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2015 Gulf of Mexico dead zone 'above average'

Scientists have found this year's Gulf of Mexico dead zone—an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and marine life—is, at 6,474 square miles, above average in size and larger than forecast by NOAA in June. The ...

dateAug 05, 2015 in Environment
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'The Blob' overshadows El Nino

El Niño exerted powerful effects around the globe in the last year, eroding California beaches; driving drought in northern South America, Africa and Asia; and bringing record rain to the U.S. Pacific Northwest and southern ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Environment
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