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CBS This Morning – Massive dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

"Largest" dead zone recorded in U.S. threatens marine life Air Date: 08/16/17 The largest dead zone ever recorded in the U.S. has appeared in the Gulf of Mexico. It is primarily caused by fertilizer and sewage runoff that eventually forces marine life to leave -- or suffocate and die. Jeff Glor reports. Watch Video [...]

2017-08-16T16:43:39+00:00 August 16th, 2017|News|Comments Off on CBS This Morning – Massive dead zone in Gulf of Mexico

Our Views: Setting a ‘dead zone’ record in Gulf

Advocate Editorial August 5, 2017 Much of Louisiana was built by the sediments brought down over millennia by the great Mississippi River, and it continues today to generate wealth in this country and state as one of the world’s great highways of trade. But being at the mouth of the Mississippi is not an unalloyed [...]

2017-08-16T16:59:38+00:00 August 5th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Our Views: Setting a ‘dead zone’ record in Gulf

The biggest ever “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is the size of New Jersey

By Ruairi Arrieta-Kenna | Vox August 3, 2017 The man-made problem is an environmental disaster and an economic threat. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Wednesdaythat this year’s “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is the largest ever measured. Stretching from the coast of Louisiana at the Mississippi River Delta westward to the [...]

2017-08-16T16:57:28+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The biggest ever “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is the size of New Jersey

New Jersey-Size ‘Dead Zone’ Is Largest Ever in Gulf of Mexico

By Casey Smith | National Geographic August 2, 2017 Scientists report the latest data from the Upper Gulf of Mexico, and the results aren’t good. This image of the Gulf of Mexico in the summer was created by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite. Reds and oranges represent high [...]

2017-08-04T13:14:12+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on New Jersey-Size ‘Dead Zone’ Is Largest Ever in Gulf of Mexico

Study calls for stronger attack on Gulf dead zone

By Keith Magill | Houma Today August 2, 2017 “We will never reach the action plan’s goal of 1,950 square miles until more serious actions are taken to reduce the loss of Midwest fertilizers into the Mississippi River system,” one researcher says. Shrinking the annual Gulf of Mexico dead zone to the size of Delaware [...]

2017-08-04T13:10:30+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Study calls for stronger attack on Gulf dead zone

2017 Gulf dead zone is largest ever, size of New Jersey, researchers say

By Mark Schleifstein | The Times-Picayune August 2, 2017 Researchers measured the largest dead zone since 1985 during their 2017 cruise, with this year's low-oxygen area totaling 8,776 square miles, larger than the state of New Jersey. Red on the map indicates hypoxia, where the oxygen level is less than 2 parts per million. [...]

2017-08-04T12:59:46+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on 2017 Gulf dead zone is largest ever, size of New Jersey, researchers say

Unwanted Record: Biggest Ever Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico

By Janet McConnaughey | US News August 2, 2017 There's an unwanted record in the Gulf of Mexico: This year's "dead zone," where there's too little oxygen to support marine life, is the biggest ever measured. The low-oxygen, or hypoxic , zone covers 8,776 square miles (22,720 square kilometers) — about the size of New Jersey, [...]

2017-08-04T12:54:48+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|News|Comments Off on Unwanted Record: Biggest Ever Dead Zone in Gulf of Mexico

Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

By Oliver Milman | The Guardian August 1, 2017 A new report shows toxins from suppliers to companies like Tyson Foods are pouring into waterways, causing marine life to leave or die. Toxins from manure and fertiliser pouring into waterways in and around the Gulf of Mexico are causing harmful algal blooms, leading to [...]

2017-08-04T12:57:43+00:00 August 1st, 2017|News|Comments Off on Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

Fertilizers, a Boon to Agriculture, Pose Growing Threat to U.S. Waterways

By Tatiana Schlossberg | The New York Times July 27, 2017 Nitrogen-based fertilizers, which came into wide use after World War II, helped prompt the agricultural revolution that has allowed the Earth to feed its seven billion people. An algae bloom caused by fertilizer runoff in Lake Erie in 2014, which was so toxic [...]

2017-08-04T13:08:45+00:00 July 27th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Fertilizers, a Boon to Agriculture, Pose Growing Threat to U.S. Waterways

Influence of the ‘dead zone’ in gulf

By The American Press July 25, 2017 Those who catch seafood for a living are struggling with what they call the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico. And it looks like the impact could be a lot closer than people think. Crabbers and shrimpers are already finding dead crabs in their traps and smaller [...]

2017-08-04T13:06:50+00:00 July 25th, 2017|News|Comments Off on Influence of the ‘dead zone’ in gulf