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“How high’s the water, mama?” Johnny Cash sang in 1974. The scary answer: “Five feet and risin.’”
The late, great Cash should have seen our flooding Meramec River, between Kirkwood and Fenton, earlier this month. He could have easily sang, “43 feet and risin.’”
by Don Corrigan (Webster-Kirkwood Times)
I used to think that zoos were a place to get away from it all; a refuge from all the madness outside the zoo walls; a quiet place on a warm weekday afternoon to contemplate, while watching animals sun themselves.
Maybe this was actually in another lifetime, before my reincarnation as a news guy. Zoos seem to be in the middle of everything now — making headlines, filling the blogosphere.
Carl Campbell, retired petroleum investment advisor, spends every morning searching for climate and environmental information. By early afternoon, he releases an analysis on his most important finds in a daily newsletter called “Carl’s Climate Letters.”
The Baby New Year and old Father Time were walking up North Grand Avenue right before New Year’s Eve. I caught up with them as they were checking things out by the Fox Theatre, across the street by Best Steak House.
David Henry walked 1,000 miles to talk with strangers about climate change. He braved rainy weather conditions, difficult roadways, and dodged texting drivers.
Henry talks with Don Corrigan about his journey across part of the U.S. on this edition of “Behind the Editor’s Curtain.”
By Don Corrigan
Just days before Santa Claus launches his sleigh for the 2015 worldwide, whirlwind Christmas gift tour, the less-than jolly fat man blasted man-made global warming. He said climate change threatens the future of his work at the holidays and he predicted that Christmas as we know it could end before 2020.
Environmental Reporter Dawn Reeves, based in Washington D.C. with the Inside EPA subscriber news service, reports back from the Paris Climate Change Summit. Reeves shares insights from the conference and explains elements of the agreement reached by countries attending the conference with Don Corrigan on this week’s edition of “Behind the Editor’s Curtain.”
Jeff DePew, a wetland and climate change scientist, talks to Don Corrigan about his viewpoints, thoughts, and opinions on the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Paris on this week’s “Behind The Editor’s Curtain” podcast.