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Shrinking the Gulf Coast dead zone part 1: Downriver

Fishing in the Gulf has become unpredictable. As the dead zone shifts and grows, ocean life are pushed into areas where they wouldn’t normally be found. Commercial and recreational fisheries depend on …

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Heavy Rains Send Iowa’s Precious Soil Downriver

The biggest loser from this year’s heavy rains in the Midwest is the land itself. An environmental group says 50 townships in Iowa have lost more than 5 tons of topsoil per acre, “more than what is tolerable over an entire year.”

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