Record dead zone projected due to Midwest floods

Mongabay: Flooding in the Midwest is likely to cause the largest-ever dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, reports the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA-supported scientists from three universities –; the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, Louisiana State University and the University of Michigan –; predict the area of low oxygen in the Gulf will measure between 8,500 and 9,421 square miles, an area roughly the size of New Hampshire. The largest Gulf dead zone ever measured......

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