Nitrate monitoring in real time along the Mississippi River basin helps determine the size of the annual dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico as well as how well efforts to reduce the dead zone are working. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) uses cutting edge optical sensor technology to measure nitrate levels across the watershed.
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Environmental groups led by the Center for Biological Diversity and the Turtle Island Restoration Network along with local shrimp boat captains have filed a lawsuit and temporary restraining order against oil giant British Petroleum (BP) to stop the burning of endangered sea turtles. Using the Endangered Species Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, […]
June 8, 2010 was World Oceans Day. Declared officially by the United Nations last year, this day celebrates how our oceans: Generates most of the oxygen we breathe Helps feed us Regulates our climate Cleans the water we drink Offers us a pharmacopoeia of potential medicines Provides limitless inspiration!
Money will not fix the problems facing the Gulf of Mexico as a result of the massive oil spill, but clean up is certainly expensive. As the magnitude of the oil spill is still being discovered and British Petroleum (BP) is being accused of falsifying blowout preventer safety tests, Congress is examining the amount of damages […]
If you have followed California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career, you will find he has flip flopped on the issue of offshore drilling several times. In 2008, Schwarzenegger refused to join the Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s call to lift a moratorium on offshore drilling; however, the state soon faced an insurmountable budget crisis that caused […]
Residents of New Orleans are suing the US Army Corps of Engineers for failure to properly build and maintain the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet. Hurricane Katrina victims claim the waterway caused environmental damage that caused water to breach the levees. Residents are asking for damages caused by the resulting flooding.