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U.S. News and World Reports (Fri 6 Jun, 2008)
Dead Zones Grow in the Gulf of Mexico: How U.S. farming policy leads to 'dead zones,' huge marine areas where nothing can grow
Staff quoted: UMCES
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Each spring, the cycle of death begins anew. Nitrogen and phosphorus, leached from fertilizer, pass from farmland into streams, from streams into rivers—the Mississippi, the Potomac, the Susquehanna—and then, finally, into some of the country's great bodies of water: the Gulf of Mexico, the Chesapeake Bay. There the chemicals collect each summer, spawning the growth of algae, which deplete the water of oxygen and lead to ghostly aquatic wastelands. Marine life, if mobile enough, will swim away; the rest will suffocate and die.