Gulf dead zone plan stagnates

Gulf dead zone plan stagnates By Chris KirkhamThe Times-Picayune; February 28, 2008http://www.nola.com/timespic/stories/index.ssf?/base/news-10/1204180301219420.xml&coll=1 Seven years after approving a pact meant to reduce a large, lifeless band of ocean water that forms off Louisiana's coast every summer, representatives from a slew of state and federal agencies will reconvene in Chicago today amid sobering results.   The perennial [...]

2008-02-29T13:51:00+00:00February 29th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Gulf dead zone plan stagnates

Job well done, LUMCON

Job well done, LUMCON By EditorialTri-Parish Times; February 15, 2008http://www.tri-parishtimes.com/articles/2008/02/13/your_voice/editorials/322_50_ourview.txt With little fanfare, it was announced that Terrebonne Parish's Dr. Nancy Rabalais, executive director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) was chosen to receive the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography's Ruth Patrick Award.The celebration will take place in June at ASLO's meeting in [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:27+00:00February 18th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Job well done, LUMCON

LUMCON scientists frustrated with dwindling dollars for research

LUMCON scientists frustrated with dwindling dollars for research By Mike BrossetteTri-Parish Times, February 13, 2008http://www.tri-parishtimes.com/articles/2008/02/13/breaking_news/322_50_lumcompg1.txt Federal money for the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium in Cocodrie to study the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico has been dwindling rapidly, according to two scientists associated with the institute.The dead zone, or hypoxie zone, is an area [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:27+00:00February 17th, 2008|News|Comments Off on LUMCON scientists frustrated with dwindling dollars for research

Dead zone rose up from ocean two years ago, scientists say

Dead zone rose up from ocean two years ago, scientists say By Margarete MunroCanwest News Service; February 14 and February 15, 2008http://www.canada.com/theprovince/news/story.html?id=c5d0e85f-bac8-4aae-8c5a-6ae71981e99f&k=34729 Oxygen-deprived water rose up from the deep ocean two years ago, cutting a deadly swath along the Pacific Northwest coast, say scientists, who watched in awe as fish fled and crabs, sea stars [...]

2008-02-17T07:53:00+00:00February 17th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Dead zone rose up from ocean two years ago, scientists say

State helps ‘dead zone’ grow

State helps 'dead zone' grow By Philip Brasher and Pamela BroganOzarks Local News, News-Leader.com, Springfield, MO; February 11, 2008http://www.news-leader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080211/NEWS01/802110374/1007/NEWS01Study: Missouri one of 9 states whose pollution creates a huge lifeless area in Gulf of Mexico. Washington — Fertilizer from Missouri's corn boom and waste from livestock are major sources of pollution contributing to a "dead [...]

2008-02-14T08:30:00+00:00February 14th, 2008|News|Comments Off on State helps ‘dead zone’ grow

New map shows nutrient threat to coastal areas

New map shows nutrient threat to coastal areas By Program #5459 of the Earth & Sky Radio SeriesEarth&Sky; February 2008with hosts Deborah Byrd, Joel Block,Lindsay Patterson and Jorge Salazar. For full story, and to listen or download, please go to: http://www.earthsky.org/radioshows/52214/new-map-shows-nutrient-threat-to-coastal-areas In 2008, the World Resources Institute in Washington D.C. released a new map showing more [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:27+00:00February 12th, 2008|News|Comments Off on New map shows nutrient threat to coastal areas

Mindy Selman on agriculture and eutrophication

Mindy Selman on agriculture and eutrophication By Clear Voices for Science PodcastEarth&Sky; 12 February 08To listen or download please go to: http://www.earthsky.org/clear-voices/52222/mindy-selman-on-agriculture-and-eutrophication Mindy Selman is a water quality expert at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. She studies what scientists call “eutrophication” – the pollution of coastal areas from excess nutrients. Eutrophication can lead [...]

2008-02-12T10:46:00+00:00February 12th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Mindy Selman on agriculture and eutrophication

Indiana among worst contributors to Gulf ‘dead zone’

Indiana among worst contributors to Gulf 'dead zone' By WishTV8.comAssociated Press, Feb 4, 2008 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - According to the U.S. Geological Survey, Indiana is among the worst pollutors of a nearly 8,000 square-mile patch in the Gulf of Mexico. The survey says Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi represent one [...]

2008-02-11T08:42:00+00:00February 11th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Indiana among worst contributors to Gulf ‘dead zone’

Iowa helped create ‘dead zone’; should help fix it

Iowa helped create 'dead zone'; should help fix it By Marian Riggs GelbDesMoines Register; February 9, 2008http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008802090305 As shown in a recent government study and noted in Philip Brasher's article, "U.S. Study Says Iowa Among Main Gulf Polluters," Iowa ranks high among nine states whose farm runoff creates the so-called dead zone in the Gulf [...]

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Indiana among top Gulf polluters

Indiana among top Gulf polluters By Philip Brasherand Maureen Groppe, Gannett News ServiceThe Indianapolis Star, February 5, 2008http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080205/LOCAL/802050420 WASHINGTON -- Farms in Indiana and eight other states cause most of the pollution that creates a "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, a new government study says. The study by the U.S. Geological Survey also [...]

2008-02-07T07:32:00+00:00February 7th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Indiana among top Gulf polluters