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Reviving the Gulf Coast Dead Zone

Dr. Rebecca Boehm explains how excess fertilizer on Midwest farms contributes to “dead zones” in the Gulf, and how to reverse course.

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World – Dead Zone in the Bay of Bengal

A Dead Zone in the Bay of Bengal (BoB), nearly half the size of Bangladesh and at depths 70m and below, has been discovered in recent years by a group of multinational scientists, Bristow et al., …

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Can oxygen pump breathe life into ocean ‘dead zone?’

Aquatic “dead zones” are a tragic illustration of human beings’ negative impact on the world’s oceans. They are areas so overloaded with pollutants that they have difficulty sustaining any …

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Sally leaves Gulf Coast with severe flooding; at least 2 dead

Hurricane Sally battered the Gulf Coast of Alabama and the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday with 100 mph winds, two and a half feet of rain and a surge of seawater.

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‘Dead Zones’ Multiplying In World’s Oceans

‘Dead Zones’ Multiplying In World’s Oceans A global study shows the number of “dead zones” — areas of ocean with too little oxygen for most marine life — has increased by one-third since 1995 …

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DEAD ZONES: Can the Ocean Run Out of Oxygen? [Science Video]

For most of the year, the Gulf of Mexico is teeming with marine life, from tiny crustaceans to massive whales. But every summer, disaster strikes. Around May, animals begin to flee the area. And soon, …

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Tropical Storm Isaias spreads dead zones in Severn River, killing thousands of fish

Strong winds from Tropical Storm Isaias caused oxygen-depleted water at the bottom of the Severn River to mix with the rest of the water column, killing at least 10,000 fish Tuesday, the Maryland …

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The Ocean’s “Dead Zones” Could Be Getting A Lot Worse

There are over 400 coastal dead zones around the world, regions so poor in dissolved oxygen that marine life can’t survive during the summer months. And it looks like these dead zones will be …

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Researchers Predict Smaller ‘Dead Zone’ in Chesapeake Bay

(AP/WBOC)- Researchers are predicting a slightly smaller-than-average oxygen dead zone in the Chesapeake Bay this year. One of the main reasons why is because there was less rainfall washing pollution …

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

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 …

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