Near Record Farm Pollution Found in Mississippi River

By Emily Cassidy - EWG AgMagJune 15, 2016Near record concentrations of farm pollution were measured flowing down the Mississippi River in May, according to a recently published report. The big river's nitrogen concentration is nearing its highest level since 1997, when record-keeping began. According to the U.S. Geological Survey the river's nitrogen concentrations have been [...]

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Less fertilizer in Illinois River good news for Gulf of Mexico

Less fertilizer in Illinois River good news for Gulf of Mexico By David Mercer - Associated PressMay 17, 2016CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - The flow of nitrates from farm fertilizer and treated wastewater into the Illinois River that contributes to a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico has fallen, a new study says. Researchers believe one [...]

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Scientists: Gulf dead zone will decrease to average level

Scientists: Gulf dead zone will decrease to average level By Jacob Batte - Daily CometJune 9, 2016Scientists project the Gulf of Mexico dead zone along Louisiana's coast that has dangerously low oxygen will decrease but still be about the size of Connecticut. Scientists from Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium deploy a water sensor called a CTD [...]

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Near Record Farm Pollution Found in Mississippi River

By Emily Cassidy | AgMag June 15, 2016 Near record concentrations of farm pollution were measured flowing down the Mississippi River in May, according to a recently published report. The big river’s nitrogen concentration is nearing its highest level since 1997, when record-keeping began. According to the U.S. Geological Survey the river’s nitrogen concentrations have been above [...]

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WIDESPREAD LOSS OF OCEAN OXYGEN TO BECOME NOTICEABLE IN 2030S

WIDESPREAD LOSS OF OCEAN OXYGEN TO BECOME NOTICEABLE IN 2030S By American Geophysical Union and the University Corporation for Atmospheric ResearchApril 27, 2016WASHINGTON, DC-A drop in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large parts of [...]

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Global Warming Is Starving West Coast Waters of Oxygen

Global Warming Is Starving West Coast Waters of Oxygen By John Upton - Climate CentralMay 02, 2016 Just west of Los Angeles, decimated populations of spiny rockfish rummage for prey among bush-like corals. Cold currents from deep valleys wash nutrients between the Channel Islands, fertilizing plants that are eaten by fish. The fish are eaten [...]

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