More on the Corps and Mississippi River floods.

More on the Corps and Mississippi River floods.

I’ve just become aware of an excellent series on the Corps of Engineers and flooding recently published in the online magazine Grist. Here is the intro, with links to the other parts. The series includes an interesting interactive map showing major ongoing or...

Flooding and science literacy.

Flooding and science literacy.

Our local Jackson County Mississippi peak looms. Highway 3 at Chester, my favorite route to St. Louis, will be closed. I like this quote from a NY Times blog interview with Kamyar Enshayan, a science educator in Iowa: Q. Why did the same practices that were blamed for...

Manmade flooding on the Mississippi?

Manmade flooding on the Mississippi?

I’m back at work, alive, but only barely because I have to give up caffeine for a while. Our SIUC colleague Nicholas Pinter was quoted in an excellent article by Micheal Grunwald in TIME magazine today. Grunwald takes the US Army Corps of Engineers to task for...

Mississippi levees on a bicycle.

Mississippi levees on a bicycle.

We’ve had some beautiful clear, dry-air mornings here the past few days–which is why you’re seeing all those spectacular blue-sky aerials of the Mississippi flooding in the news. Kate had the great idea of heading over to the Mississippi levee roads...

Big news on climate change and flooding.

Big news on climate change and flooding.

Yesterday we saw a major shift in attitudes and politics regarding climate change and its effects on violent weather and flooding. From a NOAA press release, where you can find links to the full report: The U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on...