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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Gulf of Mexico Tropical Development Possible Next Week | Weather Underground

Gulf of Mexico Tropical Development Possible Next Week | Weather Underground: Enhanced Satellite, Surface Pressure
This tropical wave and associated cluster of thunderstorms will migrate only very slowly over Mexico's Yucatan peninsula this weekend, leading to locally heavy rainfall and flash flooding.

New Orleans Pelicans Opponents Q&A: Washington Wizards

New Orleans Pelicans Opponents Q&A: Washington Wizards: As we head towards the start of the 2015-16 season, New Orleans Pelicans fans are mostly concerned with the way the Pelicans are adjusting to a new system. While that is the most important question for the Pelicans right now, there are also 29 other teams in the NBA with questions and the answers to some will directly impact the Pelicans. With that in mind we decided to go around the league and do Q&A sessions with a blogger for each team in the league. Today we are joined by Quinten Rosborough, who writes at Hardwood Paroxysm and Bullets forever to talk Washington Wizards.

We’re totally mismanaging the Mississippi River basin — and it’s costing us - The Washington Post

We’re totally mismanaging the Mississippi River basin — and it’s costing us - The Washington Post: In a first-of-its-kind study, the American Watershed Initiative gave the Mississippi River basin, the fourth largest in the world, its first report card – and it probably won’t be going up on the fridge.

After five years of research, meetings, and symposiums — which brought together 700 people representing 400 organizations to analyze the basin’s water supply, transportation, flood control, economy, recreation, and ecosystem health – the Initiative gave the Mississippi River watershed an overall grade of D .

Mississippi madness: expat life in America's weirdest state


I was living in New York City when I decided to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. It was out in the cotton fields and cypress swamps of Holmes County, the poorest county in America’s poorest state. 'There’s no place like holmes, catch the southern spirit' announced a weather-beaten sign on the county line. It was illustrated with magnolia blossoms and perforated by shotgun blasts. The nearest neighbours were three miles away across fields and woods. The nearest supermarket was 25 miles away.