No cap for nitrogen: Editorial

No cap for nitrogen: Editorial By Editorial page staff, The Times-Picayune Saturday, August 07, 2010, 6:40 AM The crude oil that fouled the Gulf of Mexico captured the nation's attention this summer, but other pollutants -- nutrients washed down the Mississippi River -- arrive every year, causing a massive dead zone off Louisiana's coast. This [...]

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Dead Zone Area Extends To Lower Texas Coast

Dead Zone Area Extends To Lower Texas Coast By Texas A&M News and Information ServicesAugust 9, 2010 COLLEGE STATION, Aug. 9, 2010 – The 2010 “dead zone” area has for the first time covered areas from High Island to Port O’ Connor, says Texas A&M University oceanographer Steve DiMarco, who has just completed a research [...]

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Drilling Halt Is A Selective Moratorium

Gulf of Mexico Oil Drilling Halt Is A Selective Moratorium By by Dan Juneau, President and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and IndustryFRIDAY, 30 JULYThe economic toll from the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico is beginning to mount. On July 28, Baker Hughes, an international oilfield services company based in Houston, [...]

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Gulf Oil Spill Meets Dead Zone: What Lies Beneath

Gulf Oil Spill Meets Dead Zone: What Lies Beneath By Brenda Peterson, Huffington PostAugust 5, 2010 11:20 AM Scientists in Louisiana have just documented that the disturbing "Dead Zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, near the mouth of the Mississippi River, is one of the largest ever -- about the size of Massachusetts. Now, this [...]

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Massive ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf — but not because of the oil spill

Massive 'dead zone' in the Gulf -- but not because of the oil spill By Pete Spotts, The Christian Science MonitorAugust 2, 2010  Gulf of Mexico: A boat sits anchored in a waterway in the Atchafalaya river delta on Atchafalaya Bay in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, July 28. Patrick Semansky/AP Enlarge         [...]

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More corn for meat and ethanol, less habitat for Gulf fish

More corn for meat and ethanol, less habitat for Gulf fish By Tom Philpott, GRIST2 Aug 2010 As if the Deepwater Horizon disaster weren’t enough, this year’s dead zone is one of the largest ever.Graphic: Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium Deep in the Gulf of Mexico, plumes of dispersed oil linger, wreaking unknown damage on one of the [...]

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Oil Spill Dispersants Shifting Ecosystem Impacts in Gulf, Scientists Warn

Oil Spill Dispersants Shifting Ecosystem Impacts in Gulf, Scientists Warn By ELANA SCHOR of Greenwire, The NY Times July 30, 2010A seemingly feel-good story showed up this week on the nation's front pages and newscasts: The oil that befouled the Gulf of Mexico for 86 days is vanishing from the surface, leaving workers with little [...]

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Scientists think Gulf can recover from massive oil spill

Scientists think Gulf can recover from massive oil spill By By Cain Burdeau and Seth Borenstein, Associated Press writersSaturday, August 07, 2010The Gulf of Mexico's impressive self-cleanup makes sense given its history and makeup. The Gulf regularly absorbs environmental insults: overfishing, trawlers raking sea floors, frequent hurricanes. And then there's the dead zone, an area starved [...]

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Scientists think Gulf can recover

Scientists think Gulf can recover By By SETH BORENSTEIN and CAIN BURDEAU (AP)6 August 2010BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — Want to know the future of the oil-stained Gulf of Mexico ecosystem? Look first to its muddy, polluted past. The recent ecological history of the Gulf gives scientists reason for hope. In an extensive survey of [...]

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Uneasy feeling in gulf over next step

Uneasy feeling in gulf over next step By By Krissah Thompson and David A. Fahrenthold, WASHINGTON POSTMonday, Aug 9, 2010BURAS, LA. -- Obama administration officials promised Sunday to remain focused on the Gulf Coast -- punishing BP for the worst oil spill in U.S. history, and cleaning up what remains of the mess. But along [...]

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