Sunday Aug 17
National Public Radio
Fighting (Tasty) Invasive Fish With Forks And Knives
Add kitchen knives to the list of weapons that humans are using to fight invasive species.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Stories and facts about the Mississippi River
Secretary of State Tom Schedler and The Old State Capitol Associates are proud to present "A Meandering Tale, Stories and Facts about the Mississippi River."
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Shark Attack a In a Lake?
You don't expect to be attacked by a shark in a lake, but that's what happened to this boy, who was bitten on his foot.
NOAA-, EPA-Supported Scientists Find Average But Large Gulf Dead Zone
The measurements were taken during the 30th annual hypoxia survey cruisefrom July 27 to August 2. This area falls within the predicted range of 4,633 to 5,708 square miles forecast by a suite of NOAA-sponsored models and confirms the accuracy of the models and their utility for guiding management of nutrients in the Mississippi River watershed.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Treasury Department releases interim final ruling for RESTORE Act funds
The RESTORE Act sends 80 percent of all Clean Water Act fines resulting from the Deepwater Horizon spill back to the Gulf States.
Gulf Coast oyster harvest has nose-dived in four years since BP spill
In this June 24, 2014 file photo, shucked oysters are seen at the Bourbon House Restaurant in New Orleans.
Playing Candy Crush This Morning? Didn't Think So: Opening Line
How was your game of Candy Crush on the way in this morning? Did you get the little fruit things all lined up? King Digital Entertainment plunged after hours yesterday after reporting lagging sales of the game in the second quarter, dropping as much as 26 percent, and it's not looking too healthy this morning either.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Mississippi oysters make a comeback - for a price
The Mississippi oyster industry is bouncing back from a triple whammy -- Hurricane Katrina, the BP oil disaster and the Mississippi River flood -- and is still a long way from its peak 10 years ago.
Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spill
For generations, this has been a bountiful lake for harvesting... Fisherman Randy Slavich drags a clunky metal net through an underwater oyster bed in Lake Machias, a brackish body opening into the Gulf of Mexico.
Mon Aug 11, 2014
'Dead zone' off the Gulf Coast is the size of Connecticut
This image provided by NASA shows sediments in the Gulf of Mexico taken by the Aqua satellite in Sept.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Fenstermaker's Lead Underwater Acoustic Imaging (UAI) Specialist to...
Fenstermaker's Acoustic Market Leader, Ken LaBry, is an expert panelist presenting on the use of acoustic imaging for underwater bridge inspections during the Tuesday, August 26th, session from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the upcoming SASHTO Conference.
Former Marine paddles away 2 tours in Afghanistan
A Marine has completed his trip in a canoe all the way down the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Louisiana.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Waiting game for Champ Clark Bridge following rejection of Amendment 7
Amendment 7 would've increased the state's sales tax by three-quarters-of-a-cent, generating more than $500 million a year over a decade for transportation projects.
The Washington Post
That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms, ammunition, and accessories typical to the normal function of such arms , in defense of his home, person, family and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned .
Tue Aug 05, 2014
'Dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico is the size of Connecticut
Scientists say a man-made "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico is as big as the state of Connecticut.
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Large Dead Zone Found in Gulf of Mexico
Mapped size confirms NOAA forecast for an average-sized hypoxia zone this year. NOAA- and EPA-supported scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, measuring 5,052 square miles this summer--approximately the size of the state of Connecticut.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Mississippi River reopens after barge accident
A railroad bridge is undamaged and Mississippi River traffic is moving again at Louisiana, Missouri, after barges broke free from their tow and became stuck under the bridge.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Obama attributes wildfires to climate change
President Barack Obama says a wildfire that has burned nearly 400 square miles in the north-central part of Washington state, along with blazes in other Western areas, can be attributed to climate change.