Nov. 19, 2016 04:15
Louisiana Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Mark Harrell is calling for state agencies to help stabilize the river’s banks....
Sept. 17, 2015 10:20
A cleanup crew from the EPA charged with the task of pumping and treating contaminated water in the abandoned Gold King Mine in southwestern Colorado accidently broke through a dam, causing it to spew three million gallons of wastewater into the Animas River....
Jan. 15, 2015 12:07
If you were walking along a certain part of North Carolina’s Neuse River this past October, you might have noticed a most unpleasant odor. The stench would have come from the approximately 200,000 dead fish laying on its shores—Atlantic menhaden, to be precise....
July 18, 2011 04:48
As the waters rise along the Mississippi River, flooding homes and destroying property from Arkansas to Louisiana, images of the devastation dominate the media. But once the waters recede, reporters rush to cover another breaking news story, leaving behind a false sense of security that the danger is over....
March 19, 2012 04:23
Minot, North Dakota. Waterbury, Vermont. Dyersburg, Tennessee. Three communities whose names you’d normally never see in the same paragraph. Last year, though, all three communities were the focus of national and even international attention, linked by a common enemy: water....
May 21, 2012 04:20
In the picturesque, mythical college town of River City, the fabled university’s new science building has been erected on a slope leading down to the river. The school is justifiably proud of its new building. Its state-of-the-art labs and classrooms are a student magnet, and the envy of other institutions....

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In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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