Record annual rainfall in St. Louis.

Record annual rainfall in St. Louis.

Here’s a blog I’ve just discovered: Mother Nature Watch, written by, as far as I can tell, faculty at the Center for Environmental Science at St. Louis University. And an interesting post from October 7; link, quote: Today’s rainfall is bringing the St....

Back to Carbondale across a Little River.

Back to Carbondale across a Little River.

View Larger Map Kate and I visited my Mom and brother’s family in Conway, AR for a couple of days. We drove back through northeast Arkansas and Missouri’s Bootheel. The cotton harvest is in full swing there. I worked for Missouri’s Department of...

New Orleans levees, St. Louis and the COE

New Orleans levees, St. Louis and the COE

Friday the AP reported on a year-long study (update: at link’s dead, try this one) it’s done of flood prevention work in New Orleans and public perception of the hazard. They claim to have tracked a pattern of public misperception, political jockeying and...

Gulf dead zone may be here for good.

Gulf dead zone may be here for good.

Lots of press buzz today, articles here, and here. This article talks about the role of Midwestern agriculture in all this. Researchers think the zone may be with us for good now. Here’s a NOAA summary of what led up to this, with historical data and nice...

Corps of Engineers big river photos online.

Corps of Engineers big river photos online.

Big river scientists and teachers will like this new COE gallery of high-resolution photos on the St. Louis District’s website. The collection is all about boats and the built-environment, but says it’ll be expanded, and many of the images are beautiful...