The NYT with a piece on how decades of water-hogging center-pivot irrigation has been drawing down the Central Plains aquifer. This will intensify competition for resources like Missouri River water.
A New Orleans publication argues that climate change challenges are making a single management plan for the entire Mississippi River basin more urgent than ever.
An investor columnist touts the “boring old” barge industry.
The North American oil and gas “supply shock” is loosening the global energy market.
I guess this is how government sometimes does things: First, commit $50 billion for coastal restoration; then, find out whether your assumptions are correct. Is there really enough silt coming down the Mississippi River to rebuild Louisiana’s coastline?
Reuters with another article on lobbying efforts of the shipping and barge industry on Capitol Hill, including attacks on the industry from both sides of the aisle.
It’s part of the blowback the industry is getting after the success of its efforts during last year’s drought to increase the Washington profile of waterways issues.
A recent article suggests that as many as 28,000 rivers may have “disappeared” in China over the past few decades