On the Radio: The Dead Zone


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This week’s On the Radio segment covers actions being taken to combat the growing dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. Listen to the audio below, or continue reading for the transcript.

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Court orders EPA to assess fertilizer runoff pollution in U.S. waterways


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Environmental advocates in states along the Mississippi River have won a round toward a long-term goal of having federal standards created to regulate farmland runoff and other pollution blamed for the oxygen-depleted “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico and problems in other bodies of water. Continue reading