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Getting Clear on the Big Muddy

  • Joe Whitworth
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Abstract

Nancy Rabalais has spent her life sounding the alarm bells about the massive dead zone at the mouth of the Mississippi River. Every year, she and her team of researchers at Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium measure areas of low oxygen that are suffocating plant and marine life in the Gulf of Mexico, issuing a press release about the changes they observe. Since she began monitoring the dead zone in 1985, it has more than doubled to 6,700 square miles—an area larger than Connecticut.

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Geographic Information System Restoration Project Dead Zone Wetland Restoration Climate Risk 
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