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Conservationists Seek Firm Limits on Gulf Dead Zone Pollution

Conservationists Seek Firm Limits on Gulf Dead Zone Pollution

ST. PAUL, Minnesota, July 30, 2008 (ENS) – Conservation groups from nine states along the Mississippi River and two national groups petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today to set and enforce numeric standards to limit nutrient pollution in the river basin because it contributes to the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. The…

U.S. Corn Production Feeds Expanding Gulf Dead Zone

U.S. Corn Production Feeds Expanding Gulf Dead Zone

WASHINGTON, DC, July 15, 2008 (ENS) – This year’s dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to be the largest on record and growing U.S. corn production is a primary cause of the worsening conditions, federal and state scientists said Tuesday. The research team predicts that the dead zone – a stretch of…