Kentucky said to help feed Gulf area ‘dead zone’

Kentucky said to help feed Gulf area 'dead zone' By Andy MeadJanuary 22, 2009; Lexington Herald-Leaderhttp://www.kentucky.com/news/state/story/667006.html Kentucky is a significant contributor to a large dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the keynote speaker at a weekend conference on water quality. Jon Devine, an attorney with the environmental organization Natural Resources Defense Council, [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:22+00:00January 27th, 2009|News|Comments Off on Kentucky said to help feed Gulf area ‘dead zone’

Runoff Aids Some Egyptian Fisheries, Study Says

Runoff Aids Some Egyptian Fisheries, Study Says By Andrew C. RevkinJanuary 19, 2009; The New York Timeshttp://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/20/world/africa/20nile.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=Nile&st=cse In many coastal regions, runoff from farms and sewers has caused widespread deaths of marine life. But fisheries off Egypt’s Mediterranean coast appear to be thriving from a similar nutrient-laden brew, scientists reported Monday. The fisheries had been [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:22+00:00January 22nd, 2009|News|Comments Off on Runoff Aids Some Egyptian Fisheries, Study Says

U-M aquatic ecologist Scavia named new Graham Institute director

U-M aquatic ecologist Scavia named new Graham Institute director By Media-Newswire.com01/12/2009http://media-newswire.com/release_1083701.htmlScavia, a professor of natural resources and environment and director of the Michigan Sea Grant Program, has studied the Great Lakes and other coastal ecosystems for more than three decades. He joined the U-M faculty in 2004 after serving as chief scientist for the U.S. [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:22+00:00January 13th, 2009|News|Comments Off on U-M aquatic ecologist Scavia named new Graham Institute director

Ethanol Is a Disaster, But What About Other Biofuels?

Ethanol Is a Disaster, But What About Other Biofuels? By Jenna ScatenaJanuary 12, 2009; AlterNethttp://www.alternet.org/environment/118436/ethanol_is_a_disaster,_but_what_about_other_biofuels/?page=1 In the midst of corn ethanol's failing, researchers may have found a new hope for biofuel -- just in time.  A recent television ad features an animated corn stalk saying in a nasally, child-like voice: "Ethanol decreases carbon emission by [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:22+00:00January 13th, 2009|News|Comments Off on Ethanol Is a Disaster, But What About Other Biofuels?

Study: High winds could cause dead ocean zones

Study: High winds could cause dead ocean zones By Suzanne Bohan01/11/2009; The Herald, Monterey Countyhttp://www.montereyherald.com/search/ci_11428626?IADID=Search-www.montereyherald.com-www.montereyherald.com California's winds have grown in strength in the past 30 years The specter of an ocean floor littered with dead shellfish, rock fish, sea stars and other marine life off the Oregon coast spurred Mark Snyder, a climate change expert, [...]

2009-01-12T09:02:00+00:00January 12th, 2009|News|Comments Off on Study: High winds could cause dead ocean zones