Dolphins in the Louisiana Bayou Keep Dying. A Reconstruction Plan Might Make It Worse.

Rocky Kistner / HUFF POST ENVIRONMENT 5 June 2020 Freshwater diversion projects that have divided environmental advocates are intended to save the coast but may imperil dolphins. Barataria Bay is a marshy jewel in the heart of the vast Louisiana bayou. Its unparalleled natural ecosystem was once a hideout for smugglers and malcontents like Jean [...]

2020-07-06T17:29:25+00:00June 5th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Dolphins in the Louisiana Bayou Keep Dying. A Reconstruction Plan Might Make It Worse.

2020 ‘Dead Zone’ May Remain Four Times Larger than the Goal Established in 2001

Alison Satake / LSU Media Relations 3 June 2020 BATON ROUGE – A recent forecast of the size of the “Dead Zone” in the northern Gulf of Mexico for late July 2020 is that it will cover 7,769 square-miles of the bottom of the continental shelf off Louisiana and Texas. The coronavirus pandemic has had no impact [...]

2020-07-06T16:54:24+00:00June 3rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on 2020 ‘Dead Zone’ May Remain Four Times Larger than the Goal Established in 2001

Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Will Be Large This Summer, Scientists Predict

John Schwartz / The New York Times 3 June 2020 The low-oxygen zone can cause harm not just to marine life, but also to those who catch shrimp and fish for their livelihood. The “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico will be larger than usual this summer, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric [...]

2020-07-06T17:13:09+00:00June 3rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Will Be Large This Summer, Scientists Predict
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