Louisiana researchers tackle a changing Mississippi Delta

An effort to reconnect Louisiana wetlands to historical levels is taking place at Louisiana State University, where a 10,000-square-foot replica of the Mississippi Delta is now housed. Researchers are working to understand how man-made changes are impacting the Mississippi River and surrounding wetlands. Nexus Media News’ Josh Landis reports as part of our climate change series, “Peril & Promise.”

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Climate Change Along the Mississippi River

How is climate change affecting America’s heartland? In this special series from PBS Newshour Weekend, in partnership with Nexus Media News, we examine how the changing climate is impacting states along the Mississippi River. See how the region is dealing with rising waters, environmental hazards and disruption of commerce — and  how its implementing adaptation measures and solutions. We travel along the Mississippi, from Minnesota all the way down to Louisiana, to see how residents, businesses and entire communities are dealing with the effects of a warming world.

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