Mississippi

Business, Economics and Jobs

Get ready for higher prices: Drought makes it tough for Mississippi River shipping

The persistent drought across much of the United States has another casualty, the water in the Mississippi River. One of America's primary ways for shipping commodities to markets around the world, the low water levels means smaller barges, closed stretches of the river and, eventually, higher prices for all of us.

Science, Tech & Environment

How to clean an oiled duck

Day 36: oil is still gushing into the Gulf of Mexico. We talk with Sharon Schmalz, the executive director of Wildlife Rehabilitation & Education in Houston, Texas. She helps instruct volunteers on the proper way to clean an animal covered in oil.