Friday, July 03, 2009

The Disappearing Mississippi Delta

This is a great example of environmental geography -- understanding the connections between natural systems and the activities of humans. I first started learning about the problems of the delta in the book The Control of Nature by John McPhee. It is one of the first environmental books I read, more than two decades ago. Now the topic is covered on one of my favorite NPR programs, Science Friday. Learn why this is happening and why it matters.

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