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The Mississippi River. Source: Pixabay

Climate Change Is Sowing Chaos Up and Down the Mississippi River

This story was produced in collaboration with PBS News Hour. Over the centuries the United States has deployed vast fortunes and an untold number of workers to divert, dam and contain the Mississippi River. The unruly waterway remains one of the greatest challenges facing the Army Corps of Engineers, which is tasked with ensuring the riverREAD MORE


The Bonnet Carré Spillway in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana. When the Mississippi River begins to flood, engineers open the gate shown above, allowing water to flow to nearby Lake Pontchartrain. Source: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

How Rain in the Midwest Devastated Oyster Farmers in the Gulf

This story was produced in collaboration with PBS News Hour. Debbie Fountain and her husband are oyster farmers in Biloxi, Mississippi. They are part of a new wave of shellfish farmers looking to feed the growing demand for seafood while also helping to preserve nature. “I feel a stewardship, you know. We’re doing something that’s renewable,”READ MORE