Suffocating waters

Suffocating waters By Cecile LeBlanc, Science News for Kids29 March 2012  This map shows dead zones (red) areas where excess nutrients might allow dead zones to develop (yellow). In some parts of the world, areas that had dead zones are getting better (green). Credit: R. Diaz, et al/World Resources Institute 2011 Take a deep breath [...]

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NOAA Spring Flood Outlook and Hypoxia

NOAA Spring Flood Outlook and Hypoxia By NOAA15 March 2012Draining over 40% of the contiguous United States, precipitation patterns in the Mississippi River Basin have a impact on the delivery of nutrients to the Gulf of Mexico. High levels of these nutrients cause a large area of low-oxygen in the Gulf, known as the dead [...]

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Environmental groups sue EPA over Gulf dead zone

Environmental groups sue EPA over Gulf dead zone By David Bailey, Reuters14 March 2012 A crab, covered with oil, walks along an oil absorbent boom near roso-cane reeds at the South Pass of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, August 1, 2010.  Credit: Reuters/Patrick Semansky/Pool   In separate federal lawsuits filed Tuesday, the groups [...]

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