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On Our Radar: The Dead Zone in the Gulf

Environmental groups say they want tougher wastewater rules to combat practices that have turned the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico into a "sewer."
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Ocean Dead Zones Spreading in U.S. Waters

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : The Dirt (4 years ago)

A boat chugs through dirty water where the Mississippi empties into the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Jeffery Dubinsky/Reuters) The image of an ocean dead zone is stark: a barren underwater desert of silt, littered with the bodies of suff... Read Post

Court to EPA on Gulf dead-zone rules: Make up your freakin’ mind

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Grist (last year)

The federal government just came a step closer to regulating fertilizer runoff in the Mississippi River -- runoff that feeds Gulf of Mexico dead zones. Read Post

Environmental Groups Sue EPA over Gulf of Mexico “Dead Zone”

Lifestyle / Green Living : Inhabitat (3 years ago)

The Oil Industry isn’t the only culprit in the slow destruction of the Gulf of Mexico — environmental groups claim that an area the size of Massachusetts is now a “dead zone due to Mississippi River pollution. A dead zone is an area... Read Post


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