dead zone

A 2013 algae bloom in Lake Erie.

UM Study: Tough New Pollution Targets Needed To Shrink Lake Erie Dead Zone

A new study led by the University of Michigan says nutrient pollution into Lake Erie needs to be cut nearly in half to reduce the size of the annual Lake Erie “dead zone” to an acceptable level. Complicating matters: climate change is expected to make such reductions more difficult, and the rise of a type of phosphorous that algae really like to eat.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/26/2014

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UM Forecasters Predict Smaller Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay DeadZones

A dry spring in portions of the Midwest is expected to result in the second-smallest Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” on record in 2012, according to a University of Michigan forecast released Thursday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/21/2012

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UM: Record Gulf Dead Zone Predicted Due To Mississippi Flooding

Extreme flooding of the Mississippi River this spring is expected to result in the largest Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” on record, according to a University of Michigan aquatic ecologist and his colleagues.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2011

UM Research: Gulf Dead Zone To Grow

University of Michigan aquatic ecologist Donald Scavia and his colleagues say this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” is expected to be larger than average, continuing a decades-long trend that threatens the health of a […]

07/01/2010

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