River cleanup pioneer Chad Pregracke was named CNN’s “hero of the year.”
In the wake of the overwhelming bipartisan passage of the Waterways Resources and Reform Act in the House, Forbes lays out the case for waterways infrastructure.
A career fair in Huntington, W.Va., draws attention to the high-paying jobs to be found on the Ohio River.
Fox News on how the energy boom is expanding U.S. shipyards.
“ ‘We haven’t seen something like this since the 1970s,’ Matthew Paxton, president of the Shipbuilders Council of America said to FoxNews.com. ‘The movement of more oil has built up a real commercial shipbuilding renaissance.’ ”
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the dam that ate the waterways infrastructure budget.
The European Commission is seeking ways to tap the “unused potential of Europe’s 37,000 kilometers of inland waterways.”
“Barges are amongst the most climate-friendly and energy efficient forms of transport, but currently they only carry about 6% of European cargo each year.”
A Canadian folk duo tours the Upper Mississippi River by canoe, plays only waterfront towns – in a scaled-down version of the old showboats.
Reuters with another analysis of arbitrage and oil flows on the Mississippi.
According to a Reuters analysis, low corn stocks from last year’s drought combined with a delayed harvest for this year’s expected record crop have raised corn prices to new highs, leading to a movement of corn north to ethanol plants that are outbidding southern elevators.
If early frost doesn’t interfere with the crops, the famine-to-feast switch this fall will be the biggest in 50 years, according to Reuters.
“… archaeological work suggests prehistoric trade was already bringing goods from far and wide to sites up and down the Missouri.
‘The Missouri was the I-90 of prehistoric times. They moved up and down it,’ Harnois said.”