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Rivers take center stage in Europe's climate strategy

In a bid to slash carbon emissions, France's Seine River emerges as a vital player in a broader European effort to leverage waterways for freight transport.

Liz Alderman reports for The New York Times.

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Listen: Mississippi River infrastructure needs and climate change

Lock and dam infrastructure on the Mississippi River is in desperate need of improvements. But some say before that investment is made, studies should be done to determine the effect it has on climate change.

Low Mississippi River has barges running aground, farmers’ crops piling up

Low Mississippi River has barges running aground, farmers’ crops piling up

Harvest season is underway for crops such as soybeans and corn, but farmers’ yields are piling up. Near-historic low water levels on the Mississippi River are slowing down barges and driving up shipping costs.

Hurricane Ida disrupted barge industry

Hurricane Ida threw the barge industry into a tizzy along the Mississippi River

While the Mississippi River is open for commerce, the situation is far from normal, and it's unclear how long it may take to rebuild after Hurricane Ida.
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