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Dead zone in Gulf of Mexico will take decades to recover from farm pollution

Dead zone in Gulf of Mexico will take decades to recover from farm pollution

The enormous “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico will take decades to recover even if the flow of farming chemicals that is causing the damage is completely halted.

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Can the World Find Solutions to the Nitrogen Pollution Crisis?

Can the World Find Solutions to the Nitrogen Pollution Crisis?

More and more nitrogen keeps pouring into waterways, unleashing algal blooms and creating dead zones. To prevent the problem from worsening, scientists warn, the world must drastically cut back on synthetic fertilizers and double the efficiency of the nitrogen used on farms.

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Increasing factory and auto emissions disrupt natural cycle in East China Sea

Increasing factory and auto emissions disrupt natural cycle in East China Sea

China’s rapid ascent to global economic superpower is taking a toll on some of its ancient ways, patterned around the vast fisheries of the East China Sea. But now those waters are increasingly threatened by human-caused, harmful algal blooms that choke off vital fish populations.

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Pacific Ocean “blob” fed massive toxic algae bloom

Pacific Ocean “blob” fed massive toxic algae bloom

A new study finds that unusually warm Pacific Ocean temperatures helped cause a massive bloom of toxic algae last year that closed lucrative fisheries from California to British Columbia and disrupted marine life from seabirds to sea lions.

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Sargassum Watch Warns of Incoming Seaweed

Sargassum Watch Warns of Incoming Seaweed

Sargassum beaching events in the Caribbean, West Africa, and other regions have received wide media attention, prompting action by regional governmental agencies and environmental groups seeking to understand this new phenomenon.

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Slimy Green Beaches May Be Florida’s New Normal?

Slimy Green Beaches May Be Florida’s New Normal?

The green slime that washed onto Florida beaches earlier this month marks the eighth time since 2004 that toxic algae have fouled the Sunshine State’s storied coastline. The guacamole-thick algae that fouled both coasts will likely be a regular occurrence for the Sunshine State. Here’s why.

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Toxic Algal Blooms Aren’t Just Florida’s Problem. And They’re On The Rise.

Toxic Algal Blooms Aren’t Just Florida’s Problem. And They’re On The Rise.

Pollution from agriculture and climate change is closing beaches and contributing to dead zones across the country.

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Harmful Algal Blooms and Climate Change: Preparing to Forecast the Future

Harmful Algal Blooms and Climate Change: Preparing to Forecast the Future

Marine scientists have warned that the future may bring more harmful algal blooms (HABs) that threaten wildlife and the economy, and called for changes in research priorities to better forecast these long-term trends.

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Mexico Deploys its Navy to Face its Latest Threat: Monster Seaweed

Mexico Deploys its Navy to Face its Latest Threat: Monster Seaweed

From Barbados to Belize, Cancun to Tulum, a viny brown seaweed known as sargassum has invaded the Caribbean basin this year. For Mexico, whose Caribbean coastline attracts more than 10 million visitors and generates $8 billion in tourism-related revenue a year, the arrival of sargassum became a cabinet-level crisis.

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