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Airplane Scans New Madrid For Geological Activity
2013-07-10 09:36:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Folks living near the Mississippi River where Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Kentucky converge should expect to see a low-flying, red-and-white Cessna today. Do not be alarmed, U.S. Geological Survey officials announced. The region, known as the New Madrid seismic zone, is of particular interest to geologists and the federal agency is using low-level flights, being performed by specially trained pilots, to detect subtle local...

2011-07-28 14:10:00

JACKSON, Miss., July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- There weren't high expectations this year for fishing off the Mississippi coast. After the deep-water Horizon oil spill and a huge influx of fresh water into the Gulf due to flooding of the Mississippi River, most saltwater anglers felt the fishing would be below average. Lucky for those fishermen, they were wrong. There have been many record catches along the Mississippi coast this year. The year started off great when Steve Atwood and his...

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2011-06-15 09:25:00

The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" is predicted to be the largest ever recorded due to extreme flooding of the Mississippi River this spring, according to a team of scientists working through the support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The scientists, from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Louisiana State University and the University of Michigan, based their forecast on Mississippi River nutrient inputs compiled annually by the US Geological Survey...

2011-06-14 15:36:00

MORGAN CITY, La., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Conrad Industries, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: CNRD.PK) provided an update today on the impact of the rising waters of the Mississippi River and the Atchafalaya River on its operations. Johnny Conrad, President and CEO stated, "On May 11, 2011 we announced the potential adverse impact on our business of the rising water levels along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers. We are happy to report that the only adverse impact to date has been the...

2011-05-19 07:10:00

As Mississippi River Flooding Heads South, Gulf Coast Fund Launches Text-to-Donate Campaign to Raise Desperately Needed Resources NEW ORLEANS, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health (http://www.gulfcoastfund.org), a community-led philanthropy in the Gulf Coast, is mobilizing in anticipation of yet another disaster. As rising floodwaters from the Mississippi River approach the region, the Fund is working with grassroots...

2011-05-11 17:00:00

MORGAN CITY, La., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Conrad Industries, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: CNRD) announced today its first quarter 2011 results and backlog, and discussed challenges presented by the rising waters of the Mississippi River and the Atchafalaya River. For the quarter ended March 31, 2011, Conrad achieved net income of $3.7 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.58 compared to net income of $1.7 million and earnings per diluted share of $0.27 during the first quarter of...

2011-05-08 19:25:00

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich., May 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Historical flooding is threatening to cover a large portion of Memphis, Tennessee over the next two weeks as the Mississippi River rises. The office of emergency management for Shelby County Tennessee has predicted flood damages could impact several hundred businesses, thousands of homes and numerous schools. The Mississippi River is predicted to crest on Thursday over forty eight feet, its highest recorded level since 1937. The swollen...

2011-03-13 23:49:00

FOX ISLAND, Wash., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hawk Exploration, (OTCM: BHWX), a diversified Oil and Gas, Gold, Silver, Lithium, and Potash exploration company, is pleased to announce BHWX has reached its total depth in the historically oil producing Arbuckle zone and early indications from its first stage targets in the Layton and Mississippi zones. Preliminary results have given a good gas showing through the Layton to the Mississippi zones and a nice oil show in the Mississippi...

2011-02-15 17:34:00

Coalition Asks U.S. Representatives to Prevent Economic Devastation in the Great Lakes CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A vote on Amendment No. 24 to House Resolution 1, put forward by Michigan Representative Dave Camp, will take place tomorrow in the U.S. House of Representatives. The amendment aims to close the shipping locks serving the Chicago Area Waterway System - the only navigable link between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. Rep Camp's amendment...

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2010-05-07 11:30:00

State and federal authorities are preparing to deal with a variety of hazards to human health as the oil sticks around in the Gulf of Mexico, according to an Associated Press special report. Threats range from runny noses and headaches to long-term risks like cancer if contaminated seafood ends up in the marketplace.  Public health agencies are monitoring air quality, drinking water supplies and seafood processing plants. "We don't know how long this spill will last or how much oil...


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