Midwest flooding may worsen dead zone

Midwest flooding may worsen dead zone By DEE DEE THURSTON, Managing EditorSunday, June 29, 2008, Houma CourierHOUMA -- Flooding in the Midwest is swelling the Mississippi River, sending increased water through Louisiana and into the Gulf of Mexico -- a phenomenon that has left researchers confident that their dire dead-zone predictions are right on track.Scientists [...]

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Restore wetlands, shift to prairie for energy crops

Restore wetlands, shift to prairie for energy crops By ANDREW HUGJune 29, 2008--Des Moines RegisterAfter yet another series of tragic floods in Iowa, citizens and local and state governments are evaluating how to mitigate them in the future. Experts are proposing higher, stronger levees, restrictions on construction in flood plains, buyouts of properties that flood [...]

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Nitrogen Loading Into Mississippi River To Cause Expansion Of Marine Dead Zone To 10,000 Square Miles

Nitrogen Loading Into Mississippi River To Cause Expansion Of Marine Dead Zone To 10,000 Square Miles By Vittorio Hernandez - AHN News WriterJune 26, 2008 8:56 a.m. ESTDes Moines, IA (AHN) - The marine dead zone resulting from the Midwest flooding is expected to expand to over 10,000 square miles, according to researchers from the [...]

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Our Opinion: Health of Gulf waters requires full commitment

Our Opinion: Health of Gulf waters requires full commitment By The Mississippi PressThursday, June 26, 2008When the first surge of spring flooding filled the Mississippi River, the gates at the Bonnet Carré Spillway were opened to reduce the risk of flooding in south Louisiana. There was some concern about marine life in the Mississippi Sound [...]

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Floods may yield record Gulf ‘dead zone’

Floods may yield record Gulf 'dead zone' By PERRY BEEMANJune 26, 2008Scientists predict floodwaters that decimated river cities in the Midwest also will whack the Gulf of Mexico, pushing the so-called dead zone to a record size. Researchers from Louisiana State University and the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium forecast the dead zone - an area [...]

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Editorial: Now is the time to stop the dead zone

Editorial: Now is the time to stop the dead zone By Houma Daily CourierWednesday, June 25, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. The issue: Gulf of Mexico dead zone.We suggest: Upstream solution needed.The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to grow to an unprecedented size this year because of all the flooding in the [...]

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Iowa Flooding Could Be An Act of Man, Experts Say

Iowa Flooding Could Be An Act of Man, Experts Say By WashingtonPost.com; Joel AchenbachThursday, June 19, 2008Flooding Overwhelms The MidwestResidents along the Mississippi River are experiencing the worst flooding in 15 years.As the Cedar River rose higher and higher, and as he stacked sandbags along the levee protecting downtown Cedar Falls, Kamyar Enshayan, a college [...]

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Dead Zone at its largest, set to grow Increased ethanol production hurting Gulf

Dead Zone at its largest, set to grow Increased ethanol production hurting Gulf By Scott Holley 6/24/08National Geographic called it a threat to the Gulf of Mexico's $6 billion seafood industry. Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium said it is the size of Massachusetts and growing. It is the Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The [...]

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U.S. May Free Up More Land for Corn Crops

U.S. May Free Up More Land for Corn Crops By Dan Gill for The New York TimesJune 21, 2008CHICAGO - Signs are growing that the government may allow farmers to plant crops on millions of acres of conservation land, while a chorus of voices is also pleading with Washington to cut requirements for ethanol production.Kirk [...]

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This year’s dead zone could be largest ever recorded

This year's dead zone could be largest ever recorded By WAFB Channel 9June 18, 2008 05:33 PM CDT NEW ORLEANS, LA (WAFB) - This year's dead zone, an area that has little marine life because of a lack of oxygen in the Gulf of Mexico, could become the largest one ever recorded. A growing dead [...]

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