Black and indigenous organizers from across the Mississippi River basin called to grant the river legal standing at a summit in late May. It’s part of a nascent movement that has won meaningful success abroad and is picking up steam in the U.S., with far-reaching implications.
The outcome of Sackett v. EPA could roll back the federal government’s authority to regulate wetlands.
The black carp, one of four invasive species of carp in North America, has made it into the Mississippi River basin.
Local officials want to reassure residents about their drinking water, even amid questions about health risks and who will pay to clean up the contamination.
As increased rainfall strains aging infrastructure, residents along the Mississippi River ask the same question: Do we pack up and move out?
As silver carp draw most attention, more than two dozen other invasive species inch closer to the Mississippi River Basin.