The Story of Nitrogen: A trip down the Mississippi

Everyday, Iowa’s rivers send massive loads of nitrogen through the plains of the Midwest, down the Mighty Mississippi and into the Gulf of Mexico. No, bloated fish carcasses are not surfing the waves of the Gulf. In fact, a birds-eye view of the Louisiana and Texas coasts might suggest life continues as usual. But the Northern Gulf of Mexico is in danger of slowly, silently slipping onto the list of hypoxic wastelands, bringing grave consequences for the life forms it supports — including our own.

Drought in Midwest Dries Up Hopes Around The World

When a sunken town emerges from the bottom of a lake, you know you’ve got a problem of Biblical proportions. Monument City’s reappearance symbolizes the drought, the first major drought in the Midwest since 1988, and the worst since the drought of 1956. Things are bad out there.