Hypoxia: Fact or Fiction?

Hypoxia: Fact or Fiction? By Larry Stalcup,Oct 1, 2008; Corn & Soybean Digesthttp://cornandsoybeandigest.com/ag-issues/1015_hypoxia_fact_fiction/index1.html You are being blamed for the hypoxia dead zone, even though nitrogen (N) use has not increased since 1980. The dead zone, which is said to be draining the life out of more than 8,000 sq. mi. of the Louisiana and Texas [...]

2008-10-28T13:37:00+00:00October 28th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Hypoxia: Fact or Fiction?

New

New By infoZine StaffOctober 26, 2008http://www.infozine.com/news/stories/op/storiesView/sid/31457/ Sunday, October 26, 2008 :: infoZine Staff Clean Water Act Enforcement A Key To Mitigating Pollution in Mississippi River Basin   Washington, D.C. - infoZine - Wetlands and streams in the Mississippi River Basin are at increased risk of pollution and destruction, according to a new report released today [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:22+00:00October 27th, 2008|News|Comments Off on New

ETHANOL: Producers’ financial health going ‘from bad to worse’

ETHANOL: Producers' financial health going 'from bad to worse' By Allison WinterOctober 24, 2008; Greenwire, E&E Publishing http://www.eenews.net/gw/ U.S. ethanol companies are struggling financially, with their stock prices nosediving, cash reserves dwindling and bad bets on pricey corn contracts coming due as fuel prices decline. "When you look at it from a firm-specific standpoint then [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:23+00:00October 27th, 2008|News|Comments Off on ETHANOL: Producers’ financial health going ‘from bad to worse’

Coastal Dead Zones May Benefit Some Species, Scientist Finds

Coastal Dead Zones May Benefit Some Species, Scientist FindsOctober 14, 2008; Science Dailyhttp://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/10/081014134025.htmCoastal dead zones, an increasing concern to ecologists, the fishing industry and the public, may not be as devoid of life after all. A Brown scientist has found that dead zones do indeed support marine life, and that at least one commercially valuable [...]

2008-10-20T09:23:00+00:00October 20th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Coastal Dead Zones May Benefit Some Species, Scientist Finds

Beneficial effects of Ike on dead zone dwindling

Beneficial effects of Ike on dead zone dwindling By Amy WoldOctober 8, 2008; 2theadvocate.comhttp://www.2theadvocate.com/news/30608169.html?index=1&c=ySometimes, hurricanes can do good. Hurricanes that roll through the Gulf of Mexico can raise oxygen levels in the “dead zone,” even if only temporarily helping the oxygen-starved areas.But as soon as the waters calm down, the oxygen levels go down, said [...]

2008-10-08T13:08:00+00:00October 8th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Beneficial effects of Ike on dead zone dwindling

Human culture creating water’s dead zones

Human culture creating water's dead zones By Jack Mahoney10/01/2008; Kennebec Journal; Maine It is estimated that 70 percent of the earth's surface is covered by water. Algae grow in both fresh and salt water. They are basic to the food chain of living organisms. They release vast amounts of oxygen through photosynthesis, which is necessary [...]

2008-10-06T08:32:00+00:00October 6th, 2008|News|Comments Off on Human culture creating water’s dead zones

Hurricane Ike further damages Texas’ fragile coastal ecosystem

Hurricane Ike further damages Texas' fragile coastal ecosystem By Randy Lee LoftisSeptember 17, 2008; The Dallas Morning Newshttp://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/fea/greenliving/stories/091708dntexikeeco.19d2dc7.html Hurricane Ike caused massive damage to Texas' coastal ecosystem that could take a generation to heal.  It was a violent dose of nature to a coast already hammered by decades of pollution, population growth and habitat loss. [...]

2008-10-03T13:43:00+00:00October 3rd, 2008|News|Comments Off on Hurricane Ike further damages Texas’ fragile coastal ecosystem

Tainted waters

Tainted waters By Rona CobellSeptember 28,2008; Baltimoresun.comhttp://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.rivers28sep28,0,1300510.story Despite a generation of efforts to clean up the Chesapeake, development and farming along Maryland's rivers still foul the bay BENEDICT - First of two partsWalter Boynton knows all there is to know about the Patuxent River - how to find its guts and marshes, where it shifts [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:23+00:00October 2nd, 2008|News|Comments Off on Tainted waters

Ocean “dead zones” spread, fish more at risk: study

Ocean "dead zones" spread, fish more at risk: study By Alister Doyle, Environment CorrespondentSeptember 29, 2008; Reuters UKhttp://uk.reuters.com/article/environmentNews/idUKTRE48S8FS20080929 OSLO (Reuters) - The number of polluted "dead zones" in the world's oceans is rising fast and coastal fish stocks are more vulnerable to collapse than previously feared, scientists said on Monday. The spread of "dead zones" [...]

2008-10-01T08:51:00+00:00October 1st, 2008|News|Comments Off on Ocean “dead zones” spread, fish more at risk: study