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The greatest river in North America begins in Minnesota. But our pristine stretch of the Mississippi faces mounting environmental threats. By Josephine Marcotty – Star Tribune – October 2, 2016 – Video The mating dance of the hex mayflies drew John … Continue reading

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No one ever anticipated that the Mississippi River would run out of water.  It hasn’t, but water levels continue to drop.  While the eyes of the nation are focused on the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy, another crises— the drought … Continue reading

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“There is no food security without water security” – United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization Director    General José Graziano da Silva 2012 was supposed to be a record year for agriculture in America’s heartland.  But not a year of record … Continue reading

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How to Kill Off the Gulf’s Dead-Zone Zombie By Joe Fargione – TNC Cool Green Science Blog – August 10, 2011 Like sequels to a bad zombie movie, the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico keeps coming back every summer. … Continue reading

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Last week I had the privilege of attending the Mississippi River States Meeting for the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL).  The organization was created in 1996 for the purpose of providing environmentally progressive legislators with an opportunity to coordinate … Continue reading

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