Archive for June 12th, 2008

Floods and a little more

Here’s a picture that is also very haunting for those who remember the floods of 1993. It’s along with this article “Midwest Floods Swamp Homes” at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

I would also be remiss is I forgot our other favorite weather topic this year, tornadoes. This article is just typical of the weather we’re having. It’s entitled “Tornadoes, Flooding Damage Plains” at USA Today.

Okay, I had one article devoted to floods, so here’s one solely on tornadoe. This article tells you just how bad the tornadoes have been this season. It’s entitled “New Data: 2008 Tornado Season Off the Charts” by Don Shapley at the Daily Green. What a year and it’s only June.

Now, before I forget. Here’s the link to that article yesterday, “Seedfolks” by Eileen at Ecospace.


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Having lived through the 1993 flood (Does that make me old?), the flooding this year has brought back some memories. This article, which I read several years ago (and had to relocate for this blog) was the one article that still stands out today.

Mississippi and Missouri River Flood Levels Underestimated” by Kara LeBeau at the Geological Society of America. The title pretty much says it all.

This other article, “Intensified Development Raises Catastrophic Flood Risk around the U.S., Experts Say” by Andrew Bridges via the Associated Press at ENN is a much more current article that I happened to stumble upon while looking for the first article. I thought it makes good food for though.

Stay Dry!

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Kids and food

Since I’ve been trying to get my kids into gardening this summer, including the discussion of food as we do our grocery shopping on Saturday mornings, I thought I would share a couple of articles on kids and food.

The first one came out today actually, “Cookies Perch as No. 1 Snack For Kids Starts to Crumble” by Nanci Hellmich at USA Today. Yea!

Next, more good news. “Schools Trim Snacks, Stress Nutrition” by Stephanie Nano via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

On a broader note, there is a great article on a book that I’ve been trying to get a hold of for awhile now entitled “Seedfolks” over at Ecospace. Since my computer froze last time attempting to find the link to the article, I willhave to post it tomorrow.  

Finally, half way around the world is where this article “Intrepid Group Sows Seeds of Environmental Awareness Among Iraqi Youth” by Kenny Luna at Treehugger comes from.



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