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Gulf Oil Spill Could Widen, Worsen 'Dead Zone'


June 4, 2010

satellite image of oil spill While an out-of-control gusher deep in the Gulf of Mexico fouls beaches and chokes marshland habitat, another threat could be growing below the oil-slicked surface. The nation's worst oil spill could worsen and expand the oxygen-starved region of the Gulf labeled "the dead zone" for its inhospitality to marine life, suggests Michigan State University professor Nathaniel Ostrom. Full Story

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