Tag: Gulf species

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, August 22

Written by | August 22nd, 2012

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It’s nearing the end of summer, so let’s talk beaches. And sunbathing.

  1. At a Virginia beach, rising seas mean rising tempers over what comes first at Chincoteague: parking or preservation. (Scientific American)
  2. A city whose natural tidelands are 50 percent filled-in means that Boston, too, is planning for ‘near-term risk’ of rising tides. (NPR)
  3. Soaking up lots of rays may be bad for humans, but this bug is sunbathing for its health. (BBC Nature)
  4. Mutant Fish? Eyeless Shrimp? They’re not new species, they’re from the Gulf. (Treehugger)
  5. NASA has captured satellite images of the wildfires burning at night. Stunning! (Mongabay)

Gulf ‘Dead Zone’ Threatens Seafood, Tourism Industries

Written by | August 3rd, 2011

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Recent mapping shows the Gulf of Mexico’s “dead zone” is not bigger this year, as predicted by scientists. Unfortunately, it’s still pretty darn big… and that has some big consequences for people and nature.

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