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More Detail on Gulf Hypoxia-oil spill link

June 3, 2010Patrick NunnallyRiversComments Off on 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!

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