U of M faculty, citing academic freedom, call for investigation of Troubled Waters actions

U of M faculty, citing academic freedom, call for investigation of Troubled Waters actions By Twin Cities Daily PlanetSeptember 27, 2010After more than a week of bad press and internal and external pressure, the University of Minnesota announced last week it would be premiering the film Troubled Waters as originally planned. The film explores, among [...]

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Scientists worry Hood Canal may suffer extensive fish kills

Scientists worry Hood Canal may suffer extensive fish kills By By Craig Welch, Seattle Times environment reporter 22 September 2010  The bottom fish are at the surface once again, milling about in massive clusters along the upper reaches of Hood Canal, trying to avoid death by suffocation. The quillback rockfish, copper rockfish, ratfish, Dover sole [...]

2010-09-28T12:08:00+00:00September 28th, 2010|News|Comments Off on Scientists worry Hood Canal may suffer extensive fish kills

State officials to test latest fish kill

State officials to test latest fish kill By by Maya Rodriguez / Eyewitness News, WWLTVSeptember 21, 2010PLAQUEMINES -- Thousands of dead fish floated along Bayou Robinson on Sunday, the latest in a string of four major fish kills plaguing Plaquemines Parish. "Millions of fish, absolutely, millions," said P.J. Hahn, Plaquemines Parish Coastal Zone Management director. [...]

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Oil unlikely to have caused fish kill, La. fisheries agency says

Oil unlikely to have caused fish kill, La. fisheries agency says By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press WriterSaturday, September 18, 2010 at 4:32 p.m   NEW ORLEANS — The latest raft of bloated fish found in Plaquemines Parish probably died for the same reason as one found six days earlier — low oxygen caused by high [...]

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Troubled Waters – Troubled U

Troubled Waters - Troubled U By BY BRIAN DEVORE, LOON COMMONS, Twin Cities Daily PlanetSeptember 19, 2010When the Daily Planet revealed this week that the U of M has pulled the plug on the premiere of an important film about farming and the Mississippi River, it wasn't just another hint that corporate powers are calling [...]

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U of M dean says ‘Troubled Waters’ film ‘vilifies agriculture’

U of M dean says 'Troubled Waters' film 'vilifies agriculture' By by Stephanie Hemphill, Minnesota Public Radio September 17, 2010St. Paul, Minn. — The Dean of the University of Minnesota School of Agriculture says the premiere of a film about pollution in the Mississippi River was postponed because it "vilifies agriculture." The film, "Troubled Waters," [...]

2010-09-22T12:34:00+00:00September 22nd, 2010|News|Comments Off on U of M dean says ‘Troubled Waters’ film ‘vilifies agriculture’

Where are all of the Gulf’s heroes now?

Where are all of the Gulf's heroes now? By BY FRED GRIMM, MIAMI HERALDSEP 19, 2010Back in May, on a fishing boat touring Brenton Bay, Herald photographer Joe Rimkus and I saw those first red tendrils of oil washing into Plaquemines Parish. Blackened stands of Roseau cane seemed a harbinger of the catastrophe that would [...]

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Who pulled the plug on University of Minnesota’s

Who pulled the plug on University of Minnesota's By BY MOLLY PRIESMEYER, TWIN CITIES DAILY PLANETSeptember 15, 2010    [UPDATED 9/16/10—See box below.] Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story has been nearly four years in the making. A team of researchers, filmmakers, and scientists have been up and down the Mississippi River, knee deep in [...]

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The Dead Zone: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill versus the dead zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico – which is worse?

The Dead Zone: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill versus the dead zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico - which is worse? By By Nathaniel E. Ostrom, PRAIRIE FIRE NEWSSeptember 2010 A few weeks ago I received an e-mail message from Gabriella Belmarez, a high school student at Lamar Academy in McAllen, Texas, that inspired [...]

2017-01-17T09:22:10+00:00September 13th, 2010|News|Comments Off on The Dead Zone: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill versus the dead zone in the northern Gulf of Mexico – which is worse?

Dead zones a coastal threat

Dead zones a coastal threat By BY MIKE LEE, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 Earnie Grafton A dead zone in San Diego Bay is part of a new national assessment of coastal waters suffering from low levels of oxygen. It shows areas of hypoxia have increased rapidly over that past 30 years. Dead [...]

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