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2009-01-28 11:46:01

Danish scientists are warning that uncontrolled global warming might significantly expand the ocean's dead zones, seriously affecting fish and shellfish. Dead zones are low-oxygen areas in the ocean where higher life forms such as fish, crabs and clams are not able to live, the University of Copenhagen researchers said.

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2009-01-25 16:15:00

A team of Danish researchers have now shown that unchecked global warming would lead to a dramatic expansion of low-oxygen areas zones in the global ocean by a factor of 10 or more.

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2009-01-20 10:15:50

Considered pollutants in the West, discharges help to feed millions in Egypt.

2008-12-12 10:08:53

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture should jointly establish a Nutrient Control Implementation Initiative (NCII) to learn more about the effectiveness of actions meant to improve water quality throughout the Mississippi River basin and into the northern Gulf of Mexico, says a new report from the National Research Council. The report also advises how to move forward on the larger process of allocating nutrient loading caps -- which entails delegating...

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2008-12-03 13:58:35

According to research from Sweden, large sources of pollution to the Baltic Sea have been missed by existing monitoring effects.

2008-10-16 18:00:15

A U.S. ecologist says he's found a commercially valuable species of clam thriving in oxygen-depleted waters of a so-called "dead zone" off the East Coast.

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2008-10-15 10:45:00

Coastal dead zones, an increasing concern to ecologists, the fishing industry and the public, may not be as devoid of life after all.

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2008-09-30 08:50:00

Scientists said Monday that the number of polluted "dead zones" in the world's oceans are increasing and coastal fish stocks are more at risk than once thought.

2008-08-30 18:10:00

Algae blooms in Virginia estuaries are depriving the ecosystem of oxygen, killing fish and driving crabs to struggle to breath. One result is known locally as the "crab jubilee," The Virginian-Pilot reported. Crabs swarm over docks and pilings to get out of the oxygen-depleted water.

2008-08-30 09:00:36

By SCOTT HARPER By Scott Harper The Virginian-Pilot Portsmouth Ferry riders this week saw firsthand the unpleasant summer phenomenon known as a "crab jubilee." At the two ferry landings on the Portsmouth waterfront, blue crabs were fleeing from an oxygen-starved Elizabeth River, clinging to pilings and below docks in search of life-sustaining oxygen.


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