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“Racing the Storm: The Story of the Mobile Bay Sailing Disaster”

For those of you who like sailing and exciting stories, here is a story from Smithsonian magazine I ran across today on the Mobile Bay sailing disaster of 2015, when hurricane-force winds “swept more than 100 boaters into one of the worst sailing disasters in modern American history.” Surprisingly, it…
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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’ The US is…
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