Researchers: Dead zone formed near MRGO rock barrier

Researchers: Dead zone formed near MRGO rock barrier By Associated Press Reporting, Monday, 17 August 2009 12:10PM, WWL AM870 FM105.3A 16-mile-long "dead zone" of low-oxygen water formed this summer downstream of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet's new rock barrier, but researchers don't know why the zone formed, how long it will stay or if it [...]

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Algea blooms can lead to

Algea blooms can lead to By Katrina Styx August 17, 2009 - 12:31pm., Jordan Independent, Jordan, Minnesota  The hypoxia or “dead” zone in the Gulf of Mexico has been back in the news as scientists report this year’s area will be smaller but still a major issue for aquatic organisms in the coastal areas of [...]

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Your article in Estuaries and Coasts has been assigned to an issue

Your article in Estuaries and Coasts has been assigned to an issue By Springer <SpringerAlerts@springeronline.com>Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 5:23 PMTo: melissa.m.baustian@gmail.com          15.08.2009Visit us at springer.com      Dear Dr. Baustian, The Springer Marketing Team congratulates you on the publication of your article Seasonal Composition of Benthic Macroinfauna Exposed to Hypoxia [...]

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Earth Watch: Like it or not, corn is here to stay

Earth Watch: Like it or not, corn is here to stay By Dennis KeeneyFriday, August 14, 2009 11:06 PM CDT, Ames Tribune > NewsDrive (or bike) out of Ames in any direction during the summer, and you see field corn (not sweet corn), interspersed with soybeans. This year has been good for corn; it stands [...]

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Record Corn Crop Spells More Trouble for Gulf of Mexico Fisheries

Record Corn Crop Spells More Trouble for Gulf of Mexico Fisheries By Robert Howarth, Professor of Biology at Cornell UniversityAugust 19, 2009 02:14 PM , Huffington PostIn America we grow a lot of corn, more than any other country. Last week, the USDA announced that 87 million corn acres -- the second highest amount ever [...]

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The Bay is ripe for massive fish kill

The Bay is ripe for massive fish kill By Peter B. Lord, Journal Environment Writer 01:00 AM EDT on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, The Providence Journal Conditions in Narragansett Bay have reached a perfect storm of high temperatures, low dissolved oxygen and slack tides that could trigger another massive fish kill like the one six [...]

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Quality of water off Irish coast improves Irish Times

Quality of water off Irish coast improves Irish Times By LORNA SIGGINS, Marine Correspondent August 19, 2009WATER QUALITY in Irish coastal areas and estuaries is showing significant improvement, according to a British scientific journal. A report for the Marine Pollution Bulletin by three scientists attached to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that dissolved oxygen [...]

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Environmental groups laud EPA setting limits for nutrient runoff polluting Florida waters

Environmental groups laud EPA setting limits for nutrient runoff polluting Florida waters By MITCH STACY, Associated Press WriterAugust 21, 2009 1:13 p.m.CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Environmental groups on Friday lauded long-awaited action by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to set legal limits for farm and urban runoff polluting Florida's waterways, limits that could serve as [...]

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USDA Eyeing Targeted Program To Reduce Gulf Of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’

USDA Eyeing Targeted Program To Reduce Gulf Of Mexico 'Dead Zone' By Daily NewsFriday, August 21, 2009, InsideEPA.comThe Agriculture Department (USDA) is planning to target funds to encourage farmers in states bordering the Mississippi River to use best management practices to reduce nutrient runoff contributing to the Gulf of Mexico’s so-called dead zone, according to [...]

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Toxic Algae Contaminates U.S. Water

Toxic Algae Contaminates U.S. Water By ShellyTAug 9th, 2009, A World of Progress, Feature Algae in Big Stone Lake This is a photo I took of Big Stone Lake in Minnesota the last week of July. On the day I arrived at the campground there, the algae was floating in the water, and four days [...]

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