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Ocean Dead Zones

A New Gold Rush Into the Blue Economy

Irina Bokova | Posted 02.25.2014 | Green
Irina Bokova

At an ocean conference in China last October, renowned American oceanographer Sylvia Earle told participants that "we must think of taking care of the ocean as if our lives depended on it....because they do!"

Dead Zones: Connecting the Dots

Philippe Cousteau | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Philippe Cousteau

Everyone in the watershed lives within a few miles of one of these tributaries, which are like pipelines from these communities to the Bay. Throughout the watershed, degraded streams and rivers are affecting everything from tourism to cultural heritage.

Not So Tough Now Are Ya, Mother Nature?

Elford Alley | Posted 11.11.2013 | Comedy
Elford Alley

After 200,000 years of trying to wipe us out, and getting damn close once, we finally have the upper hand. That's right. We're changing the climate. We're shaking things up (Literally. We can make our own earthquakes now).

Farm to Fork Across America: What's the Dirt?

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Food
Julie Ann Fineman

There's a revolution brewing on the plains of Kansas. For the past 30 years Wes Jackson, founder of The Land Institute, has been working to correct a major step in the wrong direction by the founding fathers of farming -- when they chose annual grain crops instead of perennials.

Dead Zones, Now in More Frightening Detail!

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

2011-03-10-hypoxia.jpg A new interactive map of oceanic dead zones charts hundreds of areas across the globe where sewage and fertilizer runoff have created areas virtually uninhabitable for most marine life.

Mass Gulf Fish Beachings May Be Increasing Due TO Oil Spill

Bloomberg | Leslie Patton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

BP Plc's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be exacerbating a natural phenomenon that causes fish, crabs, eels and shrimp to swarm the shoreline to e...

Green News Report: September 9, 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: New electri...

Green News Report: August 26, 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: Aid slowly...

Green News Report: August 24, 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: Egg-gregio...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

Eight Ways to Save the Gulf's Endangered Species

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah Newman

The Deepwater Horizon rig continues to spew 200,000 gallons of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico. The fish, birds, marine mammals in the Gulf region -- many of whom are endangered species -- are now struggling to survive.

Earth Has a Heart -- It's Blue

Sylvia Earle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sylvia Earle

"Green" issues at last are attracting serious attention, but few people are aware of the role the ocean has in maintaining a planet that works in our favor. No ocean, no life. No blue, no green.

9 Problems Destroying Our Oceans (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The oceans are rising and getting warmer faster than predicted. 71% of our planet is covered by oceans, yet we still neglect them, harming the innume...

The Cost of Bottled Water

Ed Begley Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ed Begley Jr.

Not only does bottled water take valuable water resources from locations around the country that need them, but it uses huge amounts of fossil fuel to bottle and deliver it, leaving in its wake a literal ocean of unrecycled plastics.

Fealty to Folly: Oil Is Dead! Long Live Oil!

Martin Luz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin Luz

Face it. Technology changes. And the petroleum-based economy is dead. It's built on antiquated technology that's killing us and our planet. Now quit your whinging, get over it, and move on.

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.

Bad Acid Trip

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Helvarg

More than 40 years after Woodstock it's the ocean that's on a bad acid trip. It's been scraped raw, emptied out, overheated, poisoned and abused, not a good time to be ingesting dangerous chemicals.

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.

Green News Report - July 30, 2009 (Audio)

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

In today's audio report: China & the U.S., together again

Climate Concerns, Treadmill Make Athletic Shrimp A Star (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Climate change is reeking havoc on marine life. Not only have sea temperatures risen dramatically, but storms and waves are becoming increasingly dama...

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.

Ocean Dead Zones May Be Worse Than Thought

Wired | Brandon Keim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Oxygen-starved ocean dead zones may be more widespread than thought. Spanish researchers found that many species die off at oxygen levels well above ...

Maybe the Meek Really Will Inherit the Earth

Bob Ostertag | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Ostertag

Today the journal Science published new research which shows that the number of marine "dead zones" around the world has doubled about every 10 years since the 1960s.

Ocean "Dead Zones" Become Worldwide Problem

AP | RANDOLPH E. SCHMID | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — Like a chronic disease spreading through the body, "dead zones" with too little oxygen for life are expanding in the world's oceans...