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Arts Community Grows In Mark Twain's Hometown

AP | By JIM SALTER | Posted 06.08.2012 | Arts

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Nancy Lee Kaufman was prominent in the arts scene in chic Santa Fe, N.M., and later made her woven art along the ocean near San Diego...

Feeding the World Through Smarter Agriculture

Mark Tercek | Posted 06.30.2012 | Impact
Mark Tercek

How can we meet the world's increasing demands for food, water and energy without degrading the natural systems we depend on for survival?

Focus on Coastal Restoration Not Retreat, Louisiana's Senator Landrieu Says

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana needs to get smart quickly about coastal restoration, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu said in her hometown of New Orleans last week.

2 Barges Collide On Mississippi River, Spilling Oil

AP | Posted 04.18.2012 | Green

LAPLACE, La. (AP) — An oil tanker barge collided with another barge Friday on the Mississippi, spilling oil and leading officials to close a five-mi...

Views Collide At Meeting On Louisiana's Coastal Plan

Susan Buchanan | Posted 04.02.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

A New Orleans open house held by Louisiana's coastal restoration authority last week on a draft of the state's 2012 Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast drew mixed, earnest and sometimes vehement comments.

Should The U.S. Spend Billions To Protect Lakes, Rivers From Invasive Species?

AP | JOHN FLESHER | Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Groups representing states and cities in the Great Lakes region on Tuesday proposed spending up to $9.5 billion on a mass...

Six-Plus Years After Hurricane Katrina, Now Is a Great Time to Visit New Orleans

Martha Flumenbaum | Posted 03.31.2012 | Travel
Martha Flumenbaum

Take a free ferry ride on the Mississippi River. Stop and hear some live jazz musicians while snacking on some pralines or a King Cake. Hold a live alligator on a swamp tour.

'Green News Report' - January 26, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 03.27.2012 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Drill-Bab...

Makeover of New Orleans Naval Complex Slated for 2013

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

After a string of natural and man-made catastrophes, New Orleans has become a spot to share expertise on flooding, wind, spilled oil and any other grief that comes down the pike.

Louisiana's Oyster and Shrimp Supplies Will Remain Tight

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.19.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Lately, Louisiana residents have worried that their lunchtime oyster and shrimp poboys are torpedoing the weekly budget. After a series of calamities in recent years, Louisiana shellfish is expensive and won't become cheaper anytime soon.

David Moye

British Writer Paddleboards Down Mississippi And Into Record Books | David Moye | Posted 11.08.2011 | Weird News

Dave Cornthwaite knows what it's like to be up the creek. Luckily, he's had a paddle most of the time. Cornthwaite, a 31-year-old Londoner, just sp...

Rollin' on the River

Carl Pope | Posted 08.17.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Yes, Congressman Graves, the river is managing us -- because we took away the space and resilience that gave the Missouri its capacity to manage itself. We can't afford to do away with nature, however hard you have been trying.

Gulf 'Dead Zone' This Year Predicted To Be Largest In History

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Scientists predict this year's "dead zone" of low-oxygen water in the northern Gulf of Mexico will be the largest in history – ab...

Chris Kirkham

In Historic Flooding On Mississippi River, A Missed Opportunity To Rebuild Louisiana | Chris Kirkham | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business

PLAQUEMINES PARISH, La. -- For decades, a mixture of industrial development and erosion has carved away at southern Louisiana, eliminating nearly 2,00...

Glued to the Weather Channel While the World Burns

Paul Loeb | Posted 08.06.2011 | Green
Paul Loeb

Media coverage rarely connects the unfolding cataclysms with the climate change that fuels them. We can't guarantee that any specific disaster is caused by our warming atmosphere, but considered together, they fit all the predicted models.

Residents Return To Flood-Damaged Homes In Mississippi

AP | By HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 07.30.2011 | Green

CUTOFF, Miss. -- Javier Campos returned to his neighborhood for the first time in nearly a month Monday to find the serene little enclave of fishing c...

Tornadoes, Floods Don't Pose Threat To Larger Economy, Experts Say

Associated Press | Christopher S. Rugaber and Jeannine Aversa | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The tornadoes and floods that have devastated parts of the South and Midwest have also hammered the local economies – flooding farmla...

Powerful Storms Roar Through Several States

AP | JIM SUHR | Posted 07.25.2011 | Green

ST. LOUIS — Powerful storms roared through middle America again on Wednesday, with weak tornadoes touching down in isolated spots and severe thu...

The Best Way to Destroy an Enemy

Ethan Casey | Posted 07.23.2011 | World
Ethan Casey

I hope that Pakistanis who are understandably offended by U.S. violation of Pakistan's sovereignty will keep in mind that individual Americans don't represent, nor are we necessarily well represented by, the American government.

Last Holdouts Flee As Water Nears Louisiana Town

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN | Posted 07.21.2011 | Green

BUTTE LAROSE, La. -- The final wave of holdouts has mostly packed up and left this Louisiana town as water from the swollen Atchafalaya River has inch...

Chris Kirkham

In Flood's Crosshairs, A Community Waits | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.20.2011 | Green

BUTTE LA ROSE, LA. –- The evening chorus of bullfrogs, crickets and screech owls along the waterfront has seemed louder these last few nights. Th...

Chris Kirkham

Two Towns, Divided By A River, With Drastically Different Fates | Chris Kirkham | Posted 07.18.2011 | Green

VIDALIA, La. -- Traffic has been swift for weeks along the majestic steel bridge that connects this low-lying river town to its sister city across the...

Coast Guard Reopens Part Of Swollen Mississippi River

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR and ALAN SAYRE | Posted 07.17.2011 | Green

JACKSON, Miss. — The Coast Guard reopened the swollen Mississippi River north of New Orleans on Tuesday, allowing cargo vessels on the nation's ...

Funds For Reviving the Coast Will Be Lean, Even With BP's Infusion

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

An injection of BP funds and continued spending by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may not be enough to counter decades of erosion along the Gulf, sp...

Watch: Is Climate Change To Blame For The Mississippi Floods?

Posted 07.16.2011 | Green

Debating the Cause of the Mississippi's Historic Floods ...