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‘dead zone’ tracking in Chesapeake Bay

New era begins for ‘dead zone’ tracking in Chesapeake Bay

The main objective is to give Bay scientists a clearer understanding of where and when low-oxygen conditions occur.

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Bracing for climate impacts on Lake Erie, the walleye capital of the world

Though fisheries are thriving now, “continuing warming on the trajectory we’re going is not going to be good for walleye and yellow perch.”

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warming oceans oxygen depletion

Another casualty of climate change: dissolved oxygen

Vast oxygen-depleted deserts are an expected feature of our warming oceans.
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Study reveals global algae blooms are growing, and warming waters may be to blame

Swirling green blooms of phytoplankton along ocean coasts may be happening more often and getting bigger, according to new research published in Nature, raising concerns about the impacts of climate change on the world’s oceans. 
Phosphorus polluton & dead zones
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Phosphorus saved our way of life—and now threatens to end it

Fertilizers filled with the nutrient boosted our ability to feed the planet. Today, they’re creating vast and growing dead zones in our lakes and seas.
Oceans are warming faster than ever. Here’s what could come next

Oceans are warming faster than ever. Here’s what could come next

The warming — which the scientists said likely is irreversible through 2100 — is poised to continue, especially if humans fail to make significant and rapid cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.
The Field Report: Morality at the center of Supreme Court arguments over raised pigs in crates

The Field Report: Morality at the center of Supreme Court arguments over raised pigs in crates

Plus, the Department of Justice updates the H-2A program and a new study shows climate change exacerbates farm runoff.
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