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Dead Zones

Scientists: Weather Plays Big Role In Lake Erie 'Dead Zones'

AP | By JOHN FLESHER | Posted 03.08.2015 | Green

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Reducing phosphorus levels in Lake Erie is a worthy goal but not necessarily a cure-all for one of the lake's biggest en...

The Power of Our Food Choices

Ellen Moyer, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Green
Ellen Moyer, Ph.D.

Our eating habits profoundly affect our individual health and well-being; our social, economic, and political systems; and our environment. Our future success as a species may hinge on our food habits.

The Killing Fields: Industrial Agriculture, Dead Zones and Genetically Engineered Corn

Elizabeth Kucinich | Posted 10.01.2013 | Green
Elizabeth Kucinich

Scientists are predicting one of the largest dead zones ever in the Gulf of Mexico this year, with estimates ranging from 7,286 to 8,561 square miles, or as large as the state of New Jersey.

'Dead Zones' Predicted For Major U.S. Waters

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Scientists in Michigan and Louisiana are predicting a big summer "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico unless a tropical storm hits the are...

The Five Scariest Things About Halloween 2011

Terry Tamminen | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green
Terry Tamminen

The United Nations predicts that on Halloween this year, the human population will hit the seven billion mark. But that's not even the scary statistic.

Save the Bay, Save Your Life

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2011 | Home
Neal Barnard, M.D.

If we eat grains, beans, vegetables, and fruits directly, instead of using grains to fatten animals, we could cut down on land use and pollution.

The Word: Feariness

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Ropeik

There are two kinds of fear, and they're easy enough to tell apart. The real kind of fear is the fear that keeps you safe. The false fear is what the doomsayers use to attract members and money.

Life in the Gulf Dead Zone

Chris Kromm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Kromm

The already-expanding Gulf Dead Zone presents a uniquely dangerous scenario that many fear poses a long-term threat to ocean life.

Oklahoma Attorney General Takes on Big Poultry, Highlighting Unsustainability of Industrial Agriculture

Paula Crossfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paula Crossfield

I needn't remind you that Oklahoma is a stronghold for climate change deniers like Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe. But Oklahoma could be poised to redeem itself, taking on the unsustainability of industrial agriculture.

Our Oceans' Long Goodbye

Jeremy Jacquot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeremy Jacquot

Besieged on all sides by overfishing, climate change, pollution and habitat destruction, the world's oceans are slowly but inevitably undergoing a long and painful transition.

The Dead Zone Diet

Kerry Trueman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kerry Trueman

Steak or salmon? Enjoy your dithering while you can, folks. It's Agribiz vs. Aquabiz, and at the moment, the farmers are beating the waders off of the fishermen.