How eating meat creates a ‘dead zone’ the size of New Jersey in the Gulf of Mexico every year

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Apr 082018
 

Beyond killing sea life, the Gulf of Mexico dead zone has disastrous ramifications for the area’s … gets dumped into rivers, and ends up the ocean. The runoff contains nutrients like phosphorus and nitrogen that are the essential building blocks of …

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Depressing New Study Finds the Gulf of Mexico’s Dead Zone Isn’t Going Anywhere

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Apr 032018
 

Caused mainly by the vast amounts of agricultural runoff from the industries that serve our lust for more of everything, the dead zone is a 9,000 square mile area of ocean that is so starved of oxygen there’s almost nothing living there. “It’s long …

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Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ will persist for decades

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Mar 292018
 

A dead zone occurs at the bottom of a body of water when there isn … meaning runoff from agriculture can take decades to eventually reach the ocean. “We are seeing long time lags between the adoption of conservation measures by farmers and any …

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The Gulf Of Mexico’s Massive “Dead Zone” Will Persist For Decades To Come

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Mar 232018
 

Although climate change is the primary antagonist in the open ocean, coastal regions are suffocating too as agricultural runoff is triggering biochemical cycles that draw away vast reserves of oxygen. One so-called “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico …

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Dealing with Dead Zones: Hypoxia in the Ocean

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Feb 262018
 

When water runs off of farmland and urban centers and flows into our streams and rivers, it is often chock-full of fertilizers and other nutrients. These massive loads of nutrients eventually end up in our coastal ocean, fueling a chain of events that can …

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Ocean Dead Zones Multiplying Rapidly, Threatening Food Source For Hundreds Of Millions

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Jan 212018
 

An ocean dead zone is an area where there is not enough oxygen dissolved in the water to allow aquatic creatures to breath. To put it in perspective, imagine a person locked in a sealed chamber in which the level of oxygen is slowly but steadily decreased …

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The ocean ‘is losing its breath’: Number of ‘dead zones’ with no oxygen in open seas has quadrupled in just half a century due to global warming

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Jan 162018
 

Climate change is starving the Earth’s oceans of oxygen, endangering marine wildlife across the globe, research has found. The number of open ocean ‘dead zones’ – areas with no oxygen in which animal life suffocates and dies – has quadrupled in just 50 …

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Ocean ‘dead zones’ have quadrupled because of climate change

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Jan 112018
 

Researchers warned in a new study that oxygen-starved ocean “dead zones,” where animals and plants are struggling to survive, have increased fourfold may not be reversible. Growing “dead zones” are a symptom of climate change according the study …

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Climate Change Has Quadrupled Ocean ‘Dead Zones,’ Researchers Warn

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Jan 062018
 

The size of oxygen-starved ocean “dead zones,” where plants and animals struggle to survive, has increased fourfold around the world, according to a new scientific analysis. The growth of the zones is yet another consequence of global warming …

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Penguin catastrophe leaves thousands of chicks dead with only two survivors – CNN

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Oct 152017
 

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Penguin catastrophe leaves thousands of chicks dead with only two survivors
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The World Wildlife Fund said unseasonably extensive amounts of sea ice around the colony in East Antarctica had forced the adult penguins to travel further than normal to forage for food. "This devastating event contrasts with the image that many
Nearly 40000 penguin chicks starved to death in Antarctica this yearNew York Daily News
Penguin chicks starve in AntarcticaThe Hindu
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