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An Arkansas county doesn't want families to move. It's offering them up to $50,000 to buy a new home.

Mississippi County, Arkansas is offering new and existing residents up to $50,000 toward their drea…

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Droughts killed more than 12 million trees in Mississippi and no one has the money to cut them down

Timber farmers are expected to lose $96 million after droughts killed more than 12 million pine tre…

Kenneth Niemeyer   


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Cities along the Mississippi River brace for record flooding caused by snowmelt

Spring snowmelt has cities along the Mississippi River bracing for historic floods.

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US Army engineers are dredging the dwindling Mississippi River 24/7 and battling seawater creeping upstream toward New Orleans' drinking water

The Mississippi River is low, following another year of drought. This threatens the international s…

Maiya Focht,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Atmospheric river: Definition, relationship to hurricanes, potential benefits, and more FAQs answered

Atmospheric rivers are defined as rivers of water vapor in the sky. They can bring heavy rain or sn…

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Plummeting Mississippi River levels revealed a rare American lion fossil

The fossil is a rare find in Mississippi. The American lion has been extinct for approximately 11,0…

Paola Rosa-Aquino   


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A 19th-century shipwreck and human remains were uncovered as the Mississippi River recedes

Historically low water levels in the Mississippi River, a major shipping route, led to multiple dis…

Paola Rosa-Aquino   


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An 800-pound gator was caught in Mississippi and the record-breaking monster's meat was donated to soup kitchens

The behemoth alligator, measuring over 14 feet long, looks like a predator straight out of "Jurassi…

Katherine Tangalakis-Lippert   


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The US Army Corps of Engineers is dredging the Mississippi River and racing to keep the sea from contaminating drinking water

The Mississippi River is at record low levels, grounding cargo barges and threatening some towns' d…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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The US Army has been dredging the Mississippi River 24/7 for 6 months. The drought crisis that grounded barges and unearthed fossils may finally be over.

Drought along the Mississippi River may finally ease in February, ending a months-long spree of con…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Ayelet Sheffey   


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Before-and-after photos show how the Mississippi River has dropped dramatically, choking a crucial shipping corridor

Satellite images show how drought has dried the banks of the Mississippi River, exposed new land, a…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Summer heat and 'flash drought' dried up the Mississippi River, choking a crucial shipping corridor. It could devastate America's agricultural exports.

The Mississippi River is a crucial shipping artery for US agricultural exports. Its dwindling water…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Ayelet Sheffey   


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Photos show the Mississippi River is so low that it's grounding barges, disrupting the supply chain, and revealing a 19th-century shipwreck

Barges are cutting their cargo, engineers are emergency dredging, and sea water is pushing its way …

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Paola Rosa-Aquino   


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Hurricane Ida is so powerful it made the Mississippi River flow backwards

Although Hurricane Katrina also reversed the flow of the Mississippi River, the phenomenon is extre…

Morgan Keith   


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A Louisiana resident was killed when a tree fell on their house in the first death caused by Hurricane Ida

The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed that a person died when a tree fell on a house near…

Jacob Sarkisian   


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Video captures boat collision after 22 barges break loose on the Mississippi River during Hurricane Ida

"They cannot go out to try and secure them with this weather. Don't know what's in them or where th…

Kelsey Vlamis   


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