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2014-08-14 16:22:34

GULFPORT, Miss., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mississippi Power announced today that the Kemper County energy facility's combined cycle has been placed into commercial operation marking the facility's most significant milestone to date. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140814/136354 Putting the combined cycle unit into operation means it will be available to serve Mississippi Power customers' energy needs during the remaining summer months. "This is a major success for the...

Gulf of Mexico dead zone
2014-08-06 02:00:11

NOAA Headquarters Mapped size confirms NOAA forecast for an average-sized hypoxia zone this year NOAA- and EPA-supported scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, measuring 5,052 square miles this summer  — approximately the size of Connecticut. The measurements were taken during the 30th annual hypoxia survey cruise from July 27 to August 2. This area falls within the predicted range of 4,633 to 5,708 square miles forecast by a suite of...

2014-08-04 16:22:24

GULFPORT, Miss., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to most economically comply with new federal environmental standards and meet obligations under a settlement with the Sierra Club, Mississippi Power is planning to repower, convert to natural gas, or retire several units at plants Watson, Sweatt and Greene County. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140804/133114 Mississippi Power will no longer use coal at Plant Watson, converting its two remaining coal-fired units to...

2014-07-15 23:05:25

This year, between July 20 and July 26, the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) will take place and riders will be resting their heads in Independence as they make their way to the Mississippi River. The Best Western hotel in Independence, Iowa spokesperson states, “Our staff is eager and prepared to host riders, their families, and RAGBRAI volunteers during this internationally known event." Independence, Iowa (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Traveling by bicycle?...

2014-07-15 16:21:59

Biofuels Research: "More than 100 million acres along Mississippi and Missouri Rivers unsuitable for traditional crops but ideal for biomass" ST. LOUIS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Enterprise Holdings Foundation donated $2 million to the University of Missouri last year to establish an endowment for sustainability energy research. Today, university researchers have already achieved promising results, specifically in the field of biofuels....

2014-05-12 13:53:09

University of Texas at Austin New method -- the first physics-based look at the net effect of nitrate removal in the Mississippi network -- shows the filtering system operating at max capacity A new method of measuring the interaction of surface water and groundwater along the length of the Mississippi River network adds fresh evidence that the network's natural ability to chemically filter out nitrates is being overwhelmed. The research by hydrogeologists at The University of Texas...

Mississippi River Sediments Plentiful Enough To Rebuild Shrinking Delta
2014-04-21 12:58:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While flood-control measures have kept the Mississippi River from disrupting commerce and transportation along the waterways of southern Louisiana, they have also reduced the amount of wetland-preserving sediment flowing into the river’s delta. However, a new study published in the journal Nature Geoscience reports encouraging news: the amount of sediment contained in the river is more than enough to rebuild the Mississippi’s...

2014-04-04 23:29:03

Real Life Paddle to the Sea Tribute Lil Tug of Minneapolis St. Paul to travel the Mississippi River 2,340 Miles to the Gulf of Mexico via Kickstarter. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Lil Tug, a true tribute to the children’s book Paddle to the Sea, is about to embark on his greatest journey yet. Think Thomas the Train, but in real life. His trek begins near the Twin Cities at the Mississippi River (the fourth longest river in the world), equip with waterproof camera and GPS...

2014-03-11 23:26:45

Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Development Authority and officials from vehicle supplier GRAMMER Inc. have announced the future site of the company’s newest U.S. manufacturing operations in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Lee County, Miss. The entire project represents a total funding of $30 million over the next five years and will create up to 650 new jobs in two phases. Shannon, MI (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 GRAMMER Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of GRAMMER AG, leading supplier of...

2014-03-04 16:22:33

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The President's Budget for fiscal year 2015 (FY15) includes $4.561 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), which is offset in part by a proposal to cancel $28 million in unobligated carryover of funds previously appropriated. "The fiscal 2015 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the Administration's priorities of supporting and improving the...


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2007-03-16 18:33:29

The Blue sucker, Cycleptus elongatus, is a freshwater species of fish in the sucker family. Huge migrations of these fast, powerful fish once migrated throughout the Mississippi River basin, and spring harvests of blue sucker were a staple food for early pioneers. Blue suckers are quite rare today, mainly due to the segmentation of habitat caused by the thousands of dams that have been built in the last century. Early records indicate that this fish once reached weights of over 40 lb,...

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