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News Release: USDA invests 0 million to improve water quality in Mississippi River Basin

News Release: USDA invests $30 million to improve water quality in Mississippi River Basin By Press Release - see contact information in article belowNovember 6, 2015 73 projects will help farmers, ranchers target conservation in high-priority watersheds Contact:  Sarah Haymaker  202-205-9064 WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2015 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA’s Natural Resources [...]

2015-11-06T09:04:00+00:00 November 6th, 2015|News|Comments Off on News Release: USDA invests 0 million to improve water quality in Mississippi River Basin

‘Dead Zone’ researcher asked to step down as marine lab director

'Dead Zone' researcher asked to step down as marine lab director By By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune November 2, 2015 Nancy Rabalais, the marine ecologist whose research has outlined the devastating effects of the annual low-oxygen "Dead Zone" in the Gulf of Mexico, has been asked to step down after 10 years as executive [...]

2015-11-04T09:20:00+00:00 November 4th, 2015|News|Comments Off on ‘Dead Zone’ researcher asked to step down as marine lab director

.9 Million Available in Cooperative Agreement for Coastal Research Program

$1.9 Million Available in Cooperative Agreement for Coastal Research Program By MYRA TUGADE - Targeted News ServiceOctober 27, 2015WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has announced that it expects to award up to 13 cooperative agreements for the Northern Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Hypoxia Assessment Program and Coastal Hypoxia Research Program. The estimated [...]

2015-10-27T14:43:00+00:00 October 27th, 2015|News|Comments Off on .9 Million Available in Cooperative Agreement for Coastal Research Program

Were totally mismanaging the Mississippi River basin and its costing us

Were totally mismanaging the Mississippi River basin and its costing us By Ryan Schuessler (Washington Post)October 16, 2015 LaGrange, Mo., suffered flooding on April 20, 2013, when the Mississippi River was at or near crest at several places between the Quad Cities and near St. Louis. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Public Safety) In a first-of-its-kind [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:53+00:00 October 20th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Were totally mismanaging the Mississippi River basin and its costing us

‘Report Card’ Gives Mississippi River Basin a D+

'Report Card' Gives Mississippi River Basin a D+ By Jim Salter, Associated PressOctober 14, 2015A report card is out on the Mississippi River basin, and the grade is not good: a D+, with an aging transportation infrastructure topping the list of concerns. The report by America's Watershed Initiative, released Wednesday in St. Louis, assesses categories [...]

2015-10-15T07:53:00+00:00 October 15th, 2015|News|Comments Off on ‘Report Card’ Gives Mississippi River Basin a D+

Mississippi River Basin Earns D+ From Americas Watershed Initiative

Mississippi River Basin Earns D+ From Americas Watershed Initiative By CBS LocalOctober 14, 2015 ST. LOUIS (AP) A report card is out on the Mississippi River basin, and the grade is not good: a D+, with the rivers aging transportation infrastructure topping the list of concerns. Americas Watershed Initiative on Wednesday released details of its [...]

2015-10-15T07:46:00+00:00 October 15th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Mississippi River Basin Earns D+ From Americas Watershed Initiative

Dolphins Aid with Gulf Conservation

Dolphins Aid with Gulf Conservation By Nick Janzen, wrkf.orgOctober 9, 2015 Two dolphins swim off the coast of Grand Isle in the Gulf of Mexico. JUDY PALERMO | THE INDIANAPOLIS ZOO The Dead Zone. It sounds ominous, mysterious. "So its a phenomenon that, to my understanding, didnt even really exist before the 1970s, but is [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:53+00:00 October 15th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Dolphins Aid with Gulf Conservation

It’s Something in the Water: Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Bigger than Usual and Pressure Builds to Do Something About It

It's Something in the Water: Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Bigger than Usual and Pressure Builds to Do Something About It By Tulane WaterWays Staff - the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and PolicyAugust 7, 2015Beaujolais Nouveau, swallows to Capistrano, and a massive hypoxic “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. There things we [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:54+00:00 August 11th, 2015|News|Comments Off on It’s Something in the Water: Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Bigger than Usual and Pressure Builds to Do Something About It

Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Largest Since 2002

Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Largest Since 2002 By JoAnna Wendel, Staff Writer, EOSAugust 6, 2015Downpours in June drove nutrients into the Mississippi River that ultimately deprived a much larger portion of the Gulf of oxygen than had been expected.     Springtime river discharges into the northern Gulf of Mexico carry sediment-laden water, resembling creamy [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:54+00:00 August 11th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Largest Since 2002

2015 Gulf ‘dead zone’ larger than Connecticut, Rhode Island combined

2015 Gulf 'dead zone' larger than Connecticut, Rhode Island combined By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.comAugust 4, 2015 The 2015 "dead zone," an area of low oxygen along the Louisiana Gulf Coast, was larger than the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island, combined. (Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium) The 2015 "dead zone," an area of dangerously low-oxygen water in the Gulf [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:54+00:00 August 7th, 2015|News|Comments Off on 2015 Gulf ‘dead zone’ larger than Connecticut, Rhode Island combined