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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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Modeling nutrient loss from Midwestern crop fields

In many Midwestern crop fields, excess water laden with nitrates drains into subsurface tile pipes and then flows into surface streams and rivers in the Mississippi River watershed. When the nutrient-rich field drainage reaches ...

dateFeb 05, 2015 in Environment
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Rescuing farmland after a flood

When levees fail, either naturally or as an intentional breach, as was the case on the Mississippi River in 2011, an orchestrated effort is made to remove or repair flood-damaged homes and other structures. A University of ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Environment
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