Louisiana Signs New Hypoxia Action Plan with Other Mississippi River States

Louisiana Signs New Hypoxia Action Plan with Other Mississippi River StatesLouisiana CPRA For Immediate Release: June 16, 2008Contact: Chris Macaluso(225) 342-3968chris.macaluso@la.govhttp://www.lacpra.org/index.cfm?md=newsroom&tmp=detail&articleID=97&catID=1 NEW ORLEANS -- The State of Louisiana joined the eight other states along the Mississippi River, the State of Ohio and several federal agencies in signing a revised national action plan to reduce hypoxia [...]

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Task Force Releases US Gulf Dead Zone Plan

Task Force Releases US Gulf Dead Zone Plan By Brian FordHouston ICIS News; June 16 2008http://www.icis.com/Articles/2008/06/16/9132720/task-force-releases-us-gulf-dead-zone-plan.html HOUSTON (ICIS news)--A US task force on Monday released an updated plan to reduce the size of the dead zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico, which is caused in part by fertilizer run-off in the Mississippi river. The Environmental Protection [...]

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Red tide recipe flows into Gulf

Red tide recipe flows into Gulf By Kate SpinnerSarasota Herald Tribune; June 17, 2008http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20080617/NEWS/806170475/1661 The Mississippi River carried record amounts of pollution from farms, cities and sewage plants into the Gulf of Mexico in May, leading scientists to predict a vast algae bloom that will kill sea life across a wider area than ever before [...]

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Experts predict Gulf dead zone will extend toward Texas this summer

Experts predict Gulf dead zone will extend toward Texas this summer By Emily GuevaraThe Enterprise, Beaumont, Texas; June 17 2008http://www.beaumontenterprise.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=19778974&BRD=2287&PAG=461&dept_id=512588&rfi=6 Southeast Texas fishing enthusiasts, shrimpers and others could be in for a difficult summer if a larger-than-ever "dead zone" moves into Texas waters.The Louisiana State Universities Consortium predicted that the zone, an area of low [...]

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Gulf dead zone could be largest ever

Gulf dead zone could be largest ever By Maya RodriguezEyewitness News 4WWL, WWLTV.COM; June 16, 2008http://www.wwltv.com/local/stories/wwl061608bhdeadzone.e383e85.html 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 zone in the Gulf may have a [...]

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Dead zone to expand

Dead zone to expand By Times Staff and Wire ReportsLos Angeles Times; June 13, 2008 http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-sci-briefs14-2008jun14,0,4314043.story Researchers predict a "dead zone" of oxygen-depleted waters off the Louisiana and Texas coasts could grow this summer to 10,084 square miles, making it the largest such expanse in at least 23 years.If the preliminary forecast holds, the size [...]

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Scientists Blame Corn For Growing Dead Zone

Scientists Blame Corn For Growing Dead Zone By Sarah LohmanSt.Louis Post-Dispatch, posted by Truth About Trade and Technology; June 12, 2008http://www.truthabouttrade.org/content/view/11853/54/Washington - Scientists predicting the biggest-ever "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico are blaming Midwestern corn grown for ethanol for higher levels of pollution escaping down the Mississippi River."In the past several years, there's [...]

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Shades Of Stephen King: Gulf’s Dead Zone Growing

Shades Of Stephen King: Gulf's Dead Zone Growing By Neil JohnsonThe Tampa Tribune; June 14, 2008http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/jun/14/na-shades-of-stephen-king-gulfs-dead-zone-growing/ TAMPA - Scientists expect the expanse of lifeless water in the Gulf of Mexico called the Dead Zone to be the largest since measurements began in 1990 and to cover an area the size of Massachusetts. If the prediction [...]

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Killer tornadoes and the dead zone

Killer tornadoes and the dead zone By Bob Swanson and Doyle RiceUSA Today; June 12, 2008http://blogs.usatoday.com/weather/2008/06/killer-tornadoe.html Killer tornadoes: The tragic deaths of four Boy Scouts in Iowa brings this year's tornado death toll to 118, according to the Storm Prediction Center. This makes it the deadliest year for twisters since 1998, when 132 Americans were [...]

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Gulf Dead Zone Likely to Set Record

Gulf Dead Zone Likely to Set Record By Kent GarberU.S. News & World Report; June 14, 2008http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/2008/06/12/gulf-dead-zone-likely-to-set-record.html U.S. News reports the growth and environmental impact of marine dead zones: large, oxygen-depleted swaths of water that form each summer off the U.S. coast because of fertilizer runoff and other pollutants. Among other concerns, scientists have warned [...]

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