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Gulf deadzone "only" 6,800 square miles this year

Prior blogs have described both the size, nature, and cause of the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, a subsea region where the water contains too little oxygen to support life. In June of 2011, researchers predicted that the annual dead zone might be the biggest ever (9,500 sq.mls.). Owing to the fortuitous...

Another reason to control erosion and nutrient runoff -- Cholera

Numerous prior posts have followed the growing understanding of what factors drive the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. It pretty much comes down to nutrient runoff into the Mississippi River and its tributaries (e.g., sewage, feedlots, agricultural fertilizers). Now, another association of such nutrient additions...