Climate Change Hits the Mississippi River

Daily Beast: Here on the east coast, global climate change means earlier springs. Who can object to that? But elsewhere, the costs are harsher. For months along the Mississippi River here, the withering drought has caused record-breaking low water levels that have threatened to shut down traffic on the world’s largest navigable inland waterway. … The fact that the river has remained open for business along the critical “Middle Miss” -- the 200 miles between the Mississippi’s last dam-and-locks structure,......

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