Minnesota farmer battles Gulf ‘dead zone’

Minnesota farmer battles Gulf 'dead zone' By John D. Sutter, CNNAugust 30, 2010  Windom, Minnesota (CNN) -- Within moments of meeting Tony Thompson, you can tell he sees the world from a different tilt. His frayed shirt pocket is stuffed so full of notes that it's ripping at the seams. Hairy eyebrows spring off his face [...]

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Deep Water Dead Zone Predicted in the Gulf

Deep Water Dead Zone Predicted in the Gulf By Jessica Marshall, Discovery NewsMon Aug 23, 2010 Patches underwater vantage in the Gulf of Mexico. Research predicts a vast oxygen-depleted zone will develop deep underwater around the spill site. Click to enlarge this image.  AP Photo/Rich Matthews The oil gusher on the Gulf seabed may be stopped, but [...]

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Gulf of Mexico’s Fish Beachings May Be Increasing Because of BP Oil Spill

Gulf of Mexico's Fish Beachings May Be Increasing Because of BP Oil Spill By Leslie Patton, Bloomberg NewsAug 22, 2010 BP Plc’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be exacerbating a natural phenomenon that causes fish, crabs, eels and shrimp to swarm the shoreline to escape oxygen-depleted sea waters. Called “jubilees” by locals [...]

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Gulf oil spill: Has it caused a new fish kill? (UPDATED)

Gulf oil spill: Has it caused a new fish kill? (UPDATED) By Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles TimesAugust 23, 2010   Louisiana state biologists Monday were investigating whether a large fish kill at the mouth of the Mississippi River was caused by oil or dispersants from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The gulf [...]

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Local watershed groups addresses ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

Local watershed groups addresses 'dead zone' in Gulf of MexicoAugust 27 2010 Many of you may have heard about this before. However, if you haven’t it is important that you understand what this means and why it’s a big deal here in Minnesota. This map shows the targeted area of a water quality project called [...]

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The Gulf Was Sick Before the Oil Spill, and How to Make it Well Again

The Gulf Was Sick Before the Oil Spill, and How to Make it Well Again By Steven Apfelbaum Chairman, Applied Ecological Services, Huffington Post24 August, 2010It's been more than four months since the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, creating the worst oil disaster in U.S. history. While the gusher has been capped, the cleanup will [...]

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Many problems linked by one theme – degradation of coastal wetlands

Many problems linked by one theme - degradation of coastal wetlands By Bob Marshall, The Times-PicayuneSunday, August 15, 2010, 5:03 AMAt first glance, three issues percolating in the local outdoor community last week had little in common. Eliot Kamenitz, The Times-PicayuneAlthough small algae blooms have been reported by fishers for several weeks, environmentalists searching for [...]

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Farms threaten Gulf, too

Farms threaten Gulf, too By By JEFF GUNDERSON McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceMonday, August 16, 2010 at 1:00 a.m. Now that the BP oil well has been plugged, it's more urgent than ever to address the Gulf Coast "dead zone." The dead zone is a huge oxygen-starved region beneath the Gulf Coast surface, caused primarily by agricultural [...]

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Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Grows as Spill Impact Is Studied

Gulf of Mexico `Dead Zone' Grows as Spill Impact Is Studied By By Leslie Patton, Bloomberg NewsThe western Gulf of Mexico, including the dead zone, will have a shrimp harvest of about 45.2 million pounds this year, 20 percent below the historical average, according to the Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Galveston. Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty [...]

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Farm runoff another threat to Gulf

Farm runoff another threat to Gulf By BY JEFF GUNDERSON, Columbia Daily Star TribuneTuesday, August 17, 2010Now that the BP oil well has been plugged, it’s more urgent than ever to address the Gulf Coast “dead zone.” The dead zone is a huge oxygen-starved region beneath the Gulf Coast surface, primarily caused by agricultural runoff [...]

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