UM Study: Tough New Pollution Targets Needed To Shrink Lake Erie Dead ZoneA 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.
UM Forecasters Predict Smaller Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay DeadZonesA 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.
UM: Record Gulf Dead Zone Predicted Due To Mississippi FloodingExtreme 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.
UM Research: Gulf Dead Zone To Grow