Report: Dolly Aerated Gulf Dead Zone

Report: Dolly Aerated Gulf Dead ZoneWeekly News Summary For August 11 - August 17, 2008:It sounds like the script of a low budget Frankenstein movie: well-meaning scientists create a monster which leaves a “Dead Zone” in its wake until howling winds of a storm come to the rescue. Returning from the Gulf of Mexico to [...]

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LETTER: Ethanol and the Dead Zone

LETTER: Ethanol and the Dead ZoneAugust 6, 2008 To the Editor:Related Editorial: Death in the Gulf of Mexico (August 4, 2008) Re “Death in the Gulf of Mexico” (editorial, Aug. 4):The dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, caused by agricultural, sewage and industrial runoff, is expected to grow just as the Environmental Protection Agency [...]

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Gulf Dead Zone Escapes Record for Now

Gulf Dead Zone Escapes Record for Now By Robert MorleyAugust 5, 2008--From theTrumpet.com« Jellyfish, known to thrive in damaged environments, are thriving throughout the world’s oceans.(Jose Luis Roca/AFP/Getty Images) The “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico escaped setting a new size record this year. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the [...]

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Global Warming Did It! Well, Maybe Not.

Global Warming Did It! Well, Maybe Not. By Joel Achenbach, The WASHINGTON POSTSunday, August 3, 2008; Page B01 We're heading into the heart of hurricane season, and any day now, a storm will barrel toward the United States, inspiring all the TV weather reporters to find a beach where they can lash themselves to a [...]

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Federal and state agencies must find ways to control fertilizer runoff feeding Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone.

Federal and state agencies must find ways to control fertilizer runoff feeding Gulf of Mexico's dead zone.Aug. 4, 2008, 11:01PMAs Tropical Storm Eduard moves toward the Upper Texas coast, it is providing a little-noticed service. In churning the normally languid summertime coastal waters, it is curbing the spread of an 8,000-square-mile dead zone.The zone, first [...]

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Join fight against dead zones

Join fight against dead zones By THE DAILY ADVERTISER, LAFAYETTE, LAAUGUST 3, 2008Louisiana has new allies in its fight against recurring dead zones in the Gulf. Environmental groups in nine states have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to establish and enforce pollution standards in the Mississippi River basin and the Gulf of Mexico.The petition [...]

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EDITORIAL: Death in the Gulf of Mexico

EDITORIAL: Death in the Gulf of Mexico By New York TimesAugust 4, 2008Every year for the past couple of decades, scientists have tried to estimate the size of the dead zone that forms where the Mississippi River enters the Gulf of Mexico. Some years it is several times as large as Lake Pontchartrain. Last year [...]

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Floods strip soil from Midwest fields–Environmentalists, farmers at odds

Floods strip soil from Midwest fields--Environmentalists, farmers at odds By DEANNA MARTIN  ASSOCIATED PRESSJULY 28, 2008Jim Lankford stood in his field of corn that was damaged by the June flooding in Martinsville, Ind. In some places on his farm, silt is piled up like sand dunes and uprooted trees still litter cornfields more than [...]

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Groups seek limits on Mississippi River pollution

Groups seek limits on Mississippi River pollution By MICHAEL J. CRUMB, Associated Press WriterThu, Jul. 31, 2008Environmental groups in nine states have petitioned the federal government 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 the [...]

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A ‘Dead Zone’ in The Gulf of Mexico–Scientists Say Area That Cannot Support Some Marine Life Is Near Record Size

A 'Dead Zone' in The Gulf of Mexico--Scientists Say Area That Cannot Support Some Marine Life Is Near Record Size By Joel Achenbach, Washington Post Staff WriterThursday, July 31, 2008; A02The "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, an area on the seabed with too little oxygen to support fish, shrimp, crabs and other forms [...]

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