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American Rivers’ “10 Most Endangered” List includes 3 in Mississippi Watershed

May 18, 2011Patrick NunnallyUncategorizedComments Off on American Rivers’ “10 Most Endangered” List includes 3 in Mississippi Watershed

Plus the Mississippi itself gets a special mention because of the current flooding.

The American Rivers list got a lot of attention in the Twittersphere this week, which was part of the intent, of course.  And some astute observers noted that the list was more about politics than science.

Of course it is; American Rivers is a national advocacy group headquartered in Washington DC.  Politics is what they do.

The aftermath of the Mississippi Floods of 2011 will see a number of important and ongoing discussions, one of which will revolve around the respective roles of science and politics in managing the nation’s rivers.

Stay tuned!  We’ll be listening in and perhaps contributing to those conversations.

In the meantime, the list makes for interesting, though perhaps somewhat disheartening, reading.


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