Barbara Coffin, Larkin McPhee: Documentary was carefully researched

Barbara Coffin, Larkin McPhee: Documentary was carefully researched By BARBARA COFFIN and LARKIN MCPHEE, The Star Tribune, Minnesota12 October 2010 We appreciated David Mulla's commentary ("'Troubled Waters' tells only part of the water-quality story," Oct. 10) noting that our documentary tells a "powerful story about unintended pollution." However, Mulla was wrong in stating that the [...]

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Massive dead zone may be intensified by oil

Massive dead zone may be intensified by oil By by Katie Moore / Eyewitness News12 October 2010 NEW ORLEANS -- One of the greatest fears of the BP oil spill was that the oil would cause massive dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico. Right now, just off Louisiana's coast, two dead zones are in [...]

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Scientists find dead zone in Chandeleur Sound off Louisiana, Mississippi coast

Scientists find dead zone in Chandeleur Sound off Louisiana, Mississippi coast By Chris Kirkham, The Times-Picayune12 October 2010 The BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is not considered a primary cause of the Chandeleur Sound dead zone, because a similar dead zone was detected in 2008, when there was no spill. These shrimp [...]

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Environmental Writer Blames Humans for Dying Oceans

Environmental Writer Blames Humans for Dying Oceans By Faiza Elmasry, Voice of America06 October 2010 Huge swathes of the ocean are dying and environmental writer Alanna Mitchell says humans are to blame. Mitchell believes human activity is altering everything about the world's oceans, including their temperature, acidity and the life within them. Most of the [...]

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We’re Overloading the System with Nitrogen

We're Overloading the System with Nitrogen By Quest, Science for South Africa11 Oct 2010  At Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, excess nitrogen promotes algae growth, which leads to eutrophication. Over-nourished by excess nutrients including nitrogen, which drains from nearby farms, swirls of blue-free algae form. The eventual decay of the algae robs the water of oxygen, [...]

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YouTube Video on “Navigating Troubled Waters”

YouTube Video on "Navigating Troubled Waters" By UpTakeVideo October 04, 2010 Yesterday the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History showed two screenings of "Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story", a documentary which relies on undisputed scientific facts to narrate how fertilizers used by industrial agriculture make their way into the water systems and [...]

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Mary Landrieu Goes to Bat for Louisianas Wetlands

Mary Landrieu Goes to Bat for Louisianas Wetlands By Georgianne Nienaber, The Huffington PostSeptember 28, 2010  United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., today gave testimony to the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling at its open meeting in Washington, DC. Landrieu's testimony focused on the importance of a [...]

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Off-again, on-again ag film draws a crowd

Off-again, on-again ag film draws a crowd By Marlin Levison, Star Tribune3 October 2010 Mark Schultz, associate director of the Land Stewardship Project, spoke at a news conference before two showings of “Troubled Waters.” The film also will be aired at 8 p.m. Tuesday on public television.  After weeks of ruckus, a documentary on farming's [...]

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Study: Mo. River projects won’t affect ‘dead zone’

Study: Mo. River projects won't affect 'dead zone' By By CHRIS BLANK - Associated Press WriterSep. 29, 2010JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A study released Tuesday concludes that a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to dump sediment into the Missouri River while improving wildlife habitats would not significantly increase the size of the "dead zone" [...]

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Questions persist in ‘Troubled Waters’ film flap

Questions persist in 'Troubled Waters' film flap By John Croman, KARE11.com9/30/2010SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Lawmakers and citizens gave positive marks to the "Troubled Waters" documentary after viewing it Wednesday, but still had tough questions for the dean of the University of Minnesota's school of agriculture about academic freedom at the U. "I thought it was [...]

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