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Old Man River's unique chemical signature

Human activity greatly impacts the natural chemistry of the largest river in North America—the Mississippi River. In a new, large-scale study, geologists at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge have identified a unique ...

dateJun 13, 2018 in Environment
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Mississippi mud may hold hope for Louisiana coast

Many studies say capturing Mississippi River sand through diversions is key to rebuilding Louisiana's vanishing coast. But a new study in the open-access journal Earth Surface Dynamics of an old levee breach, or crevasse, ...

dateJul 14, 2017 in Environment
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'Big Muddy' Missouri river needs a plan

As the Missouri River flows across the Great Plains to where it meets the Mississippi River at St. Louis, it accumulates such a large sediment load that it has earned the nickname "Big Muddy." A recent University of Illinois ...

dateJul 11, 2017 in Environment
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