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Dead zone off Louisiana coast slightly larger than last summer, but triple the size of the target set by a task force

Dead zone off Louisiana coast slightly larger than last summer, but triple the size of the target set by a task force By Amy Wold - Baton Rouge AdvocateAugust 5, 2015Water containing so little dissolved oxygen that it can’t support marine life was found in an area stretching 6,474 square miles off the coast of [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:54+00:00 August 7th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Dead zone off Louisiana coast slightly larger than last summer, but triple the size of the target set by a task force

Forecasting dead zones and toxic algae in US waterways: a bad year for Lake Erie

Forecasting dead zones and toxic algae in US waterways: a bad year for Lake Erie By Donald Scavia Graham, Family Professor of Sustainability at University of MichiganJuly 14, 2015 Algae overload: Lake Erie algal bloom 2011. NOAA/NASA Over the past two decades, scientists have developed ways to predict how ecosystems will react to changing environmental conditions. [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:54+00:00 July 27th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Forecasting dead zones and toxic algae in US waterways: a bad year for Lake Erie

Tulane officially opens million dead zones challenge

Tulane officially opens $1 million dead zones challenge By Mike Strecker, Tulane UniversityJune 29, 2015 Tulane University has announced the next phase of an international competition that will award $1 million to the entrepreneur, researcher or inventor with the best plan to reduce the amount of crop fertilizer entering the world’s lakes and oceans through storm water runoff. [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:54+00:00 July 1st, 2015|News|Comments Off on Tulane officially opens million dead zones challenge

Gulf of Mexico dead zone forecast to be average size this year, but still much larger than this years goal

Gulf of Mexico dead zone forecast to be average size this year, but still much larger than this years goal By Amy Wold, The AdvocateJune 19, 2015Using the amount of water flowing in the Mississippi River and the amount of nitrogen in that water, scientists are forecasting an average-sized “dead zone” in the Gulf of [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:54+00:00 July 1st, 2015|News|Comments Off on Gulf of Mexico dead zone forecast to be average size this year, but still much larger than this years goal

Connecticut-Sized Dead Zone Expected in Gulf of Mexico

Connecticut-Sized Dead Zone Expected in Gulf of Mexico By JoAnna Wendel, Staff Writer, EOSJune 19, 2015 An ensemble of four computer models evaluated river runoff, wind patterns, and other factors affecting the extent of oxygen-poor waters near the Mississippi River's mouth. A visualization of how nutrient runoff from farms (green) and cities (red) in the Mississippi [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:54+00:00 July 1st, 2015|News|Comments Off on Connecticut-Sized Dead Zone Expected in Gulf of Mexico

VIMS modeler joins in ensemble forecast of 2015 Gulf dead zone

VIMS modeler joins in ensemble forecast of 2015 Gulf dead zone By VIMS staffJune 17, 2015 For the second year running, Dr. David Forrest of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science has added his contribution to the multi-model “ensemble forecast” that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration uses to predict the size of the low-oxygen [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:54+00:00 July 1st, 2015|News|Comments Off on VIMS modeler joins in ensemble forecast of 2015 Gulf dead zone

‘Average’ dead zone predicted for Gulf in 2015, scientists say

'Average' dead zone predicted for Gulf in 2015, scientists say By Mark Schleifstein, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneJune 17, 2015  This year's low oxygen "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico along the Louisiana and Texas coast lines is likely to be "average" in size, but still as large as the state of Connecticut, according to a study [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:54+00:00 July 1st, 2015|News|Comments Off on ‘Average’ dead zone predicted for Gulf in 2015, scientists say

Average ‘dead zone’ for Gulf of Mexico in 2015, U-M and partners predict

Average 'dead zone' for Gulf of Mexico in 2015, U-M and partners predict By Jim Erickson, University of MichiganJun 17, 2015 ANN ARBOR—A University of Michigan researcher and his colleagues are forecasting an average but still large "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico this year. The forecast calls for an oxygen-depleted, or hypoxic, region of [...]

2017-01-17T09:21:54+00:00 July 1st, 2015|News|Comments Off on Average ‘dead zone’ for Gulf of Mexico in 2015, U-M and partners predict

Texas A&M researcher says floodwaters emptying into Gulf of Mexico causing new ‘dead zone’

Texas A&M researcher says floodwaters emptying into Gulf of Mexico causing new 'dead zone' By Michael Graczyk - APJune 11, 2015The heavy rains that caused major flooding along several Texas rivers over the past several weeks are fueling the creation of a new "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico and soon could lead to [...]

2015-06-15T10:32:00+00:00 June 15th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Texas A&M researcher says floodwaters emptying into Gulf of Mexico causing new ‘dead zone’

U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey will review EPA order

U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey will review EPA order By Eileen Flemming - WGNOMay 11, 2015  A federal judge has been ordered to review his decision on the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey ruled in 2013 that the EPA should set limits on the nutrients blamed for low-oxygen [...]

2015-05-19T14:10:00+00:00 May 19th, 2015|News|Comments Off on U.S. District Judge Jay Zainey will review EPA order