Mississippi River and its tributaries didn't top the 19 vulnerable levees that federal officials were monitoring, the da...

El Nino Adds to Louisiana's Many Coastal Threats

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.16.2016 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Storm surges and flooding in Orleans and parishes nearby this fall can be at least partly blamed on El Nino. This year's weather event is believed to be the most intense of its kind since 1997 or earlier, creating hazards for Louisiana's coastline.

Vet Sets Out To Swim Mississippi River In Memory Of Fallen Soliders

Reuters | Cameron Keady | Posted 11.11.2015 | Good News

Navy combat veteran Chris Ring says some people call him crazy for attempting to become the first American to swim the length of the Mississippi River...

What Hurricane Katrina Taught Us about Fixing Louisiana

David Yarnold | Posted 08.20.2016 | Green
David Yarnold

If there's one thing we all learned from Katrina, it's that we waited too long. We have to invest in serious restoration of our coasts now. This is not just a Louisiana problem: It's the challenge of virtually every country on the globe that has a coastline.

Cruising The Mississippi River On An American Queen

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

During the last four decades I have been able to travel on many of the great oceans and iconic rivers on six continents. The ships have been both large and small, some accommodating up to 2,000 passengers.

Melissa Etheridge's French Canadian British American Spanish Ancestor

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

She swiftly discovers French Canadian ancestors who were embroiled in a bitter lawsuit against a man who got their teenage daughter pregnant and refused to marry her, but there's more to the story than she first thinks.

BNSF Engineer Who Manned Exploding North Dakota "Bomb Train" Sues Former Employer

Steve Horn | Posted 06.02.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

A Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) employee who worked as a locomotive engineer on the company's oil-by-rail train that exploded in rural Casselton, North Dakota in December 2013 has sued his former employer.

Top Ten Reasons to Take an American Queen Steamboat River Cruise

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Just having completed my trip of the lower Mississippi -- New Orleans, Oak Alley, St. Francisville, Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge and Nottoway Plantation -- and returning to New Orleans, I had to write immediately about my trip.

Natchez, Mississippi Up Close

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 05.02.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I looked forward to my first visit to Mississippi. During decades of travel across the USA, I have covered much of the South, but had not wandered through or made any forays into the great State of Mississippi.

Melting Glaciers Mean More Freshwater Flows Into the Gulf of Alaska Than the Output of the Mississippi River

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.25.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

Satellite data has confirmed that the amount of freshwater released into the Gulf of Alaska from streams and rivers in Alaska and northern Canada is about 1.5 times what the Mississippi River dumps into the Gulf of Mexico each year.

Entire Town Surprises Girl Who Has Life-Threatening Illness With Fireworks Show

The Associated Press | Posted 01.08.2015 | Good News

HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Never mind the bitter cold of January. When a sick little girl wanted a fireworks show, people in her northeast Missouri commun...

Saving Louisiana

David Yarnold | Posted 12.09.2014 | Green
David Yarnold

Federal and state authorities need to make sure the money from all sources--public and private--intended for coastal protection and restoration goes to protecting our wetlands, not to building civic centers and highways or to plug other holes in the state's budget.

10 Ways to Determine if Small Ship Cruising Is For You

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Though they offer fewer onboard activities, small ships, defined as those that carry fifty to 300 passengers, are best for a certain kind of traveler. Here are ten ways to determine if small ship cruising is right for you.

Louisiana Wood Pellet Plants Will Cater to Europe's Energy Needs

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

U.S. pellet exports nearly doubled last year to 3.2 million short tons and headed mostly to Europe, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. European nations, particularly the UK, are using wood pellets to replace coal for electricity generation and heating.

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Probably. Follow the Oiltanking.

Steve Horn | Posted 01.18.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Bill sponsor U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and supporter U.S. Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) both stood on the Senate floor and said Keystone XL is not an export pipeline in the minutes leading up to the bill's failure.

Inspired by Poverty Point, New Orleans could seek UN heritage status

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.28.2014 | Travel
Susan Buchanan

The Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in June designated an ancient Native American complex known as Poverty Point, east of Monroe, as Louisiana's first World Heritage site.

Minnesota PUC Stymies Enbridge Sandpiper Pipeline Plans

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 11.15.2014 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

No one wants to see a major oil disaster in the Great Lakes, which contains one-fifth of the world's supply of surface fresh water and 54 percent of the world's liquid fresh water by volume.

United States of ... Spain?

Guillermo Fesser | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Guillermo Fesser

The Spanish legacy in the US is something nobody seems to have a clue about. Neither Americans, nor Spaniards. Two thirds of the actual territory of the U.S. was once under Spanish rule, and for some reason, that fascinating part of history has never been told.

Pet Cemetery Killer Pleads In 1985 Slaying

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | Crime

By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS, July 11 (Reuters) - A Louisiana man who had long been a suspect in the brutal 1985 slaying of woman ...