Mississippi River Archives - State of the Planet

Making Room for Rivers: A Different Approach to Flood Control

Over time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the federal engineering and construction agency, has spent over $123 billion on flood control infrastructure that hasn’t always adequately protected us. Now, with the devastation of the spring floods in the Midwest, some are calling for a new approach to flood control that makes room for our rivers.

by |June 7, 2011

Southern Louisiana’s Vanishing Act

Louisiana’s wetlands — the largest system in the United States — are shrinking at an alarming rate.

by |April 20, 2011