Water & Oceans

"The Gulf Of Mexico's Dead Zone Is The Biggest Ever Seen"

"It's become a rite of summer. Every year, a 'dead zone' appears in the Gulf of Mexico. It's an area where water doesn't have enough oxygen for fish to survive. And every year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) commissions scientists to venture out into the Gulf to measure it. This week, NOAA announced that this year's dead zone is the biggest one ever measured."

Source: NPR, 08/03/2017

Small New Mexico Communities Struggle To Deliver Water Free Of Uranium

"Eloy Jacquez lives in the house his parents built on Los Lujans Road in 1948. There was no water in Santa Cruz then. The family waited several more years before the first well was drilled just up the street, next to land used as an informal waste dump."

Source: Santa Fe New Mexican, 07/31/2017

12 Years Later, Feds Start Investigating Leaking Gulf Oil Platform

"Twelve years after Hurricane Ivan destroyed a Taylor Energy Co. platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the federal government has finally started investigating how oil and gas that is still leaking from its wells damages natural resources."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 07/31/2017

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