Hurricane Hanna shrinks Gulf of Mexico dead zone

Deanna Conners / EarthSky 26 August 2020 Thanks to July’s Hurricane Hanna, the Gulf of Mexico’s dead zone is much smaller this summer than usual. Researchers say the storm stirred up the area of low-oxygen water. This week’s Tropical Storm Marco and Hurricane Laura – currently causing havoc in the Gulf – are likely further disrupting the Gulf’s 2020 dead zone. [...]

2022-11-12T01:39:58+00:00August 26th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Hurricane Hanna shrinks Gulf of Mexico dead zone

Some great news: annual Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ 3rd-smallest on record

Tyler Sebree / WSFA 12 News 14 August 2020 In a year with a whole bunch going on across the country, many of us are trying to find some positive news. While that may be easier said than done, there is some phenomenal news coming from the Gulf of Mexico this summer! The National Oceanic and [...]

2022-11-14T19:19:46+00:00August 14th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Some great news: annual Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ 3rd-smallest on record

‘Extremely active’ 2020 hurricane season could see 25 named storms: NOAA

Mark Schleifstein / NOLA.com 6 August 2020 Federal climate scientists have upped their forecast for the 2020 hurricane season to “extremely active,” and predict there will be as many as 25 named storms by the end of November. It’s only the third time that forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have tagged a [...]

2020-10-25T12:39:26+00:00August 6th, 2020|News|Comments Off on ‘Extremely active’ 2020 hurricane season could see 25 named storms: NOAA

WHY A “SMALLER THAN EXPECTED” DEAD ZONE ISN’T GOOD NEWS

Nina Pullano / Inverse.com 6 August 2020 Annual summer hypoxia points to global trends. GIVEN A CLIMATE'S CURRENT (AND ACCELERATING) STATE, it has become unremarkable to see environmental reports peppered with superlatives: the hottest decade in the books, a record-setting ice melt. What we don't see as frequently are temperate reports like the one National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [...]

2020-10-25T15:36:52+00:00August 6th, 2020|News|Comments Off on WHY A “SMALLER THAN EXPECTED” DEAD ZONE ISN’T GOOD NEWS

This year’s ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf is the 3rd smallest yet. We have Hurricane Hanna to thank.

Mark Schleifstein / NOLA.com 4 August 2020 The 2020 summer low-oxygen "dead zone" along the Louisiana Gulf coastline covered only 2,117 square miles, an area just a bit larger than the state of Rhode Island and the third-smallest dead zone since mapping began in 1985, according to researchers with the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium and [...]

2020-10-25T15:31:29+00:00August 4th, 2020|News|Comments Off on This year’s ‘dead zone’ in the Gulf is the 3rd smallest yet. We have Hurricane Hanna to thank.

THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN FOOD: A DISCUSSION BETWEEN LAND AND SEA

Paul Greenberg, David Brandt and Lance Nacio / Successful Farming 4 August 2020 If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, goes the saying. Pre-2020, many people who produce this nation’s food might have argued that American agriculture and seafood was anything but broke. On land, the efficient American farmer grows more calories per person than [...]

2020-10-25T12:44:04+00:00August 4th, 2020|News|Comments Off on THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN FOOD: A DISCUSSION BETWEEN LAND AND SEA

Smaller-than-expected Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ measured

NOAA News 4 August 2020   NOAA-supported scientists have determined this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”— an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life — is approximately 2,116 square miles, or equivalent to 1.4 million acres of habitat potentially unavailable to fish and bottom species. The measured size of [...]

2022-11-12T02:26:36+00:00August 4th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Smaller-than-expected Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ measured
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