Latest Hypoxia Stories

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.

2008-08-15 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.

2008-07-26 12:00:35

By David Funkhouser, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 26--A warmer climate, sprawling development and gender-bending chemicals in everyday consumer goods threaten the generally improving health of Long Island Sound, according to a new report.

2008-07-16 13:10:00

Scientists expect the Gulf of Mexico’s so-called dead zone to increase to record levels this year due to ethanol use and massive Midwest flooding this season.

2008-07-08 12:00:39

By Dave Forster, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk, Va. Jul. 8--SUFFOLK -- The state is trying to figure out what all but wiped out the fish population of a 50-acre lake over the weekend.

2008-07-08 09:00:35

By DAVE FORSTER By Dave Forster The Virginian-Pilot SUFFOLK The state is trying to figure out what all but wiped out the fish population of a 50-acre lake over the weekend.

2008-06-17 03:00:08

By Richalet, Jean-Paul Rivera-Ch, Maria; Maignan, Maxime; Privat, Catherine; Pham, Isabelle; Macarlupu, Jose-Luis; Petitjean, Olivier; Leon-Velarde, Fabiola Rationale: Monge's disease is characterized by an excessive erythrocytosis, frequently associated with pulmonary hypertension, in high-altitude dwellers.

2008-06-16 12:00:28

A U.S. governmental task force has released a plan that involves state and federal officials in reducing hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

2008-06-14 09:00:00

By Neil Johnson, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jun. 14--TAMPA -- Scientists expect the expanse of lifeless water in the Gulf of Mexico called the Dead Zone to be the largest since measurements began in 1990 and to cover an area the size of Massachusetts.

2008-04-02 11:00:00

Researchers at Texas A&M University have confirmed for the first time that a “dead zone” has existed off the Texas coast for at least the past 23 years and will likely remain there, causing potential harmful effects to marine life in the area.

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