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‘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

U.S. House passes water infrastructure bill that authorizes millions for Louisiana projects

Mark Schleifstein / NOLA.com 29 July 2020 A number of major Louisiana water infrastructure projects, representing potentially hundreds of millions of dollars to be spent on studies and construction projects, were included in legislation approved by the U.S House of Representatives on Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, inserted the Louisiana projects – ranging from speeding the [...]

2020-10-25T15:41:31+00:00July 29th, 2020|News|Comments Off on U.S. House passes water infrastructure bill that authorizes millions for Louisiana projects

Saharan dust bringing pretty sunsets to Louisiana next week — but health risks for some

Mark Schleifstein / NOLA.com 20 June 2020 A vast cloud of Saharan dust now crossing the Atlantic Ocean will arrive in south Louisiana by Wednesday, bringing with it the potential to dampen hurricane threats, create spectacular sunsets and exacerbate respiratory problems for people with health conditions, including children. The dust, which consists of tiny mineral [...]

2020-10-25T12:19:11+00:00June 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Saharan dust bringing pretty sunsets to Louisiana next week — but health risks for some

Low oxygen ‘dead zone’ to affect 6,700 square miles along Louisiana Coast in July: NOAA

Mark Schleifstein / NOLA.com 7 June 2020 The summertime low-oxygen “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is expected to cover at least 6,700 square miles along the Louisiana and eastern Texas coasts at the end of July, according to a federal forecast based on estimates developed by five research teams studying the effects of [...]

2020-10-25T12:24:44+00:00June 7th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Low oxygen ‘dead zone’ to affect 6,700 square miles along Louisiana Coast in July: NOAA

Dolphins in the Louisiana Bayou Keep Dying. A Reconstruction Plan Might Make It Worse.

Rocky Kistner / HUFF POST ENVIRONMENT 5 June 2020 Freshwater diversion projects that have divided environmental advocates are intended to save the coast but may imperil dolphins. Barataria Bay is a marshy jewel in the heart of the vast Louisiana bayou. Its unparalleled natural ecosystem was once a hideout for smugglers and malcontents like Jean [...]

2020-07-06T17:29:25+00:00June 5th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Dolphins in the Louisiana Bayou Keep Dying. A Reconstruction Plan Might Make It Worse.

2020 ‘Dead Zone’ May Remain Four Times Larger than the Goal Established in 2001

Alison Satake / LSU Media Relations 3 June 2020 BATON ROUGE – A recent forecast of the size of the “Dead Zone” in the northern Gulf of Mexico for late July 2020 is that it will cover 7,769 square-miles of the bottom of the continental shelf off Louisiana and Texas. The coronavirus pandemic has had no impact [...]

2020-07-06T16:54:24+00:00June 3rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on 2020 ‘Dead Zone’ May Remain Four Times Larger than the Goal Established in 2001

Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Will Be Large This Summer, Scientists Predict

John Schwartz / The New York Times 3 June 2020 The low-oxygen zone can cause harm not just to marine life, but also to those who catch shrimp and fish for their livelihood. The “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico will be larger than usual this summer, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric [...]

2020-07-06T17:13:09+00:00June 3rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Will Be Large This Summer, Scientists Predict
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