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Gulf Dead Zone

It's a Long Way From Texas to Toledo

Donald Carr | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green
Donald Carr

Lead by the American Farm Bureau Federation, the U.S. agriculture lobby has relentlessly pushed back against new Environmental Protection Agency proposed rules for improving U.S. water quality.

Good News For Mississippi-River Dwelling Environmental Advocates

AP | Posted 11.23.2013 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about a federal judge's order for the Environmental Protection Agency to decide whether to set national water...

Smaller-Than-Expected Gulf Dead Zone Is Still Massive

Posted 07.30.2013 | Green

By Douglas Main, Staff Writer: The dead zone that has formed in the Gulf of Mexico this summer is smaller than predicted, but is still larger than ...

'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...

World Toilet Day Has a Different Meaning in Chicago

Henry Henderson | Posted 01.21.2013 | Chicago
Henry Henderson

While we celebrate the civilizing influence of indoor plumbing on International Toilet Day, there is nothing civil about the Greater Chicago Region dumping intestinal miasma on our southward neighbors.

How Big Will The Gulf's Dead Zone Get This Year?

Posted 06.22.2012 | Green

By Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer: The predicted size of this year's dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico depends on whom you ask. One forecast ...

Groups Sue EPA Over Giant Gulf 'Dead Zone'

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | Green

By David Bailey March 14 (Reuters) - Several environmental groups are suing the U.S. government to curb pollution of the Mississippi ...

Gulf 'Dead Zone' This Year Predicted To Be Largest In History

AP | By CAIN BURDEAU | Posted 08.14.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Scientists predict this year's "dead zone" of low-oxygen water in the northern Gulf of Mexico will be the largest in history – ab...

Female Fish Develop 'Testes' In Gulf Dead Zone

National Geographic | Posted 08.03.2011 | Green

The Gulf dead zone occurs when agricultural and waste runoff from the Mississippi River spark blooms of algae and microbes. These organisms gobble up ...

Untreated Sewage Dumped In City Waterways, Environmentalists Sue

Posted 07.04.2011 | Chicago

by Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - Environmental groups on Tuesday sued the city of Chicago's water treatment authority, charging its sewage p...

Green News Report: August 3, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app! IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Thousands...

Gulf Dead Zone Now The Size Of Massachusetts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS — Scientists say this year that the "dead zone" area that forms every summer in the Gulf of Mexico is one of the largest ever measur...

Massive Gulf Dead Zone From Biofuel Production? May Be More Harmful Than Oil Spill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While the BP oil spill has been labeled the worst environmental catastrophe in recent U.S. history, a biofuel is contributing to a Gulf of Mexico "dea...