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“The Gulf of Mexico’s ‘Dead Zone’ Could Nearly Double in Size This Year”

One of the consequences of the rainy conditions in the central US this year has been exceptional runoff of fertilizer and other agricultural chemicals as well as animal waste, most of which make their way down the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico.  These chemicals help lead to the…
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Sea level rise stories

In conjunction with the tidal flooding forecast I put out earlier today, here are some interesting stories about rising sea levels I have seen in the past few weeks. Washington Post: Scientists say the rapid sinking of Louisiana’s coast already counts as a ‘worst case scenario’ Quartz.com: The US is…
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World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day!  Since the oceans cover 3/4 of the earth’s surface, they are extremely important to providing moisture and controlling temperature in the atmosphere.  You can see some great pictures at EarthSky here.
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