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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 [...]

2017-05-24T21:10:42+00:00 June 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Near Record Farm Pollution Found in Mississippi River

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 [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:53+00:00 June 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Less fertilizer in Illinois River good news for Gulf of Mexico

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 [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:53+00:00 June 20th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Scientists: Gulf dead zone will decrease to average level

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 [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:53+00:00 June 6th, 2016|News|Comments Off on WIDESPREAD LOSS OF OCEAN OXYGEN TO BECOME NOTICEABLE IN 2030S

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 [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:53+00:00 June 6th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Global Warming Is Starving West Coast Waters of Oxygen

Coast Guard closes Mississippi River at St. Louis

Coast Guard closes Mississippi River at St. Louis By Jacob Barker - St. Louis Post-DispatchDecember 29, 2015  Overlooking the South Harbor construction site at America's Central Port in Granite City, Ill., located on the Mississippi River south of Locks No. 27, a barge and tug and train cross paths Monday, October 24, 2011. Photo by [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:53+00:00 January 4th, 2016|News|Comments Off on Coast Guard closes Mississippi River at St. Louis

Threat from oxygen loss in oceans left off table in Paris talks

Threat from oxygen loss in oceans left off table in Paris talks By Renee Lewis for aljazeera.comDecember 11, 2015 Many know about acidification and rising sea levels from climate change; few realize the threat from oceans' oxygen loss While some effects of climate change on the oceans—including acidification and rising sea levels — are well known, its effects on oxygen levels in [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:53+00:00 December 16th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Threat from oxygen loss in oceans left off table in Paris talks

The upside-down world of the Gulf’s dead zone

The upside-down world of the Gulf's dead zone By Robynne Boyd for mnn.comDecember 10, 2015 Farming runoff turns the sea floor into a wet desert and forces species onward or upward.   Stirred up ocean sediment in the Gulf of Mexico. Adding the range of colors in the picture are nutrients like iron from soil and [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:53+00:00 December 11th, 2015|News|Comments Off on The upside-down world of the Gulf’s dead zone

EPA and Partners Launch the Nutrient Recycling Challenge

EPA and Partners Launch the Nutrient Recycling Challenge By Nancy RabalaisNovember 17, 2015 EPA has partnered with pork and dairy producers, USDA, and environmental and scientific experts to launch the Nutrient Recycling Challenge—a competition to develop affordable technologies that recycle nutrients from livestock manure. This is an opportunity to encourage those in your states and agencies [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:53+00:00 November 19th, 2015|News|Comments Off on EPA and Partners Launch the Nutrient Recycling Challenge