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Dead Zone

Killing Our Water: The Hidden Cost of Dirty Energy

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

Perhaps the biggest challenge in changing human behavior to address the reality of climate change is connecting impacts to every day life. But there ...

The Adventure of the Strangled Gulf

John DeCock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John DeCock

I requested of Holmes an elucidation as to how residents of the rural Midwestern United States could be responsible for a dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. "It's elementary," he said with aplomb.

Record Corn Crop Spells More Trouble for Gulf of Mexico Fisheries

Robert Howarth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Howarth

The fertilizer used on America's corn fields is the principle culprit responsible for the dead zone, a huge swath of ocean devoid of fish and shellfish.

Subprime Development: the Mother of All Collapses

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

Of the two billion people living on less than $2 a day, three quarters live in rural communities that depend on natural ecosystems for sustenance and livelihoods. If subprime development persists, many will pay: first with their livelihoods, and then with their lives.

An Update on the Gulf Dead Zone

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Hurricane Dolly made landfall at a very fortuitous time and location. Now, scientists no longer predict a record for this summer's Gulf dead zone.

Strange Connections: Midwest Farms and Floods Killing Gulf Fish?

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Ever hear of a "dead zone"? I don't mean the book by Stephen King. I'm referring a typically large swath of ocean that is so depleted of oxygen that most aquatic life caught in one either suffocate or escape the region.