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Walking for Water

When did you last think about what your life would be like without easy access to clean water? What are you willing do to for clean water? For Sharon Day and a dedicated group of Anishaabe women, the answer is that they are willing to walk—to walk a lot—to endure the physical and financial hardships […]

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Look Out for the Ice!

As I was scraping ice off my windshield again the other morning, my mind began to wander to things like: How much would it cost to live in New Orleans for the winter? And, frozen bird shit is easier to scrape off the car than the liquid variety. I also got to thinking about ice […]

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Unintended Consequences

In 1831, Henry Shreve, a riverboat captain who was always looking for ways to make it easier to navigate the Mississippi River, saw a bottleneck on the lower Mississippi and wanted to do something about it. At Turnbull’s Bend, the river made an 18-mile meander where it connected the Mississippi to the Red River to […]

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