Dead Serious

Dead Serious By Sarah C. WilliamsSCIENCE NEWS Online; Week of Dec. 22, 2007; Vol. 172, No. 25/26 , p. 395 http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20071222/bob10.asp Experts worry about lack of progress in efforts to reduce lifeless zone in the Gulf of Mexico The water that tumbles out of the Mississippi River into the salty Gulf of Mexico has traveled [...]

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400-Plus Coastal Zones Are Dying

400-Plus Coastal Zones Are Dying By Dan ShapleyThe Daily Green; January 9, 2008http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/eutrophic-hypoxic47010708 The world is getting familiar with the carbon cycle and how pumping carbon that's been buried for millions of years into the atmosphere causes some global problems. Well, get ready to learn about nitrogen. Like carbon, the nitrogen cycle is all out [...]

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LSU, Ohio State team up in quest to save wetlands

LSU, Ohio State team up in quest to save wetlands By John PopeTimes-Picayune; January 6, 2008http://www.nola.com/timespic/stories/index.ssf?/base/news-9/1199601173212120.xml&coll=1 The solution to restoring Louisiana's coastline and revitalizing the Gulf of Mexico starts on farms in Ohio and other Midwestern states.   That's the operating principle behind a 4 1/2-year-old partnership between Louisiana State and Ohio State universities -- [...]

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Gulf Dead Zone Grows With Ethanol Demand

Gulf Dead Zone Grows With Ethanol Demand By Roddy ScheerMSNBC, January 2, 2008Scientists believe that an oxygen-depleted “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is growing rapidly as a result of Americans’ increasing appetite for ethanol, a carbon-neutral biofuel derived from corn that can be used as a gasoline additive or as E85, a gasoline [...]

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Dead zone in Gulf due to increased fertilizer runoff

Dead zone in Gulf due to increased fertilizer runoff By Megan Campbellkeyetv.com; January 2, 2008http://www.keyetv.com/content/news/topnews/story.aspx?content_id=5ee027d3-53ad-415c-9717-7334a1964d50Being green may sound like a good idea for our environment, but what if it came with a price?Scientists in Central Texas are investigating a growing problem threatening the marine life of our Gulf Coast. Ask anyone about the price of [...]

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Editorial: Guarding the Gulf

Editorial: Guarding the GulfHouston Chronicle, Jan 1, 2008http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/5417277.html Copyright 2008 Houston Chronicle The Gulf of Mexico is one of the richest fisheries in the world and a source of sport and recreation for millions of residents of five states stretching from Brownsville to Key West. That watery treasure is also under attack from a number [...]

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Corn and water

Corn and water By EditorialThe News & Observer, January 2, 2008http://www.newsobserver.com/opinion/editorials/story/855252.html It's becoming clear that America's quest for cleaner fuels and energy independence won't be short or simple. The latest complication, surfacing from beneath the Gulf of Mexico, holds a message for North Carolina and its environmentally sensitive coastal waters. It also sounds a cautionary [...]

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