June 23, 2019, 5am PDT
Climate change and channelization have made high water levels the norm along the river. But low-lying New Orleans lies in its path, and the consequences could be monumental.
June 22, 2019, 7am PDT
An algae bloom in the Gulf of Mexico has resulted in an oxygen-starved area the size of Massachusetts. Part of the problem is sewage runoff flowing south from Chicago.
April 12, 2019, 6am PDT
A plan to remake the St. Paul riverfront, and potentially revitalize the downtown office market, took its first steps forward this week.
November 28, 2018, 6am PST
The eternal battle between jurisdictions over how to control flooding along the Mississippi River continues.
July 11, 2018, 10am PDT
Plans for a sizable eco-friendly development on the site of St. Paul's Twin Cities Assembly Plant have drawn support from many, including the city's young mayor. But density opponents remain unconvinced.
May 10, 2018, 7am PDT
According a recent article in the Riverfront Times, perceptions of the Mississippi River among St. Louis residents are poor, but a collection of "river evangelists" and patient business owners are working to change that reality.
St. Louis Riverfront Times
November 8, 2017, 9am PST
New Orleans could create the largest stretch of public riverfront in the U.S., thanks to a public land swap.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 3, 2017, 11am PST
Details of a proposal to create a national park at one of the Twin Cities' region most popular destinations: the lock and dam at the Upper St. Anthony Falls, on the Mississippi River where it flows through Minneapolis.
October 19, 2016, 12pm PDT
Remember President Obama's 2009 economic stimulus program? Add another completed project to the program's successes: the restoration of the multi-modal 1874 iconic Eads Bridge connecting St. Louis and East St. Louis, Ill. over the Mississippi River.
August 8, 2016, 9am PDT
The National Park Service is bringing the sharing economy to the Mississippi River in Minnesota this month with a first of its kind kayak sharing service.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune
January 3, 2016, 5am PST
Hindsight is 20-20, but so too sometimes is the foresight of geologists. That was the case prior to the flooding that struck St. Louis this December.
July 5, 2014, 11am PDT
After a failed attempt at similarly broad land use regulations failed in 2011, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is again undertaking an outreach process to create land use regulations along 72 miles of the Mississippi River.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
January 17, 2014, 12pm PST
On a site overlooking the Mississippi River's St. Anthony Falls, where Minneapolis' first sushi bar stands, officials are planning the newest addition to the city's Central Riverfront system of parks.
April 18, 2013, 7am PDT
Chris Bentley describes the first piece of an ambitious plan to return portions of Minneapolis' Mississippi River coastline to a more natural state, and encourage public access and redevelopment in the process.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 27, 2012, 5am PST
The Mississippi River handles $7 billion in trade as one of the world's largest navigable inland waterways. A Midwestern drought has brought the river to water levels so low that they threaten to shut down shipping, reports John Schwartz.
May 25, 2011, 7am PDT
By analyzing maps and topographical information, this post from <em>Data Pointed</em> shows how the Mississippi River is likely to change course and head towards lower ground.
March 23, 2011, 6am PDT
Despite efforts to stop them, floods hammered the U.S. in the early 20th century. A now abandoned model of the Mississippi river, its tributaries and surrounding lands was built to better understand how to combat those floods.
July 6, 2009, 1pm PDT
By 2100, vast stretches of the Mississippi Delta will be lost to sea level rise, according to a recent study. More than 5,000 square miles could be lost, including much of New Orleans, researchers say.
The Christian Science Monitor
June 30, 2009, 9am PDT
Marsh loss in the Gulf region is being exacerbated beyond repair by dams along the Mississippi River, according to a recent study.
January 16, 2009, 1pm PST
Plans to redevelop a section of the Mississippi Riverfront in New Orleans have been approved and construction could begin by the end of 2009.
New Orleans Times-Picayune