Working for Wetlands and Clean Water

Working for Wetlands and Clean Water By The June 24 article "Project Aims to Convert Farmland into Wetlands" was timely and promising for the nation's water quality. The Bush administration's commitment to gaining, not simply maintaining, wetlands means more habitat, improved flood control and cleaner water.Washington Post; Friday, June 29, 2007; Page A20  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/28/AR2007062802147.htmlLetter to the [...]

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2007 Preliminary Forecast of the Hypoxia Zone Size, Northern Gulf of Mexico

2007 Preliminary Forecast of the Hypoxia Zone Size, Northern Gulf of Mexico By Nina DelucaJune 2007For the whole article, please go to: /wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2007hypoxiaprediction.pdfAbstractThe prediction of the size of the hypoxic zone for July, 2007, is that it will cover 22,127 km2 (8543 mi2) of the continental shelf off Louisiana and stretch into Texas. If the area [...]

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Project Aims To Convert Farmland Into Wetlands

Project Aims To Convert Farmland Into Wetlands By Environmentalists Hoping To Make Initiative Pay OffWashington Post; Sunday, June 24, 2007; Page A03http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/23/AR2007062300611.htmlBy Peter Slevin and Kari Lydersen HENNEPIN, Ill. -- As steam rises from flat fingers of water reflecting an iron-gray sky, Donald Hey climbs to the top of an observation tower to watch a [...]

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House Panel Votes to Extend Controversial Farm Subsidies, Signaling Battle to Come

House Panel Votes to Extend Controversial Farm Subsidies, Signaling Battle to ComeWashington Post; Wednesday, June 20, 2007; Page A09http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/19/AR2007061902068.html By Dan MorganWashington Post Staff Writer Setting the stage for a contentious congressional debate over farm subsidies, a House panel voted unanimously yesterday to extend for five years the current system of payments to farmers and rejected [...]

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A Slow Demise in the Delta

A Slow Demise in the Delta By U.S. Farm Subsidies Favor Big Over Small, White Over BlackWashington Post; Wednesday, June 20, 2007; Page A01http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/19/AR2007061902193.html SHELBY, Miss. -- From 2001 to 2005, the federal government spent nearly $1.2 billion in agricultural subsidies to boost farmers' incomes and invigorate local economies in this poverty-stricken region of the [...]

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Gulf dead-zone efforts faulted

Gulf dead-zone efforts faulted By Federal mandates needed, activists sayTimes Picayune, Wednesday, June 13, 2007http://www.nola.com/timespic/stories/index.ssf?/base/library-127/1181714562218770.xml&coll=1By Chris Kirkham As federal and state officials met in New Orleans Tuesday to review new data about the Gulf of Mexico's growing "dead zone," environmental groups and scientists assailed them for slow progress in reducing the size of the oxygen-starved [...]

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EDITORIAL: Children of the corn

EDITORIAL: Children of the corn By Experts say that it will take decades of concerted action to reduce the size of the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, a huge area of low oxygen that forms off the coast of Louisiana each summer, killing bottom-dwelling species and chasing away shrimp and fish.Times Picayune, Tuesday, June 12, [...]

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Do no (more) harm

Do no (more) harm By Corn-based ethanol is the alternative fuel of choice for many politicians and investors. It's not hard to understand why.STL Today Editorial, St. Louis; 06/12/2007http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/editorialcommentary/story/73C69C348793325C862572F8000048B2?OpenDocumentEthanol's most enthusiastic backers say it promises both to reduce the nation's dependence on foreign energy sources and to provide a new market for Corn Belt farmers. [...]

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Gulf’s dead zone growing, despite pledge to control

Gulf's dead zone growing, despite pledge to control By There's more runoff depleting the oxygenThe Times-Picayune; Sunday, June 10, 2007By Chris Kirkhamhttp://www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-8/1181455005222480.xml&coll=1 Every late spring, it forms 12 miles off the Louisiana coast and lasts for months: a sprawling, lifeless band of water known as the "dead zone." Shrimp trawlers steer clear, knowing the low [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:29+00:00June 11th, 2007|News|Comments Off on Gulf’s dead zone growing, despite pledge to control

Fertilizer runoff creates ‘Dead Zone’ in Gulf

Fertilizer runoff creates 'Dead Zone' in Gulf By Gulf's dead zone persists as government drags its feetSt. Louis Post-Dispatch; June 10, 2007http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/nation/story/2C2E2B3E94714DFA862572F40067DAC4?OpenDocument By  Bill Lambrecht POST-DISPATCHWASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEFWASHINGTON — There was hope for a cure down in the Louisiana bayous even as the Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone expanded like a B-movie blob. The year was [...]

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