Gulf of Mexico

February 17, 2009--Aquatic 'dead zones' persistent, scientists say (L.A. Times)

Healing low-oxygen aquatic dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay and hundreds of other spots worldwide will be trickier than previously imagined, according to leading scientists on the issue.

December 26, 2008--More Colorado River water on tap for county (Boulder Daily Camera)

From where the town of Erie sits — on the flats at the very eastern edge of Boulder County — residents can see the snow stacked in the valleys near the Continental Divide, which melts to quench the thirst

October 30, 2008--Panel delays vote on 1st fish farms in US waters (Denver Post)

A fishery panel decided Wednesday to delay a vote on allowing the first commercial offshore fish farms in federal waters and will take longer to review potential effects on the Gulf of Mexico.


August 26, 2008--Bush proposes protections for Pacific islands, atolls and reefs (L.A. Times)

President Bush on Monday signaled his intention to protect some of the Pacific Ocean's most remote and unspoiled islands, atolls and coral reefs from fishing and deep-sea mining.


July 31, 2008--Groups seek limits on Mississippi, Gulf pollution (Denver Post)

Environmental groups in nine states have petitioned the federal government to set and enforce pollution standards in the Mississippi River basin and the Gulf of Mexico. The petition to the U.S.


July 28, 2008--Spills routine for offshore oil drilling (Denver Post)

When a Union Oil Co. well off the California coast blew out in January 1969, an estimated 80,000 barrels of crude spewed into the Santa Barbara Channel — fouling beaches and marring the offshore industry's reputation.


July 25, 2008--Mississippi River reopened after oil spill (NY Times)

A sheen of oil coated the Mississippi River for nearly 100 miles from the center of this city to the Gulf of Mexico on Friday following the worst oil spill here in nearly a decade. Around noon, after two days with no ship traffic, the Coast Guard opened the river to limited use.


July 15, 2008--U.S. corn production feeds expanding gulf dead zone (Environmental News Service)

This year's dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is likely to be the largest on record and growing U.S. corn production is a primary cause of the worsening conditions, federal and state scientists said Tuesday.


July 10, 2008--New federal rules proposed for offshore fish farms (Denver Post)

The Bush administration proposed a set of rules on Wednesday to regulate future projects off American shores that would use the ocean for alternative energy and aquaculture.


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