Gulf Dead Zone No Smaller, Yet Hypoxia Task Force Cites Improvements

by Mark Schleifstein, | The Times-Picayune

A federal-state task force charged with reducing the nutrients that form the annual low-oxygen dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico along Louisiana's coast on Tuesday (Dec. 6) outlined a variety of bright spots in their efforts to help Midwest farmers reduce fertilizer use or block it from entering rivers and streams.