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At least 50 dead, 100 burned after oil tanker collision in Democratic Republic of the Congo

KINSHASA, Congo — At least 50 people were killed early Saturday and more than 100 were badly burned when a tanker truck in Congo collided with another truck and, as villagers rushed to collect the lea…

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Corporate Food Brands Drive The Massive Dead Zone In the Gulf Of Mexico

According to NASA, “The number and size of ocean dead zones is closely connected to human population density.” It’s basic math: More people means more meat-eaters, and more meat production means …

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Gulf Of Mexico Dead Zone Is 3 Times Larger Than Long-Term Targets

The dead zone remains 3X larger than long-term established targets … director of NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. “Although there has been some progress in reducing nutrients, the …

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Gulf of Mexico 2018 ‘dead zone’ smaller than expected, but still as big as Delaware

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Hypoxia Task Force has set a goal of 1,930 square miles for the dead zone. Hypoxic zones can occur naturally in some marine environments, such as deep ocean basin…

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Summer Dead Zones in the Chesapeake Break Up Earlier

Dead zones probably occurred before the Industrial Age in ocean areas where there were huge upwellings. In the U.S., they occur more commonly in the Pacific Northwest. They first appeared in the Chesa…

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Larger-than-average summer ‘dead zone’ forecast for Chesapeake Bay after wet spring

Measurements of the Chesapeake Bay’s dead zone go back to 1950, and the 30-year mean maximum … director of NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. “However, to reach the economic potential of the Chesapeake Bay, more work needs to …

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Gulf of Mexico 2018 dead zone forecast

Hypoxic zones – aka “dead zones” – are areas in the ocean of such low oxygen concentration that animal life suffocates and dies. A dead zone forms in the Gulf of Mexico every summer. Nutrients from the Mississippi River watershed, particularly …

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Low-Oxygen Ocean Dead Zones Could Make Marine Life Extinct, Study Shows

In a new study, a group of researchers used an ancient mass extinction event as an analog to demonstrate how the current course of global climate change could prove devastating for marine life in the future. Some 182 to 174 million years ago, during the …

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WHAT IS AN OCEAN DEAD ZONE?

According to the NOAA, a dead zone the size of New Jersey has been identified in the Gulf of Mexico. A dead zone is an area of low oxygen that can kill fish and marine life. Nutrient runoff from the Mississippi River contributes to the dead zone.

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Are Hurricanes to Blame for Fish Dying and ‘Dead Zones’?

“Dead zones” or areas with excessive nutrient pollution that depletes … It extends throughout the U.S. North Atlantic and Pacific Ocean basins.” The major hurricanes over the past 20 years could show an overall trend of an increase in Category 2 and …

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