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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:23 PM

Scientists Warn: Largest Ocean 'Dead Zone' in History


(Common Dreams) The largest 'dead zone' ever recorded is headed for the Gulf of Mexico this summer, as high levels of pollution runoff, elevated by Midwestern floods, seep into the ocean.

The dead area could grow to as much as 8,500 square miles of toxic deep ocean water—killing all marine life in its path—warn National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration scientists.

The findings signal a warning not only about the Gulf of Mexico, but about the many dead zones that develop each year across the world's oceans.

Dead zones emerge deep beneath the marine surface when pollution runoff from farms seeps into the ocean, releasing nitrogen that feeds large algae growths. ...........................(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2013/06/27-8



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marmar Jun 2013 OP
kestrel91316 Jun 2013 #1
kelliekat44 Jun 2013 #2
pa28 Jun 2013 #7
kelliekat44 Jun 2013 #8
pa28 Jun 2013 #12
pa28 Jun 2013 #11
marmar Jun 2013 #3
hatrack Jun 2013 #10
AFJROTCcadetEcho Jun 2013 #4
L0oniX Jun 2013 #5
WillyT Jun 2013 #6
hatrack Jun 2013 #9

Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:48 PM

1. I wish we had a functioning EPA that could address this.

 

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:50 PM

2. I wish we had a functioning Congress that would let it. nt

 

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:03 PM

7. Unfortunately the EPA is under the executive branch.

We can't dismiss the problem quite that easily.

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Response to pa28 (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:12 AM

8. But their funding and authority comes from Congress. Learn your government. nt

 

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Response to kelliekat44 (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 11:29 AM

12. You mean like how Congress made the EPA spike it's fracking report?

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:55 PM

3. They're too busy shilling for the petroleum and coal industries.

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Response to marmar (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:01 AM

10. And greenlighting the use of lots and lots and lots of Corexit - the miracle cleaner!`

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:23 PM

4. Oil companies

 

Oil companies will flood this region to drill more oil.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:26 PM

5. K & R

 

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:42 PM

6. K & R !!!

 


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Response to marmar (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:00 AM

9. USA!! USA!! USA!!

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