More Detail on Gulf Hypoxia-oil spill link
Earlier this week, I posted about the connections between the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the long-term problem of the Gulf’s “hypoxic zone,” or area of low dissolved oxygen.
Yesterday I came upon a story in Minnpost.com that treated the subject with more detail, plus included interesting and valuable links to a host of related issues.
The Minnpost story is now a month old, which accounts for some of the hopeful tone in terms of controlling the spill. Nevertheless, the insights from John Gulliver are quite valuable.
See the “comments” section for a range of opinions about the composition of “big agriculture” and the necessity of being precise when thinking about responsibility and change in addressing hypoxia.
Good story–worth a read!