Time for action on dead zone

Time for action on dead zone By Daily CometMonday, June 22, 2009 Each year, we hear predictions about the size of the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. And after each summer, scientists tell us how big the dead zone got to be. Unfortunately, we have never gotten to the point when we hear [...]

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Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ could become one of largest recorded

Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' could become one of largest recorded By By Brant JamesJun 25, 2009 Scientists predict that the "dead zone" off the coast of Louisiana and Texas, where seasonal oxygen levels become insufficient to sustain animal life in deeper waters, could be one of the largest ever. Results of a first survey [...]

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Nutrient Delivery to the Gulf of Mexico Among Highest Measured

Nutrient Delivery to the Gulf of Mexico Among Highest Measured6/16/2009 1:33:31 PMContact Information: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Office of Communication 119 National Center Reston, VA 20192 Brent Aulenbach Phone: 770-903-9148 Jennifer LaVista Phone: 703-648-4432 Too many nutrients, which are essential for plant growth, are not necessarily a good thing. Excessive nutrients [...]

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O’Malley vows to speed rivers cleanup

O'Malley vows to speed rivers cleanup By Timothy B. WheeletMay 12, 2009; baltimoresun.com http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bay_environment/bal-te.md.bay12may12,0,2798811.story With scientists pointing to some bright spots and even a possible "tipping point" in the long-running struggle to restore the Chesapeake Bay, Gov. Martin O'Malley vowed Monday to more than double the pace of cleanup of Maryland's rivers feeding into the [...]

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Scientists: Global warming has already changed oceans

Scientists: Global warming has already changed oceans By Les Blumenthal6/09/09 Miami Heraldhttp://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics/AP/story/1089586.html WASHINGTON -- In Washington state, oysters in some areas haven't reproduced for four years, and preliminary evidence suggests that the increasing acidity of the ocean could be the cause. In the Gulf of Mexico, falling oxygen levels in the water have forced shrimp [...]

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ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION: Obama Moves to Revitalize Chesapeake Bay Restoration

ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION: Obama Moves to Revitalize Chesapeake Bay Restoration By Erik StokstadMay 29, 2009; Science Vol. 324. no.5931, pp. 1138-1139http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/324/5931/1138  With progress stalled for years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking the reins on cleaning up the largest estuaryin the United States. It's not going to be easy. Teeming with crabs and oysters, the [...]

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The Dead Zone – How Farming is Killing the Fishing Industry

The Dead Zone - How Farming is Killing the Fishing Industry By Adam ShakeMay 2009 Twilight Earth http://www.twilightearth.com/2009/05/the-dead-zone-how-farming-is-killing-the-fishing-industry/   Videos at http://www.alexandracousteau.org/videos-usa Twilight Earth is dedicated to saving the Environment through shared News, Discussion, Advocacy and Activism The Dead Zone - How Farming is Killing the Fishing Industry by Adam Shake · 2 comments Alexandra [...]

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Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone By Greenmuze StaffMay 28, 2009 http://www.greenmuze.com/nature/water/1160-gulf-of-mexico-dead-zone.html The Dead Zone at the mouth of the Mississippi in the Gulf of Mexico is directly attributed to agriculture. In fact, agriculture is a leading source of water pollution in the 10 states that border the Mississippi River. A new report - Making EQIP [...]

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Seizing a Watershed Moment

Seizing a Watershed Moment By Michelle Perez, Senior Analyst and Craig Cox, Vice President, May 2009May 27, 2009; Environmental Working GroupSource URL:http://www.ewg.org/conservation/report/EQIP-Water-Quality-Mississippi-River-States Executive Summary The Mississippi River flows more than 2,000 miles from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico and is the world’s third-largest river basin. Millions of residents get their drinking water from the [...]

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