Forecasting ‘Dead Zone’ Conditions in the Gulf

Forecasting 'Dead Zone' Conditions in the Gulf By Ira Flatow, NPR Science Friday, interview with Dr. Nancy Rabalais, LUMCON24 June 2011 Copyright © 2011 National Public Radio®. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. IRA FLATOW, host: This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. The Gulf of [...]

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Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico getting bigger

Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico getting bigger By WLOX Editorial, WLOX, ABC 13 22 June 2011There was a story reported this week that should be alarming to all of us here along the Gulf of Mexico. Scientists say the dead zone in the Northern Gulf this year will be the largest ever. This is [...]

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Bill would give states veto power over clean water rules

Bill would give states veto power over clean water rules By James Bruggers, courier-journal.com26 June 2011 Pollution we make here in Kentucky and Indiana washes into the Ohio River, which in turn gets into the Mississippi which in turn gets into the Gulf of Mexico. There, nutrients from what we flush down the toilet, spread [...]

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Dead zone dramas come back to life

Dead zone dramas come back to life By Len Bahr, PhD*, LACOASTPOST.com17 June 2011 Drs. Rabalais and Turner pictured on a graphic produced from their survey data. Author’s note: This piece involves technical issues about gulf hypoxia and assumes that the reader has a basic understanding of the phenomenon. If you don’t fit this description [...]

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Because of climate change, fears of a Great Lakes dead zone

Because of climate change, fears of a Great Lakes dead zone By Robin Amer, WBEZ91.524 June 2011  A satellite photo shows the expanding dead zone in Lake Eerie. Some scientists fear the other Great Lakes may suffer a similar fate. (Courtesy of NASA) By end of the century, Illinois will feel like Texas. And Michigan [...]

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Flood threat passes; corps assesses response

Flood threat passes; corps assesses response By Matthew Albright, Houma Courier 23 June 2011MORGAN CITY — Levees performed as designed when the swollen Mississippi River threatened, and the worst of the flood threat has passed, the regional leader of the Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday. “The system around the Atchafalaya and the Mississippi performed [...]

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Mo. farmers working to reduce dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

Mo. farmers working to reduce dead zone in Gulf of Mexico By by Jessica Machetta, Missourinet.com (audio)23 June 2011The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration says this year’s floods will lead to a bigger than usual fish kill in the Gulf of Mexico. A University of Missouri agriculture expert says fertilizer run-off is a big contributor, [...]

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“Shocking” New Report Confirms Threats to World’s Oceans and Reefs

"Shocking" New Report Confirms Threats to World's Oceans and Reefs By By Laura Burke and Mindy Sillman, World Resources Institute22 June 2011A new report on the state of the world’s oceans is gaining considerable attention this week. The report by the International Programme on the State of the Ocean (IPSO) and the International Union for [...]

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The Mississippi, No Longer Muddy, Still a Threat

The Mississippi, No Longer Muddy, Still a Threat By Steven Solomon, Op Ed, Bloomberg News 10 June 2011Reporter Peter Heller narrates a slideshow of photographs that chronicle flooding and flood-control efforts along the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers in Louisiana. In May, Mississippi water levels rose to unprecedented heights. The Army Corps of Engineers released water [...]

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Mississippi Floods to Raise the Dead Zone in the Gulf

Mississippi Floods to Raise the Dead Zone in the Gulf By Christina Reed, Discovery News20 June 2011A record-setting dead zone is predicted to occur in the Gulf of Mexico and expected to kill bottom-dwelling fish and other marine life over a significant portion of the seafloor this summer following the rise in nutrient runoff from [...]

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