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2008-08-18 18:00:23

By Bina Venkataraman Many coastal areas of the world's oceans are being starved of oxygen at an alarming rate, with vast stretches along the seafloor depleted of it to the point where they can barely sustain marine life, researchers are reporting.

2008-08-17 12:00:19

By BINA VENKATARAMAN By Bina Venkataraman The New York Times Many coastal areas of the world's oceans are being starved of oxygen at an alarming rate, with vast stretches along the seafloor depleted of it to the point where they can barely sustain marine life, researchers are reporting.

2008-08-14 16:41:06

Parts of the world's oceans are running low on oxygen, a new study finds. Fertilizers and other chemical pollutants in river runoff fuel blooms of algae that cause oxygen levels to dip precipitously when they die.

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2008-08-15 10:47:01

Areas of the world’s oceans known as “dead zones” because they lack proper oxygen levels to sustain most marine life, continue to grow worldwide at an unprecedented rate, scientists reported on Thursday.

2008-08-14 21:00:17

U.S. and Swedish research suggests the number of dead zones in the world's oceans has increased by a third since 1995.

2008-08-14 15:00:35

A U.S. scientist predicts continued overfishing will lead to the extinction of the Earth's edible species of fish and affect other levels of the food chain.

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2008-08-14 11:14:39

Jeremy Jackson, senior scientist emeritus of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, asserts in the Aug. 12 issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that the following steps, if taken immediately, could reverse the demise of the oceans...

2008-08-06 18:00:16

By PAMELA WOOD Staff Writer There are two dreaded words that pretty much sum up all thats wrong with the Chesapeake Bay: dead zone. Though scientists say the term is something of a misnomer, it conjures a relatively accurate picture of whats going on below the surface of the bay.

2008-08-04 18:00:26

By PAMELA WOOD Staff Writer There are two dreaded words that pretty much sum up all that's wrong with the Chesapeake Bay: dead zone. Though scientists say the term is something of a misnomer, it conjures a relatively accurate picture of what's going on below the surface of the bay.

2008-08-01 00:06:08

By The Associated Press DES MOINES (AP) - Environmental groups in nine states petitioned the federal government on Wednesday to set and enforce pollution standards in the Mississippi River basin and the Gulf of Mexico.The petition to the U.S.


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