States lead charge to curb Gulf hypoxia

States lead charge to curb Gulf hypoxia

Task force extends time frame for meeting Gulf dead zone goals.

THE Hypoxia Task Force, comprised of 12 states and federal agencies, announced a new approach and timeline for reducing the hypoxia zone in the Gulf of Mexico.

Each summer, high nutrient levels are identified as the key contributor to the large area of low oxygen in the Gulf known as the "dead zone."

Since the Mississippi River system is the leading source of fresh water and nutrients to the Gulf of Mexico, the region has be

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