Diaz contributes to Ocean in Google Earth

Diaz contributes to Ocean in Google Earth By David MalmquistFebruary 10, 2009; www.vims.eduhttp://www.vims.edu/newsandevents/topstories/diaz_google_earth.php  The newest version of Google Earth contains data on marine "dead zones" contributed by Professor Robert Diaz of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. Research by Diaz and Swedish collaborator Rutger Rosenberg shows that the number of dead zones—areas of seafloor with [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:20+00:00February 20th, 2009|News|Comments Off on Diaz contributes to Ocean in Google Earth

Stamford will receive money for nitrogen reduction

Stamford will receive money for nitrogen reduction By Magdalene Perez02/16/2009; The Advocate, Norwalk, CThttp://www.stamfordadvocate.com/norwalkadvocate/news/ci_11717723 STAMFORD -- The city's wastewater authority earned a record $939,510 in nitrogen credits for 2008 under the state's credit trading program. The program requires sewage treatment facilities to buy or sell credits based on how effective they are at removing nitrogen [...]

2009-02-19T17:32:00+00:00February 19th, 2009|News|Comments Off on Stamford will receive money for nitrogen reduction

Scientists Warn of Persistent ‘Dead Zones’ in Bay, Elsewhere

Scientists Warn of Persistent 'Dead Zones' in Bay, Elsewhere By Kari LydersenFebruary 17, 2009; Washington Posthttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/02/16/AR2009021601150.html CHICAGO -- Healing low-oxygen aquatic "dead zones" in the Chesapeake Bay and hundreds of other spots worldwide will be trickier than previously imagined, leading scientists on the issue said Sunday. That's because the low oxygen levels that make it [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:20+00:00February 18th, 2009|News|Comments Off on Scientists Warn of Persistent ‘Dead Zones’ in Bay, Elsewhere

Falling crop diversity leads to dead zone

Falling crop diversity leads to dead zone By Jordan BlumFeb 12, 2009; 2theadvocate.comhttp://www.2theadvocate.com/news/39479202.html The dwindling amount of agricultural diversity along the Mississippi River basin is significantly contributing to the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” off Louisiana’s coast, according to a new LSU-led report.The study started as an LSU doctoral dissertation and ended up as an [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:22+00:00February 13th, 2009|News|Comments Off on Falling crop diversity leads to dead zone

Midwest Water Managers Travel to the Gulf of Mexico

Midwest Water Managers Travel to the Gulf of Mexico By LUMCON e-NewsletterJanuary 2009http://www.lumcon.edu/Information/news/default.asp?XMLFilename=200901090037.xml Midwest Water Managers Travel to the Gulf of Mexico Water quality managers from several midwestern states and regional offices of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gathered in Cocodrie at LUMCON (Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium) for a first-hand look at what causes the [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:22+00:00February 11th, 2009|News|Comments Off on Midwest Water Managers Travel to the Gulf of Mexico

State seeks more wetlands to fight pollution runoff

State seeks more wetlands to fight pollution runoff By Philip BrasherFebruary 8, 2009; Des Moines Registerhttp://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009902080334 Adel, Ia. - State agriculture officials think they have the solution to the pollution problems caused by water that drains off the state's farms: Drain the water faster.Shallow ponds like the one created with federal money on a Dallas [...]

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From state mines to gulf dead zone: the trail of Florida phosphate

From state mines to gulf dead zone: the trail of Florida phosphate By Craig PittmanFebruary 2, 2009; St. Petersburg Timeshttp://www.tampabay.com/news/environment/water/article972491.ece For a good example of the law of unintended consequences, look no further than the nationwide push to promote ethanol. Ten years ago, federal officials became concerned that a common gasoline additive called MTBE, which [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:22+00:00February 6th, 2009|News|Comments Off on From state mines to gulf dead zone: the trail of Florida phosphate

GreenLands-BlueWaters: Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia

GreenLands-BlueWaters: Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia By Webcast Presentation by US EPA Region 7 Water Division; Author and Presenter: Nancy RabalaisFebruary 3, 2009  http://accordent.powerstream.net/008/00136/greenlands-bluewaters/

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