Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories. Every year on March 22, the United Nations observes World Water Day to highlight the global […]
More than 300,000 residents to avoid all contact with city water. Corpus Christi officials have identified a chemical that is suspected to have leaked into the Texan city’s tap water […]
By Ansu John When it happened, we all knew that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill was unprecedented in scale. The whole nation watched the black billowing smoke from that rig […]
The Gulf of Mexico represents the vast majority of our offshore oil wealth. Here’s a visual reminder of what drilling means in a climate-cyclic sense: An image snapped above High Island, Texas, the day after Hurricane Ike roared ashore.
You will pay more for a healthy Gulf. And that’s not just some rancorous blogger talkin’. Maybe you didn’t realize that you’re willing to factor more than the rising gas […]
A young endangered sperm whale had been either bled to death or sent off with a handful of tranquilizers on Mustang Island after stranding there Tuesday. Reports between print and TV media also differed on the reasoning for not returning the 8-ton mammal to the Gulf. One said it was too big. The other said too sick.
Agribusiness fertilizer runoff and urban wastes rush the Gulf through our creeks, streams, and rivers. There they spawn massive algal blooms that suck the oxygen out of the water creating […]
The oxygen-starved “cloud” — hypoxia explosion, or dead zone — at the bottom of the mighty Mississip’ was nearly 8,000 square miles last summer, about the size of New Jersey. […]