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Dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico predicted to hit record size

Each year a hypoxic water mass forms in bottom waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico continental shelf. The low oxygen conditions threaten living resources…

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Posted in Environment Federal Florida

Why is Gulf of Mexico in five-year drilling plan?

Mary Gutierrez of Earth Action and other local environmentalists are concerned the Department of Interior has kept the Gulf Of Mexico in its five-year plan…

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Study Finds Toxic Metal Concentrations in Gulf Whales Are Likely the Highest In the World

The sperm whales of the Gulf of Mexico have higher levels of chromium and nickel in their systems than sperm whales found anywhere else in…

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Operation Toxic Gulf: Final Port Call, Presentation, and Boat Tours

This Sunday, August 4, Open Books will host the final presentation of the summer from the Operation Toxic Gulf crew, who are currently wrapping up…

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Posted in Environment Jeremy's Notebook

Local EPA Hearing on Gulf Drilling Permit

The Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public hearing on BHP Billiton Petroleum’s request to waive current emission regulations in pursuit of oil and natural…

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Congressmen Want BP’S Sheen Specifics

Two members of the U.S. Congress have requested that BP turn over all information pertaining to the current oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico….

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Posted in Escambia County News Pensacola Politics State & National News

Connie Mack Attack

The frontline of a political campaign is not for the weak stomached. The scripts and variables are fluid. It can get awkward and painful to…

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Sheen Seen in Gulf

After spotting a sheen in the Gulf of Mexico yesterday, a federal agency has required to Royal Dutch Shell to send down a remote submersible…

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BP Filing Flurry

There have been several legal filings lately regarding the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP wants evidence from the feds. An ex-NASA…

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