Topic: Mississippi River
President Obama wants to ship Guantanamo Bay detainees to a rural Illinois state prison. Why are locals welcoming the detainees?
02/17/2010 04:54 pm
Environmentalists express opposition to a federal plan developed this week to keep invasive Asian carp out of the Great Lakes.
02/13/2010 09:18 am
A congressional hearing this week on Asian carp in the Great Lakes region raises scientific questions and political difficulties. What are the best ways to prevent invasive fish from proliferating, and what would be the economic impact of blocking their passage from the Mississippi River?
02/10/2010 04:46 pm
On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court ruled that it will not force Illinois to shut locks that other states say could allow invasive Asian carp into Lake Michigan. Hours later, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced that they had found Asian carp DNA in Lake Michigan.
01/19/2010 06:47 pm
Scientists predict a Haiti-magnitude earthquake along the New Madrid fault during the next 50 years. The fault runs under the Mississippi Delta, one of the poorest parts of the US.
01/17/2010 03:10 pm
It helps feed a hungry world, but it's worse than CO2.
01/12/2010 09:58 am
The Obama administration announced Tuesday that it is backing Illinois in a lawsuit over how to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Officials in Michigan, who brought the lawsuit, claim that Obama is favoring his home state.
01/06/2010 07:48 pm
Minnesota and Ohio joined Michigan in its lawsuit to close an Illinois canal connecting a tributary of the Mississippi River to Lake Michigan. The states say the invasion of Asian carp through the canal could destroy the Great Lakes ecosystem.
12/29/2009 07:44 pm
Companies and activists are partnering on environmental, health, and other issues. Labor initiatives are more problematic.
12/28/2009 12:30 pm
Environmentalists and neighboring states say Illinois mishandled the Asian carp invasion, which threatens a water system’s natural food chain. A multi-agency task force that includes the US Army Corps of Engineers is looking at ways to protect the Great Lakes.
12/23/2009 01:51 pm