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Perfect Storm: Climate Change, Commercial Development, and Floodplains

Photo by Ursula Ruhl, South County Times

“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.’”

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THE EVOLUTION OF ZOOS IN THE NEWS

Photo Courtesy Webster-Kirkwood Times.

Photo Courtesy Webster-Kirkwood Times.

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.

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Retired Petroleum Investment Expert Pens Daily Climate Newsletter

Photo by Diana Linsley, Webster-Kirkwood Times.

Photo by Diana Linsley, Webster-Kirkwood Times.

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.”

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NEW YEAR’S DYNAMIC DUO GO GREEN IN 2016

newyearBy Don Corrigan

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.

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A Thousand Miles For Climate Change

Photo from the back cover of Henry's book "David and the Giant Mailbox."

Photo from the back cover of Henry’s new book “David and the Giant Mailbox.”

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.”

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EXCLUSIVE: SANTA CLAUS BLASTS GLOBAL WARMING

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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.

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Inside The Historic U.N. Climate Conference In Paris

Dawn Reeves covering the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris. Photo provided by Dawn Reeves.

Dawn Reeves covering the United Nations Climate Conference in Paris. Photo provided by Dawn Reeves.

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.”

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A Mammoth Treat, Ozark Oranges

Hedge ball. Photos provided by Dan and Sharon Perry.

Hedge ball. Photos provided by Dan and Sharon Perry.

Excursion Notes by Don Corrigan…
After a great house tour in Elsah, Illinois, on Dec. 5, I took a bike ride on the river trail between Elsa, Grafton and Peres Marquette, I was almost thrown off my mount after riding over several “Ozark Oranges,” also known around these parts as hedge balls.  Do you have any hedge ball stories? They can be dangerous.

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Local Scientist Talks Paris Climate Summit Importance

Jeff DePew (right) and Julia Gabbert, former Webster University student , are pictured above. Photo provided by Jeff DePew.

Jeff DePew (right) and Julia Gabbert, former Webster University student, are pictured above. Photo provided by Jeff DePew.

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.

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Nearly Four Decades of Protecting Missouri’s Natural Resources

Above: Angel Kruzen (left), Ken Midkiff (center), and Tom Kruzen (right). Photo provided by Tom Kurzen.

Above: Angel Kruzen (left), Ken Midkiff (center), and Tom Kruzen (right). Photo provided by Tom Kruzen.

Don Corrigan talks with Tom Kruzen, recipient of the 2015 Lewis C. Green Environmental Service Award, in this edition of “Behind the Editors Curtain.” Kruzen shares some of his experiences about working to protect Missouri’s natural resources for nearly four decades.

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