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When discussing the untold misery capitalism wreaks upon the poor and unwashed, apologists will resort to a defense as old and cynical as the system itself. “The free market,” they proclaim, “represents the untainted natural order, and tampering with its laws will yield devastation.” How ironic, th...
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The waters off the coast of New England are warming more rapidly than almost any other ocean region on earth. Scientists are now studying the resulting ecosystem changes, and their findings could provide a glimpse of the future for many of the world’s coastal communities. by rebecca kesslerAfter ha...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Scientists have located this year's dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico, which is surrounded by the North American continent and the island of Cuba. Though the dead zone is big, it not as large as predicted earlier. Water drained from the Mississippi river into the Gulf is a major factor. Hypoxic (oxyg...
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Posted by on in Ocean/Seas/Coastlines
Google's chairman has funded a $60 million research vessel to study a "dead zone" in the Pacific Ocean, along with other mysteries of the sea. The 272-foot vessel, Falkor, took off from San Francisco Thursday, headed to Vancouver Island off the Canadian coast, near Victoria. A dead zone is where s...
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Image Provided by NOAA.gov No, it has nothing directly to do with the BP oil spill, but it won't help things... Scientists supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have just announced that the northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone--that's the Gulf Dead Zone to you and me, whe...
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