Solution not in sight for Gulf dead zone

Solution not in sight for Gulf dead zone By Xerxes Wilson, TheCourier27 August 2014  The Mississippi River carries pollutants into the Gulf of Mexico, creating a dead zone off Louisiana's coast.  photo by Leslie Smith, Your Ocean Consulting, LLC In the 30 years scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, it has grown [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:58+00:00August 29th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Solution not in sight for Gulf dead zone

MONDAY: Cathy Kling, Nancy Rabalais, and Eugene Turner on the Gulf’s

MONDAY: Cathy Kling, Nancy Rabalais, and Eugene Turner on the Gulf's By Frank Barnett18 August 2014Professor Cathy Kling of Iowa State University, Nancy Rabalais of the Louisiana Marine Consortium, and Professor Eugene Turner of LSU's Department of Oceanography and Coastal Sciences join the show for the first two segments to discuss the Gulf of Mexico's "Dead [...]

2014-08-22T10:30:00+00:00August 22nd, 2014|News|Comments Off on MONDAY: Cathy Kling, Nancy Rabalais, and Eugene Turner on the Gulf’s

2014 Gulf of Mexico dead zone has grown to 5,052 square miles

2014 Gulf of Mexico dead zone has grown to 5,052 square miles By Deanna Conners, EarthSky.org18 August 2014    Scientists head out to the Gulf of Mexico every summer to measure the size of the dead zone—an area with oxygen levels that are too low to support most marine life.   Scientists head out to [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:58+00:00August 21st, 2014|News|Comments Off on 2014 Gulf of Mexico dead zone has grown to 5,052 square miles

Mapping of Gulf dead zone must continue: Letter

Mapping of Gulf dead zone must continue: Letter By Doug Daigle, Letters to the Editor, NOLA.com, The Times-Picayune2 July 2014  Researchers found an above-average 5,840 square mile area with oxygen levels below 2 parts per million along Louisiana's coast in 2013, well above the 2,889 square miles measured in 2012, and above the five-year average. (Louisiana [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:58+00:00August 19th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Mapping of Gulf dead zone must continue: Letter

We can avoid another Toledo water crisis (guest column)

We can avoid another Toledo water crisis (guest column) By Lana Pollack, Detroit Free Press10 August 2014 The City of Toledo water intake crib is surrounded by algae, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in Lake Erie, about 2.5 miles off the shore of Curtice, Ohio. More tests are needed to ensure that toxins are out of [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:58+00:00August 19th, 2014|News|Comments Off on We can avoid another Toledo water crisis (guest column)

Toledo Harmful Algal Bloom Updates

Toledo Harmful Algal Bloom Updates By Christina Dierkes5 August 2014   Ohio Sea Grant Fact Sheets   10 things I should know about algal blooms Harmful Algal Blooms in Ohio Waters Dr. Jeff Reutter’s Answers to Frequently Asked Questions What is a harmful algal bloom? A harmful algal bloom (HAB) is any large increased density of [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:58+00:00August 11th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Toledo Harmful Algal Bloom Updates

Portman pushes for action

Portman pushes for action By Tom Jackson, Sandusky Register5 August 2014U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, said Monday he's pushing federal officials to use the new algal bloom measure that Portman authored and President Barack Obama signed into law a few weeks ago. Portman's Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014, [...]

2014-08-06T09:36:00+00:00August 6th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Portman pushes for action

‘Dead zone’ in the Gulf of Mexico is the size of Connecticut

'Dead zone' in the Gulf of Mexico is the size of Connecticut By MSN News5 August 2014  A shrimp boat trolls for its catch on April 19, 2011 near Middle Ground in southern Louisiana. The zone, which at about 5,000 square miles (13,000 sq km) is the second largest in the world but still smaller [...]

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Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ is the size of Connecticut

Gulf of Mexico 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut By Melodi Smith and Jason Hanna, CNN5 August 2014  A dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico has formed west of the Mississippi River delta. STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" is caused by an algae blooms that suck up oxygen Scientists first [...]

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Gulf of Mexico dead zone not shrinking as hoped, researchers find

Gulf of Mexico dead zone not shrinking as hoped, researchers find By Amy Wold, The Advocate6 August 2014  It was with mixed emotions that Nancy Rabalais and other scientists headed to the Gulf of Mexico for the annual mapping of the low-oxygen area known commonly as the “dead zone.” It was the 30th year Rabalais [...]

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