Water & Oceans

'Dead Zone' Size of Connecticut Expected Off La. Coast: Scientists

"The size of the annual summer "dead zone" of low-oxygen water in the Gulf of Mexico along Louisiana's coast will cover between 4,633 and 5,708 miles, about the size of the state of Connecticut, according to a Tuesday forecast announced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 06/26/2014

"As Sea Levels Rise, Norfolk Is Sinking And Planning"

"From the water's edge in Norfolk, Va., the U.S. naval base spans the whole horizon. Aircraft carriers, supply centers, barracks and admirals' homes fill a vast expanse. But Ray Toll, a retired naval oceanographer, says the "majority of [the naval base], if not all of it" is at risk of flooding "because it's so low and it's flat.""

Source: NPR, 06/24/2014

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