27 Jun '17, 8pm

The world's largest algae bloom in the Golf of Mexico could be the biggest "dead zone" as of 2017

According to new research conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the algae bloom in the Gulf of Mexico is becoming progressively worse. In fact, it is now roughly the size of the state of Connecticut. Based on the agrochemical and wastewater runoff expected in the coming months, NOAA now predicts the dead zone will expand to encompass an area the size of New Jersey. To clarify, that is a 47 percent increase in just one year — and that’s a conservative estimate.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/gulf-of-mexicos-dead-zone-in-2017-co...

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