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Critters

Tiger Tales

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. This is Missouri’s week for tigers, but not all the tiger tales are happy ones. Today, the St. Louis Zoo will introduce five Amur tiger cubs to the public for the first time. The Amur tiger, also known as the Siberian tiger, is one of the rarest tigers in the world. […]

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Weather

Thankfully, Homeland Security is not interested in Missouri

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. From MarketWatch, in light of today’s Hurricane Dolly landfall along the Texas/Mexican border: As Hurricane Dolly bears down on the Texas Rio Grande Valley, the chairman of the Texas Border Coalition (TBC) today protested construction of the border wall by the Department of Homeland Security during the hurricane season and […]

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Weather

Stories week of June 27

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. second update Unfortunately the Hesco barrier erected by the National Guard failed. Though I admire the tenacity of the Guard, I’m not surprised the barriers failed. Winfield is now, more or less, cut off, and many homes will, unfortunately, be damaged. How many, no one knows for sure at this time. The town […]

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Weather

Sandbagging and levee breaches

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. CNN has a summary post of the levee breaches and the state of flooding in both Illinois and Missouri, including links to videos on the levee break at Winfield. The films especially show how dangerous levee breaches can be, and why we so desperately try to prevent them. I impulsively ran out […]

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Climate Change Weather

Helping Hand

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Update Unfortunately, there was one levee outside of Winfield we couldn’t save. second update Steve Ley, one of the two men in the photograph in the post, also wrote of today’s experience. third update The Salvation Army has set up a localized fund to help flood victims in Missouri. I […]