Nutrient pollution: Voluntary steps are failing to shrink algae blooms and dead zones

By Donald Scavia | The Conversation July 31, 2017 Summer is the season for harmful algae blooms in many U.S. lakes and bays. They occur when water bodies become overloaded with nitrogen and phosphorus from farms, water treatment plants and other sources. Warm water and lots of nutrients promote rapid growth of algae that can be toxic [...]

2017-08-17T21:03:12+00:00July 31st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Nutrient pollution: Voluntary steps are failing to shrink algae blooms and dead zones

Fertilizers, a Boon to Agriculture, Pose Growing Threat to U.S. Waterways

By Tatiana Schlossberg | The New York Times July 27, 2017 Nitrogen-based fertilizers, which came into wide use after World War II, helped prompt the agricultural revolution that has allowed the Earth to feed its seven billion people. An algae bloom caused by fertilizer runoff in Lake Erie in 2014, which was so toxic [...]

2017-08-04T13:08:45+00:00July 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Fertilizers, a Boon to Agriculture, Pose Growing Threat to U.S. Waterways

Influence of the ‘dead zone’ in gulf

By The American Press July 25, 2017 Those who catch seafood for a living are struggling with what they call the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. And it looks like the impact could be a lot closer than people think. Crabbers and shrimpers are already finding dead crabs in their traps and smaller [...]

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Dead zone affecting shrimpers in Acadiana

By Caroline Marcello | KLFY News July 21, 2017 For years fisherman have made a living off of shrimping out of the Vermilion Bay. That tradition may change due to the growing size of the dead zone out of the Gulf of Mexico. We sat down with James Nelson, assistant professor in the biology department [...]

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Walt Handelsman: Dead Zone

By Walt Handlesman / The Advocate July 17, 2017 Source: http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/opinion/article_493b9c86-6b2c-11e7-94b0-a3e2f289d07f.html

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Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ expected to be largest ever; Louisiana to ‘bear the burden’ of its effects

By Steve Hardy / The Advocate July 16, 2017 Four generations of the Olander family have shrimped the coast of Louisiana, but now Thomas Olander, chairman of the Louisiana Shrimp Association, is trying to convince his own son to get out of the family business while he's still young as the Mississippi River spews poison [...]

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