Dead zone second-largest on record

Dead zone second-largest on record By RYAN S. CLARK, BEAUMONT ENTERPRISEJuly, 29, 2008Effects from Hurricane Dolly led to this summer's dead zone becoming the second-largest one on record, a scientist said today.The dead zone is 8,000 square miles, which is the size of Massachusetts, said scientist Nancy Rabalais, who is the executive professor of the [...]

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‘Dead zone’ not a record, ties for No. 2

`Dead zone' not a record, ties for No. 2 By AMY WOLD, Advocate staff writer Jul 29, 2008Louisiana isn't a record-breaker, but it does rival some of the largest low-oxygen areas measured in the Gulf of Mexico.Nancy Rabalais, executive director of the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium in Cocodrie, recently completed her yearly survey of the [...]

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Dead zone is not a record setter thanks to hurricane

Dead zone is not a record setter thanks to hurricane By NIKKI BUSKEY,Staff Writer HOUMA COURIERTuesday, July 29, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. HOUMA -- This year’s dead zone -- the area of low-to-no oxygen that settles off Louisiana’s coast every summer -- was smaller than expected because Hurricane Dolly churned the Gulf’s waters and curbed [...]

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Groups seek limits on Mississippi, Gulf pollution

Groups seek limits on Mississippi, Gulf pollution By MICHAEL J. CRUMB07.30.08, 6:00 PM ETDES MOINES, IOWA - Environmental groups in nine states petitioned the federal government on Wednesday to set and enforce pollution standards in the Mississippi River basin and the Gulf of Mexico.The petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency followed Monday's announcement that [...]

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Hurricane Dolly Helps Shrink Gulf ‘Dead Zone’

Hurricane Dolly Helps Shrink Gulf 'Dead Zone'Tuesday, July 29, 2008NEW ORLEANS -  The oxygen-starved "dead zone" that forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico is a bit smaller than predicted this year because Hurricane Dolly stirred up the water, a scientist reported Monday.There is too little oxygen to support sea life for about 8,000 [...]

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Creature feature: Dead zones vs. killer hurricanes

Creature feature: Dead zones vs. killer hurricanes By Kenneth R. Weiss3:54 PM, July 28, 2008The seasonal low-oxygen "dead zone" off the coast of Louisiana and Texas didn't live up to the forecast as the largest in history. Instead, it was merely the second largest.The reason appears to be that Hurricane Dolly swept through the area, [...]

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Researcher says Gulf dead zone bigger than ever

Researcher says Gulf dead zone bigger than everJuly 23, 2008-Houston ChronicleHOUSTON - A "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas-Louisiana coast this year is likely to be the biggest ever and last longer than ever before, with marine life affected for hundreds of miles, a scientist warned."It's definitely the worst we've seen [...]

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Record Gulf Dead Zone Is Expected

Record Gulf Dead Zone Is Expected By CORNELIA DEANJuly 16, 2008--New York TimesScientists from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium predicted that this year's summer dead zone off the Louisiana coast would be the largest ever and would threaten commercial and recreational fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. The scientists, who attributed the dead zone in [...]

2008-07-18T15:00:00+00:00July 18th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Record Gulf Dead Zone Is Expected

Scientists predict largest dead zone ever

Scientists predict largest dead zone ever By Nikki BuskeyTuesday, July 15, 2008 at 6:57 p.m. HOUMA - Louisiana scientists are once again forecasting that this year's dead zone - an expanse of low-to-no oxygen water resting off the state's coast - will be the biggest ever recorded.The LUMCON and Louisiana State University researchers are predicting [...]

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More corn seen increasing ‘dead zones’

More corn seen increasing 'dead zones' By Dennis O'BrienJuly 16, 2008Increasing corn production is expected to spawn an oxygen-starved "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico larger than anything seen in 23 years of recordkeeping - an 8,800-square-mile area, roughly the size of New Jersey - researchers said yesterday. "It's had a disastrous effect on [...]

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