USDA program seeks to cut runoff, Gulf dead zone

USDA program seeks to cut runoff, Gulf dead zone By Amy Wold, Advocate staff writer 8 November 2011Louisiana may not add a lot of nutrients to the annual low-oxygen dead zone that forms in the Gulf of Mexico every year, but the state can be part of the solution. A program started last year through [...]

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Chesapeake Bay: Hope and hurdles

Chesapeake Bay: Hope and hurdles By The Baltimore Sun7 November 2011The latest study on the health of the Chesapeake Bay has some encouraging news — offering signs that years of pollution-fighting efforts are having a positive effect. Now, it remains to be seen whether Congress is paying attention and can refrain from pulling the proverbial [...]

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Chesapeake Bay study finds progress against dead zones

Chesapeake Bay study finds progress against dead zones By Darryl Fears4 November 2011A new study of the Chesapeake Bay’s water quality offers a glimmer of hope that a major pollution-reduction effort is improving the health of the nation’s largest estuary. Researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science found [...]

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Chesapeake Bay Healing, Dead Zone Shrinking

Chesapeake Bay Healing, Dead Zone Shrinking By Environmental News Service3 November 2011 BALTIMORE, Maryland, - Efforts to heal Chesapeake Bay are working, finds new research from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science that incorporates 60 years of water quality data. Reductions in the flow of fertilizers, animal waste and [...]

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